I was wondering what experiences GBers had with Catleap, ShiMian, Crossover and other Korean budget monitors?
I’ve been looking to get a monitor for a HTPC and been curious about these monitors because of the price and screen/resolution. ~$500 for a 27” IPS monitor (2560×1440 resolution) that can be potentially overclocked to 120hz, this seems to fall into the category of too good to be true.
After doing a lot of forum research the consensus seems divided and I am skeptical since these are monitors built from screens technically rejected for an Apple Cinema Display. However, the complaints that are offered ( >5 dead pixels and LED backlight bleed) don’t seem that bad. I’ve also read conflicting reports about the build quality, lack of onscreen display, and shoddy stands.
I plan to use the monitor primarily as a second display during gaming. I may do some light graphic design work, word processing, web browsing, but I have an iMac for that. I was looking at a Dell Ultrasharp 24” as an alternative. This display would sit next to a HDTV in my living room, but I plan to use it for playing FPSs that require a keyboard and mouse.
Do other GBers use these monitors? Have you had bad experiences importing them from Korea?
I found an American company (?) Overlord offering the same monitors with a 1 year warranty, but they are out of stock. Any experience with this site?