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What's a good DVI KVM?

I'm looking to get a KVM Switch for my home office. I used to have one when I had 2 19" Dell Monitors and it worked quite well. However, since I got a 23" Cinema Display, I haven't had one. This means that if I ever work on my PowerBook, I don't get to enjoy the comfort of a keyboard, mouse and huge monitor. This needs to change.

I bought a DVI KVM switch when I first got the monitor a year ago, and it didn't work. Apple's DVI connector was too big and didn't fit in the switch. So now I'm looking again - do you know of any that work well with a Cinema Display?

Posted in Mac OS X at Oct 20 2005, 08:56:21 AM MDT 7 Comments

I just read up on AnandTech yesterday a review of a dual link DVI / USB KVM product from Geffin. Go check out the review at ... perhaps it's a good fit for your needs.

Posted by Dave Macpherson on October 20, 2005 at 09:23 AM MDT #

Hi, You might like to look at what Dr Bott has on offer: I haven't actually used any of these KVMs, - but in general Dr Bott makes some kick ass stuff.

Posted by James Head on October 20, 2005 at 01:38 PM MDT #

maybe Synergy will do the job better in software .. see

Posted by Richard Sullivan on October 21, 2005 at 06:45 AM MDT #

I this IO Gear one with samsung displays on my dual G5.

Posted by Ben Poweski on October 21, 2005 at 02:42 PM MDT #

You could simply get a DVI cable extension to plug into the KVM, it probably would do the trick.

Posted by Jean-Francois Im on October 23, 2005 at 08:09 PM MDT #

I bought a Belkin DVI KVM a couple of years ago and had the same problem with my then 17", now 20" ACD. I just dremmled out the plastic on the back that was causing the problem. Since it is at the back and close to the bottom, the cut is well hidden.

Posted by Graham Bakay on October 24, 2005 at 12:03 PM MDT #

Hey Matt, I second the point towards the Geffen KVM. It's superb in every way. Use it share my Cinema Display between the PC and the Mac Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz. The one I purchased doesn't simulate the display signal, however, so the Mac acts like I plug in the display each time I switch to it, which is annoying as windows shift positions and such. You can just close the display because the laptop goes to sleep as soon as it stops detecting an external display. Perhaps a more expensive Geffen would solve that problem. See info on my model here: Ben

Posted by Ben Galbraith on October 24, 2005 at 10:23 PM MDT #

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