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ViN86
02-18-09, 11:39 AM
I need a DVI switch so I can select between two different DVI sources. All I can find are like $200. I would like to find one for $50 or less. Anyone know where I can find one cheap? It'd be great if it had an audio switch, too. (Mini-jack is what I want)

mullet
02-18-09, 01:33 PM
http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-2-Port-Switch-Cables-GCS1762/dp/B0009UFOTI

http://www.cooldrives.com/2podvps2kvms.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817183316&nm_mc=OTC-Ms8n&cm_mmc=OTC-Ms8n-_-KVM+(Keyboard+-+Video+-+Mouse)+Switches-_-STARTECH-_-17183316

CaptNKILL
02-18-09, 01:59 PM
Damn, those are expensive.

ViN86
02-18-09, 02:20 PM
maybe ill just try and find one on ebay or some forums.

it's just a PITA to switch between PS3 and PC on my 2407. worst case scenario ill just manually switch em :|

ViN86
02-18-09, 02:25 PM
i bid $30 for a switch on ebay that normally costs $100+. hopefully i get it...

CaptNKILL
02-18-09, 02:26 PM
Any chance you could just use a DVI to VGA adapter on your PC to plug it into a VGA port on your monitor?

ViN86
02-18-09, 09:40 PM
Any chance you could just use a DVI to VGA adapter on your PC to plug it into a VGA port on your monitor?

nah, cant do it. two reasons...

HDMI doesnt carry an analog signal so i cant use a simple DVI to VGA converter. also, my 360 is using the VGA port. :(

a12ctic
02-18-09, 10:05 PM
Just wondering, any reason why you couldn't use synergy or something of the sort?

EciDemon
02-19-09, 03:32 AM
Damn those devices cost too much for such a simple task ... I need one too

ViN86
02-19-09, 08:49 AM
Just wondering, any reason why you couldn't use synergy or something of the sort?

i want to easily switch between PC and PS3 on my monitor. not two computers.

ViN86
02-21-09, 11:31 PM
So I have been looking around, and it turns out, an HDMI switch and DVI-HDMI converters would be much better. :lol:

You can get the converters real cheap, the switch is like $30-50 and the cables are like $4 on monoprice.

mullet
02-22-09, 08:48 AM
I thought about that but wasn't sure if you would be happy with it. I mean who really wants to make Vin unhappy?

ViN86
02-22-09, 08:55 AM
I thought about that but wasn't sure if you would be happy with it. I mean who really wants to make Vin unhappy?

yea, thx for letting me come up with the idea, that way i can feel smartness :lol:

oh and meth wants to make me unhappy. that is why he and i are adversaries. :bleh:

AthlonXP1800
02-24-09, 06:56 AM
I am shocked at the prices of DVI swtich boxes in USA, it a rip off.

I found 2 DVI switch boxes with audio from UK cheap!

4 WAY DVI SWITCH / SPLITTER CONTROL BOX WITH AUDIO 29.99/$43.65 + 15/$21.80 shipping to USA

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-WAY-DVI-SWITCH-SPLITTER-CONTROL-BOX-WITH-AUDIO_W0QQitemZ200310517482QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_C onsumerElectronics_VideoSwitches_SM?hash=item20031 0517482&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

2 Way/Port DVI Switch/Switching Box + Audio Plasma/LCD 12.99/$18.86

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-Way-Port-DVI-Switch-Switching-Box-Audio-Plasma-LCD_W0QQitemZ230322352385QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_3?hash=item230322352385&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318

This ship in UK land only so you could ask the seller for USA shipping price, if they dont accept it then you could pay me so I can order it and have it ship to you.