Iogear Miniview 4-port Hdmi Multimedia Kvm Switch With Audio - 4 X 1 - 4 X Hdmi Video, 4 X Type B Keyboard/mouse - Rohs Compliance pMiniView 4-Port HDMI Multimedia KVM Switch with Audio a revolutionary new direction in KVM functionality by combining advanced HDMI technology and USB 2.0 technology. The HDMI KVM switch enables effortless control over 4 HDMI devices or computers using a single USB keyboard, USB mouse and single high definition HDMI display or HDTV. 4-Port HDMI KVM Switch is HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant. It is also equipped with IOGEARs display emulation technology which reads and remembers the monitors parameters (EDID) eliminating any delays or change in video resolution when switching between or booting computers. Supports Windows, Mac, Sun Solaris , Linux./p
Overall, I am quite pleased with this KVM switch. Everything including the HDMI audio works as advertised.The one major fly in the ointment is that it appears that high update gaming mice like the Logitech G5 that I have do not seem to work in the dedicated mouse port. The switch has two dedicated USB ports on the back, one for the keyboard and one for the mouse. When I got my first switch and plugged in the G5, the cursor would only move in the horizontal direction when I moved the mouse vertically. I thou..
This is my third IOGear switch over the past 8 years, and I wanted something to allow me to use my work laptop with my new Dell XPS9000 with a 22inch 1080P monitor. My laptop has a DVI port and the Dell has an HDMI. I opted for the HDMI KVM switch based upon the reviews and the capability to use USB switching as separate instances not tied to the KVM switching. I had to get a DVI to HDMI adapter for the laptop, and that works great. With this switch you can switch just the KVM instance, the USB instance..
I have used many KVMs over the years, some of them many times more expensive, high-end devices, but none of them (since the DVI, HDMI, Display Port, etc. era) worked as well as this one. The main problem with digital video switching on PC is that the GPU will disable the output when the KVM is switched to another input (usually due to HDCP restrictions), but not reinitialize it when switched back. This KVM gets around that by tricking the GPU into thinking the display is still there...and does so flawlessly..