I have a tower PC and a MacBook Pro I wanted to connect to a Dell monitor. Simple setup, although the power supply at the end is a brick. Be sure to have room on your power bar/strip. I do wish this came in black. The blue stands out and it looks unprofessional.
All in all, it does exactly what its supposed to do. Good product!
PROS: - works as described
- no picture degradation
CONS: - design (black would look more professional)
- no on/off option (small green light is always on)
I have a mac mini with a fire-wire to VGA connector, and a windows laptop (HP). Wanted to connect them to a Samsung monitor via this VGA switch. But the picture quality was terrible, basically unusuable. The image was superimposed on itself and it wasn't even centered on the screen.
Emailed customer service to see if they would recommend a replacement, but response from them was useless. They said to try different resolutions and refresh rates, which I did to no avail and replied back, and I never heard from them again.
Anyway, I am returning this device, doesn't perform the service it proclaims to do.
This monitor switch performs as advertised. I have it set up so that I can extend my laptop to a 19-incch LCD and also I have it connected behind a KVM switch that helps me control two other computers with one keyboard and the 19-inch LCD monitor. I recommend this unit despite not having a name tag anywhere on its casing. It feels solid and I hope it lasts a long time.
PROS: Inexpensive and takes very little space on my desk. Easy to switch displays with by pushing a little silver switch on its top.
CONS: Does not have a on/off switch and so it stays on all the time. However that has not been an issue so far.
I am using the switch to toggle between output to my monitor, or output to a projector. I get bad screen flicker on the monitor if I run it through the switch at high resolution (1440x900), even if the projector is not connected. I can get around the problem by running the monitor at low resolution (1024x768), and then the switch works perfectly. My video card is old, and my monitor kind of strange, so the problem may be a combination of factors. But the monitor runs at 1440x900 with no problem if connected directly to my video card, so the switch is definitely part of the problem.
PROS: Good form factor, feels solid. Works well at low resolution.
This was a breeze to use. I just plugged it in and it worked. It's small and out of the way and it auto-detects the signal if only one of the sources is powered on. If both are on, then sources are easily switched with a push of a button.
PROS: Ports clearly labeled plug it in and it works it has a button to detect sources, but every time it has detected sources automatically for me.