• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a short while

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I've gone through two of these HDMI adapters and am now on my third one. When they work they work fine, but then they just stop working. Life was around 1 year or less. Usage was only for the occasional presentation so they did not get heavy usage.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support DVI-I

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    If you have four pins around the long flat pin on your DVI, this adapter will not fit your cable.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the worst thing about my macbook

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    I absolutely hate the mini displayport. Have gone through at least 10 mini displayport to dvi adapters since purchasing my macbook pro. It doesn't matter if it is an apple cable or not. Horrible product that makes running multiple monitors an incredibly frustrating experience. I teach and cannot rely on this to use in my class so instead of being able to take my laptop with me (the whole reason I bought it in the first place) I have to leave it at home and email my presentations to a campus computer. Really cannot express how much disdain I have for this "product"

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On to our 4th in less than 1 year

    • Written by from Auckland

    Beautiful product, but having to replace them every 3 months due to failure. At $49.95 a piece, the cost is starting to rack up.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from London

    I've bought one of these and I'm pretty disappointed. I use it to connect a 2010 15" MacBookPro (8.2) to an ASUS PB278Q. Very often when I turn on the computer, the image in the monitor is completely grained (full of noise) and I can see the desktop below the noise. I need to unplug the USB part of the adapter (the power I suppose) and then re-plug it. Sometimes I need to do this twice. It may also work turn off and on the monitor. One thing is for sure: When I turn on the computer, or awake it from sleep, it's completely impossible to know whether the noise/grain will appear. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I regret a LOT having bought this, specially because later I learned that I could simlpy have bought a cheap Mini Displayport to Displayport cable........

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Analog signal

    • Written by from Montreal

    Cannot use this with any analog adapter.

    I wanted to plug into my projector, didn't have an HDMI cable on hand so decided I could use my DVI to composite adapter along with this Thunderbolt to DVI.
    NO GO. This does not allow analog connectors. The move to phase out analog is probably to enforce DRM, Shame because I'm an artist creating my own content and I had to come up with a very hack solution to get MY content projected out of MY laptop.

    This adaptor is useless with your DVI to VGA or DVI to Composite or any other DVI-A connector.

    Very frustrating that the new MBPs only equipped with Thunderbolt and USB makes it very hard to get any signal in or out of it without the need to buy a whole bunch of new types of cables or interfaces.

    19 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    incompatible with Dell monitor

    • Written by from Christchurch

    Bought a highly reviewed Dell 23" monitor for use with my MacBook Air (mid 2012). The monitor has DVI input but is unable to communicate with my MacBook despite multiple attempts (with the Apple mini displayport to DVI adaptor) and no help from Dell or Apple. A waste of $300 plus the cost of the adaptor.

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great...

    • Written by from Wahiawa

    First, I suggest you look elsewhere to find a Mini DP/Thunderbolt to HDMI cable rather than deal with this item. If you have to get this one here is my experience with it:

    Pros-
    Nice picture (when the cable works)

    Cons-
    **NO AUDIO
    **Price ($29.99 + cost of another cable if you don't have a DVI-D cable to connect)
    **Mini DP connection on cable is very fragile. This is the first cable I have ever had that had to be placed just right to ensure a clear signal. I have books stacked-up behind my iMac to keep the cable straight. Don't even think about bumping it while inserting or removing a USB or FireWire device (does anyone use firewire?)

    Apple, stop sapping my wallet with proprietary garbage that sounds great, kind of works, nobody supports or uses and get standardized equipment. My friend's sub $400 laptop with HDMI output looks the same as mine but his has audio and he got the cheapest cable we could find ($5 for 12ft). I spent $60 for the total cable setup and look like an idiot.

    28 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The answer to a question no one asked

    • Written by from Sydney

    $30? Not in this lifetime buddy.

    Do an eBay search and pick up one from Hong Kong, they're $25 dollars cheaper and exactly the same.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from forest knolls

    Stopped working after a few months. Have to buy a new one..Just to use it for a few months again.

    I'm frustrated with apple recently. Things just don't work as they did before.

    44 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Barwell

    I bought one of these, but have to say I am very disappointed by its poor reliability. Having paid the Apple Tax for this product, I was very disappointed to find that one has to wiggle the DVI cable to make it work sometimes. Having invested in quite an expensive cable, that works reliably elsewhere, I have to say that it comes down to this adaptor.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good - Dell 2405P

    • Written by from Mornington

    Does not output a clear resolution when connected from Macbook Pro Retina to Dell 2405P (1920x1200). It "works" in the sense that you can see the screen, but the display is super blurry, and not usable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    • Written by from Manchester

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-I vs DVI-D

    • Written by from EXETER

    The output is a DVI-D instead of DVI-I. So instead of carrying around one adapter I need two. This along with other issues makes me question the intentions of Apple's product line and feels like what happened in the 90's is happening again with Apple milking money out of users from the extra (or overpriced) hardware to buy. Interoperability is important.

    174 of 200 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating. Works, but not as well as expected.

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I bought this device "just in case" I might need it. I never really used it, because I always had access to my desktop computer and never needed to use a separate display for my laptop. I got a new job where I'm on the road and working from a satellite office. Now, I figured, would be a good time to start using this device.

    The device hasn't completely stopped working, but it isn't very reliable. The screen image on the monitor frizzes up often. Think of an old school television antenna. The only solution is to jiggle and contort the adapter until a stable connection is made. Once again, think of an old school television antenna.

    So, I've owned the device for over a year, but the last month has been my first time using it regularly. I don't recommend that anyone buy this product. I've since ordered a similar device from a competitor. Hopefully the user experience is better.

    109 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cuts out increasingly often

    • Written by from San Diego

    I used it to connect my MacBook Pro to an extra display. At first it was fine, but then it started cutting out but could be temporarily fixed by unplugging and replugging it in to the port. Eventually, it got so bad that it would not come back on. I thought my Thunderbolt port was on the fritz, but I tried using a VGA adapter and everything was fine. (although I can't watch HD TV episodes on the external display.)

    52 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work the way it should

    • Written by from Surfers Paradise

    According to "Apples" FaQ Page on this adapter it is "Active" not "Passive" it isn't close to being Active because it does not work with a tripple monitor setup one has to be disabled for it to work. Great work Apple not... One unimpressed customer

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    color static issues on monitor

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was not able to make this work between my 13" first-gen unibody MacBook Pro (I think early 2009) and 23" Cinema Display (2008 model). The cinema display showed red color static/noise all the time (and I tried several common methods for trying to fix that). I suppose this is just the price of older hardware, but would have been nice if they would play nice together.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    W.t.f. ?!?

    • Written by from Ladenburg

    It's DVI-D, which means it does not support ANY commonly used DVI-cables of the analog type.
    Wow, so much money spent for a useless connector.

    Great apple fan up to now (iMac 27, Macbook Air, iPhone) but that really *s*u*c*k*s*! Congrats, bad work Apple! :-(

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging totally misleading

    • Written by from La Tour-de-Peilz

    It's good to know that this supports only single-link DVI with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or lower, which is _not_ written on the packaging, and not even on the description on the Apple Store. That's only once you've connected it between your Mac (e.g. a Mini 2011) and your monitor (e.g. a Samsung SA850) that you'll notice the max. resolution in the Displays Preferences, look for information on apple.com, and eventually find out the informative note hidden somewhere in the faqs.

    114 of 137 people found this useful