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Sharing 1 Ultrawide Curved Monitor Between 2 PCs @ Native Resolution -

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Hello fellow geeks:

I share a standard 16:9 HD monitor between two PC workstations.  PC 1 is my administrative computer for basic business productivity. PC 2 is my 3D animation/rendering computer. Quite often throughout the workday, I switch back and forth between both using a StarTech KVM switch.


I’d like to replace my 16:9 monitor with a new 21:9 ultra-wide curved monitor. Since I don’t see any KVM switches for 21:9 ratios, is it possible to share one 21:9 ultra-wide curved monitor between two PCs via their input connections in the back? If so, which one(s)?


Every monitor that I’ve seen has 1 DisplayPort and 1 or 2 HDMI port(s), but unless it’s HDMI 2.0 then I won’t get the full benefit of ultra-wide format, correct?


I’ve been looking for days and I’m weary of searching. Some help would be appreciated. Is it possible to share one 21:9 curved monitor between two PCs at maximum native resolution?

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sorry you haven't gotten a reply before now but yes it is possible to to share a 21:9 monitor at it's native resolution of 2560x1080 depending on capabilities of the hardware you're using. eg:- do the gpu's in both your pc's support such a high resolution in the first place? a lot won't.


here is a kvm switch which is good for resolutions up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz :- http://www.startech....io~SV231DVIUAHR





is it possible to share one 21:9 ultra-wide curved monitor between two PCs via their input connections in the back? If so, which one(s)?

sorry no only 1 pc can be connected to a monitor at a time as far as i'm aware, those different connection options just give you more options on how you connect that 1 pc, so you will still need to us a kvm switch to connect 2 pc's to a single monitor.


seems i'm a bit behind the times and it is possible to now connect 2 pc's to a single monitor but all the hardware needs to be dual link compatible.



Dual Link-up

The Dual Link-up feature allows two devices to be displayed simultaneously on a single screen. With the monitor, you can connect and watch a movie from a Blu-ray player while working on an Excel spreadsheet from your PC. With the 29UM65's upgraded Dual Link-up, it enables HDMI+HDMI links, now you can connect devices more conveniently.

* Dual Link-up requires specific combination of HDMI/DisplayPort/DVI-D(Dual link) connection with each device.


Edited by terry1966, 27 September 2015 - 05:18 PM.

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