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VGA/DVI Splitter? Help, more I think, more confused I get ^^

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Okay, so I have 2 PC's I use at the moment.

One is a backup for media, hooked up to a 32" LCD HD.

The other is my internet/gaming PC currently hooked up to it's own 17" LCD.

What I wanted to do, was hook my gaming PC up to the 32" LCD, however I realised it only has one port to accept the input from my GFX card. So I thought, well, I'll use a splitter. I found one As an example however if you look, the input for it is "male" and the output from my graphics card is also male, what!? I must be missing something obvious here :-/ I suppose I could simply swap the cable over every time depending on which PC I'm using, but in this day and age that seems to be a poor option :) Everything I looked at has a male adaptor on it, both ends of my VGA cable are male, so yeah.....I'm stumped -_- Any help, advice welcome.
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I think I found your problem. The device that you linked in your post is a splitter - that takes an image from one computer and splits it to two monitors. What we need is the other way around - taking two computers and making them send to the same monitor. Luckily for you, these devices are plentiful, and are called KVM switches. KVM stands for Keyboard, Video, and Mouse, and allows you to control two different PCs with the same monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Here is an example of one from TigerDirect.com.

I use a KVM switch in my music studio to use my mouse, keyboard, and monitor on five different computers, and I think it is just what you are looking for.

Good luck!
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A KVM switch, I'm currently on my second one. The first one I returned because it was such poor quality, and even this (more expensive) one still makes text difficult to read.

Currently I'm using an ATEN. I don't know what type The Admiral uses, or if he has any similar problems to me. My point is make sure it's a good quality one, otherwise you won't be happy with it.
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