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    Kvm

    Does anyone here have any experience buying/using KVM's?

    I am looking to buy one to use with my 2 pc's (one desktop and one sff).

    The monitor uses DVI inputs, as will both the graphics cards so it needs to support them. I also use a wireless keyboard and mouse, so is this going to be a problem with a KVM?

    Do I need to find out from the manufacturers of the keyboard/mouse and monitor whether they will be able to 'hot swap' when using the KVM?

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    dvi kvm's are expensive and you wont be able to use a wireless keyboars and mouse i woulndt think also make sure it's mains powered as bus powered ones are a pain in the ass and most keyboards mice and mintors don't give a rat's ass if there swapped a copmputer can't tell the difference any way
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    Do you think it would work if i used the little DVI to VGA adaptors that come with graphics cards? Is there much degregation of the picture when using them?

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    http://www.avocent.co.uk/web/uk.nsf/...2port_European

    I've managed to find that thing after a quick 'Google'. Hopefully can avoid paying that much for one, but it seems that is the type of product i'm after - just gotta find a cheaper one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibiris View Post
    Do you think it would work if i used the little DVI to VGA adaptors that come with graphics cards? Is there much degregation of the picture when using them?
    i couldn't tell you unfortunatly. i don't forsee there being a problem but some computers may not like it
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