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Testseek.com have collected 12 expert reviews of the Aten KVM Switch CS1782 and the average rating is 89%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Aten KVM Switch CS1782.
Award: Editor’s Choice July 2008
July 2008


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The editors liked

  • Virtually instantaneous port switching
  • Programmable "hotkey" switching
  • USB 2.0 support
  • Support for headphones
  • 2.1
  • 5.1 & 7.1 sound systems
  • No performance degradation or screen artifacts even under heavy use
  • Extremely solid all metal construction
  • Al...
  • 7.1 analog audio support
  • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
  • Hotkey and physical button switching
  • Duallink DVI
  • 7.1 surround
  • Manual or hotkey switching
  • Works perfectly

The editors didn't like

  • Upgrade cable requires a serial port on your computer to function
  • No digital audio pass through
  • Firmware updates require nine-pin serial port
  • Overclockers Online would like to thank ATEN for supplying the CS1782 DVI KVMP Switch for review.

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  Published: 2009-02-17, review by: hardwarebistro.com

  • KVM switch is a very popular device especially for manufacturing to control multiple of systems to reduce its setup cost since the Input/Output devices can be shared. As the technology is changing so fast and due to much cheaper price for computer har...

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  Published: 2008-07-31, review by: HEXUS.net

  • The ATEN CS1782 is a simple-to-use, intuitive KVM. The bundled cabling means that you can run the KVM right out of the box, and the included instruction manual makes its simple operation abundantly clear. Its ability to independently switch the KVM, ...

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  Published: 2008-07-18, review by: phoronix.com

  • Abstract:  This is our first time dealing with an Aten KVM switch, but we are very impressed with the CS1782. We were pleased with the switch since looking at its build quality and this excitement continued through setting it up and using the switch. The CS1782 ...

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  Published: 2008-07-14, review by: Overclockersonline.net

  • Duallink DVI, 7.1 surround, Manual or hotkey switching, Works perfectly
  • Overclockers Online would like to thank ATEN for supplying the CS1782 DVI KVMP Switch for review.
  • KVMs dont usually get all the glamorous attention. However, the CS1782 deserves some of its own. With support for all of the latest technologies from dual-link DVI, 7.1 surround sound and USB 2.0, the CS1782 has you covered. Port switching is quick an...

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  Published: 2008-07-12, review by: OCModShop

  • The ATEN CS1782 Dual-DVI KVMP Switch has an excellent build, and all the features a PC enthusiast would want in a KVM switch. Itis very simple, but yet very complex at the same time. Inital setup can be quite confusing, and most likely you will run in...

 
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  Published: 2008-07-11, review by: virtual-hideout.net

  • This is just what I want in a KVM. It’s pretty simple, all my hardware works, it fixes the limitations of the previous models, and adds new features that aren’t just window dressing. Once again, its monitor emulation that really sets it apart...

 
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  Published: 2008-07-10, review by: hardwaregeeks.com

  • Abstract:  The folks over at Aten sent us one of there new KVM’s. What makes this KVM special is the inclusion of dual-link DVI, 7.1 Audio and a USB 2.0 hub. I’ve been using the KVM now in my home setup for a little over a week now. Read on to see how it...

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  Published: 2008-07-10, review by: extremetech.com

  • 7.1 analog audio support; dual-link DVI with HDCP; hotkey and physical button switching
  • No digital audio pass through; firmware updates require nine-pin serial port
  • If youve wanted a KVM switch for high-res displays and multichannel audio, wait no longer.Using the CS1782...

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  Published: 2008-06-12, review by: Bjorn3d.com

  • Virtually instantaneous port switching, Programmable "hotkey" switching, USB 2.0 support, Support for headphones, 2.1, 5.1 & 7.1 sound systems, No performance degradation or screen artifacts even under heavy use, Extremely solid all metal construction, Al...
  • Upgrade cable requires a serial port on your computer to function
  • It is always fun to review a new product especially when it is one that performs as well as the ATEN CS1782 USB 2.0 DVI KVM Switch did. This product is the best KVM switch we have ever had the pleasure to use. This switch includes features far and abo...

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  Published: 2008-07-02, review by: overclockersclub.com

  • Independent switching between USB, audio, and KVM, Small size and therefore very little realestate needed, Solid unit housing, buttons, and connections, Excellent user manual/instructions, No degradation of audio quality, DVI signal, or USB lag, Qualit...
  • A bit pricey for “ordinary” users, Upgrading firmware requires COM/serial port, Some issues with PS/2 keyboard in games, Requires specific DVI adapter (DVID) which isn’t included...
  • Overall, I’m extremely impressed with this Aten CS1782 KVM switch. The Wife was very annoyed by the WoW keyboard problem, but as mentioned, it went away the instant I plugged in a USB keyboard, which made her happy and negated that annoyance. I woul...

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