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StarTech SV431H
5.0* out of 10

StarTech SV431H

This 4 USB+PS/2 KVM Switch offers a professional-grade computer Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Shocked!

Anonymous, Newegg
14 June 2012
  • Summary: Normally when you buy a KVM set, everything you need is included. I would have given this a much higher rating if I had known going into it that it did not included the cables required. Considering the cables all have to be bought seperately, I think I paid too much for this unit.
  • Pros: Versitility is good. PS2 or USB fuctionality is a nice and you can use hotkeys or button switching. Has auto scan feature too.
  • Cons: I was shocked to find that this kit only included 12" ps2 cables and had no video or usb cables. Details on the product do not state that these are not included or that you are required to purchase them seperately. Buying this unit means you will have to buy 8 PS2 extensions, 4 USB (A to B) and 4...
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Overall 10
10

A Flexible KVM

Patrick E., Newegg
27 October 2009
  • Summary: I see the other reviewer is trying to run a multi-function keyboard through it... I'd have to wonder if he knows how the drivers work on his keyboard...
  • Pros: Can use either ps2 or usb with this KVM and it switches between them flawlessly
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for advanced keyboards

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2007
  • Summary: I was told by tech support that this emulates a basic keyboard. This was expected for USB, but not on the PS/2! Why would it emulate rather than simply passing through a PS2 keyboard is beyond my knowledge. Fortunately I was able to use my old, manual KVM switch for the keyboard.
  • Pros: It does what it was intended to. There are no dropped keyboard characters, good video quality, and smooth mouse movement.
  • Cons: No support for advanced keyboards or mice. My function keys and volume control don't work. It doesn't work with an AT keyboard adapter.
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