Dual monitor / dual pc - displayport kvm - feedback

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  1. TeleFragger

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    ok so I did search here and didn't really find anything.
    I posted on another forum and really nothing positive came back... meaning no one really is using any..

    so from a google - I found that Startech makes one (and we use a lot of startech stuff at work)...
    so it wasn't cheap... $250 from amazon shipped and tax.

    so.... wanted to give feedback for others... so the search feature will now have this input!


    ok I ponied up for it..
    https://www.startech.com/Server-Man...-Switch-with-Audio-and-USB-20-Hub~SV231DPDDUA

    and already slightly frustrated..


    so it turns out that the keyboard and mouse ports are usb 1.1 as per this tech conversation...
    [3/4/2019, 4:42:54 PM] Adrian: The port for the keyboard is a USB 1.1 port meant to send simple / typical inputs so it may be getting confused. Try one of the other USB ports for the keyboard.

    so the issue is simple... first it was ID-10T issue... or another known is Pic-Nic issue...

    I had both monitor DP plugged in right.
    had both pc's connected correct DP
    then you plug a usb from startech to each PC... - dummy moment... I had usb cable for PC1 plugged into PC2 and PC2 plugged into PC1.
    Ok so got beeps, etc but no keyboard, mouse.
    once the tech got me to realize that, swapping them... I then had mouse. had mouse and keyboard plugged into front of PC to be able to type/brows to chat.

    so mouse went fine....
    keyboard was spazzin.. thus the comment above about being confused...

    I kinda saw on a google search before chatting that if keyboard isn't a standard 104 key - you may have to use one of the two - USB 2.0 ports.
    This worked; however, that means I am now down a port.

    so I plugged my wireless headset into the other port and it works but im out of usb ports and the keyboard port issueless as I tried plugging in a usb card reader (plus 1.1 would suck for that)….

    so now I have to find my USB hub (kinds probably took it)… so I can see if that will work.

    all in all - not a bad piece of equipment.

    looks like its from the 90s

    usb 1.1 and usb 2.0 - cmon its 2019 and for $250!!!!! aint cheap.


    so now I have to keep it reachable so I can click the button to switch ports as I lost hotkey use due to this.

    bonus gets cut Friday so ill be picking up a 2nd 32" Philips making my setup complete!!!!!
    just got a RGB mouse pad to go with my
    Logitech g510keyboard
    Razer Ballistic mouse
     
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  2. TeleFragger

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    TRENDnet - Received it and boom.. works like it should.
    in addition to my kybd and mouse working, where they should, this also supports 4k. Albeit, I wont be going 4k, that still tells me it could potentially have better quality parts in it.
    I am very well pleased with my purchase as it supports 4k, didn't waste my aux usb ports and was cheaper than the startech. Startech isn't bad for someone with a standard keyboard and mouse but costs a bit more and doesn't support 4k.
     
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  4. StevenDTX

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    Which model, specifically? I do have 4k, and I have been waiting for this Connect Pro for over a year now.

    https://connectpro.com/product/udp2-14ap-kit-4-port-usb-dual-displayport-kvm-switch/
     
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  5. TeleFragger

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MMZ1W1Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    so far pleased, aside from the 1990 look... but startech is the same..

    and at least with this I can now hide it and use kbd hotkey. with startech, not using keyboard port, lost that..
     
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    so the 60hz is whats missing?
    it states

    Supports 4K UHD resolutions up to 3840 x 2160
     
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    Yes. And if they don’t specifically state it, I am 100% certain it only supports 30hz. I will never run a monitor at 30hz.
     
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    How can i tell? Tom Clancys Division is running at 75hz...

    Just curious cuz i dont want too either!!!
     
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    Hit the menu options on your monitor (that's connected to this box) and look at the signal information??
     
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  11. StevenDTX

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    But you don’t have a 4K monitor either. I do.

    If that KVM had the bandwidth for 4K @ 60Hz, they would advertise it.
     
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    My monitor doesnt say. Gives resolution but no frequency
     
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    Well this is what Siege shows... through the kvm.. 20190315_050714.jpg
     
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    I know mine are not 4k.
    Here is my 24 thats also attached

    20190320_140550.jpg
     
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  15. StevenDTX

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    Just about any and all KVMs can run 1920x1080 @ 60hz. Very few can do 4x the bandwidth.

    I will continue to wait for the ConnectPro.
     
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