Well, I still maintain that the 705TSV is garbage. Any LCD intended for use with a PC that is incapable of displaying dot-for-dot in it's native resolution is plain stupid, lower price or not. Converting widescreen incoming signals into 4:3 resolutions, then re-stretching them back to widescreen is genuinely idiotic. Period. Whoever designed this thing was a complete moron.
Jimmy's offer was tempting, but I'm through doing business with Xenarc. Who knows what kind of bullcrud I will end up going through with the 700. That's like someone selling you a bag of gold that turns out to be a bag of excrement, then offering to allow you to exchange it for a box of gold instead. I doubt there will be gold in that box ya know what I mean?
Anyway I didn't buy the 705TSV for the price. I was looking for something plain, lightweight, square, and thin, with no obnoxious logos or pointless labeling on the face (have you seen those stupid monitors that say something like "7-inch TFT Liquid Crystal Display" or some such on the face? Like I need to be reminded of that when I look at the screen). I was also looking for something with minimal cabling running from it, and something with a native resolution of 800x480 so as to be compatible with the OQO. The 705TSV fit all that, except Xenarc's trickery with the native resolution pretty much ruined things for me.
FYI: here is Jimmy latest email
Ideally, we want to have something that “have it all,” meets everyone’s needs, and have a low price tag. But unfortunately, this doesn’t happen in the real world. There are compromises to be made and that is why we have different product lines. Different people have different needs and priorities and expectations. The 705 is a more economic model. But it is still a great monitor that performs really well, and meets a lot of people’s needs. The 700TSV on the other hand has an expensive Pixelwork chipset that just performs better. It also has a higher brightness LCD panel rated at 500NIT. The price difference is $70 for the 700TSV and I’ll cover one way shipping for you if you wish to exchange the monitor.
Interesting how a lot of the things he's revealing to us, and that we've discovered, aren't in the product description anywhere online or otherwise. I pity any future fools who buy this thing.
Well be careful then if you do the trade, because I don't see anything in the product description guaranteeing dot-for-dot 800x480 display on the 700TSV either. Could be another one of their tricks to suck 70 more dollars from you.
Amazing support, looking forward to replace the fixed resolution LCD (they will cover one way shipping)I got a great news for you. Our engineers have been working together with the chipset manufacturer’s engineers since December. Now they have tuned the chipset so that 800x480 could be displayed clearly. I will receive a sample by the end of the week. Once that is approved, we’ll update all the firmware to the new one. When that happens, I will be more than happy to exchange your unit for you so that it takes 800x480.
So all that time he was blaming me, going so far as to call me ignorant... and now they admit the unit needs a firmware update. Amazing support. A bunch of jackasses if you ask me.