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    Switching between Mac And PC with only one monitor

    Whats the best way i can achieve this? I need to keep both physical devices so a software option is not possible.

    What is my cheapest option to accomplish this?

    Point me to the right piece of kit to purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Whats the best way i can achieve this? I need to keep both physical devices so a software option is not possible.

    What is my cheapest option to accomplish this?

    Point me to the right piece of kit to purchase?
    i have just done this.. You need a VGA switcher not splitter..

    her's one from insight
    Insight UK - ATEN VS201 - Monitor switch - 2 ports

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    TFT monitor with VGA and DVI inputs - use VGA for PC, DVI for mac, just press toggle input button on monitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco84 View Post
    The KVM Switch will do Mouse Keyboard and Monitor...

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    KVM Switch seconded, but what's the what with mac compatability on them?

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    Im sure you could get a keyboard and mouse thats compatible with both PC and MAC. Or if you werent botherd about sharing the keyboard and mouse just connect the video up to the KVM switch and keep the seperate keyboards and mice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco84 View Post
    Im sure you could get a keyboard and mouse thats compatible with both PC and MAC. Or if you werent botherd about sharing the keyboard and mouse just connect the video up to the KVM switch and keep the seperate keyboards and mice.
    I've had problems doing that before with KVM's not switching to inputs with no keyboards or mice in as they use the voltage from the keyboard or mouse port to mark it as active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    I've had problems doing that before with KVM's not switching to inputs with no keyboards or mice in as they use the voltage from the keyboard or mouse port to mark it as active.
    If you buy a real one that's mains powered they are a LOT more reliable.

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