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How to make two laptops share the same external monitor?

I have two laptops which I need to connect (one at the time of course) to the same external high-resolution LCD monitor (Dell Ultrasharp 21") in 1600x1200 mode.  I tried a hardware switch from my local computer store (2-in, 1-out), but I get ghost reflections. I need some kind of high-quality switch as this monitor is used for photography processing and I definitely don't want any ghost image.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
You need an electronically controlled KVM.

Also, the cabling that you use should be as short as possible.  You are losing signal for every inch that your broadcast travels.
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ThebergeSAuthor Commented:
irwinpks,

Could you be more explicit on the brand?  A friend of mine used the Belkin KVM with quality short cables and had ghost images at resolution of 1200 and up.

Tx,

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
If you're pushing quality then you may want to consider Rose products
http://www.rose.com/htm/kvmextenders.htm?category=kvm%20extenders

The cost of the extender & kvm could be as much or even more than a new LCD display
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CallandorCommented:
I use a DLink KVM, similar to http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=307&sec=0.  The specs support very high resolutions; you may want to test your VGA cables by swapping them to see if they can handle the higher bandwidth.
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ThebergeSAuthor Commented:
irwinpks/callandor,

Thanks!

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool .thankyou!
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