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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. HTC

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    So, @ best it will cost $371 and @ worst ~$520?

    That's under 400€ and my wallet is considering this value to be a bit excessive but tolerable: i'm trying to argue with it but, so far, i'm losing :eek: Maybe after i find out the comparable values for Portugal i can argue better and convince my wallet to go ahead with the deal :laugh:
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    It may be different for Portugal, I think UK are more stringent.
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    According to what i'm being told, it $371 + 23% tax + ~7% customs tax + 100€ expert (?? it's peritagem in Portuguese): that's the max value i'll be facing and it's 184€ max, for an item that costs 281.6€ to begin with.

    Still think UK are more stringent?
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    Emailed dcsamsungmall last night letting him/her/they know that other sellers were accepting offers of about $400 for the Crossover, and now there is a Make Offer Option on the listing :D Unfortunately my offers of $400-$405 were declined :(

    I think that if we wait long enough the prices will come down. After doing some more reading these monitors sell for about $250 USD in Korea and now that people are spending $400 on them, more eBay sellers are getting into the mix and the competition has led to the price drops. In a day its gone from $431 to $426.50, so maybe by the end of the week it will be sub $400.
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    Will tell you if customs get their hands on it lol

    This translates to experts evaluation, I would only imagine they would contract outside companies to value the items that are stopped at customs so they can work out what the cost if bought in Portugal would be and hence what tax should be applied?
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    I really like the looks of the crossover. hope they get cheaper over time, but keep the same quality.
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    Watching this on an U3011 and the difference on colours seems very marked, I'd need a sample here to check it, every panel is different though.
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    Just curious...as i was poking around the ebay sellers shop again... these monitors dont have HDMI do they?? Its either VGA, DVI or composite (for consoles)
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    it's a Youtube video.. lol
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    On mine, it's just a dual link DVI.
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    Difference in colors are because Dell is a 1000$+++ monitor, and Yamakasi is 500$--- monitor, its like you say there is difference between a good WW Passat and Ferrari Enzo!?
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    Looks like the seller I linked to will counter offer any bid of $410 with $418.

    Over at OCN some people have opened the monitors and have seen 'For Evaluation Purpose Only' stickers on the panels. A few more people have mentioned a handful of dead pixels, too. I'm going to be passing on these for now, but to those who do buy it would be great if you post up your experiences.
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    I just said that in the video the colours are different, I didn't say anything more and anyway you can't evaluate two monitors on a youtube video.
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    You could callibrate the Q270 for more "perfect" color representation. With a price difference of $369 vs. $899, I'll take the cheaper one and callibrate it myself.

    Oh, got a new stand for mine as well: ERGOTRON 45-214-026 MX Desk Mount LCD Arm -If it doesn't work out for my monitor, It would make a great prosthetic from the future!
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    you refering to the 'perfect pixel' malarky?
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    I think that has to do with a dead pixel policy/pay more for them to be factory inspected. Screw that. Buying any monitor from anywhere there's always a chance you'll get one bad pixel. My policy on this is if I'm not satisfied with the monitor, but to the company, my dissatisfaction isn't enough for a RMA... I'll give them a reason to take it back.

    I'm just refering to color. There's some simple ways of callibrating color on monitors, but out of the box, I haven't changed a thing. Looks freaking excellent to me.
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    I just ordered my catleap. From dcsamsung based on erocker's review. I should have it by this week. I went ahead and sold my 30" hp zr30w and will use the money i get from that towards new 680s when they come out. Definitely worth it IMO.
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    Doesn't the HP has a true 10bit panel? Why the hell would you sell it for a cheaper version of an IPS panel???
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    erocker,
    Who on ebay did you get this from?
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    because i go for price/performance ratio. I bought the hp so that i could review it, not own it. Honestly while it was pretty awesome it just didnt wow me. A 30" $1000 dollar panel does not have that great of a price/performance ratio. From what I am seeing just going down 3 inches, keeping a good resolution, 2560x1440, LED backlighting, and only costing me $350 is truly a wow factor. I have read a lot of reviews including e-rocker's. So I am hoping this will be a great performer for the price.

    This will also give me money towards 2x 680s when they come out.

    I also prefer the glossy LG screens the catleap's have. I personally think they look a lot better vs standard screens.

    All of this seems like a much better option then owning the HP
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    Eh. Doesn't really excite me. Can't really think of any display that does right now. Everything is either too slow or has horrible QC issues. Weird coloration, backlight bleeding, all pretty meh.
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    He linked it on the lower part of the first page iirc. Not far in...

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