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StarTech.com 2 Port DVI VGA Dual Monitor KVM Switch USB with Audio and USB 2.0 Hub (SV231DDUSB)

3.2 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

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VGA & DVI
2 Displays
  • Share a keyboard and mouse as well as 1 VGA and 1 DVI displays/monitors between two multimedia computers
  • Dual Monitor KVM
  • Dual monitor KVM switch
  • USB KVM switch
  • 2 port KVM switch
  • DVI VGA KVM
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Product Description

Style: VGA & DVI | Size: 2 Displays

The StarTech.com SV231DDUSB 2-port Dual Monitor KVM Switch (DVI+VGA) offers a complete dual display multimedia switching solution, allowing users to control 2 computers using a single USB mouse and keyboard peripheral set. With support for high-resolution video interfaces, the versatile dual monitor KVM switch provides 1 VGA (analog) and 1 DVI-I port per computer connection, as well as audio switching capability between connected computers. Delivering the capability you need for virtually any application, the dual monitor KVM switch features an integrated 2-port USB hub that allows connected USB 2.0 peripherals to be shared between connected computers, eliminating the need to purchase duplicate peripherals.Suitable for any workspace, the dual monitor KVM switch features a compact, desktop KVM design and features a rugged metal chassis that helps ensure durability.NOTE: While both DVI-I (analog mode) and DVI-D (digital only) are supported by the KVM, both source PCs must output the same signal type for proper switching. It is recommended wherever possible to use DVI-D cables across all PC to KVM and KVM to Console connections.If necessary, please contact our technical support team for assistance identifying your source.The 2-port DVI+VGA dual monitor KVM switch is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Product Information

Style:VGA & DVI  |  Size:2 Displays

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand Name StarTech
Item model number SV231DDUSB
Hardware Platform Pc
Operating System Windows
Item Weight 3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 10.6 x 6.4 x 7.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10.55 x 6.38 x 7.64 inches
Color Black

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ASIN B0015DKBPA
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #106 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > KVM Switches
#392 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > External Components
#28,468 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories
Shipping Weight 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available March 4, 2008

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Style Name: DVISize: 2 Displays Verified Purchase
This unit is well constructed but lacking in features compared to some competitors such as IO Gear. Most annoying was a problem I experienced with the [Alt]-[Tab] key combination sending a stream of [Tab] keys to the computer which would only stop when you hit [Escape]. It also would intermittently repeat the last one or two characters typed for no apparent reason. I tried two different USB keyboards (SAITEK and HP) and experienced the same problem. I contacted Startech's tech support via email and they directed me to a link to download a BIOS patch. Presumably future version of the product will come with a new bios that will already fix the problem.

Aside from that annoyance it's a good product but compared to an IO Gear DVI unit I have used (but doesn't support two DVI monitors with two computers) it is lacking in some features, for example the IO Gear has a front panel button/hot key combination for viewing the video from one computer while still listening to the audio from the other.

One warning the "Starview 2 Port Dual DVI USB KVM Switch" does not include the cables you will need to hook up the computers so order those separately. I had ordered the 10 foot cables but the video image was badly degraded using that length so I ended up using the 6 foot IO Gear cables and it worked fine.

That said, when I was searching for a KVM to work with two computers with two DVI monitors there weren't a lot of choices. This product is competent and well built. Assuming the BIOS problem has been fixed I would recommend this product.
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Style Name: VGA & DVISize: 2 Displays Verified Purchase
I was skeptical of this unit after reading the somewhat lukewarm reviews on this site and others. However, I have had a fair bit of experience with KVMs (smaller Belkin and IOGear products all the way up to big fancy Avocent OSD models) and I'm generally pretty pleased with StarTech so I figured I'd take the plunge and I'm glad I did.

The unit it somewhat larger than similar models but it's case is constructed from steel or some other metal and doesn't feel flimsy which is a definite plus. Also, being a little on the larger size makes it much less painful to manage what can otherwise be an untameable octopus of cables that is often associated with KVMs.

Included with the unit is only the KVM itself, manuals and software, and an AC adapter for power. Fortunatley, I was able to pull everything but one DVI cable out of my computer bone-yard so there wasn't much additional expense. However, if you do not have ready access to such a quantity of surplus hardware, you will need to purchase the cables for connecting the remotes (the two computers to be controlled) to the KVM.

Specifically:
2 x DVI male-to-male single- or dual-link extension cable
2 x HD15 male-to-male analog video extension cable
2 x USB-A to USB-B cable for the keyboard/mouse/USB hub signal
2 x 3.5mm microphone/speaker cables

All of that is in addition to what you are currently using for your monitors, keyboard, mouse, etc. as all of that will be connected to the host or input side of the KVM. Also note, I am not using the audio portion of the KVM so it remains untested but that seems like pretty basic functionality so I doubt it's a problem.
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Style Name: DVISize: 2 Displays
This was purchased to run a 2 monitor system with Fedora 14 on one box and Windows 7 on the other. While it is running nicely now, it took a bit of troubleshooting to get it there.

I started off by popping open the directions with this thing and following along, but made the mistake of not reading ahead. Make sure both computers are powered off before cabling in order to avoid the same frustration (I know, I should have, but I didn't). The result was I got everything plugged in, and one of the systems didn't respond at all, even after reboots. Finally I had to shut everything down, and unplug all of the power providing cables (DC and USB) and then start over. Don't waste your time. Do it right the first time (and read ahead before starting).

Finally got everything set up, and the mouse was bouncing all over the place on both OS's during use. After trying to reset the mouse, I ended up contacting tech support. Their suggestion was to try the mouse in the Hub ports. Well, it worked, but I couldn't understand why. Apparently the Mouse USB port and the Hub USB port are configured differently. They suggested I try a different mouse, and that did solve the problem (although the original mouse worked fine in the Hub ports), but didn't seem like a great answer. That's all settled now, and it's working correctly though.

Also, be aware that to fully set this up, you'll need 6 DVI cables, as well as 2 USB A-B cables (plus the keyboard / mouse and audio jumpers). It gets to be a bit of a cable mess, but it's not a fault of this switch, which nicely has them all out the back (unlike some switches).

Overall, I really enjoy this KVM switch. It switches quickly between systems, and has the ability to force audio or the USB hub to be always on one system. It also has a variety of shortcut commands, which can be customized. I'm happy with this set up, but I wish it hadn't had some of the initial setup problems that it did. 4/5.
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