Monitor - Powerbook & PC??


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buckwheat

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Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I am just about to get a 24" Dell and I want to hook it up to my PC as well as my Powerbook.

Is there a cable that I can get that means the PC is always connected, but has a "separate" connection for when I want to connect my Powerbook? I don't want to always be connecting / reconnecting all the time.
 

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surely there is a cable I can get?

anyone who owns the dell 24" - do you know if there is 2 dvi inputs?
 

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buckwheat said:
surely there is a cable I can get?

anyone who owns the dell 24" - do you know if there is 2 dvi inputs?
Just one.
 

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anyone know if there is a cable that would have a one end that hooks up to the monitor and then dual connectors for the PC / Laptop output?
 

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buckwheat said:
anyone know if there is a cable that would have a one end that hooks up to the monitor and then dual connectors for the PC / Laptop output?
err... can try KVM, den dun use the kb & mouse feature...

i doubt there is a DVI splitter or switch... or maybe there is...
 

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At SLS, I saw a ATEN KVM that has DVI and USB ports but don't think is has PS/2 ports. I vaguely remember the price is 550 or 650. Can connect up to 4 computers.

On another note, the Dell 24" is very good in both performance and price. I set up one for my relative. However, I think it needs a good display card.
 

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I'm not worried about a fancy "switch" as i won't be using them both at the same time... just don't want the hassle of having to constantly switch the cable from one computer to the other...
 

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I'm not worried about a fancy "switch" as i won't be using them both at the same time... just don't want the hassle of having to constantly switch the cable from one computer to the other...
den get a kvm lor, press the button on the kvm to switch view.
 

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but 500-600 for something that should be quite simple seems a bit over the top.

i have at work a cable that splits one dvi output from the graphics card to two monitors... all i need is the opposite - one monitor but two sources.
 

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cos its for the KVM function.. esp a USB KVM is about 2x more expensive than a PS/2 ones. den DVI ones are even more ex than the normal D-Sub ones.

if u can find 1 that uses DVI, and using PS/2 might be cheaper. But also have to note the maximum resolution. Some brands i tested will have wavy lines running across the screen, might be due to some interference in the KVM. Aten is nice, but slightly expensive. maybe try see Belkin have anot.
 

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Beware about KVM.....some low end one doesn't support high resolution......poor extender cable will also affect the image quality....so check their specs first b4 you commit :sweat:
 

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I received the 24" yesterday (and its awesome!!) - it actually has analogue and DVI inputs so my PC is using the analogue and I have reserved the DVI connection for the Powerbook - as I do all my photo / video stuff on the Mac.

Question I have is the cable that I received from Dell (I think its a DVI-I) doesn't look like it will go into the DVI port on the Powerbook. Does anyone know which adaptor I need to get? Have tried doing some searching but I am getting confused with all the different standards...
 

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buckwheat said:
I received the 24" yesterday (and its awesome!!) - it actually has analogue and DVI inputs so my PC is using the analogue and I have reserved the DVI connection for the Powerbook - as I do all my photo / video stuff on the Mac.

Question I have is the cable that I received from Dell (I think its a DVI-I) doesn't look like it will go into the DVI port on the Powerbook. Does anyone know which adaptor I need to get? Have tried doing some searching but I am getting confused with all the different standards...
go buy a new one at sls...
 

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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
go buy a new one at sls...
appreciate the help... great work.

anyone got some advice that can actually point me in the right direction?
 

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