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I have 2 pc's that currently share a keyboard, mouse, & monitor via an HDMI KVM switch. I want to have 2 monitors and split them between both pc's. I have not seen a KVM switch/splitter does anyone have suggestions?

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post #2 of 7

What monitor outputs do you want on the KVM switch? DVI? Or HDMI? And what is your budget?

post #3 of 7
not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but something like this would allow you to switch the displays back and forth while still using the kvm to switch input
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=6416&seq=1&format=2

or you could just get a 2x1 hdmi switch in addition to your kvm and use both devices. <- probably the cheaper option


also this with hdmi->dvi adapters (and probably usb->ps/2 adapters as well)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107223



winner? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817402035
Edited by ZHoob2004 - 9/20/13 at 12:41pm
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Thank you both for the replys. So to clarify: I have 2 pc's, 1 for "the family" to use and one for me to game on. So the current setup is this: on keyboard, one mouse, and one monitor with an HDMI cable to an IOGear 2-Port Cable KVM Switch with HDMI Connections (http://www.iogear.com/product/GCS62HU/) then out to both pc's. I want to be able to use the monitors in surround for gaming.

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I think surround ought to work just fine through this. just use dvi->hdmi adapters where necessary (or just straight dvi since they're basically the same thing.)
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Originally Posted by ZHoob2004 View Post

I think surround ought to work just fine through this. just use dvi->hdmi adapters where necessary (or just straight dvi since they're basically the same thing.)

I can only connect one monitor to the IOGear switch. I need something to "bridge" between 2 monitors and the IOGear. With the IOGear I can only use one monitor with 2 pc's.
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post #7 of 7
the easiest solution would be a 2x1 hdmi switch that you have to switch separately whenever you want to change computers, or the more seamless option would be the dual monitor kvm I linked. You won't find something that allows you to expand your kvm to support dual monitors.
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