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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by asmallsol, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Alright, I kinda have this for speakers where you can have 2 sourse hooked up to one set of speakers and to switch the sourse, you just push a button and now you have a diffrent sourse. Now I want to do that with my monitor so that way I can just use my old PC as like a music player and my new one for everything else.
     
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    All my friends have 2 hard drives and 2 Operating systems in 1 computer, why not setup like that. I share with my friends computer all the time since he has a server. But I never heard of 2 computers on 1 moniter. I'm positive theres a way. Thats just like listening to a radio while listening to your computer. I don't see the reason of having 2 computers...
     
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    There are monitor switch boxen available. You can use them to switch between two inputs and one output (your situation) or one input and two outputs.
     
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    96coupeb18 Senior Member

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    I would recommend a KVM Switch , you can get em at best buy, 2 port or 4 port around $80-100 for the 2 port and 4 port is around $150, Belkin is a great one.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    I am looking for something fairly cheap. Any suggestions there?
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    your not gonna find anything much cheaper. You might find a video swtch cheaper (I don't think you'll find just a video switch these days as KVM's are replacing them) but then your gonna need two keyoboards and two mice still. A KVm switch reduces that to one keyboard,mouse,monitor for multiple computers.

    I'd check out these two products from linksys.

    Linksys PS2KVMSK ProConnect 2-Port Compact KVM Switch Kit
    Used & new from: $59.03

    or

    Linksys PS2KVM4 ProConnect 4-Port Compact KVM Switch (PS/2)
    Buy new: $79.95

    I have the Linksys PS2KVM4, works great.

    if you look on ebay you might find somwthing cheaper
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Look online if you want cheaper. newegg.com has KVM switches for much less than $50.
     
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