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    Reliable KVM Switch

    Anyone know of a really good KVM switch (DVI).

    The problem I have with mine is the USB bits ( keyboard/mouse) tend to hang and I have to re-boot the PC to resolve.

    I am currently using two ports of a 4 Port Avocent DVI KVM switch with USB
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    Avocent UK -SwitchView DVI 4-port KVM Switch

    What I might have to resort to is just using it for Video (as I only have one screen) and buying another keyboard and mouse

    Switching is between my PC and Mac Mini.

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    Re: Reliable KVM Switch

    I'm not generally a Belkin fan, but their KVM switches are pretty good.

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    Re: Reliable KVM Switch

    The Belkin switches don't support DVI and higher resolutions....


    Oops no they do: Belkin F1DD102UEAB - Belkin Omniview Soho Series 2-port Dvi Kvm Switch

    I have a Belkin KVM but it is VGA and to be fair never had any issues with it

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    Re: Reliable KVM Switch

    I've got the Belkin VGA/PS2 KVM and its been brilliant with what I've thrown at it - so I can recommend them. The only caveat is that I haven't used that particular model - so can't say for definite, but on the whole their products are pretty good

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    Re: Reliable KVM Switch

    Given the Belkin DVI version is well over a £100 I might persevere with what I have (Avocent DVI) for a while.

    Actually, I found out that if the keyboard or mouse is not recognised on switching, I just need to unplug and replug the USB connector from the KVM switch to the machine. Since the switch is on my desk this is not a big deal.

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