KVM switches for VGA displays vs for DVI displays: From examining prices both these days and a couple of times over the past year or two, I've noticed that, generally, 2-machine KVM switches, with USB ports for keyboard and mouse, are about an order-of-magnitude, 10x or so, more expensive for DVI displays.
DVI is newer and more complex technology, so maybe the hardware for it is a bit more expensive, but were talking about a passive component which doesn't do any DAC, just switches wires. So where does the 10x price difference come from?
I realize that DVI-based KVMs are newer on the market. However, DVI has been around for more than a decade already; and while VGA KVMs have been around for longer, they used to have PS/2 connectors rather than USB ones. So the age difference doesn't explain such a price gap. Also, I'm not comparing apples and oranges w.r.t. audio connector switching, or massive metal vs lightweight plastic boxes.