I can't begin to thank Overstock.com enough for helping me with this item. I had excellent customer service and they made sure that my transaction was handled in a very professional manner. This KVM switch works great once the learning curve is learned (for me). My problem was solved with something I found that may help the next customer who is trying to get it to locate the monitors that are being used with it. I am using Windows 7 and have a computer monitor and a TV monitor connected to the KVM switch. It found the computer monitor without any problems, but the TV monitor screen was blank. I went to "device manager" (it can be found by using the "search" feature in Windows 7). Scroll down alphabetically and select "Monitors" (highlight it or click the "+" in front of "Monitors"). Then go back to the top of the screen and LEFT click on "Action" and from the drop-down menu select "Scan for hardware changes." This found my missing 2nd monitor (for my TV). If that doesn't work, keep repeating it and sometimes it will finally find it. Also, make sure that your program for monitors shows "duplicate desktop" in what you are wanting to do with the 2nd monitor. I wish I could have found this information before my hours and hours of searching for a solution, but I'm hoping it will help anyone else who this might be their solution. I really enjoy the features of switching between computers and having only one mouse and one keyboard to handle all of it. (Chase)
The staff at the high end audio store where I recently purchased my Yamaha receiver recommended the Gefen brand digital-to-audio converter. I went shopping online but after reading reader reviews I hesitated to purchase this "Audio Decoder" as a significant minority of reviews for this and similar products say they don't work, sometimes naming specific equipment they don't work with. So I emailed the manufacturer (Samsung) to ask what would be needed to permit me to get sound from my new Samsung Smart TV to my new Yamaha (non home stereo) Receiver, which lacks the necessary video HD connection and has only the RCA type analog red and white plugs for incoming audio. They said the lesser expensive Gefen product I was looking at wouldn't be effective and recommended this one so I went ahead and purchased it. And thank goodness it does the trick. I had to purchase the special HD cable to connect the TV to the decoder, then used the separate analog cables to connect the decoder to my receiver and get good sound from TV stations and any other application I'm watching on my TV (DVDs) through my stereo speakers. Have had it only about two weeks so can't comment on how long it will last, but hopefully that will be a long time and this product is doing it's job just fine.
I am very impressed with this mouse. I was a bit nervous about the cord slowing me down, but I haven't noticed it affecting my game play at all. I really enjoy the feel of the plastic. It is that kind of soft, rubbery feeling but without any elasticity. This texture combined with the the wide base and shape of the mouse, I can easily drag it across my work space without having to hold on to it at all. Not to mention how smooth it glides across the desk (i do not use a mouse pad) is like someone coated it in butter. In my evaluation of other mice (mouses?) I have found that when pushing the scroll wheel button, the scroll will continues to spin. I have never had this problem with the RAT. No matter where on the wheel I push, there no rotational movement what so ever. All five programmable buttons are great. I particularly enjoy the thumb scroll. Personal, I have a profile set up for Starcraft II and spawning Drones has never been easier. The thumb scroll is perfect for spam actions and scroll through item menus in RPGs and shooter. The software that comes along with the mouse is great, easy to use, and allows you to experiment with the precision button. I really like how you can adjust the speed the mouse moves according to which axis it is traveling (X vs Y). I have only ever messed around with that function, never actually using different speed in game play or everyday life. I imagine it could be useful for HUGE widescreens but who knows? The precision button is great in game for aiming in shooters but I have used i most for photo editing and computer generated artwork. You can slow the bpi waaay down just in case you need to draw a line exactly 7 (or any arbitrary number) pixels, the button makes that easy. The weights in the mouse are great. I like the heavy set up. The weights can be added or removed very easily but taking off the big nut in the back. The extendable palm rest is nice but if you move it out too far, you cannot put too much weight on it before it starts to lever up off the desk surface. Overall, I love this mouse.
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