• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible With Cintiq

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    This adapter is not compatible with the Cintiq. I didn't bother reading the other reviews before purchasing it.

    It gets 2 starts because it looks really neat.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Check it before leaving the store.

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Unless you live really close to the apple store, I would ask them to check this on a machine in the store before leaving. Bought one today, bought my second monitor, hooked it up and nothing. Swapped cables, nothing. Called Apple Tech support, they had me do a few things, ended up back at the store. Tested my purchased one on their computer, nothing. Took another from the package, nothing. The manager allowed me to have one more, but could not test it there. 18 miles later, it works.

    Seems like a shame to have to get an adapter for a dual port video card, but $29 is not bad after spending money on the Mac Pro.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with apple DVI to RGB converter

    • Written by from Gateshead

    I bought this along with my new macbook, thinking that I could connect my VGA monitors via the old apple DVI to RGB converter that came with my mac mini. It does not work, as the old converter is DVI-I and the new converter is DVI-D. How frustrating! As others have pointed out, why on earth doesn't apple provide a DVI-I connection on this adaptor?

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but Too Expensive

    • Written by from London

    This seems to work well so far, which is relief after hearing about others problems. I have tested it with both my Cinema Display, Samsung TFT and cheapy video projector. It is a shame though that after spending so much and a very nice laptop we are forced to pay £40 to be able to plug it in to these very standard devices.

    61 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    FYI, no 1920x1200

    • Written by from SOUTH SAINT PAUL

    It was my understanding of the single-link DVI spec that it could handle the 1920x1200 resolution of my 26" monitor. Seems like 1920x1080 is the max, so I just wasted $30. Whoops.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Apple DVI-VGA adapter.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I was happy to see the results when I hooked up my MacBook to my TV, but then when I tried to use this adapter with an older Apple DVI-VGA adapter cable, no go. I needed to connect the two in order to use a data projector with only VGA inputs. Now I have to scramble to find another way to use the projector.
    Apple Store employees should tell you up front that this adapter isn't compatible with older (analog) cables, but they don't. That's why there are MANY people with experiences like mine.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you get the right one!

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Usually Apple products just work, thats why they are so great. Things aren't as easy as you'd think with the mini DisplayPort Adapters though.

    The DVI version seems to be only for DVI-D (digital DVI) and not DVI-A (analog DVI), which is more common on older hardware. They are only compatible one way, as the DVI-A connector has some extra pins. Cleverly you can't even use Apples own DVI-to-VGA Adapter due to the extra pins. If you plan on using both and don't absolutely need the digital signal, get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a seperate VGA-DVI Adapter.

    So make sure you spend your hard earned wisely on this and check what inputs your monitor has. Unless its fairly new, chances are it will be DVI-A.

    I haven't had any picture related issues, but chances are the earlier reviewer has problems with the new NVIDIA chip and its not the adapters fault.

    2 Stars as should cost half the price for what you get.

    480 of 542 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not your usual DVI

    • Written by from College Place

    Works great for digital only DVI. Will not work with a DVI to VGA adapter or some DVI cables.

    I bought this expecting it to work just like the DVI port on my old MacBook Pro, found out it didn't when I was trying to hook a projector up for a colloquium presentation I was doing.

    Don't forget to buy the VGA adapter as well if you are ever going to need to use VGA.




    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    kinda works..

    • Written by from Washington

    I have one of these connected to a Dell 2408WFP monitor at 1920x1200. Image quality is great most of the time, I've not had sleep issues at all. The only issue I have is *sometimes* I get flickering horizontal lines all over the screen, the monitor then loses sync and then the image re-appears, perfectly stable. This is usually triggered by heavy hard disk activity.

    This has happened once a day for the last 3 days - I've tried different cables and even a different monitor and I still get the same.

    When it works, the image is great though.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre product

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Why does this adapter not have the four openings for DVI-D connectors? I cannot plug in half my monitors to it because the four pins around the large pin are missing! Even the original DVI-to-VGA adapter from apple wont plug into it! Other than that, it does it's job.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug is poorly designed - needs improvement

    • Written by from Portland

    It functions fine for connecting a monitor to my MacBook, but the build quality is not what I expected from Apple.

    The second time I used it, while trying to remove the the mini DisplayPort plug from the computer, the plug's outer sheath slipped off the "innards" of the plug, which remained in the port. I managed to work the sheath (almost) back into position, which is only press-fitted into place. It is difficult to thread the cord's strain relief back through the plug sheath.

    It would be nice if the cord were longer, so I could stash the big clunky junction with the dvi cable behind my desk.

    The smooth shiny finish of the tiny plug also makes it hard to grasp but that seems to be an Apple design paradigm. (I have the same beef with the mag safe connector.) Cmon Apple, you could do better.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with my 21" Wacom Cintiq

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    My $2000 Wacom tablet uses DVI-I, and this cable is DVI-D. My brand new Macbook Pro (unibody) can't connect because of the pins. BE CAREFUL and check the pins on your hardware before buying this.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with waking display from sleep

    • Written by from LONDON

    While it looks nice and neat, it gives me a problem with my Dell 2001FP.

    Every time the display goes to sleep it doesn't come back on without me having to unplug and plug it back in.

    Of course it could be the software but the same monitor worked fine for me on my old MBP.

    Two other points:

    It would be nice if the cable was a few inches longer so I could hide it behind the screen when I work.

    £20 for a bit of plastic? Only apple can get away with that.

    137 of 176 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI drops Analog signal, DVI-D only

    • Written by from Gray

    We know the Mini DisplayPort can output an analog signal because there's a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. So why does this adapter drop the analog signal and go strictly to DVI-D (Digital only) instead of DVI-I (analog & digital)? The old MacBook Pro's had DVI-I. So this adapter is not a replacement to what used to come standard on MacBook Pros! I'm left very frustrated.

    1869 of 2275 people found this useful