[RndTbl] 55" monitor and multiple laptops

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Wed Dec 15 16:41:45 CST 2021

Always has, it's just a really really tiny size limit (256kb, iirc).  Perhaps RHIP?  Not sure, I didn't approve the message.

Yeah, I tried a USB3 4K HDMI KVM, but it kinda sucked because you had to use an IR remote to control it, and also because it broke within 48hrs :-).
I then went with the cheapest one I could find on Amazon that did 4K and had a physical remote switch to control it, and it's ... adequate.  3 USB ports are just enough to avoid needing a hub too.


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Q: how do you switch between laptops? KVM?


On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 3:50 PM Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net<mailto:athompso at athompso.net>> wrote:
So there's the 55" TV I'm using as a monitor, and the cookie cooling racks I found at Lee Valley that are wide enough to accommodate my laptops *with* dock without having to take over the whole desk.
Two notable downsides: HDMI power management doesn't work the same way with a TV as with a monitor, so I have to keep the remote handy to turn it back on every time I sit down...
And the power button for the lower laptop is in the far back-right corner :-(. Thankfully I don't need it often!
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