HDMI switch - recommendations?

Hi David!
16 Feb 2016 11:27, from David -> All:
Da> Leaving aside the need to switch keyboard (and mouse) does anyone have Da> a recommendation for an HDMI switch with, for example, 3 in and 1 out Da> (to TV/ monitor)?
I have one of these mega cheap ones.
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It has problems when the devices do not provide enough power to power it. Sadly I do not have a RPi connected to it, so I cannot comment on how good it works with a RPi.
On the other hand, for under 5 USD including shipping, it is maybe worth trying.
Da> Hmm...having raised the question, are there USB switches to flip Da> keyboard/ mouse between systems?
I only know them combined with VGA as KVM switches. (Keyboard/Video/Mouse)
CU, Ricsi
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Richard Menedetter
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Musing on the fact that I have 3 * Pi but not 3 * spare monitors.
Leaving aside the need to switch keyboard (and mouse) does anyone have a
recommendation for an HDMI switch with, for example, 3 in and 1 out (to TV/
monitor)?
Hmm...having raised the question, are there USB switches to flip keyboard/
mouse between systems?
Cheers
Dave R
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David
I am using a Lindy HDMI KVM Switch Classic, USB 2.0 with Audio, 4 port. This comes with all cables and a remote to switch between systems. Purchased from CJE Micros, Quick Code - 19302
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Google for KVM.
There are reasonably priced systems for switching VGA+USB, but the dvi ones are more expensive, and HDMI are scarce, so far.
If anyone finds a reasonably priced 4-8 port HDMI+USB KVM; preferrably one that can switch by keypress; post it here.
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Morten Reistad
Excellent. Now, if they have 8 and 16 ports ones that would be smashing.
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I was pondering this last week (for my telly) and research led me to this:
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I know it has five inputs but I wanted only three, or so I thought. What about tomorrow though?
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have you considered running 2 of them headless @ connecting to them via ssh? (the practicality of this does depend on how they are being used of- course_
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Alister
There are lots of cheap HDMI switches for 3 or 5 inputs - search on eBay. But the cost of something to switch USB too costs many times as much, oddly.
Dave
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Dave Higton
HDMI switching only is very cheap in comparison.
I am assuming that KVM is Keyboard Video Mouse - I think I may just need a USB switch.
So:
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for a 4 port USB switch (comments say it is used for switching between PCs).
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for a 5 port HDMI switch.
That looks quite reasonable.
Cheers
Dave R
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David
On 16 Feb 2016 11:27:07 GMT, David declaimed the following:
It's called a home entertainment system (Most surround sound amps these days will have three or more HDMI inputs and switch them to the TV... Assuming the TV doesn't have two or more already).
Granted -- a $600 sound system and/or $800 large screen TV is likely out of the price range for running a slew of R-Pis.
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I'd go for a wireless keyboard/mouse and multiple senders, more reliable than switches in my experience.
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Pricing is a bit enterprisey for the home user but their other products I've tried have been first rate stuff.
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Andrew Smallshaw
Hello,
with some pocket money... ;-)
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and with extra 4pcs HDMI-to-DVI
for two Pis only:
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Regards Julius
PS: I use this one and I'm happy
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Julius Kavay
Not sure what you are describing.
The wireless keyboard/mouse combinations I have are linked to one specific USB receiver.
How do you switch between systems?
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David
Thanks - the extra 1 or 2 in front of the price kinda rules it out for a Pi setup - although it looks good if you have a rack of expensive PCs.
Cheap and cheerful is part of the requirement.
Cheers
Dave R
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David
Logitech 'Unifying' receiver can connect to any keyboard/mouse in the vicinity.
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A Logitech Unifying Receiver allows many *Logitech* mice/keyboards to attach to a single USB wireless dongle. The OP wishes to connect one mouse/keyboard/screen combo to many computers.
Would Logitech's dongle work through a printer USB switch?
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Yes, I know.
However it has to be paired specifically with one keyboard/mouse because otherwise every PC in the house would be responding to every mouse/ keyboard in the house.
I have paired a mouse and keyboard to a single receiver and you need to use Logitech software and go through a pairing routine to confirm which devices should connect to the receiver.
This is not a slick process for switching between machines.
I would expect to be able to have a USB switch with a Logitech receiver plugged in, and switch this between machines to allow the mouse/keyboard to switch also.
I'm afraid your suggestion does not appear to be logical without further explanation.
Cheers
Dave R
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David
Agreed. Presumably you already have a mouse/keyboard/monitor and they are attached to the computer that you used to write the post I'm replying to, and that its attached to your LAN. If so, there's no reason you can't talk to your RPIs by using its kbd/mouse/screen once you've connected them to your LAN.
Use Cat 5 cable and a hub if they're model B RPIs (most ADSL routers have at least one RJ45 ethernet socket), or via USB wifi dongles if your LAN is wireless. Since most ADSL modems have a DHCP server built in and model B RPIs can connect to a DHCP server straight out of the box, all you need to do if you're using model Bs is to set up your router to recognise the RPIs, and assign an IP address and hostname to each.
If you're running Linux on your main computer, it already has all the software it needs: you can just use SSH to login to an RPi and start using it. If you configure SSH for X11 forwarding, then running a graphical program on the RPi will cause it to display on your computer's screen and accept input from your keyboard and mouse.
If you're running Windows, you'll need to download and install PuTTY, which is a package that provides ssh terminal and file transfer facilities for Windows. If you want a graphical desktop, you'll also need a Windows X-term server. They're around and free to download. Try Cygwin/X, XWinLogon or VcXsrv.
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