• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Hiram

    I was excited to open my new iMac and get it set up and going when I realized that the adapter from my other iMac did not fit onto my new iMac. Once again, I have to buy a new adapter which is ridiculous. I agree that these should be included with all new macs if they are going to continuously be changing the ports. This is something that I need and Apple is using the change to try and nickle-and-dime it's customers. I feel that there is less and less difference between MAcs and PCs as time goes on.

    56 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading Product description

    • Written by from Montreal

    I didn't realize this was DVI-D (digital ONLY) until I received it and tried to plug it into a DVI to VGA adapter. Way to put one over on your customers, apple!

    Be advised: If you want to use your MBP mini-displayport with a VGA monitor, you'll need a SEPARATE mini-displayport to VGA adapter. This one won't work with any other adapter.

    39 of 45 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Works With My 13.3" Aluminum Macbook

    • Written by from Cicero

    This Mini Display Port works just as it should. I connected my DVI-D Single Link Cable that I brought from Amazon to this Display Port. WARNING it does not provide any sound. You will need an audio cable that connects from your head phone jack to your TV. WARNING you need a DVI-D Single Link Cable Not a DVI-I. Big Difference!

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? $30 for THIS?

    • Written by from Crystal River

    First of all, I dropped over $2000 on a new Mac Pro with a dual monitor GPU only find out that it doesn't have two DVI ports, but rather one DVI and one "Mini DisplayPort" which meant buying this adapter. So I spend another $30 bucks on this thing, and it works all right- takes a few extra seconds to turn the monitor on, but when I dual boot into windows, the monitor on this adapter drops resolution to 1600x1200 and sometimes doesn't even come on. I've updated all drivers and everything. JUST PUT TWO DVI PORTS ON YOUR GPUs!!!

    52 of 73 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A unique adapter...

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    Why Apple refuses to design their own Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter or just price the adapters at $20 instead of $30 is beyond me... or why MacBook Pros don't include one of these adapters, since previous models of MacBook Pros had DVI ports on them.

    Still, this adapter works well and I've had no significant issues with it.

    35 of 39 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Apple DVI-VGA adapter.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I was happy to see the results when I hooked up my MacBook to my TV, but then when I tried to use this adapter with an older Apple DVI-VGA adapter cable, no go. I needed to connect the two in order to use a data projector with only VGA inputs. Now I have to scramble to find another way to use the projector.
    Apple Store employees should tell you up front that this adapter isn't compatible with older (analog) cables, but they don't. That's why there are MANY people with experiences like mine.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after update

    • Written by from New Glasgow

    This product worked great for me for several months until I updated my macbook pro 17 inch to OSX 10.7, after the update this adaptor completely stopped working for me. I have tried several different televisions and suggestions found on Apple support site and other helpful sites, nothing worked.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort of worked for a while

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    I purchased this DVI adapter for my Macbook's mini display port. It worked with an Asus 24 inch monitor for about three months and then failed. It would work intermittently when it did work. Sometimes it would output a signal and sometimes it would not. I recommend using VGA instead.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works with digital displays

    • Written by from Champaign

    While this adapter is overpriced, it does exactly what it says it does. In another review a user states that they are frustrated as this adapter drops the analog signal. This is NOT true.

    Mini DisplayPort can NOT do analog to begin with.

    If you notice, Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters use a chip to convert the digital signal to an analog one. This adapter does NOT have that chip.

    For $30 Apple should just make a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA hybrid adapter to avoid consumer confusion, but if you have a digital display, this will work perfectly.

    Minus one star for consumer confusion.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it's meant to

    • Written by from Corrales

    I've used a couple of these for some time and they do exactly what they aim to do. It's true they don't do DVI-I analog, but I haven't seen a monitor in years that expects that.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Superior

    Connected to my Sanyo Flat screen TV and made a display adjustment in preferences and it works. Holds to apples montra... It just works

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm very frustrated and disappointed. :(

    • Written by from Novosibirsk

    Has grave issues with my external HP LP2475w monitor - screen flickers every several seconds and makes any work or entertainment impossible. Also when the computer wakes up, for 2 or 3 seconds the screen is covered with "noise" pattern. I have tested 2 adapters with 2 identical HP monitors (and with monitors from Acer and Samsung) - no luck, one flickers more, the other less, the problem is clearly not on the side of monitors (they work flawlessly with ANY other signal source).

    I'm very disappointed with Apple regarding this new Mini DisplayPort mess. At least you could sell MiniDisplay Port to DisplayPort adapter so I can connect my monitor with it (Monitor has DisplayPort socket on it).

    33 of 38 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio interference

    • Written by from Glasgow

    MacBook Air. Cable is fine for picture only (connecting to a retail Sony LCD 42").

    However, a high pitched noise is noticeable from the speakers when the audio out is used to link to external speakers on the monitor / TV or headphones. When DVI cable is removed, sound interference disappears. Suspect that internal cables are not shielded?

    Pathetic. The noise is so severe that is impossible to watch TV programmes on the larger screen, which was why we bought the cable in the first place.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Certain.

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I bought this adapter to connect my new 20" HP monitor for extra screen space. Connected it up, plugged it in and everything worked perfectly, no drivers no nothing.
    However I will say this-
    Be CERTAIN before you buy this, make sure that what you are looking for is exactly what this adapter does. I personally made sure that my monitor was DVI-D and not DVI-A and I made sure that this adapter was suited to DVI-D and the size of my monitor. The reviews here are very helpful in making an informed decision.
    I personally picked it up in store and consulted with the staff to further clarify the devices capabilities.

    Overall not a bad product, just a very specific one. Look up past experiences with your monitor model and size and mac before you take the plunge. Four stars, -1 star however for the unreasonable price. Minidisplay seems to be just an annoyance and this is the kind of accessory that should be included in the price of a mac.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll buy my third one

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Very fragile, I don't even touch it and it breaks. I'm gonna buy my third one cause I really need it for my 13" MB.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is NOT a normal DVI connector. This is a DIV-D connector

    • Written by from luling

    Look at the large flat horizontal pin by itself. There should be 4 little pins (2 on each side) of the big flat pin if this were a true full DVI connector. This is NOT. This adapter is missing those 4 little slots for those 4 little pins. This means that this connector will not hook up to any DVI-monitor at all. BE CAREFUL. This is a DVI-D connector which does not carry all the signals of the full DVI spec. Right now I"m looking for a DVI-I to DVI-D connecter and the apple store doesn't offer it. I'm really bummed. I have a several monitors that I want to use my mac book pro with and all have DVI-I outputs on them. But I can't use my macbook pro with them because the adapter they sell.. just won't work. GRRRRR. Apple please give us a full blown connector and call it the correct name so we can find it! I'm a disappointed customer right now. I'm a recent convert from the PC world to mac and so far, except for this exerience I've liked the mac laptop. But I need the big graphic editing external display in order to work properly. I'm finding myself reverting to my old computer instead of my new macbook pro. Frustrated in video land, Kelly

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got the Job Done

    • Written by from Wichita

    I bought a lcd tv on Black Friday and I thought that it said it had a vga output. However when I got it home it didn't so I was worried on what to do. After much research I found that I could by a mini displayport to dvi and then a dvi to hdmi to hook up to my new tv for an external display. For the sound I had to get a audio cable and connect that to my audio out port on my 13in macbook pro. Everything works great.

    27 of 28 people found this useful