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LINKSKEY LDV-302ARC 2-port DVI USB KVM w/ Audio&Mic Plus QuickSwitch Remote Button

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution 1920 x 1200
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Learn more about the LINKSKEY LDV-302ARC

Model

Brand
LINKSKEY
Model
LDV-302ARC

Spec

Type
DVI, USB
PC Connectors
2 x USB Type A
2 x DVI-I
2 x 3.5mm Audio Plug
2 x 3.5mm Mic Plug
Console Connectors
2 x USB 2.0 Type A
(for Keyboard & Mouse or High-speed USB Devices)
1x DVI-I
1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack
1 x 3.5mm Mic Jack
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
1920 x 1200
PC Selection
Push Buttons/Hot Keys
LED Indicators
2 x Green

Features

Power Features
USB Interface Bus Power
Features
Cord length:
Port 1: 3ft
Port 2: 5ft
QuickSwitch Button: 4.5ft

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Steven D.
  • 7/31/2013 4:34:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with Display Port Adapter

Pros: Easy Setup

Cons: Displays my desktop P.C., no problem. But when I switch it to my laptop, (HP 6550b) it just flashes the video to the monitor randomly, every 10 seconds or so. I am using a Display Port adapter to convert to DVI, since my laptop has no DVI connector. Maybe thats the problem.
I emailed the tech support address in the manual, but have not received a response in 3 days.

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  • Peter A.
  • 5/2/2013 4:11:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to set up

Cons: Video doesn't display. Won't sync with my monitor. No usable video output.

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  • Harl A.
  • 9/14/2012 12:08:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInfant Mortality

Pros: Worked great for two days!

Cons: This worked for two days. Port 1 still works. Port 2 works only in certain video modes (BIOS screen and a Linux oops screen). The rest of the time the screen is either black/blank or scrambled with content only flickering on and off and in the completely wrong position. (Imagine a CRT on the wrong refresh rate. This is with a digital panel at correct resolution and refresh.) This is on an Asus M4A78T-E integrated video with an Acer AL2002. I purchased this because it seemed like it would work best in our set up based on reviews of other KVM switches. My recommendation, unless this is a lemon, do not buy it.

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  • Harl A.
  • 9/14/2012 8:26:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInfant Mortality

Pros: For the days it worked, it worked great.

Cons: This worked for two days. It is attached to two computers that must run all the time, so this is going to be a pain to switch out. Port 1 still works. Port 2 works only in certain video modes (BIOS screen and a Linux oops screen). The rest of the time the screen is either black/blank or scrambled with content only flickering on and off and in the completely wrong position. (Imagine a CRT on the wrong refresh rate. This is with a digital panel at correct resolution and refresh.) This is on an Asus M4A78T-E integrated video with an Acer AL2002. I purchased this because it seemed like it would work best in our set up based on reviews of other KVM switches. My recommendation: DO NOT BUY. It is a waste of your time and money.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 7/23/2012 1:02:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot good enough for me

Pros: It works, sort of.

Cons: It doesn't maintain the USB connections when switching between computers. I hear the ding dongs and the dongs dings that windows emits when it loses or gains a USB device.

This may be the cause of the second problem. When the computer I'm not connected to goes to sleep, I can't wake it up without reaching over and hitting the power button. If I switch the KVM over, the keyboard and mouse die.

Sometimes when not switching, I get a dongs ding - ding dongs and the mouse temporarily dies and then revives.

Other Thoughts: Get an IOGear GCS932UB

PS. I had to pluralize all the dongs because the singular word is not acceptable to NewEgg ;)

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  • Bryan A.
  • 1/13/2012 9:12:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGenerally works

Pros: Inexpensive.
Acts as a switchable USB hub.

Cons: Analog audio can be noisy.
Possible DVI compatibility issues.

Other Thoughts: I have a mac pro and PC connected to this KVM (max resolution). One of the DVI video outputs on the mac worked while the other produced fuzzy images and frequent blank screens. Swapping DVI inputs on the KVM had no effect.

Analog audio isn't great. Long parallel cable runs and lack of common grounding is a bad recipe. Achieve most of your gain on the PC side so you're not amplifying a lot of noise with speakers.

I have two hubs connected to the switch, and they work fine. It takes 3 seconds or so on switch for the PCs to traverse the device tree before your mouse/kb to become usable.

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  • Robert E.
  • 1/7/2012 2:39:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty nifty

Pros: * Using this KVM is so much more convenient than plugging and unplugging cables manually. I'm glad I finally got one.

* The keyboard hotkey works well.

* The physical switch button works great too.

* Works with my USB powered hub, so I can switch a whole bunch of usb devices at once (more than just my keyboard and mouse).

* Works during system boot (via the physical switch button), so I can change bios and boot settings and stuff.

Cons: * The wire length is great for the back of my desktop PC, but for my laptop, the audio cable length isn't quite long enough, because the HDMI video out (which I had to connect to an HDMI-DVI adapter) is a bit too far away from the headphone jack. I ended up digging an old 3.5mm Y-adapter out of my closet which I used as a 6" extension cable and things worked great after that.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried the software for customizing hotkeys and selectively switcing audio/video. I also haven't tried the microphone.

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  • wen k.
  • 10/13/2011 2:53:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's a keeper, works great

Pros: Video quality is excellent at 1920x1200, no compromise as I can tell. Nice to have longer cable on port 2. All the function keys on my MS wireless mouse and keyboard work as intended. Remote button switching is nice since I hide the kvm under my desk. USB switching is not instant but pretty fast compare to my previous switch.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Received my order in 1 business day. Keep up the good work.

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  • Gerald M.
  • 5/12/2011 12:27:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointing for me

Pros: Video quality is excellent at 1680x1050 (although this wasn't a problem with my previous D-sub analog KVM) and the DVI interface should easily accommodate the higher resolution monitors that are undoubtedly in my future. The extra-long cable for the second port is a nice feature, allowing a little more flexibility in location. Port switching can be actuated by either the wired switch, or by two quick taps on the keyboard's scroll-lock key (if you have one), or using included software, which I didn't need or try.

Cons: USB switching is slower and more problematic than with my previous KVM switch, used with the same computers. Switching this Linkskey KVM frequently crashes the driver for another USB device on one of the computers, and changing USB ports for either device doesn't eliminate the conflict. The root of the problem may be the internal hub of the KVM which combines mouse and keyboard into a single USB plug, a feature that my old KVM didn't have. If I could push the "undo" button on this purchase decision, I'd choose a KVM with separate mouse & keyboard plugs which might cure this problem. Just so we're clear, this conflict is on a 1-yr-old Asus motherboard flashed with the latest BIOS, running Windows 7 with all updated drivers. My previous KVM exhibited this problem on very rare occasions, maybe once in 4-5 weeks. After I installed the Linkskey KVM, it started happening several times a day. This only occurs at the moment I switch computers and USB devices are being reassigned.

Other Thoughts: The only reason I'm not sending this back for a refund is because of the return hassle and restocking fee, plus I've decided that I can live without that other USB device driver I was using. The driver that frequently crashes when I use this KVM is an extended-function Skype handset driver which enables its keypad and ringer to emulate a standard telephone, so other buyers are unlikely to have the same problem with this Linkskey KVM that I have, since that seems to be my only system conflict caused by the KVM switch. In any case, though, the USB mouse/keyboard switching with this unit is still slower and less clean than the old Rosewill KVM it replaces. That older unit only had to be replaced because it lost a color channel on one of the video ports. In conclusion, I'm really having just a two-egg experience with this Linkskey, but in fairness, most buyers will probably have a four-egg experience, so I've split the difference to be generous.

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