• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected IF you know your "Late 2008 MacBook Pro" settings

    • Written by from Portland

    I had just got a new "Late 2008" MacBook Pro 15", and I was frustrated with getting 1920x1200 resolution to work with this adapter and any non-Apple LCD monitor. The display would switch to 1920x1200, but the image suffered intermittent video noise (e.g. red lines streaking across the screen, jumpy video, etc). I thought something was wrong with the video card or the adapter. Long story shorter, it turns out this model of MBP has two NVidia chipsets (I knew that, but didn't know how to switch them or which was dedicated to which port, etc), and that you can force the "better" chipset to be used by going to the Energy Saver pane in the System Preferences and choosing "Higher Performance". That fixed my problem instantly.

    39 of 44 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.

    495 of 560 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It DOES fit! DVI-D only though!

    • Written by from Hertford

    For the benefit of people saying this doesn't fit... It's a DVI-D cable only!
    DVI-D is the digital only version meaning the pins around the flat style one aren't there. If your cable has these on it then it is a DVI-I cable used for sending RGB analogue signals... in which case just buy the mini display port to VGA!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Chudleigh Knighton

    Excellent, link my Unibody MacBook to my Dell 24" TFT at 1920*1200 and its perfect! No problems and I have been using it everyday (unplugging most days to move around) for about 3 months and currently still working without flaw.

    Sturdy connection, well built and durable. Only problem, should have been included with my MacBook.

    14 of 15 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but bad design

    • Written by

    It does what it's supposed to, but I can't stand the design. My beautiful new macbook sits on my desk, and I'd like the 4 cords connected to it to drop down inconspicuously through a cable grommet -- but they can't because of the big blocky connector which sits only a few inches from the computer. Why couldn't Apple either make the cord longer, or better yet, just offer a 4' cord with mini-displayport on one end and DVI on the other??

    23 of 29 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    52" Macbook !!!!

    • Written by from oklahoma city

    Connected it to my Samsung 52" Touch Of Color LCD. I used a DVI to HDMI=Crystal Clear Picture!
    Works great! Worth the Money!

    70 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit the Apple DVI to VGA-adapter

    • Written by from Günzburg

    In intention to use my original Apple DVI to VGA adapter with my new MacBookPro I bought that adapter, so I can use my old Apple computer as well for presentations. The Mini-display to DVI does not fit the DVI to VGA adapter (as posted in other comments due to the different standards (DVI-I and -D)). Unfortunately this is not stated anywhere in the product description of both products. So You have to buy boths adapters (DVI and VGA) for using them with the Mini-display-port.

    94 of 121 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with HD monitor

    • Written by from Reno

    I bought a new wide-screen ASUS monitor to use with my new (aluminum) macbook. The standard mini display port to VGA cable only allowed 1280x1024 resolution and the color was terrible. Using the DVI adapter gives me full 1920x1080 and GREAT color.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Locust Grove

    I own a MacBook and a MacBook Pro and two 20 Apple Cinema Displays. The Mini DisplayPort DVI adapter works perfectly with both computers and their displays.

    11 of 18 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    • Written by from Tucson

    A bit pricey but it works great. I have it hooked up to a dvi to hdmi adapter, to an hdmi cable going into my 32" 1080P toshiba regza. It's like having an imac when I'm at my desk. The picture is not as good as the native screen but that has to do with the native resolution and the pixel size of the tv, either way it works for me and if you're going to use an hdtv as a monitor you will not be disappointed.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With Samsung T240

    • Written by from Montreal

    I went out yesterday to pick up a Samsung T240, I purchase this cable and everything works great. I don't know how other people are having such large problems. Everything works fine on my part.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Dallas

    Bought this tonight to hook up my new MacBook to my HP - L2045 monitor. Works great.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Leesburg

    Wait until a third party offers an adapter. I was stuck at a major conference and had to switch to a PC because this adapter is a single DVI rather than a dual DVI. The house A/V company could have interfaced with the dual DVI, but not this single configuration adapter.

    This wouldn't have been an issue with my old Powerbook, but this new scheme is only compatible with 1/2 of the cables out there. Awful.

    89 of 113 people found this useful