KVM Switch, share DVI Display, Keyboard, Mouse between Mac and PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deanshu, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. deanshu macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    I'm wondering if there's a KVM switch out there that supports using one display via DVI, one keyboard, and one mouse between a PC desktop and a Macbook.

    I have a E248WFP Dell monitor (1920 x 1200) that has DVI and VGA; I don't like using VGA though, as text always appear fuzzy even in native resolution. I'm not sure if it's the monitor issue, the desktop PC issue, or a cable issue but I would prefer DVI because it's an uncompressed digital signal. I will be going out and buying a mini-Displayport to DVI adapter soon, so I can use DVI for both the MB and PC.

    I'm also wondering if there was a KVM that supports bluetooth, so I can have an excuse to go and buy the Apple Wireless Keyboard. The obvious benefit of using bluetooth over RF is that I can carry the keyboard with me with the Macbook if the need arises, but I can live with RF via USB too. No biggie. (By the way, anyone have any recommendations for a wireless keyboard that has no input lag for a 120 WPM typer? Does the Apple Wireless Keyboard have any latency? I tried the Logitech MX3200 and RMA'ed it twice, and it was absolutely horrible.)

    No audio is fine by me. I'll let my Z-5500 handle that, as the control module has both optical audio and analog inputs - I'll grab a mini-toslink to toslink cable if the KVM is successful.

    Summary: Ideal KVM would have
    • the ability to share DVI ports
    • the ability to share a wireless mouse and keyboard (preferrably USB with no lag)
    • both Mac and PC support (obviously).

    If anyone has had these requirements and found one to suit there needs, I would be more than happy if you could share your findings/results as well as opinions on your product.
  2. deanshu thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Oh, and before I forget - I also need a nice notebook stand to elevate its display, if possible.
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