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

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June 4, 2013 11:52:10 AM

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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June 4, 2013 12:07:21 PM

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.
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June 4, 2013 5:33:41 PM

they make dvi switches....

two cables in, one cable out with a switch to swap between.
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