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Item#: N82E16817707146

StarTech SV231DVIDDU 2 Port StarView Dual DVI USB KVM Switch with Audio

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536 (analog) / 1920 x 1200 (digital)
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This 2 Port Dual DVI USB KVM Switch allows two PCs, each with dual DVI displays, to share two monitors, one microphone (and set of speakers), one keyboard and one mouse as well as two other USB peripherals.

An ideal solution for graphic designers, CAD/CAM designers or educational and financial institutions, the Dual DVI USB KVM Switch allows you to instantly switch back and forth between PCs at the touch of a button while maintaining professional level video quality on both DVI monitors, in turn saving money by eliminating redundant peripheral purchases.

  • newegg Unified Control Share one monitor, USB keyboard, mouse and audio devices between two USB-compatible computers using the StarTech SV231DVIDDU KVM switch.
  • newegg Dual Display Support Equipped with dual DVI port for each computer with high resolution of up to 2048 x 1536 (analog) / 1920 x 1200 (digital), the StarTech SV231DVIDDU KVM switch offers an excellent dual monitor switch solution with maximized display area.
  • newegg Easy Switch Switch from a computer to another with a keyboard hotkey for convenience or manually pressing the front-panel push button for simplicity.
  • newegg Convenient Switch for Audio and USB Hub The StarTech SV231DVIDDU KVM switch supports user-configurable simultaneous or independent switching of audio/mic and USB hub, so you can enjoy interrupted audio playback.

Learn more about the STARTECH SV231DVIDDU

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
SV231DVIDDU

Spec

Type
Dual DVI
PC Connectors
4 x DVI-I Female
2 x USB type B
4 x 3.5mm for Mic/Audio
Console Connectors
2 x DVI-I Female
4 x USB Type A
2 x 3.5mm for Mic/Audio
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536 (analog) / 1920 x 1200 (digital)
Dimensions
6.42" x 3.94" x 2.6"
Weight
25.77 oz.

Features

Audio Features
with Audio
USB Features
with USB support
Features
Share a keyboard, mouse and dual DVI displays between 2 computers
Compatible with the Dell E-Port replicator docking station
Dual Monitor KVM Switch / Dual Display KVM / Dual DVI KVM / Multi-Monitor KVM
Supports resolutions up to 2048x1536 (analog) / 1920x1200 (digital)
USB 2.0 hub and Mic/Audio ports
Control 2 dual display computers with a single set of peripherals
Dual system control for a single user workstation with dual monitors, increasing productivity in the office or at home

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • sergiu b.
  • 8/19/2010 7:14:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsRandomly Repeating characters

Pros: Dual DVI, good video performance.

Cons: Please be advised there's a serious problem with Startech KVM switches - they are randomly starting to repeat characters, which may lead to you loosing your work or other serious problems in critical applications. I am returning this product third time for warranty with the same problem, they acknowledged the problem which has been reported by other reviewers but they haven't fixed it yet. I'll follow up with another review after I receive the 3rd replacement.

Other Thoughts: Some tech representative seem supportive , at least they admitted the fault. Only for that I would give them another chance to fix the problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/27/2010 2:17:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWindows/Linux: Yes, Mac: No

Pros: Works great running multiple Windows/Linux machines. Has a built-in USB hub with two ports.

Cons: Does not work with Mac. The USB hub works (it's direct pass-through), but the mouse and keyboard WILL NOT WORK on a Mac.

Other Thoughts: After beating my head into the wall, flashing firmware, trying every combination I finally broke down and contacted StarTech support. After much troubleshooting, I was informed (via email): "The Product Manager for this unit and he has informed me that the problem lies with the Mac Operating System not recognizing the signal as it comes through the internals of the KVM."

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2009 6:56:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome KVM... if you are not an idiot

Pros: Awesome KVM, great resolution, great features, supports everything I can throw at it (except using both DVI cables to run one huuuuuge monitor. But then, I think I had it configured wrong or something... might be a hardware limitation, but probably just a stupid user. I'd definately recommend this for anyone who needs a good, dual port KVM.

Cons: I was dumb enough to see the two USB ports labeled "USB HUB" and thought it meant "USB hub here" so.... what did my dumb self do? yes, thats right. I plugged my 7 port USB hub into one of those ports. And it was a shocking change... literally! Every time I touched the back of my case, or a screw on my computer, or the metal parts of my monitors, or the metal parts of the KVM, I got shocked. And not like a little zap, I mean hit with a gooooood dose, enough to go numb and tingle for quite a few minutes afterwords. I thought it was the fault of my new PC's power supply, until I started running through testing when I got zapped. Yes indeed, I did the dummy test. And after I unplugged the 7 port usb hub, all my zappings ended. Oh, and this thing is expensive. And there's a few tiny pixels that don't seem to be receiving the right signal, when plugged into the KVM a few pixels are green instead of being what they should be... but it's only like, 3 pixels out of a few thousand.

Other Thoughts: Don't be an idiot like me. And the green pixels aren't distracting enough to send this back!

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 11/25/2008 12:28:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: I chose this KVM specifically due to its handling of dual DVI monitors. It does an excellent job in that regard, and the fact that it will also switch up to two additional USB devices has come in handy as well. Overall, an excellent device!

Cons: I am using this device to switch between my "desktop replacement laptop" and my gaming rig. My laptop does not "see" the console mouse when it is plugged into the console mouse port; however, it sees it when it is plugged into one of the extra USB ports, so all is well. I do not blame this KVM, but my picky Dell D620, so not really a con necessarily.

Other Thoughts: I happened to have a bunch of USB, audio, and DVI cables, so I intentionally chose this KVM, since it does not come with any cables (saved at least $70, by my reckoning). It clearly states that it comes with no cables, so this is not a negative in any way.

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