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Nov 29, 2006, 04:35 PM
I want to use a kvm switch with a windows machine and a Mac Pro. I will be using DVI. I need recommendations.
Nov 29, 2006, 04:39 PM
Brands to look for: Iogear, Aten, Dr. Bott.
Make sure you get the DVI version with USB keyboard and mouse. Some switchboxes require PS/2 ports, even if they also have USB. Read the specs carefully.
Nov 29, 2006, 05:47 PM
I'm trying to find a KVM switch with two USB inputs to use with two Macs. Does any one know of one in the ~$30 range? The closest one I've found is this (http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1115416907915&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper), but that uses PS/2.
E: Nevermind, I found this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817111708) on newegg and it's just what I'm looking for.
Nov 29, 2006, 06:03 PM
i have a dvi switch from addonics. works well, but there is electronic static sound. they say they can reproduce it. not sure if it's b/c i have all my external stuff plugged in or if it's b/c of my g4. either way, don't buy from them :)
i noticed that iogear has a new 4 port which i'm interested in. i'm sure their 2 port rocks too. i should have bought one with more ports as i c/d connect my pc to it (currently 2 macs, but going to buy another someday i hope).
Nov 29, 2006, 06:28 PM
Ordered the Iogear Gs1762 2 port from TigerDirect @ $176.99 the Aten Cs1762 looks exactly like the Iogear but cost $10.00 more. As far as a $30.00 KVM with DVI I haven't seen one close to that price all I have seen are app. $175.00 and up.
Nov 29, 2006, 06:31 PM
The Aten 4 port is a lot cheaper at their direct site than the dealers. The 2 port is about the same price as from dealers. WWW.aten-kvm.com
Nov 30, 2006, 02:54 PM
I picked up a Iogear model, 2 port DVI and USB and audio. $159.99 at CDW.