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. now i dont know if you can use other/3rd party cables with it but if any1 is planning on using a vga to dvi or whatever adapter, it wont work since the cables, not the ports on the switch itself, are stricly DVI-D only (no analog/vga).
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 the front side usb port on it . i have a lot of quick tools on a flash drive which i usually have to rotate between computers. not anymore. im happy
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: 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.
Summary: Overall, this is a very solid and stable piece of hardware, and I highly recommend it. I've never had a KVM before that's worked so well for me.
Pros: Based on the other reviews, I decided to give this KVM a try, and I'm glad I did. Here's what I like:
Cons: My only complaint (a very minor one) is that it takes four key presses to switch displays rather than three. For example, to go to port 2, you have to press <Scroll Lock><Scroll Lock>2<Enter>. I'd rather not have to press <Enter> at the end.
Summary: I use this on my testbed station. As long as one PC is connected, no problem. If no PCs are connected, when you connect one with power to the switch it may hang. Easily fixed by pulling the power plug on the back of the switch for a few seconds and reconnecting.
Pros: Still working with no major issues.
Cons: Nothing that would stop me from recommending it to a friend.
Summary: Highly recommend this product! After using several different (cheaper) KVM's and dealing with lost signals, freezing, and some that would not work at all with a wireless system, this KVM appears to handle everything. Can not comment on the video portion as I am not currently using this function.
Pros: I have owned several different KVM's and this is by far the best. Using a Logitech wireless keyboard and trackball, both use a USB connection and able to link so only one receiver is needed. This KVM handled the single receiver and special keys on the keyboard without a problem. I was also able to set-up the KVM so it switches by double clicking the trackball wheel. Currently there is only two computers attached and the switch recognizes this and switches between the ...
Cons: Price is high but can't argue with the performance. One slight annoyance is the delay after switching. It takes about 5 to 10 seconds for the computer to recognize the keyboard and trackball.
Summary: For System admins and or just the home, this piece is great.
Pros: Hooked it up to 2 PC's 1 Server and 1 mac mini - Work like a charm. Even used USB 2.0 slot on front for Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and mouse receiver and it toggles perfectly between all 4 systems (including the MAC which was a suprise). Video Throughput is perfect on all 4 systems. I love this KVM - My 1st one I have been very happy with.
Cons: Not that many, all i can think of is lack of cable management (which is always the case when running multiple systems into a KVM) -
Summary: Newegg got it to me in 2 days from west to east coast. Newegg rocks!
Pros: Hooked it up and it worked, but for the $ I would expect nothing less!
Cons: One minor nit to pick. The features on Newegg says "DVI digital and analog monitor support." Not so, the cables support only DVI-D and the instructions say to use ony those cables. Not worth a -1 egg, but don't buy it expecting to use an analog monitor.
Summary: While expensive, it is flawless. It does remember the resolution of each display, which allows for boots of PC's which do not have the KVM's focus - a very nice feature. This is an excellent product.
Pros: I own a number of 2 port KVM's, and one 4 port VGA KVM, and all occasionally have issues with lockups. Not this device. I've had it just over a month, and it has been flawless. The hotkey's can be changed, as can many of the options. It's rare to get to find a product, especially a KVM, that works so well.
Cons: None other than it is very expensive. However, it has worked perfectly during hundreds of transitions in my month of ownership. Not one glitch. No power-on-resets needed.