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2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by erocker, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I was permabanned from OCN. My dad logged into my account to +rep himself a LOT, so both of us got banned.
    I just messaged Red Cap.
    Something I noticed: the monitor gets slightly warm which is to be expected(not like my old CCFL-backlit monitor that you could cook an egg on), but the power brick gets very hot. Not warm, but hot. Also, the monitor worked fine for an hour or so then it started fading to grey like I mentioned before, yet when I left for work this morning after leaving the monitor off but plugged in overnight, the power brick was not even slightly warm. I'm thinking my power brick is fuxxored.:banghead:
     
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    Just ordered a QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 perfect pixel, hopefully it will do 100hz+.
     
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    Anyone here dealt with Red Cap after the sale before? It's been over 24 hours since I messaged him and I still haven't received a reply.
     
  4. Wrigleyvillain

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    Dude if if that is it that's way better than a screwed display itself. You just need to find one with the same voltage output (12v is it not?) and plug size. Do you really want to have to deal with sending it back regardless of the seller's customer service quality?

    If it won't yours will be the first we have heard of. The one guy that posted he couldn't OC yet just had to replace the (kinda crappy) DVI-D cable it came with. His must have had an actual problem though. Plenty of others like me still using the factory cable.
     
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    You can replace the power brick with one that you buy any where if you feel that is the problem. just make sure you have the correct male size, read the voltage off the brick and get another.

    Most that i have seen do at least 96hz+. I have a Glossy X-star and it does 110 with the cable i was given no problem. i do have a problem at 120hz though.
     
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    I also didn't want to say anything before because you had already ordered but OCN said avoid red cap due to past problems with Catleap and Shimian buyers mainly with relation to difficulty returning shoddy or damaged ones. He hasn't done anything yet to make me reevaluate this not-great reputation, I have to say. Again, glad that it sounds like your display itself is ok. Think about the ST warranty, too, btw.
     
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    Hulustar all the way. 2 days shipping from Korea to Cali, and he was sending me all sorts of information the whole time.
     
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    It's a 24v 2A power brick(which seems underpowered for a monitor that can use 72W), and now I'm not so sure the brick is the problem. It got hot, sure, but playing with the monitor again last night revealed that the problem is worsening, and it's not just fading to grey anymore, sometimes it's random color bands, and twice now it has retained the lines after resetting the monitor. I.e. the picture is back and the monitor is functioning again, but I can still see the lines as if they were burnt in.

    I don't particularly want to send it back, if he could send me another power brick to test it that would be great. But at the same time now I'm thinking it's not actually the power brick and the monitor itself is screwed. Red Cap's policy is that they pay return shipping for any issue, and if need be, I'm going to take advantage of that.

    The problem now is actually getting in touch with this guy before he sells out of this model. I don't want to, but I might end up saying "fuck it" and just getting a PLS or going with the name brand and getting a Dell Ultrasharp. After seeing the glory of 2560x1440, I just can't go back to 1680x1050. I dunno, I'm just very damn frustrated right now and it's not helping that he's not responding.
    I understand I can, but I've personally never seen another power adapter that uses this odd four-pin connector, and I don't want to have to chop up the one that's under warranty to solder it together with a new brick just to find out the monitor is bad. Then I'd really be screwed.
    Well shit. Wish I would've known this before I ordered. Erocker said he ordered from red cap and had no issues, so I thought he was ok. Like I mentioned a few posts up, I've been banned from OCN for years now and haven't been back. Once in a while I'll read a post from OCN, but only when it's linked or shows up in a google search. I don't exactly browse OCN, is what I'm getting at.



    EDIT: I can say for sure that if red cap doesn't get back to me and/or doesn't make it right and I'm stuck with this POS, I'm taking it out back and going Office Space on its ass.
     
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    Well it was like one or two guys that came in the PLS thread who were familiar with the IPS threads. I guess it was just a little noteworthy because there wasn't really anything bad said about any of the other better known sellers at that point. I alos noticed that he only had 98.2% positive compared to,say, hulustar at 99.5 so that's kind of a red flag too (thousands of sales). That is not to say that all those other sellers send every single person an immaculate problem-fee display either, so...

    There have already been one or two complaints about hulustar specifically now too for the record. I can't remember the details about why one wanted to send his back but dude allegedly told him to do something shady like kick in the display box and blame DHL. I personally found him incredibly responsive and my perfect-except-for-some-bleed unit was here in under 48 hours.

    And its way too early regardless to say what the problem is. Can you try it on your Dad's rig?
     
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    I'm not sure a 9800GTX+ has dual-link DVI, but i'll give it a shot later tonight or this weekend and report back.

    Oh, and thanks guys. I probably came off as a bit of a dick earlier. I'm just frustrated, I don't mean to ruffle any feathers. ;)
     
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    Dad needs an upgrade.
     
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    His system is the secondary system in my specs. He doesn't want an upgrade, I've offered:eek:
    And apparently the 9800GTX+ does have a single- and dual-link DVI port, I'm posting from his system. So far, the monitor is working fine,but i've only been on here for a few minutes...
     
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    I ordered from redcap. I ordered a perfect pixel shimian and when I inspected it, I did find a dead pixel in the top right. It is easy to miss so I can see how he would of sold it as perfect pixel. I took a picture and he is refunding me the difference between the price of a perfect pixel and the price of a regular. We will see if I get that refund. Ill keep you all posted. The key is to not give feedback on ebay until your 100% satisfied. Then he has more incentive to help you out. Once you give good feedback, you lost your negotiating power. Random Murderer, Did you already leave him feedback? If not, I would think you have a good chance at redcap making it right.

    I do love my monitor. I never thought going from 1080p to 1440p was such a huge difference. After playing Farcry3 for a while last night at 1440p, I changed it to 1080p just to see how it looked and I couldnt even play it ...haha. Anyways my monitor is good except for the dead pixel and some backlight bleed in the bottom left. Quick question for you guys. Does backlight bleed get worse over time? Mine is pretty significant when the screen is black and its concentrated in one corner.

    Also I gotta say I feel pretty bad for random murderer. I read this thread from the beginning and the guy has been talkign about getting one of these monitors for months now. He finally gets it and its all fubared. That really sucks. I hope you get it straightened out.
     
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    No, I have not left him feedback yet.
    Thanks for your sentiments.
     
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    Yeah it does suck but it's the gamble we all take to save hundreds. His may turn out to be ok as yet too...
     
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    Yeah. Back to thinking it's the power brick.
    On my dad's PC it did work fine for about an hour while we were watching the Rays game. then out of nowhere it did what it's been doing and showed an all white screen with some color bands and the power brick was hot as hell.
    Still no response from Red Cap. At the very least, I know paypal will make it right. It wouldn't be the first time paypal's covered me on a purchase that the seller didn't make right. I love paypal.
     
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    Yeah my power brick is only warm to the touch...

    How hot is it in there? Not middle of summer yet but it is Fla. Does the back of the display feel very hot after awhile too?
     
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    We keep the house between 68-71F. the back of the monitor only gets slightly warm near the center. The power brick itself gets hot. I wouldn't call it warm, definitely hot.
     
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    How much does 2560xXXXX affect 1080p movies?
     
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    it shouldn't be very noticeable, the physical size has more of an effect on video quality when scaled. I watch netflix, youtube etc as well as hd video on mine and it looks just as good as my 32" 1080p tv.
     
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    They are both 16:9 res so it scales perfectly. Just since its a bigger monitor you will need higher bit rates or watch the monitor from further away.
     
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    My GTX680 handles the scaling on mine as it is without a built in scaler which is awesome for gaming. Any content looks awesome. Both Windows media player and VLC do a great job along with the videocard. I think most times it even looks better than even in native 1080p. But that could just be me and my imagination.
     
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    It should look better. These highend LG panels are higher quality than any 1080p I've seen, IPS included.
     
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    Technically 720P movies would scale perfectly since it would be a perfect 4:1 ratio (pixels). Obviously there is no issue with aspect (16:9) as you said, but 1080P would not scale perfect pixel wise to 1440P.
     
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    Yeah that's a red flag for sure.
     
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