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Linkskey LDV-DM714AUSK
5.5 out of 10

Linkskey LDV-DM714AUSK

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Overall 10
10

So good, I own 3 now.

Anonymous, Newegg
11 March 2014
  • Summary: First I must say their customer support is excellent in spite of what others have said. I sent an email about problems I was having. I got a call on my voice mail from one of their reps saying his email to me was rejected by our anti-spam service (which we hate).
  • Pros: An excellent KVM that allows the use of 2 monitors and if using 1 monitor that has a DVI and a VGA port you can have a mix of PCs with either style of output without using any adapters. Fast switching and never losing connectivity and dropping any of the PCs. See Other Thoughts!
  • Cons: Better documentation with the KVM would be very helpful and solve the problems people are having before they have them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works so far

Vladislava S., Newegg
20 May 2013
  • Summary: Still pricey for what it does. Could be better designed. Confusing about power use from USB ports concurrently with power supply.
  • Pros: It supports 2 monitors, which is hard to find. It switches relatively fast. The picture is normal as I used to have with IO gear KVM. I had to switch because IO gear did not support dual monitor.
  • Cons: I have this unit 3 to 4 months. As other reviews pointed out, I have experienced several episodes of freezing. The unit stops responding, the bottom for port 1 remains on and there is no way to switch to other ports, also keyboard and mouth not responding. When it happens (I had it happen at leas...
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Overall 2
2.0

DVI issues

Angeline H., Newegg
9 February 2013
  • Pros: 2 monitors, mixed DVI/VGA and 4 ports computers. good for my needs...
  • Cons: Read all these reviews carefully, please!. I worked with Linkskey to have the original unit replaced, after the DVI stopped working. Replacement arrived, connected and worked ok at first, but 8 months down the road, the DVI ports are dying..*again*. Absolutely not worth the $399. Plus I paid for ...
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Overall 6
6.0

DVI AND VGA?

Kuredin E., Newegg
14 September 2012
  • Summary: This was a very expensive unit when I bought it in 2009. It was approx. $200.00 more than it's being offered on Newegg. I am disappointed to say the least. It worked wonderfully at first but now... not so much.
  • Pros: When brand new? Worked perfectly. Fast switching between monitors, speaker assignment to each computer was flawless, and USB KVM switching was fast and relatively painless. Monitors on DVI and VGA ports worked well and woke up instantly after switching! Keyboard and mouse assignments worked well,...
  • Cons: After 11 months the DVI ports stopped working. I thought my video cards had gone bad. Many hours of diagnostics later I confirmed it was the DVI ports on the KVM unit. Also, it often locked up and would take a complete power down of all computers and disconnecting all connections by reaching arou...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad

Thomas D., Newegg
6 May 2012
  • Summary: Over all, works well. My wife got it for $300 almost a year ago. Too bad the DVI input/output died....
  • Pros: Except for the infrequent freeze up, which requires a reset that involves removing the power supply and all usb powered devices from it so that it shuts down, it worked fine for almost a year now.
  • Cons: I received this as a gift, and it worked fine except for what I stated above, but now the DVI output has died. I've replaced all of the cables and tried 3 different monitors and 2 different computers (thinking it might be a video card) but the DVI is dead. Now I have to go through the RMA process...
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Overall 6
6.0

Linkskey

Angeline H., Newegg
18 October 2011
  • Pros: All 4 work ports work - both monitor ports too. Sound is bad like you'd expect, but don't use that any way.
  • Cons: USB will drop keyboard and mouse fairly often, generally fixed by quick unplug/replug of USB ab cable. INSTALL: painful, didnt recognize all units at first, while previous Linkskey kvm *never* had an issue. New KVM was for DVI connections for new computers. Considerable time spent on fiddling wit...
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Overall 6
6.0

Best I've found, but far from perfect

Anonymous, Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: It is the best (non server/rackmount) KVM I've used, but I'm sure there must be a better one out there, or that someone could make one like this but without its limitations. Because of the ghosting problem, I'm not totally convinced this KVM is worth the high cost, but after cajoling my workplace to...
  • Pros: - This KVM is much more stable than any other 4-port desktop (single or dual monitor) I've used. - It's also quite fast with minimal delay when switching (the monitors are slower to respond than the KVM). - The DVI is DVI-I, so you can connect two VGA monitors even if your computer(s) have one VG...
  • Cons: - When it does crash (which is rare - thankfully), the port placement makes it really tough to recover. The KVM apparently pulls power from either the DC plug or from any of the USB computer connections, so pulling the AC wall wart or DC plug doesn't shut it off. The USB connections are below the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fun Whil eit lasted

Robert B., Newegg
13 December 2010
  • Summary: If you don't mind spending that much money every 18-24 months this is the box for you.
  • Pros: Functioned as designed... for a while.
  • Cons: We currently have five of these in our lab. They are about 18 months old and get daily use. At about 12 months the USB ports would suddenly stop working... and that means no key board or mouse. You have disconnect the power and all powered USB cables to reset the box. In the past two months two o...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pricey, but a perfect solution for me

mike s., Newegg
30 November 2009
  • Summary: There are USB KVM's, DVI KVM's, VGA KVM's, but this is the only dual-monitor USB KVM that supports DVI and(!) VGA. This is running on Windows 7 & XP in my instance.
  • Pros: Needed a dual-monitor KVM solution for 3 separate laptops. All 3 laptops had DVI & VGA out, and I was able to use this device as a solution. Works well right out of the box, simply follow the instruction to boot the PC's up one at a time and allow the drivers to load.
  • Cons: The only Con is the high price of the unit, but since Linkskey is they only company with a solution that fit my needs, I only took off one "egg" in my review.
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Overall 6
6.0

question

Mike D., Newegg
26 July 2009
  • Summary: The cables included say they are DVI-D but the device says the connectors are DVI-I , I guess its DVI-I (lower top resoluiton 1920x1200 shown in specs) but why included DVI-D cables? misprint or trying to fool some?
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