Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:28 pm

druidcent wrote:I got the Yamakasi Catleap Q270 as well for $309 :)

I must say I'm pretty happy with it.. thank you drfish and TR for the reviews.. otherwise I would have blown $800 on a Dell monitor..

No dead pixels,


I just got the same monitor three days ago. So far so good. The stand is kind of wobbly, but what do you expect?

It seems the Catleap q270 does have HDCP support unlike the Shimean monitor that was reviewed on the main site.
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:31 pm

Does anyone know if any of the Catleaps with HDMI input have a autoscaler for 720p and 1080p viewing? I want to have a good picture using a PS3 console. My current monitor looks great with 1080P content but sucks at 720P game playback.
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:18 pm

The model with multi-inputs supposedly has a scalar, but I don't know since I didn't see that. I'd google Catleap scalar support and look at the threads on overclockers.net
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:38 pm

If you guys don't mind could you update your thoughts on your monitors in a couple of weeks after you've used them.I'm interested if your first positive impressions stand after some usage .
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Sure.. As soon as I can get my sound working, I'll let you know how it feels for games.. for now, I'm enjoying the extra screen real estate for browsing.. First time I've used apps in windowed mode on a single monitor..
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:14 pm

I can tell you right now that I am exactly as enamored with it as I was initially. Maybe more so. :D
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:20 am

drfish wrote:I can tell you right now that I am exactly as enamored with it as I was initially. Maybe more so. :D


Same here. I even look at my Samsung HDTV in a less favourable light now; The advantages it used to have over my TN screen has gone compared to the Q270, and I miss the extra resolution when I drop down to 1080p to game on the sofa.
1080p gaming is low-res now, 720p is highly offensive! I pity those poor bastards still using a 360 or PS3.... ;)
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:21 am

My monitor shows in Phoenix today I should be providing some feedback today or tomorrow hopefully!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 584wt_1163
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:15 pm

This is the monitor I purchased "★ACHIEVA Shimian★QH270-IPSBS QHD 2560x1440 27" LG S-IPS Monitor Speaker WHITE" from the following dealer: "accessorieswhole"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACHIEVA-Shimian ... 584wt_1163

I have connected it to my HD6950 with perfect results. No dead pixels, no noticeable light bleed, beautiful display all the way around. Text is super sharp and CS GO looks freaking fantastic at this resolution. I primarily bought this for Photoshop and I previously had a Acer 23" TFT display that just looks plain bland next to it. I am noticing a bit more motion lag in twitchy games, but nothing I can't live with. It also shipped with three random doo rags...I am not kidding!!! LOL! The only cons I have are that the VESA mounts are a bit shallow and I had to get some hard rubber grommets to make my existing screws work.

Monitor on my desk...desk is pure white and it is a perfect match!
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Box inside the shipping box...I would have like to have seen better packing on the external box, but no harm done!
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Close up of the screen...makes it look kinda bad, but this is not at all what the monitor looks like through the human eye!
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Inside the Shimian box...packed very nicely, but the 110V adapter was in right in front of the screen...eek!
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Specific model # marked outside the box...I highly recommend this version only!
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Some really awesome doo rags for the thug in you...WTF!!!
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Bad news guys last night my monitor stopped working, but I believe it is the power cord. Any idea where I can go to get a bloody replacement. The transformer used to be warm now it is cold as a stone. I think it might be a good idea for us to buy a step up transformer with these monitors.

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Bright-VC20 ... d_sim_lg_4
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Bright-VC75 ... _pe_s_cp_3

I am really not sure how much power we would need.
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:11 pm

That sucks :(

I've been using mine without an issue.. have you checked the cable connection to see if it's tight? I used my own 3-prong computer cable instead of the one shipped..

As an aside, this is the first monitor that I've been comfortable using windowed mode. I really like having multiple windows to work with, and seeing the widgets, etc. Games look good, but I really need a new graphics card.. I can almost see my 8600GT choking on some games..
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:08 am

Okay so I think I am getting to the bottom of the issue. Looks like my monitor is not able to display on startup or reboot. I have to boot up from my standard monitor and once Windows loads I can connect it. I am running an MSI 6950 and have never had any issues running Eyefinity or any number of monitors. The model I have indicates it supports dual DVI so do you guys think it is the cable, the monitor or the video card?

I have submitted and request for service to MSI for my video card. I may try connecting my kids HD4970 and see if I have the same issue tomorrow night.
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:31 am

OK!!! I got it all figured out my awesome MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Edition card is not working with dual link DVI. I connected the Shimian right up to an old Power Color 4870 with 2x Dual DVI and it worked perfectly from boot. The only way the MSI works is if I boot to another monitor first and get into windows. Then as long as I don't shut down or reboot I am fine...so I have opened a ticket with MSI since my card is only 6 months old. Funny thing is it ran Eyefinity triple displays with no issues for months.
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Re: Happiness: 2560x1440 S-IPS for $300

Postposted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:40 am

Try swapping DVI ports?

Of course, MSI is guilty of making one of their Radeon HD7950 cards that has no dual-link DVI whatsoever, so it's possible that the same idiots who made that design decision were also working for them back when they designed your HD6950.

If so, you may need to use a DisplayPort to dual-link DVI active adapter similar to one of these:
Accell B087B-003J mini-DisplayPort version
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