[Merged] Various Korean Branded 27" 2560x1440 S-IPS LCDs $280-450 US Shipped (Ebay)
- All of the monitors share the same LG LM270WQ1 Panel and 99% of the have the same Glossy display with no AG Coating. There are reports that a very small number of people who ordered Catleaps received a Matte display, but you should order with the assumption that the screen will be glossy.
- The panel is the same as the one found in the 27" Apple Cinema Display, although the main difference is that these are A- Panels, rather than A/A+. What this means really is that a panel that is considered 'good' can have as many as 5 dead pixels, including bright dots. Some sellers have a "Perfect Pixel" option for another $50-70, although some people have reported dead and stuck pixels even with this option, so it might not be worthwhile.
Edit: AccessoriesWhole claims to have A/A+ panels for some of their monitors.
AccessoriesWhole and BigClothCraft are selling Perfect Pixel options with zero dead/stuck pixels and free return shipping. The price is $375 at BCC and $420 @ AW.
- Support and Warranty are a bit Spotty. You should be able to return the monitor if it is defective, and some of the sellers offer free return shipping for defective purchases. The Squaretrade warranty may or may not apply, no one knows since no one has tested it.
AccessoriesWhole, Greensum and BigClothCraft all offer free RMA Return Shipping
The Squaretrade warranty may only apply with Perfect Pixel models, as they might consider the regular monitors to be 'defective' on shipment.
- No OSD, and only brightness settings and a volume control. Obviously, only the models with speakers have the functional volume control, and the buttons will be dummy otherwise.
- Inputs vary based on the model that you buy. The cheapest displays only have Dual-Link DVI, while more expensive models also have HDMI, D-Sub and some also include Displayport. A model with HDMI and DSub will be around $450-500, while even more inputs will run you $600+.
- Only the Multi-Input displays have Scalers, the single Dual-Link DVI models do not have one. This doesn't really matter for PCs, as most GPUs have internal scalers, but using a PS3 is not possible.
- A GPU that has a Dual-Link DVI Port is necessary, so older GPUs may not work properly. If you're interested in the HDMI version, keep in mind that with most GPUs, the maximum HDMI resolution is 1920x1200, so you might not be able run the LCD at full resolution.
- All the Screens have VESA Mounting Points. The majority have poor quality stands so it might be worth buying a mount.
- It appears that all the screen have basically been built with a 'grab-bag' of parts. People have found various 'revisions' with different controller boards and internals, although the no one has reported a different panel.
What I've seen, the best sellers appear to be Greensum, AccessoriesWhole and BigClothCraft. All three will check the monitor prior to shipment for free, and offer free RMA return shipping if anything goes wrong. Dreamseller, and ta_planet also have good reputations. There haven't been many major issues with Sellers, as long as you buy from one with a good feedback score.
Edit: I would avoid purchasing from RedCap. There are a number of instances where he has disappeared completely after shipping defective monitors.
For more information on all the Monitor Brands:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/revi ... ead-korean
http://www.overclock.net/t/1228062/achi ... nitor-club
http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yama ... nitor-club
CrossOver 27Q LED/LED-P & 27M LED:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1232496/cros ... nitor-club
Crossover 2720MDP Gold.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1243709/cros ... -available
PCBANK 3VIEW PB2700 & PB2700 SUPER:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1228729/bett ... iew-pb2700
http://www.overclock.net/t/1270861/pota ... nitor-club
The differences between all of these are mostly cosmetic and related to the stand.. The Crossover is reputed to have better compatibility with the AMD HD5850, which has some issues showing the Bios on the other three. The Crossover also has the best stand of the four, while the others have one that is very cheaply built.
The easiest way to keep up-to-date is to check the overclock.net Monitor Forum. There are multiple people who have purchased these LCDs there, and this forum has the most accurate information.
Group Buy Info:
It looks like the Group Buy is dead, unless someone can figure out a legal way around it. I'll leave the link to the Bulk Order prices in any case.brisk wrote: ↑I emailed Achieva, unfortunately, the monitor itself does not have CE/UL/CSA/FCC certifications at this moment. They applied FCC/CE certifications, but they did not apply CSA/UL.
The power brick has.
Just want to bring this up, as if we do a group buy, we are importing 100 PCS of this monitor, custom assumes that these are for resale. It is illegal to sale products without CSA/cUL certification I guess. Also I believe FCC is a must.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61830124/Spec.% ... series.pdf
There are now 120hz monitors available at www.120hz.net . These are small batches and will cost around $555 at this time. Keep in mind that running these monitors at 120hz will cancel the warranty, and doing so is putting the panel out of spec, and long-term consequences are unknown.