• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Rochester

    Plugged into new 21.5 iMac, plugged DVI from monitor into it, monitor is recognized, but no video is output.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Pass Through Quality

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've been using a viewsonic DVI monitor with my older mac book pro for a year and it was great. Very crisp and nice with DVI out to DVI in of the monitor. Now that Apple has switched over to the display port, requiring an adapter, it looks horrible. It is unusable for applications such as photoshop. And yes, I use the extended desktop display mode. Basically, whatever is going on behind the scenes with the adapter is just not working like it should, and they need to advertise such. Don't expect much from this - expect that you will be buying the LCD display that Apple has put out with the display port, much like I now have to. Thanks for forcing my hand, Apple.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this worthless toy for over 1280x800 resolution.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My wife purchased a new MacBook Pro. I have a 30 inch cinema display on my desktop PC which has always directly connected easily and supported 2560x1600 resolution perfectly.

    Of course, the MacBook Pro doesn't come with any adapters for connections. I purchased this plastic toy and tried the Cinema Display on my wife's MacBook. The top resolution we got was 1280x800. I called Apple and was told that we have to shell out $99 for the dual link adapter. I tried this adapter with a 27" Syncmaster and we got 1920x1200, however the text looks horrible. Again, Apple says buy the $99 adapter. I see the reviews for that adapter are horrible.

    Apple, we purchased your $2000 monitor and your $2000 laptop. I expect this to work without another $99 adapter to clutter up my desk with a bunch of cables. Furthermore, if you are going to gouge people for a $99 adapter, at least make it quality.

    I will remain a PC. My wife can have her MacBook.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T WORK

    • Written by from Magdalena

    Yesterday I bought MiniDisplyPort to DVI adapter to make a presentation... it simpl doesn't works.... The adapter is recognized by my MBP 17 unibody, when i connect the external monitor it is recognized too, and the resolution appears at my display properties at its native resolution (i try with 3 different monitors and all of them had the same trouble, one at 1920x1080, other at 1440x900 and the last one at 1024x768) simply all of them has NO SIGNAL... I have a presentation tomorrow and have no time to change or buy another adapter... its Christmas and no stores are available today.... 1 STAR to apple... Great Compluter, Great OS, but adapters...

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No analog

    • Written by from Kyle

    If you need DVI, fine. If you are trying to get a DVI-I (with analogue), this is not for you. I didn't read the details on this. Bought it to try connecting it with my DVI to Video adaptor in order to daisy chain from mini-Displayport to video (phono-plug) in order to send iMac video to my analog TV's. But, alas, the DVI-D does not output an analog signal (ok, duh, but I don't use DVI enough to have known that without doing a bit of reading first).

    I'm going to try buying mini-displayport to VGA and then go VGA to video out...see if that works.

    11 of 11 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

    READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!

    • Written by from ARVADA

    This adapter will only fit DVI-D connections. It will NOT fit a DVI-I connections!!! This one simple fact ruined a presentation in front of hundreds of people for me. The old MacBook Pro was able to connect to DVI-I, but not this one. Do yourself a favor and make sure that you will be using a DVI-D connection. I'm still reeling about this...

    This adapter should have been included with the MacBook Pro, period. You would think that for $2400 they could at least throw in an adapter for their proprietary display port.

    115 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't fit

    • Written by from Falcon Heights

    This Mini DisplayPort doesn't fit into the DVI adapter. There are 4 pins around the flatter pin on the DVI adapter that don't have a hole to go into and so it's just no possible for it to fit in. I am very disappointed.

    25 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    This is an Apple product and I am an Apple evangelist and have been for many years. Imagine my disappointment when something as simple as an adapter doesn't. What's the problem? That's even more disappointing - it doesn't make a secure connection between my Cintiq and the adapter. On any DVI female connection, there is a slot for the "blade" pin to go into; with two regular pins above and below it. On our Apple version, the holes above and below are simply too small to accept those pins.

    It just doesn't fit. From a company that engineers it's laptops from solid blocks of aluminum, I'd expect a little better. If I could give this zero stars, I would - a complete waste.

    50 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection is not solid; picture snows or blacks out.

    • Written by from Belmont

    I am using this with a late 2008 MacBook (aluminum).

    Bought two adapters. First one was awful. I connected the cord to the adapter with varying degrees of snugness. No matter what I tried, it would not maintain a connection. The screen (Samsung SyncMaster) was either black, snow, or worse and equally often, it would would just constantly flicker/sorta oscillate between my desktop and snow (many times per second). There was no consistent pattern to get it to maintain a picture (I mean, I tried to wiggle the adapter), which meant that it wasn't the actual mini-display port for which I was having the problem, and that it was the DVI side of the dongle that was having issues. Sometimes I would get lucky, and it would hold a picture for 10 minutes (this happened twice). I wasted four hours on this defective product. I tried switching the DVI monitor cables, but the situation was consistent (and for the past year, the cables have worked and are working just just fine connecting the monitors to the desktop PCs).

    Next, I bought another adapter. This worked much better for the most, but it is still not perfect. I've only used the new one for a day, but I am very concerned that it will last, and that it will soon regress to the defective performance of the first adapter that I bought. Once during the day when the new adapter shifted, I did lose the picture on my monitor. That's how I know things are not perfect.

    Might try buying a third adapter.

    25 of 29 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless for larger hi-res displays

    • Written by from Boise

    My old MacBook Pro worked perfectly with my Dell 30 inch display. This new MacBook Pro with this Adapter will not bring up higher than 1280 x 800.

    Why Apple is going backward is a mystery to me. Applecare says it can't find any way to select the NVIDIA 9600 using this adapter. WHAT??? The same people that developed the iPhone can't figure it out? Unbelievable.

    The supposed fix is buying the Dual DVI Adapter at $99. Can I get my old MacBook Pro back???

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Displayport to DVI Adapter

    • Written by from Rancho Palos Verdes

    The Female DVI-D Adapter end has limited compatibility with many other Male DVI components. ie. The apple DVI adapter end does not have the necessary holes for the additional 4 pins found in many Male DVI adapter ends. (I learned the hard way). *FYI: You may save yourself time, money, & hassle if you buy a more compatible 3rd party adapter w/ the 4 holes in the beginning.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesnt work with syncmaster t200m

    • Written by from Joinville

    just got the adapter and it actually finds out the monitor, but the signal doesnt come out, it keeps on a black screen and everytime i try to use the external monitor, the macbook tryes to open it and the signal is lost (there was no signal actually)
    gonna change it for a vga tomorrow, lets see how it works....

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk, no analog, picture drops out

    • Written by from Pasadena

    This is junk. It should support analog over the same wire. Picture occasionally just drops out and I have to "power cycle" my adapter by unplugging it and plugging it back in. This of course drags all my windows onto the same screen. Not worth it.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI problems

    • Written by from South Lake Tahoe

    Ok so I can live with the fact that this is now not included (as it always was) with my Macbook Pro - but why on earth is the horizontal receiver slot MISSING the 4 extra pin slots that the majority of DVI cables contain, on either side of the horizontal pin? This will not even receive the Apple DVI to VGA adapter!!!!

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    noise

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I bought both this and the dual DVI adapter and this one does not work well with my iogear KVM switch and 23 inch cinema display, whereas the $99 dual adapter works perfectly. The problem is horizontal red and green lines - red in the dark parts of the image and green in the white.

    17 of 26 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

  • 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