High-Quality VGA switch - Any ideas?

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  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    I was looking for a KVM (keyboard video mouse) switch so I can use my Mac and PC on the same desk without unpluging wires. I've read about problems with keyboards and mice response times and odd keyboard problems so I just want to buy a VGA switch box.

    The Mac and the PC both have a standard VGA port but I need a VGA switch box that supports high resoutions from an SVGA Monitor (for example 1280x1024 with about a 75-80hz refresh rate for the PC, but only 1024x768 on the Mac) this is important because I play games a lot on my PC and I don't want to have ghosting, rolling, or some other unwanted effect that you might get from a cheap KVM switch.

    I would guess a high-quality VGA switch box would be cheaper than a high-quality KVM switch so that's what I'm aiming for since I don't want to spend a lot of money (uner $50 would be nice)

    Does anyone own any of these or had any expierence with them? or have any suggestions?
    Any advise would be a lot of help, thanks! :D
     
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    I just recently got a Gefen DVI monitor switch for a machine at work, but that's a completely different animal from a VGA switch, it was around $300.

    IOGear and Belkin both make a switch for well under $50, in fact their KVMs are around $35 - pretty reasonable.
     
  3. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks. I would still like to know if anyone use one of those models, see how the video was. I'll look at their online store anyway, :)
     
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    Not compatible with 17" screen or bigger!?!? What!?

    D'oh! I have a 19" monitor... looks like I'll just keep plugging in and unplugging everything. :rolleyes: Honestly for $55 I'd expect more...

    Just my luck...

    I saw a nice model, it was a regular KVM switch but it supported a high-res and was only $50 so I'll probably look into that. :D
     

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