Summary: Just like a previous reviewer noted, there is a major design flaw in the back. The dvi ports are way close together. One of my dvi's is half out. It works, but there is no way to push it all the way in. I wonder who the genious engineer was who designed that. It's as if they didn't even try it after it was made. The other issue I have *could* be outside of the switch, but hard to tell.
Summary: I purchased this primarily so I could switch a monitor between two computers (a Mac and a Dell running Windows 7) both of which supported DVI-D output. Unfortunately, the DVI-D ports on the back of the unit are spaced so closely together so that even a DVI-D plug with the narrowest of clearance beyond the screws will rub up against each other. I found it impossible to find 3 cables that would work with the unit.
StarTec.com 2 Port DVI VGA Dual Monitor KVM Switch.
25 September 2011
Summary: This Item is mislabeled. It is not a Dual Monitor KVM Switch. It switches a single monitor between ports on a Dual Monitor video Display card. I cannot rate it as I did not test it for its designed use. When I notified AMAZON.COM of the discrepancy they refunded the full amount promptly.
Summary: This switch box did was it was supposed to do for me and works fine with just one issue: Because I had both VGA and DVI-based computer to connect, I had to use BOTH VGA and DVI cables on the console monitor. This required a newer monitor that had both types of ports and 2 cables. But it worked.
Summary: Waited 10 years to finally upgrade. Decided home office was due for a real makeover. New illuminated keyboards caught my eye, new marble mice would stop the driving all over the desk and workspace area. But, mostly the thought of having dual monitors finally drove me to do it. Old Belkin Omni-Cube served me very well, thank you; but was only PS2 and VGA, single monitor designed. (It will eventually continue to live on in a different configuration).
Summary: I purchased this unit to allow me to switch between a desktop computer and a laptop in its docking station. I run dual monitors for both, and my desktop and laptop both have one VGA and one DVI connector each. So this product seemed like the perfect fit. In the end the device is now working well... but be prepared to spend time dealing with the unexpected.
Summary: Well first of all I want to say that this is a great product and unlike some of the other reviews they slam the product. I have two computers a Mac Mini and a 3 year old HP Pc, I have 2 HP monitors and I hooked it up in an hour and it works great. I use a mouse and keyboard Logitech 5.1 surround sound.
Summary: I bought this to switch between my dual-monitor linux (Ubuntu 10.04) and Windows 7 laptops in their docking stations. Works fine for Windows but with the Linux it periodically "chirps" and the monitors go blank - so you'll be staring at two nice big black screens for a second or so until it regains the picture.
Summary: The box is good as long as you are continously working. If you take long breaks, I have to reset entire system which is painful. So if you know you are not going to use it for a while then best to log-off, disconnect and reconnect when time available.