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StarTech SV211KDVI

This USB DVI KVM Switch provides access and control of two DVI e Read more

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Overall 10
10

AN AMAZINGLY SIMPLE AND TOTALLY AWESOME LITTLE KVM !

D. Solomon, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: 1 Easy to set up 2 Clearly packed, booklet that clearly illustrates the ports on the unit 3 Tech Support is -GREAT!!!!! easy to reach - reliable and smart and helpful 4 Screen resolution - same as before i had the box on the setup... 5 All my peripherals ( plus one huge mac display ) work on a Mac and a PC ! 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +5 = Happiness!!!! thank you StarTech !
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Overall 8
8.0

This works very well compared

Daniel Collier "Dan Collier", Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: Very reliable manual and software hot key switch for DVI , mouse and keyboard. Worked much better than other KVM switches that I have had. Be sure to plan out the extra cables you may need.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of crap

Christopher, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: I got the first one and customer support explained that the board was burned wrong (only port 1 worked), so I sent it back and received a 2nd one. The 2nd one, one of the PROPRIETARY dvi cables doesn't work.. Shotty product, you're taking your chances on this one if you choose to buy it..
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Overall 4
4.0

My bad, not quite what I wanted

dgw "dgw", Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: I looked at several DVI KVM switches. I had a list of requirements, and I still blew it. This one comes with 4 foot cables, I was expecting 6 foot cables, and the cables are DVI-I. One of my computers is a laptop with a DVI-D connector, so I cannot use this switch unless there is a DVI-I to DVI-D connection converter, I haven't looked for one yet. The point is, make sure you know what cable type you need, because a DVI-I cable will not plug into a DVI-D connection.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

J. Sierra, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: Only port 1 would work and the device would not switch which renders this device useless. I also suspect that this device fried one of the inputs to a brand new View Sonic monitor, but I cant prove it. I suspect this because the port on the monitor worked before it attempted to use this KVM, but no longer functions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works very well but...

I4Y, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: It switches between the PC's without issue but my gripe is with the placement of the DVI connections which is very bad and awkward. It's not even remote control! So why configure them in such a way??? I bought it a while ago but until today I decided to hook it up. With the awkward configuration you have to think of creative ways for placing it around your desk; especially since the DVI cords aren't very long.
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Overall 8
8.0

Flaws are minor

GKR, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: Reading the reviews for this product I thought the reviewers must be insane. Complaining that it only comes with DVI-I??? Well, it turns out that that's a bit more of a severe problem than they let on, and here's why: This device only comes with DVI-I cables, and they're not a standard DVI-I cables. One end is DVI-I, the other is DVI-I plus audio; i.e.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works decently well

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: For the price, this works well enough for my uses. There are a couple gotchas though, that prevent it from getting 5 stars: - The connector layout is not well thought out; but this is not a major issue. - The included cables are DVI-I (and only 4 ft long), but you can use standard DVI-D cables in their place. Note that doing so will remove your ability to switch audio, as the audio cables from the computer are built into the DVI-I cables they provide.
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Overall 2
2.0

DVI-I Only, Not DVD-D

John Chapman "John", Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: I should have read the other reviews first. The item description did not specify that this required use of DVI-I. I had hoped to use this with my MacBook Pro and my Dell desktop. Neither the MacBook Pro nor my monitor supports DVI-I. If you are considering this unit, look at the ports on your computers and your monitor. Make sure you can use DVI-I on all of them. See [...] for examples of each type of DVI connector.
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Overall 10
10

KVM Switch

Steve, Amazon
10 April 2014
  • Summary: This is the 4th Startech product I have bought and all have been good quality and immediately useable will buy again
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