• 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Failure

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    I was unable to get either of our 1 day old MacBooks to connect to any of the 4 monitors we have in our house. The Mac literally shows no monitor connected. Called Apple and they escalated to engineering after about 30 minutes of troubleshooting.

    Macbook MiniDP > DVI Samsung T260HD = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Samsung T260HD = FAIL

    The above was tried with each of the two Samsung T260HD monitors that I have.

    Macbook MiniDP > DVI Dell 2407WFP = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Dell 2407WFP = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Samsung 915n = FAIL

    Expecting a call from Apple on Tuesday with the feedback from the engineering folks.

    56 of 72 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just won't fit!

    • Written by from London

    I thought I'd use the extra DVI monitor I have at home with my new MacBook, so I got the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. I tried to plug it into the DVI connector of my monitor, but it just won't fit. Both layouts are DVI, but the adapter is missing 4 tiny pins around the large one. After forcing for a while, it KIND of fits and I do get an image, but the connector literally hangs onto the adapter, semi-attached, and I am not able to fully attach both of them in place so they have to placed on a horizontal surface all the time.

    My monitor definitely has a DVI connector, but I wonder if there are different types of DVI connectors? And if so, should this information have been on the adapter page?

    263 of 410 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read if you plan to connect to VGA via an adapter

    • Written by from Highland Park

    I bought this to connect to DVI and VGA sources. I realize for VGA I need an adapter, but what I didn't realize is the the vast majority of adapters for VGA-to-DVI are NOT compatible with this product. It blocks the DVI-I 4 pins around the bar, meaning you'd break any DVI-I adapter you tried to attach. If you get this and you need to connect to VGA, most existing adapters (such as those that come with video cards) WILL NOT WORK, and you will need to buy a DVI-D-only adapter.

    53 of 61 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.

    143 of 182 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    I bought this to use with a Samsung external monitor (SyncMaster 2253LW). It has performed great so far.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with a Sony TV

    • Written by from Cesson Sevigne

    With a DVI to HDMI cable.

    65 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!!!!!

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    This item is GREAT. It allows me to push my 42" HDTV to it's full potential. The picture looks great.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect with Dell 2005FPW

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Works perfect with Dell 2005FPW

    19 of 30 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS IS A DVI-D!!!

    • Written by from garden grove

    so lets get to the REVIEW of the actual product.

    QUALITY: quality is excellent. i have been using this since the day the new MacBook Pro came out. i connect/disconnect this plug to my macbookpro at least 6 times a day; and so far, the connection fit is still tight as the first day. this product in terms of quality is solid! it doesnt feel cheap and flimsy! it is also very light and weights almost nothing.

    MONITOR: im using a gateway FHD2400 (24" LCD monitor) and it works fine. my monitor supports DVI-I, DVI-D, VGA, HDMI, Svideo and a few more.

    IMPORTANT NOTES: MAKE SURE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK/RESEARCH before you buy this connector. make sure your monitor supports DVI-D... search on wekipedia if you are not sure...if your monitor doesnt support DVI-D, then DONT BUY IT and give it a bad rating...wait untill apple comes out with one that works, or an updated one...or simple go talk to an apple genius and see if they can give you a legit reason.

    72 of 85 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Support USB like Original DVI

    • Written by from Boulder Creek

    I purchased this adapter along with one of the newest Macbooks thinking I could connect it to my home theater system just as I had done with all of my previous Macs.

    It does not function properly due to the lack of a USB signal that's missing from this new interface. Without this signal, the "Options" tab within the System Preferences>Display properties is missing, and is only present when a USB signal is detected for the display. The ability to remove "Overscan" within the "Options" is needed when connecting to any television, or the desktop is to large to view properly

    The USB input signal, presently is only supported with the new $99 DUAL-link version of this adapter, which has not been made available to this point.

    38 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like A Charm!

    • Written by from Tucker

    I was up and running with my Samsung T260HD external display in a matter of seconds, this adapter does exactly what it' supposed to do.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works

    • Written by from Long Beach

    With a simple product like this, it either works (5 stars) or it doesn't (1 star.) It works. I wish Apple would include it with my $2,000 computer though.

    46 of 56 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.

    1881 of 2294 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 24" LCD

    • Written by from denver

    Works fine with the Dell 2405FPW.

    61 of 81 people found this useful