Summary: after talking to an aten rep over the phone he explained to me that the cables that come with this switch are DVI-D only. when i got the switch i noticed that switch itself actually can support DVI-I.
Pros: no stress. worked like a pro right out of the box. switching is painless. picture quality is crisp. the switch has some weight to it and feels like its good quality. i fix comput ers all day so i needed a dvi since a lot the the new units that i get only have DVI-D ports on the back. o and i love...
Cons: um i dont really have any other than sometime i wish the cables it came with where longer. i think they are about 6 feet which is the norm. but its no biggie.
Cons: This switch does not work. The technical support is just as bad as the switch. They cannot even get the correct model number in their email responses. To add insult to injury they will charge a $24.75 restocking fee plus shipping costs to return this defective item
Summary: Do not install the latest firmware! I used this for about two years and had to deal with unplugging/plugging in my keyboard every time I booted a linux box attached to the kvm. If linux booted, the kvm would completely disconnect the keyboard (hotkeys would not even work/no power lights).
Pros: When it works, it works great. The picture quality does not seem to suffer at 1920x1200, the keyboard commands are quick and easy. All the cables were included.
Cons: Does not work well with Linux (requires cycling the keyboard on boot). Latest firmware is rubbish.
Pros: This is by far the best USB KVM I've ever used. Many others I've used in the past have all been quirky, but this one pretty much works flawlessly.
Cons: Out of the box, some of the "extra" buttons on some mice might not pass through to the PC. However, the KVM can be easily configured to use a non-emulating mouse mode, which allows full functionality.
Summary: Don't bother buying this thing. I've been trying to get it to function somehow since day one. Finally switching back to my 2 port kvm, since 2 computers is better than none.
Pros: hasn't exploded yet.
Cons: Won't accept my Corsair keyboard, won't switch peripherals when a computer goes offline, wireless mice are hit and miss. Have to power it down regularly to even get it to function. Too expensive for something that doesn't work.
Pros: Low price, nice cable sets, solid construction, no problems with video
Cons: I leave the switch on 24/7 but often shut-down one or more computers connected to the switch and when systems are restarted the switch usually does not recongnize the mouse. Have to unplug/plug mouse, doesn't matter if wired or wireless mouse. Also have updated firmware to latest version (as of 1...
Pros: It supports my hi-res monitor. Previous KVM was a Black Box KV824A. It did not have DVI ports and what it did have did not support my Samsung 2343 2048x1152 monitor. The screen images were always a bit fuzzy. With the Aten, everything is tack sharp. Came with full set of cables including audio pi...
Summary: Was not able to consistently get into BIOS or Quick Boot menu by pressing "DEL" key or "F8" key while KVM was installed. Sometimes it worked, but mostly it did not, again this does not work for me as most of my machines have multiple hard drives with different operating systems to choose from while...
Pros: Good quality and solid construction. Cables provided were very nice. Worked as advertised with my Windows 7 machine.
Cons: I purchased this KVM because it listed it was compatible with Linux. However I have three Linux machines that all displayed the same behavior while the unit was in place: The Keyboard does not function. Mouse worked, video looked good. I was unable to type in a user name and password. Remove the ...
Summary: Wish I had paid attention to other reviews regarding analog. For the money, I could have picked up something else that supported more hardware. Good device overall, but would not be my first choice given a redo.
Pros: Unbeatable DVI quality @ 1920 with zero lag. Yes, you can run the most visually-demanding games with this switch and see virtually every frame as if you were connected directly. Solid, heavy construction.
Cons: hardware compatibility. **DO NOT** even think about buying this switch if you intend on connecting it to *anything* that uses a standard 15-pin analog video connector DESPITE what the description on Newegg states. The outputs/inputs on the switch are DVI-only and no number of adapters or jerry-ri...