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GWC KD053D 2-Port PS/2 DVI KVM Switch

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  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • AutoScan Interval 8 seconds
  • Video Resolution 1600 x 1200

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4/ 5
Exactly what I needed

Pros: 1. Solid construction, love the old-school big steel box look. I think I could brain someone with it if I need to, and it would probably still work
2. Grammar in the manual made me chuckle a few times
3. Uses the analog portion of the DVI cable (maybe this is a con for you)

Cons: 1. The screw on the included dvi cables were not long enough to reach the threaded bolts on the video card.
2. The cables are very thick and heavy. Combine this with issue #1 and it has me worried it will eventually bend the connector
3. I'm also experiencing the "pop" from my speakers when switching between the two computers

Other Thoughts: Fit my situation EXACTLY. My LCD monitor is NOT HDCP compliant, so I need to use an analog signal to watch encrypted digital cable. Problem was that my video card only has DVI output. There is not enough real estate behind the computer for a dvi to vga adapter. I also wanted to go with a mechanical ps2 keyboard.

Also, I'm only using the mouse on one of the computers. The other has a USB gaming mouse attached. This setup works just fine as long as you use the included power adapter. I have not tried it without the power adapter, so it may or may not work that way also.

The cons are several, but nothing I can't live with. Especially considering my unique requirements. Just be aware that you will probably have to use a DVI to VGA adapter and a VGA cable to connect this to yoru monitor.

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2/ 5
Oh Well.........

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4/ 5
Works with Windows 7

Pros: Works with all version of Win7. Should have some adapters for USB keyboards and mouse. Screen size 1680x1050 and very extremely nice.

Cons: None

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2/ 5

Pros: sounded like a good idea

Cons: Could not get unit to work with my DVI-D monitor

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2/ 5
Does not output DVI

Pros: Converts a digital signal to analog.

Cons: This has no digital output. The reason they use a DVI-I connector for output is that they need the extra pins for the analog output. I bought this hoping to get better results than I was getting through a VGA KVM. Unfortunately I couldn't get a video signal when I hooked everything up. I sent it back for a replacement assuming it was defective. The new one produced the same results. So I tried connecting a DVI-VGA converter and connected that to the VGA input on the monitor. That gave me a video signal. Of course it produces just as much noise as the old VGA KVM.

Other Thoughts: If you happen to have a box that outputs only digital (i.e. doesn't have the extra four pins for the analog signal) and you want to convert the digital signal to analog, you might be able to use this. It certainly did not meet my requirements.

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5/ 5
Good Product

Pros: Worked perfectly right out of the box. I use it on a Win XP and a Vista Machine. Both have Nvidia graphics cards. The Vista machine is SLI configured with two graphics cards. The monitor is a 22 inch wide screen LCD Hi-Def. Like I said works perfectly.

Cons: The cable sets for the computer hook-up had speaker and mic wires that were too short to reach the sound card on either machine (about 3 inches too short). A quick trip to Radio Shack for adapters and 12 inch extensions and we were in business.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended!

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4/ 5
Works, but...

Pros: Good price for DVI KVM. Works with Linux and wireless keyboard/mouse. Comes w/all needed cables that were plenty long for my application.

Cons: A little hard to set up (really have to turn off all computers). There is some noise/snow on my monitors (but I am operating above the rated resolution of 1600x1200. Hard to see LEDs unless looking straight at the device.

Other Thoughts: Used this to switch 24" DVI monitor (1920x1200 resolution) with Logitech wireless keyboard (cordless Desktop Pro) between two systems w/Nvidia graphics cards (one running Windows XP, the other Centos 5.2). My Linux box had only a single PS/2 port. I used a ByteCC PS/2 to USB converter to change the two PS/2 outputs from the KVM to USB for the Linux box, and it worked fine. The only real problem is the snow in the video display. I'll probably live with this a while and then look for one that can handle this resolution. I didn't try using the audio feature.

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5/ 5
Good product, does DVI-D

Pros: DVI switching and inexpensive. Cables are plenty long enough, sturdy, and well shielded, much better quality than you get with the "built-in cable" style switchers. I get no crackle or hiss in the audio, but it does POP at the moment when you switch machines. Supports DVI-I and DVI-D, but details below.

Cons: Pops audio when switching. If your graphic card/laptop uses a DVI-D connector, you will need to use a separate DVI-D cable, or make a simple modification to the cable included.

Other Thoughts: The included cables will not fit as provided in a DVI-D connector. This is not a manufacturing flaw but a problem with the cabling standard. Since DVI-D is a subset of DVI-I you can make an easy adjustment to the included cables (at the cost of your return/warranty privileges) and they will work fine.

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