• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D to Mini adaptor

    • Written by from Irvine

    Works great, I goggled "dvi pin connection" and figured out that I was picking out the correct DVI cable because there are different types of DVI's.

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Works Out fo the Box, A Must Buy

    • Written by from Mumbai

    I recently purchased this Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter from an Apple Reseller, and had lots of bad feeling about it working properly after reading all these Negative Comments on the Review of this Adapter.

    Well, what I found was, it works flawlessly with my Macbook Pro 13" (Mid 2010) and my Samsung 2233SW LCD monitor. After Connecting the DVI Cable from my monitor to the Adapter and then when I connect the MiniDdisplay port connector to my Mac, I instantly got extended desktops on both. 1280x800 on the MacBook LCD and 1920x1080 (extended desktop) on my Samsung 2233SW.

    I never had any problem using it, not even a hint of performance drop.

    So, whoever wants to buy this Adapter, and are confused like I was with all these negative comments, please, go ahead and buy it, its worth and works great.

    With the latest Mac Updates, this cable works without any glitch.

    A superb product. And a highly recommended addition for any macbook.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere…

    • Written by from Sutton

    I try not to be negative when giving reviews but I have to in this case to try and stop someone making the same mistake that I did.

    I bought this to connect my new iMac (21.5") to my old monitor so I could extend the iMac display. I tried and tried to get the monitor to work (a LG2000CE which worked fine with my old MacPro) without getting a red hue to the monitor – if I could get a picture at all. I looked at all the possible problems, got another Apple adapter, changed monitors, changed cables, spoke to Applecare engineers and even swapped my iMac for a new one.

    Everyone seemed to think it was a hardware problem on the iMac. Turns out all I needed to do was get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter made by Neet and it worked.
    I thought that using an Apple branded adapter I would be getting the more reliable and more likely to work adapter, how wrong I was.

    Maybe you'll get this to work, obviously some people have, but I didn't.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Samsung LCD

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I bought this cable and a DVI to HDMI cable to hook up my macbook pro to a 40" samsung LCD. You will also need a Y audio cable to get the sound. After hook up, close the top enough to make the laptop sleep. Then use an ipod remote to navigate the menu. The product works great.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    • Written by from Galena

    Recently migrated from a PC to an iMac and reused my 23" ASUS (VGA,DVI,HDMI) display as a secondary display.
    Connectivity and configuration was very easy and I have not encountered any problems to date.
    I am very happy with the purchase and ability to reuse a newer display device I otherwise would have had to get rid of.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D not DVI-I..which is what I needed

    • Written by from San Diego

    Read the reviews as you will notice a common trend. This product doesn't clearly state it is DVI-D and not DVI-I (which the older models used). Just wasted my money to find out it doesn't work on newer Macbook Pros

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with a perfecty fine Samsung monitor

    • Written by from chelles

    I had read all the reviews on the Apple Store before buying this adapter. Turns out, it doesn't work with my SyncMaster 940bw, even with a brand new DVI-D cable...
    I have had it with Apple...Not only does this adapter is too expensive, but also it simply do not do the job.
    Thumbs down on this one.

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    • Written by from Manchester

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    I bought a MBPro with the intention to use it with my Optoma projector using a DVI-D connection. (I confirmed with Apple whether this would work, of course, long before I decided to purchase. And the answer was YES.) Well, this adapter DOES NOT work! I just wasted several hours trying to figure this out and sifting endlessly through forums to find a solution. A LOT of people have the same problem. It seems like Apple is stumped by this one!

    I'm a first time Mac user on his first day of usage (TODAY) who wants to convert to Mac out of his frustration with Microsoft products. What a disappointment! Apple, please give me a solution or give me a refund! NEGATIVE FIVE STARS!!!

    58 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    • Written by from Portland

    The adapter is DVI-D, meaning it has a digital only signal. It connects well to my Toshiba HD-TV using this adapter and a DVI-D to HDMI converter cable. Resolution is excellent, recognition of the second display is easy.
    However, many projectors and adapters (not necessarily very old, and certainly widespread in use) support only VGA or connections for DVI-I (digital + analog).
    This adapter is often incompatible, and I've been forced to buy the extra $29 VGA adapter to use my MacBook Pro for presentations.
    For this reason, a mediocre review.

    40 of 44 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

    Does not work with a Sony TV

    • Written by from Cesson Sevigne

    With a DVI to HDMI cable.

    64 of 92 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's working

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    It works great between Macbook Pro and DELL ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    45 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with DVI to VGA adapter

    • Written by from Columbia

    I bought a MacBook Air. I bought this adapter thinking I'd be set, since I already had a DVI to VGA adapter (from the macbook pro I was replacing). However, the two aren't compatible. The DVI to VGA adapter has four pins which this doesn't accept.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Lack of Product Knowledge

    • Written by from Georgetown

    Buyer beware.. If you are looking to use this adapter as recommended by Apple for use with your Wacom Cintiq 21U it will not work. Even if you use the included dongle that came with your Cintiq to step the signal down to Analog DVI-I. You will need to purchase the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, then a VGA to DVI-I adapter to get your state of the art Wacom display to function.

    I wish Apple would realize the difference between "State of Art" and "Cutting Edge". "State of Art" has the kinks worked out, "Cutting Edge" is nothing more than problematic.

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what it claims to be

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Won't work with DVI-I devices. If it is not a universal mini displayport to DVI adapter don't call it such. Educate the people in the store who hand this to me when I say "I need an adapter to hook this up to my DVI monitor". I've wasted an hour an a half on the train to buy it and now need to waste another hour and a half to return it. Huge waste of time and big disappointment.

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Dell 2405 monitor (after a lil' tinkering)

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I recently bought the MDPort to DVI-adapter for my recently purchased MBP 13". At first, when I connected the adapter to my MBP, I got a blue screen, which then went back to regular desktop view. I then turned on my Dell monitor. I got nothing on the screen, just blank/black. The MBP couldn't "detect" any external display. I tried this a couple times, different sequence of hooking up cable, etc. and it didn't work. I read two reviews here that said they used the same monitor as I have and it worked, so i was wondering what the problem was. I borrowed my friend's VGA adapter, and that worked fine, even after the MBP was on. So, I tried again the DVI cable, by first having the MBP off, connecting the cables, and then turning on the MBP and later the Dell. Voila, it worked. Then someone suggested to me from the Apple communities, that the monitors like to be turned on before plugging in (which saves me the hassle from always having to reboot); which turned out to be true in my case. So what was once a frustrating experience, is now a good one, as the cable does work (i had returned it to get a 2nd dvi adapter b/c i thought the first one might be bad). I didn't think two adapters could have the same problem.

    Anyways, I'm rambling, but I'm happy to say that it works!

    Took off one star, just b/c I thought the adapter's price was a bit high at $29.99 (best buy)/$29 at apple.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 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