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Aten Masterview CS-1762

Aten Masterview CS-1762
alaScore 77

17 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality, whereas reviews are divided on the value for money.

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Aten Masterview CS-1762 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Aten Masterview CS-1762

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Aten Masterview CS-1762 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

build quality

value for money

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ATEN 2-Port USB 2.0 DVI KVMP Switch with Cables CS1762 (Silver)

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Amazingly poor design for a modern day product

 

The box looks and feels reasonable well-built and it comes with two thick cables to get everything connected. Once it's all connected, the fun begins. There are two switches on the front, no make that four switches: two pairs of switches. The top...

1920 x 1200 widescreen displays, keyboard hotkeys, KVMs both audio input and output, inexpensive

very clumsy, virtually unusable front-panel switches

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Amazingly poor design for a modern day product

 

The box looks and feels reasonable well-built and it comes with two thick cables to get everything connected. Once it's all connected, the fun begins. There are two switches on the front, no make that four switches: two pairs of switches. The top...

1920 x 1200 widescreen displays, keyboard hotkeys, KVMs both audio input and output, inexpensive

very clumsy, virtually unusable front-panel switches

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360 + computer to monitor = working

 

Makes a high pitched beep when you swap port channels, my last switch didn't do this so I kind of like it.

I use a HDMI to DVI-D cable to plug my XBOX 360 into my monitor. Anyone doing this knows the hassle that comes with this when you want to use your computer, yet keep your console running (or in other words switch between the two). This worked right out...

Not really a Con, but my set-up is my computer into port 1 and 360 into port 2. If I turn off my 360 while on port 2 channel, the switch shows my computer's display while still on the port 2 channel. The obvious drawback to this is there will be color...

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Great quality KVM!

 

Steep price but when you want it to just work ATEN just does.

Works great with many computers, monitors and doesn't seem to be picky about certain keyboards or mice as long as you aren't expecting the enhanced functions to work (they won't on any KVM, KVM's emulate basic mice/keyboard HID devices)

About a second delay when you switch devices to the keyboard/mouse working. Couple other KVM's didn't exhibit this behavior, easily forgivable though ; Not a con of this switch but a con of DVI in general. When computers boot the video card does some...

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Not bad but pricey

 

I really loved my Linksys KVM. It worked fast and handled large resolutions and even my USB/ps2 gaming mouse. BUT at 1920 x 1200 res I wanted to get away from VGA. I'm very used to toggling between PC's by hitting CTRL + CRTL. That's it. This Aten unit...

Plugged everything in, it worked right away. Switches audio & usb devices nicely. Lots of options regarding what to switch, fully digital, comes with the necessary cables to go from each PC to KVM. When you switch it's fast. Doesn't go through...

this may be a bit problem for some people... you need to be viewing the machine that you are booting. If not, your display will come up as 640x480 or some heinous resolution. Not sure if this is just my monitor or not but it's not a huge deal for me...

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Great Buy; Highly Recommended

 

Very good price on decent kvm. Comparing it to other kvms of the same price, this baby had the most options, the highest resolution, and came with all the cables you need. I have both a mac and a pc hooked up and they both work flawlessly (besides the...

Well made/crafted, very durable, includes switching for DVI/audio(stereo and mic)/two usb ports. Keyboard commands allow for switching of individual components. Acts as a 4 port hub

For some reason, if I turn on the pc when the kvm is not focused on that port, the computer gets confused and the graphics card limits the resolution to the lowest setting, and it will not let you turn up the resolution until you reinstall the driver,...

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Didn't work with my PC

 

Worked great with my Mac

Didn't work at all with my PC; the USB or the DVI

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Works Great

 

This is whats hooked up: PowerMac G5 dual-core 2.3ghz, GeForce 6600. Pentium 4 3.0ghz, Radeon x850xtpe. Samsung 245bw 24" monitor, 1920x1200. Logitech G11 keyboard and Razer Copperhead mouse.

Came with every cable I needed to set it up, plus some extras like the ps2 to usb adapter, etc ; Set-up was easy. Just plugged everything in and it worked, didn't have to install anything and didn't even have to open the manual ; Heavy box sits easily...

None. I was worried after reading the reviews on other KVM's. Took a chance on this one and couldn't be happier

Product Specifications

A leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor in the IT industry, ATEN creates cutting-edge solutions for the industry and its computer users. Dedicated to its mission: "Contributing Knowledge - Creating the Future", ATEN vows to provide its customers with the most efficient, reliable, and user-friendly products. PRODUCT FEATURES: One console controls 2 computers; Computer selection via front panel switches, and Hotkeys; Independent [asynchronous] switching of KVM and peripheral USB ports; Independent [asynchronous] switching between KVM and audio ports; Supports USB transfer rates of 1.5/12 Mbps; Fully compliant with the USB specification; Auto scan mode for monitoring all computers; Buzzer On/Off via hotkey with notifying buzz; Superior video quality 1600 X 1200; Please note: This KVM supports digital resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 for all displays 19in or smaller; max resolution for displays larger than 19in may only be 1280 x 1024; Fully compliant with the DVI-Digital and DVI-analog specification; Supports Windows, and Mac host systems; ATEN USB ASIC Inside; Multi-button mouse support via drivers; Supports multimedia USB keyboards.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3in
Height:1.7in
Width:7.9in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:ATEN Technology
Model:CS-1762
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ATEN MasterView

KVM

KVM Local Users Qty:1local user

Networking

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Ports Qty:2
Subcategory (FE):KVM
Type:KVM / audio / USB switch

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition or later
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