• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a short while

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I've gone through two of these HDMI adapters and am now on my third one. When they work they work fine, but then they just stop working. Life was around 1 year or less. Usage was only for the occasional presentation so they did not get heavy usage.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support DVI-I

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    If you have four pins around the long flat pin on your DVI, this adapter will not fit your cable.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Analog signal

    • Written by from Montreal

    Cannot use this with any analog adapter.

    I wanted to plug into my projector, didn't have an HDMI cable on hand so decided I could use my DVI to composite adapter along with this Thunderbolt to DVI.
    NO GO. This does not allow analog connectors. The move to phase out analog is probably to enforce DRM, Shame because I'm an artist creating my own content and I had to come up with a very hack solution to get MY content projected out of MY laptop.

    This adaptor is useless with your DVI to VGA or DVI to Composite or any other DVI-A connector.

    Very frustrating that the new MBPs only equipped with Thunderbolt and USB makes it very hard to get any signal in or out of it without the need to buy a whole bunch of new types of cables or interfaces.

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini displayPort Adapter

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I have iMac with Mini displayPort Adapter, which will fit HDMI cable from TV, -but is too short! Is there no longer cable (like 1m) version available so the heavier HDMI could rest on the floor; thus wouldn't contradict the design of the iMac appearance.
    Heavy cable could be a strain on the Port if not causcious.
    Sorry but too short!

    20 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke within a few Months

    • Written by from Charlestown

    Worked just fine on all of my monitors but broke with in a few months. The apple store kindly replaced it without question when I visited them in person with an emailed receipt. The break seemed to be a connection issue, when the dongle was touched when plugged in it would lose its connection if you touched or moved the computer.

    1 of 5 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    it's good, but not great (personal view)

    • Written by from Exeter

    Obviously, the quality of image you're going to get depends on the graphics capability of your Mac.

    I tried one of these on my 13" MacBook, connected to a DELL 27" monitor.
    In the end, even after playing around with various resolution settings for the external monitor, I preferred the super sharp display on my Mac. (I'm using my Mac mostly for text based stuff, so maybe for watching movies it's different.)

    Also, might be worth pointing out that while the HDMI end will only fit one way, the miniport end (the bit that actually goes into your Mac) CAN be inserted upside down. I know, 'cos I did it that way (never connected one of these before) and spent a little while wondering why the heck it didn't work. DOH!

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IMac to Wacom Cintiq.

    • Written by from benschop

    For people who Have IMac and wants Buy Wacom Cintiq 12WX In the Futur
    I Advise you Buy this DVI Adapter, that I Advise to my fellow Artists.

    18 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purple

    • Written by from Dover

    Everything is purple when I connect my Cinema Display to my Mac Pro using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (but at least I get a picture, which is better than the Dual-Link adaptor.)

    12 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI

    • Written by from Laurel

    does not work with dvi extention cord (didnt even fit correctly)
    this was a horriable desion
    does not work with a dvi to vga

    44 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't Be Happier ;)

    • Written by from Wyrallah

    Bought the adapter a couple of days ago now, and is working just how i imagined, i have it connected to my old chimei 19"LCD and i am also viewing my xbox 360 on the monitor with no problems. apple is still to let me down.

    13 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Confucius says: Researching a product BEFORE buying leads to satisfaction!

    • Written by from Fairport

    This is an excellent product that performs quite well if you understand its intended purpose. I use it in conjunction with a 22" HP w2207h LCD monitor via DVI to HDMI cable. I have no complaints. Any limitations are a result of the way Mini DisplayPort has to "emulate" a legacy DVI signal or the monitor itself, not the actual adapter.

    It appears that some people are being mislead into leaving bad reviews, but in the end, User Error is to blame. To clarify, this is a SINGLE Link DVI adapter, intended to be used in conjunction with a SINGLE external monitor. Apple also sells a "Mini DisplayPort to DUAL-LINK DVI" adapter if you need to run, you guessed it, dual monitors!

    That said, if you purchase a SINGLE-link adapter intending to run DUAL monitors, you'll be disappointment and logically assume it's because your MacBook Pro is vastly inferior to your neighbor's Vista laptop, not because you purchased the wrong item!

    61 of 128 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display to DVI Adaptor caused bent pins

    • Written by from MATAWAN

    I purchased this to connect my MacBook Pro to a projectior. It did not connect well to my DVI cable for the projector and did not work. I tried changing resoultions, I pushed it in and thought I had made connection. but still no go!.When I pulled it out I saw that the adaptor had bent the pins on my cable to the projector. I though it was new so being tight was the issue. NO I HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE APPLE STORE. I have a BAD projector cable and my MacBook Pro still does not work. I AM VERY UNHAPPY AND DISAPPOINTED.

    13 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ADAPTER DOES NOT WORK!

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I have now purchased three of these adapters. To my suprise non of them work with any display I connect them to. I spent over $1300 on this 13" MBP and was really looking forward to using it with one of our monitors in the offices. Where is the fix Apple?!!!

    24 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Dell 24"

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    Purchased along with MacBookPro and connected to Dell 2407 FPW but doesn't work well with.

    19 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda Short

    • Written by from San Mateo

    It's 4" long - so what cable is it an adapter FOR? I have a brand new MacBook pro and an existing monitor with a DVI port. This adapter won't reach the monitor port, so what "basic" cable for the MacBook does this "adapt"?

    37 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DID NOT WORK FOR TV CONNECTION

    • Written by from Coal City

    New owner of MAC from a PC

    Called Apple support, told them I want to connect my 13 inch MBP to our TV so we can all enjoy a movie downloaded from ITunes. My TV, only has RCA and S-Video inputs. Support said that is ok I just need to buy the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter that will connect to the MBP. THEN buy the Apple DVI to Video Adapter and an S-video or RCA Yellow video cable and all is good except the sound.

    So instead of buying it over the phone I went to an Apple store so I can start watching the movies right away. The salesperson there assured me this will also work and I was in and out of the store within 10 minutes!

    WRONG! The Mini DisplayPort to DVI has a SLIGHTLY different DVI pin configuration than the Apple DVI to Video Adapter. When coupled together it CRUSHES the pins in BOTH. Now $55 dollars later I have to ruined adapters, and I am not any closer to my original goal. I should have stayed with a PC!

    32 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter EVER!

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    The cable for the DVI to Mini DisplayPort is about an inch long. Are you kidding me? This puts a lot of pressure on the minidisplay port on my macbook pro. Any slight movement and it bends the displayport inside the macbook. So if your planning to hook it up to a laptop, be prepared to shell out a few hundred dollars to replace your mini display port on your macbook in a few months. Makes you wonder if apple did this to make more money?

    43 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with a 2008 MacBook

    • Written by from West Shokan

    What the heck!?! I have a 2008 Macbook and this product cannot be plugged into it! I believed the reviews that said I could use this with a cable to play things from my laptop to my HDTV. No luck! This is SUCH a bummer. I've been waiting for weeks to use my tv and STILL cannot find the right cable to make it work. Very Frustrating!!!!!!!!

    35 of 88 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is interesting

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I like the fact that it connects my computer to my monitor. That's very cool! I also like that it is white. It really matches all my other Apple stuff. I would recommend this product to any person seeking a computer cable that works and looks nice!

    3 of 39 people found this useful