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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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Dual DVI, keyboard, mouse, and 7.1 audio KVM $380...good deal?

I am trying to re-work my current set-up and I found this KVM switch at TigerDirect and am on the fence. The price is a little over the top but the features sound like what I need. SO I thought I would see if any of you have tried this switch or something similar and might have alternate solutions.

Here is the problem. I have a nice desktop editing station with dual monitors, an older station (with dual DVI out) I use for graphics design and print serving (when my primary is rendering) and a steady client who is about to send me a high-end laptop for their editing and web support projects (with dual DVI output.) I would like to link everything so that I can share the same monitors, keyboards, mouse, and speakers and keep my resolution at 2560x1024.

Here is a link to the item:
Iogear 4-Port DVI KVMP Switch w/ 7.1 Audio&Cables at TigerDirect.com
and another to a review:
Gaming Nexus - IOGEAR GCS1784 - Review - by John Yan

Does this look like a good solution or are there better ways to achieve this?
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Old September 25th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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Surely, I can't be the first one to try to work out this type of a set-up. Hopefully, it just got missed in all the other awesome threads on here and some one will be coming along shortly with more advice.

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Old September 25th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #3
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I have been using KVM switches both at home and at work for some 4-5 years now, however not the high-end models you need, just the good old VGA ones, for two computers.

They both worked flawlessly all these years.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #4
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Ervin,
Thanks for the reply. Have you used them on your primary editing station before?
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Old September 27th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #5
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Yes, the one at home switches between my editing station and a Vaio laptop I use for e-mail and internet (typing on it right this moment) - I keep them completely separated and switch with the KVM.
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