View Full Version : Does anybody know where I can get a monitor switcher thingy (2cpu, 1 mon) box?/
10-01-2000, 04:14 PM
anybody? I have looked and looked. Any recommendations?
10-02-2000, 05:06 AM
http://www.blackbox.com has a bunch of them. Be warned that they are not cheap (probably about $350 for a 2 port). Search for kvm switch, and don't forget that the cables are normally sold seperately.
10-04-2000, 08:31 AM
If you're ONLY looking for a monitor switchbox, and not a keyboard/mouse/video switchbox, you can get them pretty
cheap off of Ebay.
But beware, many of them don't like higher resolutions.
I got lucky. <grin> I bought one for $9.99 from
some guy... and it runs fine at 1600x1200@72hz. (figured I didn't have much to lose if it didn't work)
I get some very minor ghosting from my GeForce2MX card,
and perfectly clean display from my Rage128. Tried a shielded cable in place of the generic ones, and it made
no difference in the display. It's very useable as it is with either card.
But it's a gamble to buy off of Ebay...
10-04-2000, 08:05 PM
I just bought a 4 port Linksys one for less than $100. Of course you have to buy the cable kits. Check out linksys's website for the different models, and then check shopper.cnet.com for the best prices. These models are pretty good in that they offer high resolution and that you can switch computers just by hitting a sequence of keys on your keyboard. They are called KVM switches.
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