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TRENDnet TK-204UK
5.5 out of 10

TRENDnet TK-204UK

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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TK-204UK

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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap and Cheap

Brian W., Newegg
30 April 2014
  • Summary: I have had no issues with this KVM. I have used it with Intel and AMD PCs about 8 years old to brand new. I was lucky enough to have bought it long ago when it was on sale and a rebate was offered so my purchase price was rock bottom.
  • Pros: It works and it offers 2 extra USB ports for devices to be shared. The USB ports are self powered so no need for the power cord if just sharing kb and mouse.
  • Cons: Cheaply made and waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy OVER-PRICED !!!!!!!! There is no way I would spend more than $50 for this product. For $90 or more I expect a much higher level of quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very So-So

Joe M., Newegg
5 May 2011
  • Summary: I contacted Trendnet and to say the least the service was poor. They really need to take a lesson from Newegg when it comes to service. Was told to try a different monitor (well I only have one) otherwise take it to the vendor and ask them to test it.
  • Pros: DV-I, DV-D compliant. Low price for DV-I, usb KVM.
  • Cons: Issues with poor sound quality (hum/hiss/static, the full range and may have something to do with not having an independent audio cable) and intermittent video loss/ flickering. Doesn't automatically switch to other computer when powering one of them down.
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Overall 2
2.0

Video and Audio problems

Joe M., Newegg
4 October 2010
  • Summary: Do not let this review deter you from NewEgg. I purchased this elsewhere and the review is simply a reflection on the quality of the product and the quality of Trendnet's customer service. Newegg has never been anything but good to me.
  • Pros: DVI and usb connections.
  • Cons: Video would drop out (screen goes black) when switch vibrated (was placed on same shelf as sub-woofer). Also the audio had hum/static. There's always a chance a defective product can come down the line but the problem that did me in was Trendnet's customer service. It was horrific with flat denia...
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap

Kenneth P., Newegg
20 May 2010
  • Pros: It successfully switched monitors and sound between a Mac Mini and a Windows 7 64 system.
  • Cons: The hardware has a very cheap feel to it. Tried using this with a Windows 7 64 system and a Mac Mini. Couldn't get the windows 7 system to recognize any USB input, and the Mac only recognized 1 USB device at a time. Also, it annoyingly uses a DVI-I cable instead of DVI-D (which works with all oth...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
25 November 2009
  • Pros: Easy setup and simple to operate
  • Cons: Interfered with my Linksys wireless router, so I increased the separation to 4 feet between the two devices.
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Overall 2
2.0

Keep shopping

Lawrence J., Newegg
3 October 2009
  • Summary: Maybe I just have a lemon, but I am very frustrated with it so I would keep shopping.
  • Pros: There are very few cables you have to hide. Use of your keyboard or the button on the unit to switch is a great feature, however....
  • Cons: Be careful which computer you start up first - start the higher resolution computer first or it could screw up your resolution on it. Sometimes while sitting idle, the keyboard and mouse will loose their connection and not funtion so you have to restart your computer with a spare mouse that you p...
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Overall 2
2.0

If you need audio dont buy this

Anonymous, Newegg
3 July 2009
  • Summary: don't even think about buying this switch if you need audio.
  • Pros: Works with a G19 keyboard and mx518 mouse
  • Cons: This KVM switch wrecks audio. As soon as the DVI cable from my computer is connected to the KVM switch audio starts to stutter. I thought it might be a problem with the provided DVI cable so I swapped that out with one of my own, but the problem persists. I tried completely bypassing the built in...
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware of latency!

The A., Newegg
16 May 2009
  • Summary: All buttons on my G15 keyboard and MX518 mouse work fine with this KVM. There are a number of KVM switches on the market that share the design, and hence probably the limitations of this model.
  • Pros: Works out-of-the-box with no configuration. Has powered USB 2.0 ports so high-end peripherals will work without trouble.
  • Cons: Introduces an unacceptable amount of latency, especially in regards to audio. My headphones are connected directly to my primary PC (bypassing this KVM completely) and as long as my monitor is displaying the output from that PC, the audio pops and crackles horribly. As soon as I press the KVM but...
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Overall 8
8.0

Beware Audio

Christopher D., Newegg
10 September 2008
  • Summary: Not good if you want to listen to tunes while you work. Trendnet support has not responded yet.
  • Pros: works fine with 1 Vista PC, 1 XP PC, Dell DVI monitor and Logitech Cordless 3200 MX Desktop mouse/KB combo. Plug mouse/KB receiver into the KB slot on KVM console.
  • Cons: Audio cable is bundled with video cable, and apparently is insufficiently shielded, so you get a lot of "noise" on audio.
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Overall 6
6.0

No Multi-function mouse/keyboard support

Anonymous, Newegg
8 June 2008
  • Summary: I ended up returning this due to items #1 and #2 in the Cons.
  • Pros: Support of up to 24" DVI-D video. It looked good on my 22" Samsung SyncMaster 226BW.
  • Cons: 1. Doesn't work with multi-function mice/keyboards. Only the scroll wheel and two main buttons of a mouse are supported. I discovered this after setting it up and then searching TrendNets FAQs online. I'm using a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer and Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard. 2. After about 5 ...
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