shaidarharan wrote:For anyone not wanting to gamble on Ebay (even though the risk is small, at this point), you can find monitors powered by the same panels if you have a Micro Center nearby (and if they're in stock, of course). Model EQD276W (make sure it's W, not L). They're $399, but they have a warranty and a working OSD (meaning your buttons actually work). I have one, with two more on the way for Nvidia Surround due at my door tomorrow I really can't think of a reason not to get one of these monitors right now, excepting of course for those that want stereoscopic 3D.
Edit: is there an award for longest span between posts? I think just shy of 5 years should put me in the running, if such an award exists.
FroBozz_Inc wrote:Without working buttons - can you still change display settings like brightness, etc. ?
Forge wrote:Cheap high res, high DPI S-IPS panels! Yay!
No want 2560*1440. Want 2560*1600.
Chun¢ wrote:Thanks for the heads up! What kind of graphics should I look into to drive this many pickles?
Microcenter has them? Damn!shaidarharan wrote:For anyone not wanting to gamble on Ebay (even though the risk is small, at this point), you can find monitors powered by the same panels if you have a Micro Center nearby (and if they're in stock, of course). Model EQD276W (make sure it's W, not L). They're $399, but they have a warranty and a working OSD (meaning your buttons actually work).
Kurotetsu wrote:Forge wrote:Cheap high res, high DPI S-IPS panels! Yay!
No want 2560*1440. Want 2560*1600.
I see it more as an upgrade/replacement for people with 1920x1200 monitors who want to jump to 16:9. Mine cost about $250 when I got it, and these are at the same price point.
You probably need an $88 Mini-DisplayPort to dual-link DVI active adapter rather than the $28 Mini-DisplayPort to single-link DVI active adapter that you were using with your smaller monitors.drfish wrote:The monitor I bought will NOT work if you use an adapter so if your card only has DP, or mini-DP, or HDMI or VGA it won't work.
All these Korean monitors use the same panel, the LM270WQ1, which is the same panel used by Apple in its 27-inch Apple Cinema displays as well as the Hazro 27-inch (which is the favorite monitor of photo editors who want absolute color accuracy). So why are these loads cheaper than the premium models?
First, the panels used in these Korean monitors are classified as "A-" panels, which means these are the panels which Dell and Apple did not use for their monitors. (Keep note of "A-" because it will be mentioned again later).
Second, these monitors are what one might call OEM or barebone, the basic models only come with a Dual Link DVI port (DVI-D).
Given the fact that the panels used in these monitors is "A-" you should know a couple of things, as already stated above, you might get 1-4 dead/stuck pixels or none at all. A friend of mine has one of these monitors which I inspected when I visited him in Korea, the dead/stuck pixel is very difficult to notice unless you purposefully look for it.
These monitors may suffer from uneven backlighting when the brightness setting is set to 0-5 clicks (I don't know anyone who would set the brightness to that low a setting). the screen will look brighter on the left and gets a little darker going to the right, this is fixable though with a help of a little wire switching and basic soldering skills. This is not that big of an issue since hardly anyone sets their brightness level that low. Fortunately, the unit I got doesn't suffer from any of these problems.
IF you do decide to buy one of these monitors, contact the seller and ask him/her to test the unit first and ensure that there are no dead/stuck pixels before he ships the unit to you (to ensure the unit isn't dead-on-arrival), that's what I did.
Achieva offers different models of the ShiMian:
a) QH270-Lite - the most basic model only has the power jack and one DVI-D Port.
b) QH270-IPSB - same as Lite version but comes with an additional layer of tempered glass (I don't advise getting this model as you run the risk of having dust particles stuck at the back of the tempered glass which is very difficult to remove).
c) QH270-IPSBS - has a superior panel to the previous two models, it comes with two 5watt speakers at the back (does its job but not all that great) and has no tempered glass.
d) QH270-IPSMS - same as the IPSBS but comes with additional input ports; 1 HDMI port, 1 DVI-D port, Audio In/Out ports, and a VGA (D-Sub) port (I also don't advise getting this model since additional inputs means more input lag, which is not ideal for gaming).
mi1stormilst wrote:BTW I am using a HD6950
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