• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems good to me...

    • Written by from Swansea

    I use this adapter with my Macbook and a 17" (maybe?) Dell LCD monitor capable of 1280x1024. It works perfectly so far. I've only had it for about 6 hours, so I can't really say anything about how well it holds up. The cable is about twice as thick as an iPod cable, but it is only about two/three or so inches long... It is obviously designed to function only as an adapter, with a separate DVI cable (which is fine).

    I would change two things about this product... mostly to make it worth its $30 price tag.

    1) I would lengthen the cable by an inch or so. (Not hugely important... but it'd be nice.)
    2) It would also be nice if you could use a DVI->VGA adapter with this, but this is only Digital DVI, so that should not work. I'm not sure if this is due to some technical limitation, or if Apple just wants me to buy a VGA adapter too.

    But, all in all, this does exactly what it is designed to do, and the build quality seems decent.

    But remember, this will only work with the newer Mini DisplayPorts, NOT with the MiniDVI ports. Make sure you check if you're unsure.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    • Written by from Richmond

    bought it to use with my unibody macbook pro + Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" monitor. Works perfectly, although sometimes when switching to it (dvi) from my PS3(hdmi) I get white noise displayed on the screen. Will write another review after using it for a few months to see how it lasts

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from London

    After all the hub-bub about where it works or not or whether it is DVI-I or DVI-D, all I can say is look at the picture. In fairness to Apple, you can zoom right into the connector to see if it will connect to your monitor. I agree is might be clearer if it stated that it was DVI-D but this is easy enough to check. I think most of the confusion has come from the fact that there are two types of DVI cable. This is not actually Apple's fault. For the record DVI-I carries Digital AND Analogue (over the extra 4 pins) and DVI-D is just Digital.
    All I can say about it on the down side is I think it should be priced at £15 along with all the other Mini adaptors. Have connected up to various 24" panels in the office and it works great off my new MiniMac.

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Confucius is wrong

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    You cannot run dual monitors with this product or the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

    The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter is meant for 1 external display up to 1920 x 1080.

    The Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter is meant for running 1 external display up to and beyond 1920 x 1080 resolution, such as the Apple 30" monitor which runs at 2560 by 1600 pixels.

    Please do your research before recommending a product. Dual-link does not mean Dual monitors. The Digital formats are available in DVI-D Single-Link and Dual-Link as well as DVI-I Single-Link and Dual-Link format connectors. These DVI cables send information using a digital information format called TMDS (transition minimized differential signaling). Single link cables use one TMDS 165Mhz transmitter, while dual links use two. The dual link DVI pins effectively double the power of transmission and provide an increase of speed and signal quality; i.e. a DVI single link 60-Hz LCD can display a resolution of 1920 x 1200, while a DVI dual link can display a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

    Please purchase the correct adapter for your application.

    121 of 129 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but where's the RCA/S-Video out adapter?

    • Written by from Washington

    This cord works well on my TV, but I used my previous Macbook constantly to show friends and family pictures on their TVs via S-Video and RCA analog video. Now my new Macbook can't be connected to most older TVs that only have an RCA video plug or S-Video. Bad enough to upgrade my Macbook and have to buy new expensive adapter cords, now they're not even making the same cords. Frustrating.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but...

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Bought today and works great! Hooked up my Macbook with my LG 32' LCD TV. I only have one question: why doesn't this come inside the box with the Macbook? If the port Apple chose to integrate into the new Macbook is not compatible with anything else but this adapter, the right thing to do would be to include it in the box. Apple just didn't do the right thing...Big fan of everything Apple does, but having to buy a 30 bucks adapter is just outrageous!

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 245BW

    • Written by from Pointe-Claire

    Was concerned after reading some of the reviews here.

    So just to report that this cable adapter works fine with the Samsung 245BW monitor.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but Come On!

    • Written by from Hot Springs

    This is a really great adapter for getting your MacBook Pro to view DVI. The new DisplayPort connections are much easier to work with than the old Mini DVI I had on my PowerBook. But come on Apple! Why couldn't you include these in the MacBook Pro box like you did on the PowerBook? I shelled out the extra money "since I need them", but it would have been better to include them in the box since I did invest a lot of money in my machine.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great although I wish could use a VGA adapter.

    • Written by from Charleston

    This product works great, although I was not aware about the type of DVI connector I was buying until I tried to attach my DVI to VGA adapter. Like is explained on previous reviews, this is a DVI-D (digital only) so you cannot attach a VGA adapter because you need sockets for 4 additional pins. What is disappointed for me is that I asked to a apple customer assistant using the chat service, and he didn't know about it because he said that my adapter will work. So I just ordered a DVI cable. Now I need to buy a extra cable that in my opinion is expensive.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Blue Mound

    I bought at Samsung syncMaster923nw


    Love it!

    Although if you want it to look good you need to go into your display settings and up the output. Look awesome!!!

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D Single Link (Digital only, 1920x1200@60Hz)

    • Written by from North York

    This is the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI-D single-link adapter.

    DVI-D single-link means that ONLY DIGITAL signals will be output, with the maximum supported resolution at 60Hz being 1920x1200 (2.75 megapixels to be exact).

    The adapter easily plugs into the Mini-DisplayPort jack of new aluminum unibody Macbooks and Macbook Pros, and the other end is female DVI-D. Be aware that you cannot physically fit your DVI-I cables into the DVI-D female end. However, since all 24 pins are open, DVI-D dual-link cables can physically fit just as well as DVI-D single-link cables, and can be used to carry the SINGLE-LINK signal to your TV or monitor.

    I was surprised how light-weight this adapter is; a plus for carrying around. I was worried that the relatively heavier cables would pull the plug out from the notebook, but the adapter fits quite snugly in the Macbook Pro. The two screws on the DVI cable I used could not reach their holes in the adapter (female end is not deep enough), however, it was not a concern since the cable still fit tightly into the adapter.

    So, if you don’t have a DIGITAL display larger than 1920x1200, this adapter will be fine. Since HDTV is 1920x1080 this adapter is good enough for me. If you are looking to drive larger digital displays, get the dual-link adapter instead. Also, remember that analog is not supported with this adapter.

    2428 of 2607 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Samsung 22" 226BW

    • Written by

    This dongle works with Samsung products. When connecting, sometimes the screen would display noise(which looks like noise from TV on the wrong channel), but it clears up after 20 secs or so and it starts working perfectly. I haven't had any issues, but I sort of wished that the connector would indicate the right side up, a couple times I tried to plug it in upside down.

    Anyway, great product, but a little on the pricey side.

    Some of you that have issues, you might want to get a better DVI cable as it my be interference due to poor signal that's not allowing your display to connect.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Samsung 204BW

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought it along with my 13" Macbook (aluminum) and it works great. Only thing I've noticed is that if I put my laptop to sleep, and wake it up several hours later, the secondary monitor (connected by this dongle) doesn't come back to life (it just keeps flickering.. almost likes its trying, but cant). I am not sure if this is a Macbook issue or a dongle issue. It definitely isn't a monitor issue, as I have done this successfully in the past.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a Little Elbow Grease

    • Written by from Washington

    At first I thought that this didn't fit the cable for a Dell monitor, but after reading a forum post suggesting forcing it I pushed a little harder and voila.

    As stated in another review, it does not, however, work with the DVI->VGA adapter.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure of your pinouts

    • Written by from Salamanca

    This is a DVI-D (single-link) connector - look up DVI on Wikipedia, if you're not sure of the difference. You can NOT simply connect to a DVI-I connector, like Apple's own DVI-VGA adapter, because of the extra pins in DVI-I.

    With the correct cabling, it seems to work just fine.

    1374 of 1555 people found this useful