KVM needed that supports DisplayPort

Ted Penner
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I need an inexpensive KVM that supports three (3) display ports.

I can't seem to find anything under $100 that supports the DisplayPort (dp v1.2 or 2) and does this all in one device.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

This product works and I have it but it needs to support the third computer.  It only supports two.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZK2S71W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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That doesn't quite meet the specs.

This product works and I have it but it needs to support the third computer.  It only supports two.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZK2S71W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Commented:
Odd that that Lindy manual displayport switch is so expensive in USA, in UK it is only £26 = $35

https://www.lindy.co.uk/audio-video-c2/switches-c175/2-port-4k-displayport-switch-p8796

They are only dumb copper switches, no electronics so you can use 3 of them to create a 4-port switch, however it is not a KVM switch anyway, just a video switch, just V without K or M.

Since your example was just a video switch do you need keyboard and mouse switched as well?

BTW, I doubt Lindy actually make it, see https://www.reichelt.com/gb/en/switch-2-port-displayport-1-1-manual-delock-87668-p179864.html?CTYPE=0&MWSTFREE=0&PROVID=2788&wt_guka=54951053675_263550071948&PROVID=2788&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3ebdBRC1ARIsAD8U0V47jgxpXT7Idt6wYySqt3ixfSPjpjo0vxVAllIllcOtvITWY9ylk7waAkmYEALw_wcB&&r=1 for example which is identical except for the badge.
Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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Certainly not finding a 3 or more port for under $100, or $200 for that matter.

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Nope, most are upwards of $300.  One possibility is using an HDMI or DVI switch (which are easier to find in the $150 or below range).   DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI cables are about $10 in general.    If your monitor supports either than go with it, if it only supports display port, you can also use a xx to display port cable on the monitor side (the switch will still work.  .

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100160866%20600012892%20600030358%20600030360%20600030367%20600310998%20600336679&IsNodeId=1&Description=kvm&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=36
Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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Commented:
I considered pricewatch.com but so far on Amazon or newegg, I haven't found anything under $100 that directly supports DisplayPort, but that's still the goal.
Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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That's outstanding Fred.  I would much rather it be Amazon but if it has to be eBay then so be it.
Could you add a splitter to the Lindy you have?
https://www.amazon.com/gofanco-DisplayPort-MST-Hub-Displayport/dp/B0785ZQSWN
If i understand you you have 3 computers? to one display?
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I think that's the opposite of what they want, a splitter lets you have two screens on a single port.

They could use 2 Lindy ones for 3 PCs but not much cheaper than the one Fred found and that one does keyboard and mouse too.
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I just ordered the one from Ebay, so we will see

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