• 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.

    25 of 51 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Cavan

    Does what it's supposed to do now for over a year, no problem. I use it with a samsung SyncMaster 2232BW with no issue.

    16 of 22 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.

    40 of 62 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I dont know why there are numerous bad reviews on this product. I have a cintiq 12WX plugged into my Macbook Pro Retina display and it works wonderfully. No dropped connections or anything. Its sturdy and stays in its socket. There aren't any flickering or noise signs on the monitor from the connection. A++ product

    131 of 138 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's working

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    It works great between Macbook Pro and DELL ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    45 of 55 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.

    171 of 196 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.

    106 of 124 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.)

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it's DVI-D

    • Written by from Crawley

    If anyone looks at the enlarged photos of this item they will see it has a horizontal pin C5 and a full set of pins 1-24. This means it is DVI-D, not DVI-I which has pins C1-C4 as well or DVI-A with C1-C4 and many other pins missing.
    If you do not check the connection before buying then that is not really Apple's fault. This is a very nicely made adapter and does the job well. The connection should be tight as there are some very dodgy DVI-D cables out there with poor screws on them.
    If you don't know what you have, then stick to VGA maybe.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well 98% of the Time. Occasionally Needs Unplug/Replug

    • Written by from Kent

    I got this with a new MBP in May of 2012. I plugged it in to my MBP and my plain old Samsung 22" digital monitor. It works reliably. Once in a while the display gets confused and puts the main screen on the Samsung when I wake up the computer. I unplug and replug (just once) and it works fine. I take my computer with me daily, so I plug and unplug this unit every day. Works fine.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    With some duct tape, this adapter may work reliably, or it may not.

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    I got this adapter to extend the desktop of a new iMac. The two have now been attached for less than 3 years, linking the iMac via DVI to a Dell Ultrasharp monitor. After two years, if the cat walked by my desk, the Dell would black out. I checked the cables, changed cables, and figured out that the problem is in the connection at the Mini displayport. I finally started getting a reliable signal to the Dell by plugging in the adapter, pulling the adapter's cable up, against the iMac's back shell and duct-taping it in place about 3" above the port. In other words, this display port and its poorly-matching plug constitute a POS, in mechanic's jargon. I don't get it-the plug and its matching socket were developed by Apple (?), or at least both are built by Apple, but it's a lousy fit. That's unusual for Apple. There Will Be Duct Tape.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with HP DVI monitors

    • Written by from BUNDOORA

    I bought two of these to hook-up to a pair of HP LP2065 monitors to my Retina MacBook Pro.
    External monitors each run at 1600x1200, works flawlessly. Can rotate the external monitors no problem via the settings in OSX.

    The material is solid and rigid and looks like it could take a beating.

    DOES NOT work with VGA (D-Sub) monitors. I tried a DVI to VGA cable, no output displayed to the external monitor. As expected though since there is only a digital signal coming out.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    • Written by from Galena

    Recently migrated from a PC to an iMac and reused my 23" ASUS (VGA,DVI,HDMI) display as a secondary display.
    Connectivity and configuration was very easy and I have not encountered any problems to date.
    I am very happy with the purchase and ability to reuse a newer display device I otherwise would have had to get rid of.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with DVI to VGA adapter

    • Written by from Columbia

    I bought a MacBook Air. I bought this adapter thinking I'd be set, since I already had a DVI to VGA adapter (from the macbook pro I was replacing). However, the two aren't compatible. The DVI to VGA adapter has four pins which this doesn't accept.

    40 of 46 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job.

    • Written by from Potomac

    I'm using it to connect my 13" MBP to a Viewsonic VX2450vm-LED monitor's DVI-D slot. Works well as its supposed to at 1920x1080 resolution.

    Ignore other reviews that gave this product 1 or 2 stars b/c they bought the wrong product.

    45 of 47 people found this useful