• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed!

    • Written by from Noblesville

    Works great connected to a 25 inch Dell monitor that is secondary to my MacBook screen. I do not know how anyone could come across bent pins. My suggestion is to never force it in. There is a similar DVI port (my Sony TV has it) that this adapter will not work for. I think this is the main cause of bent pins.

    15 of 16 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, but way overpriced

    • Written by from london

    It certainly works as it should, but how can they justify the price?

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Shellharbour

    I bought this adapter to connect an external 23" display to my 13" MacBook Pro, and works perfectly. No complaints except for the price which is a bit too high, for that I only give it four stars.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Frankfort

    Not sure why people are complaining. The adapter is sold to let those with a newer Mac with a mini-DisplayPort connect an older monitor with DVI-D, such as an Apple 23" panel. That's exactly what I needed to do, right down to the Apple 23", and the adapter works exactly as advertised.

    29 of 36 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 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what I wanted it to do.

    • Written by from B57687386

    I have 3 Apple 24" LCD Monitors with DVI, I purchased a new Mac Pro with a single graphics card with a single DVI out and 2 Mini Port outputs. The Apple salesman assured me that if I purchased 2 of these it will work fine. After purchasing them I have now read that only 2 monitors will work unless I buy the much more expensive adapters. I would not be fuming so much had I known that I had to purchase 2x 100 € cables from the start instead of wasting my money on 2x 30 € cables as well. Part Apple's fault, part salesman's fault for not knowing specs properly......

    23 of 29 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

    Something my client needs but should not need

    • Written by from Granite Bay

    This product is needed because Apple keeps marching to the tune of their own drummer! Don’t get me wrong they are great in developing the human to machine interface. But his is an example of not using an industry standard resulting in all of us purchasing an add-on for an obscene price and now having something to lose or break.
    Oh it works with no problems.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just doesn't work

    • Written by from Verdun

    I have an ACER 24inch monitor (1920x1200) since 3 years, that works flawlessly in VGA and DVI with my PC (GeForce 8800, Radeon 4670, GeFcorce GTX 260) as well as with my old Mac
    - PowerBook 15" HD (DVI no adapter)
    - iMac 17inch Core2 Duo "education"
    - MacBook Black Core2 Duo
    - MacBook Pro 15inch 2008
    - MacBook Air original (mini-dvi to DVI adapter)
    but, it was just impossible to make it work with a MacBook Air 13" 2010,m with mini-displayport to DisplayPort adapter. NEVER!
    It just continue to work well with my other computers (PC, MacBook Pro 17inch, PowerBook G4!)

    It's just a terrible product!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, good quality

    • Written by from Oakland

    This adapter has worked perfectly for me since I purchased it in December 2010. I use it every day, disconnect and reconnect it frequently when I move about with my laptop, and I have had none of the problems (poor display quality, problem with mouse) that other reviewers have mentioned. I have a MacBook Air and a 22-inch (G22WLk) secondary display. The secondary display is great for VPN or remote desktop work, or just to have more windows open and more working space. Use "displays preferences" (under an icon at the top of your screen) to adjust settings for remote desktop. I'm planning to buy the VGA DisplayPort adapter to work with other displays and projectors.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This adapter doesn't work with a wide variety of monitor models that all perform properly on other systems. There are years' worth of threads of problems in the discussion boards, and Apple is typically silent on any resolution of the issue. You're better off trying a cheap one than wasting $30 on this one.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't get this MiniDisplay port to DVI adapter to work.

    • Written by from Kajang

    I'm using :

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac11,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i3
    Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: IM112.0057.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.64f5
    Serial Number (system): W80263SKDB7
    Hardware UUID: 33903ECD-250D-5EB4-AEF6-B44367244AE5

    and I can't seem to make it to detect my Philips 202E2 20" monitor, why?

    I've been unplugging the normal DVI cable from the Philips to the MiniDisplay port and every time I did that, the monitor will display a message saying, "Please check cable connections". So, IMHO the normal DVI cable is working just fine.

    Is there any problem with my MiniDisplay to DVI port? I just bought them from the authorized Apple Computers dealer.

    I've been putting my mac to sleep, and waking it up many times but still, my mac can't detect the monitor.

    I'm so sad! :'(

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from cliffside park

    I have have been using this adapter to connect my MacBook Pro to my TV for 6+ mos. now and it has worked flawlessly.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works mostly

    • Written by from loveland

    Pro: I can plug my monitor into the card through the Mini Display Port so I can still have both monitors.

    Cons: There are a lot of times where either it doesn't work at all, the monitor rapidly cycles pixels on and off or the monitor looks like it has areas of dead pixels. Cycling the power on the monitor resolves the issue most of the time, so it's more of an annoyance. I tested both of my displays, it's the adapter.

    23 of 28 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

    Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support

    • Written by from Donkin

    This is great for just picture but I'm so disappointed that I bought the mini displayPort to DVI connector and then the dvi to hdmi cables to connect my macbookpro to my flat screen plasma tv. After getting everything and figuring out that I had to have "mirror" on in my system perferences and turing it all on; I had no sound. I could have avoided all this trouble by simply buying the Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support, or even the 2 piece one, similar to the one I actually bought but with audio. I should have researched better. So to all you looking to do what I wanted .... BUY the Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support.

    76 of 80 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D, not the more-common DVI-I

    • Written by from Los Altos

    This adapter provides a DVI-D connection. Most DVI cables and adapters I've come across use a DVI-I connection, which has four additional pins on one side (above and below the flat, horizontal pin). This adapter physically blocks those four pins, preventing a connection. I ended up having to buy a special DVI cable (as well as Apple's VGA adapter) to make sure I could always connect to a projector or display on the road.

    69 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible :'(

    • Written by from Perth

    Doesnt work with my samsung monitor (dvi), and then I tried to use the tv (vga), but most dvi-vga adapters have 4 extra pins which don't fit with this adapter.

    Buy the DP to HDMI instead.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what is says it does

    • Written by from Irvine

    If had this for about 4 month now and I haven't had any issues with signal or whatever. One thing i dislike is the laughably ridiculous price tag. Apple, how can a mini display port to dvi-d cost $30 ???

    23 of 27 people found this useful