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LINKSKEY LDV-DM202AUSK 2-port Dual Monitor DVI Audio & Mic KVM Switch w/ Cables

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 2 Ports Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution Digital: Up to 1920 x 1200 Analog: Up to 2048 x 1536
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Brian G.
  • 4/6/2015 2:09:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWould Not Buy Again!

Pros: The form factor is very nice and that is all this product gets for a pro!

Cons: The Keyboard and mouse are intermittent and sometimes don't work at all. The keyboard port already doesn't work after a month of using it.

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  • Sean p.
  • 3/13/2015 3:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Support

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Cabling was DVI-D not DVI-I so if ordering for an older monitor validate you have the appropriate cabling to connect.

Other Thoughts: Linkskey has an incredibly accessible support line and even though I had an issue with a corrupt driver on one of my pc's it was one of the best support experiences I've ever had.

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  • Eli G.
  • 1/6/2015 2:26:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWhat I've Always Wanted!

Pros: I use these in my home office. Input 1 is my gaming computer, input 2 is my Thinkpad on a dock. It's hooked up to two 23 inch monitors via DVI.

On the whole, it works great! If you need a KVM and know the market, you realize it's pretty hard to find an affordable one that outputs to two monitors digitally and has USB and ships with cables. This KVM does that, but I wouldn't call it "cheap", just affordable enough for my to write off on my taxes.

I've yet to see a KVM fail in all the years of me doing tech, so let's hope this one lasts forever.

Cons: 1. Not free
2. Cables are dual link DVI. This wasn't a problem for my desktop, but was a huge issue for my Thinkpad dock and monitors, which are both single link DVI. I ended up having to purchase 4 more cables.
3. About a week ago, I could not get video on my monitors. Had to unplug power from the KVM and unplug and replug in the video cables. I can't say for certain if it's the KVM's fault, but because it happened to both monitors at once, I'm leaning towards the KVM.

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  • Paul M.
  • 6/10/2014 1:32:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSave your money!!!

Pros: The pros would be: nice small footprint and cheap price; however, since the device does not work, those really can't be pros. Bottom line, there are none!

Cons: You get what you pay for. Second channel would not display or wake up the monitors.

Other Thoughts: Like many others have stated, the only way was to reboot, which means lost work if you were in the middle of something. AND, if I really wanted to waste time rebooting, I could just swap cables when I wanted to use the other computer. I was really looking forward to being able to free up desktop space by removing 2 of my 4 monitors. I should have spent the extra and purchased the IOGear.

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  • Tyson B.
  • 3/13/2014 8:17:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth the money!

Pros: This is great for hooking up two separate towers using a single set of dual monitors, a mouse, a keyboard, and speakers.

Cons: See other thoughts. They're not really cons just some issues I came across that need some understanding when considering the product.

Other Thoughts: Others have complained about the device not working. It is somewhat temperamental. If you boot a computer and it does not have control of the monitors during the boot process there will be issues with only being able to view one monitor. If you boot the computer and allow it to have control of the monitors until it is fully booted you can switch back and forth and there is no issues. It took me a little bit to figure this out and was frustrating.

Also, know the difference between DVI-I and DVI-D video cables. This comes with DVI-I cables. Not all computer monitors that have "DVI" ports accept DVI-I cables. DVI-I cables have more pins than DVI-D and can be converted to VGA.

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  • Paul P.
  • 10/10/2013 8:53:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFails at switching

Pros: Solid case, professional look. Lots of features including switching audio independently of the video and input. Came with high quality cables

Cons: It came with DVI-I cables, which are not compatible with any of my devices, so I had to purchase another $40 worth of adapters.

If your computer is not on when you switch to it, or is booting up or even just waking up, it will very frequently not pick up the monitors, keyboard or mouse. The only fix is to disconnect the cables from the PC or hard rebooting the system.

Every time I switch to my PC and the PC is in sleep mode, it takes 30 seconds for the mouse and keyboard are detected. The input is being sent to the PC because I can wake it up with the keyboard or mouse. This isn't an issue with the system because it worked on my old KVM.

Less than a month after I got it, the second monitor on the second channel has stopped working consistently. It will either not display at all or turn off the video signal to the monitor for a few seconds with intervals that could be 20 or 30 minutes or 2 to 3 seconds. At this point, it is effectively a single-monitor switch, which is what I had before purchasing this one.

Other Thoughts: This had the potential to be a really great product, but it has given me one disappointment after another from day 1. Very sad.

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  • Brandon K.
  • 9/21/2013 12:20:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with two 1680x1050 monitors

Pros: Cheapest dual-DVI switch on the market.

Cons: You get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: First monitor worked fine through this KVM switch, but second flashed on an off repeatedly. While on, second monitor displayed a smattering of green pixels across the desktop. I tried a couple different DVI cables, same behavior. Monitors both work fine when connected directly to the PC.

As an aside, Newegg's customer service was excellent and timely. Gave me a refund and paid for return shipping. Thanks, guys!

Lesson learned: if you want to connect two DVI monitors to multiple machines, do not use this dual-DVI KVM switch! Instead, use a KVM switch designed for connecting a single monitor, and get a separate DVI switch for the second monitor. The two pieces of equipment together are cheaper than this one dual-DVI KVM. Only downside is you'll have to press two buttons instead of one when switching machines.

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  • Bart A.
  • 9/20/2013 10:04:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad product

Pros: Nice product when it works! Allows you to connect to two monitors per computer when it works right. I bought 4 of these KVM's and only 1 seems to be working correctly.

Cons: computer would lose video signal after a couple hours and it would have to be restarted to regain video. Connected KVM to another computer with same problem but it seems to work fine with HP computers for some reason.

Other Thoughts: Can't get a response from customer service via email. I sent in a RMA request and waiting for a response. I will probably have to call but don't see much progress with that either. KVM switches aren't cheap either.

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  • Reid B.
  • 7/26/2013 4:44:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works as I hoped. Some reviews had me worried but I am running a 27" and 22" with Razer keyboard and mouse from a Win 7 x64 and OS X machine with only very minor issues so far. Win 7 machine is a gaming PC and performance of the keyboard and mouse was important. So far, I have only had a very minor issue mention in the cons.

Cons: Green LED for the last device continues to blink when both devices are turned off. Support recommended plugging both computers and KVM power into a power strip and turning it off to kill the power which is bandaid to a design problem. The device should have a power toggle or a way to turn of the LEDs after X amount of time.

Minor keyboard issue where a direction key continues to send after it has been lifted while playing games on the PC. Pressing the key again fixes the problem. This has only happened once or twice over a few hours of Battlefield 3 gameplay.

Other Thoughts: Setup:
27" Dell Monitor @ 1920x1080
22" Acer Monitor @ 1680x1050
Razer Anansi Keyboard
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Mouse
Custom Build PC - Win 7 x64
MacBook Pro w/ Retina 13" (2012)

Note:
I had to use a DVI-D Dual Link cable from the KVM to the 27" monitor to get 1920x1080.

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  • Steve G.
  • 4/11/2013 9:58:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent KVM

Pros: Dual monitors, USB and sound sharing. Many handy hotkey features. Compact w/ steel housing.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Would be nice if I could have both audio channels play at the same time. Listen to music from my personal machine and still hear notification beeps etc. from my work PC. I could always just not hook up the audio from the work laptop and control it independently but the KVM switch is too much fun. At this point only reliability would be my concern as I have seen some hit and miss reviews on Linkskey KVM's. I have used a number of KVM's and this one is by far the best and feature packed.

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