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I want to connect two DVI cable to one DVI port, but using only one at a time

The thing is I want to share my monitor between my gaming desktop and a Raspberry pi. The monitor will only need to be connected to either the desktop or the raspberry pi at a time (i.e. I won't be using the monitor for both device at the same time).

However, my monitor has only one DVI input. So I want to know what converter/adapter/splitter I need to buy to have the two DVI cable connected to the monitor.

- The raspberry pi's HDMI out will be converted to DVI using a simple adapter
- I really want to keep both DVI cables attached to my monitor so that I don't have to plug and unplug a lot.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    mayfreeman said:
    The thing is I want to share my monitor between my gaming desktop and a Raspberry pi. The monitor will only need to be connected to either the desktop or the raspberry pi at a time (i.e. I won't be using the monitor for both device at the same time).

    However, my monitor has only one DVI input. So I want to know what converter/adapter/splitter I need to buy to have the two DVI cable connected to the monitor.

    - The raspberry pi's HDMI out will be converted to DVI using a simple adapter
    - I really want to keep both DVI cables attached to my monitor so that I don't have to plug and unplug a lot.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.


    You want a KVM switch, they are rather expensive though. You could probably make a crude switch yourself for much cheaper. I am surprised they don't have cheaper options out there.
  2. they make dvi switches....

    two cables in, one cable out with a switch to swap between.
  3. Thanks for the reply burdenbound and ssddx, It think I'll just get this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00111EMMO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    A KVM switch looks to scary to me.. lol.
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