Joined on 06/09/02
Better Than the Others I've Used
Pros: Convenient "hockey puck" switch that attaches to the main unit via a sufficiently long, thin cable. KVM is powered which seems to help the unit keep focus. The KVM works as expected.
Cons: The 2 sets of DVI-D and USB cables are not the same length. One set is significantly shorter than the other which can limit where you might place the KVM unit. The power connector can pop out of the unit quite easily if bumped or moved accidentally.
Overall Review: I have owned 4 USB KVMs, Belkin and Iogear, and so far this one has worked the best for me. Other USB KVMs tended to lose focus periodically. One of the Belkins lost focus just about every other day. I would have to unplug the USB cables from the backs of both machines often to reset and regain focus with the KVM. With one of the Iogear USB KVMs, the Logitech Setpoint software would not recognize my G5 or MX518 mice. This Belkin F1DG192D Flip DVI-D KVM has worked great with the Setpoint software and has not lost focus once since I installed it on 9/28/08. The reason for giving it 4/5 eggs is for the Cons that I listed. I would certainly recommend this item.
Using inside HTPC
Pros: Low profile, quiet, HDMI & DVI out, more than powerfull enough for high-def movies.
Cons: HDMI display output to my 55" Samsung LED backlit LCD TV looks inferior to my DVI to VGA conection to the TV.
Overall Review: I bought this card specifically for a new HTPC build and wanted to use the HDMI output. My old previous HTPC could only connect via VGA. I was very disapointed to see that, after a fresh install of Win 7 X64 Ultimate and all up-to-date drivers, the HDMI display was inferior to the DVI to VGA connection to my TV. Admittedly this is the first PC I've built that I have used HDMI output, and after doing some Googling and TV and Catalyst Control Center tweaking I have managed to get it to look a little bit better but still not as good as the VGA display. The HDMI from my Blu-ray player looks great, but not from this video card. My thought is that the HDMI should look good out of the box but I've been disapointed. I will spend more time tweaking and researching but until I can find a solution (if there is one) I'll still be using the aged VGA connection.