• 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.

    77 of 82 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.

    70 of 75 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with most DVI compatible LCD monitors

    • Written by from Wheelock

    Have tried many monitors that have DVI cables and have yet to find a monitor that works with it.

    28 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    • Written by from Pattingham

    I read the reviews and was a bit cautious about buying this adapter, but after checking my cables and monitor to make sure they were all DVI-D I took the plunge and it paid off brilliantly.

    The adaptor works perfectly with my MBP and my Phillips 244E monitor!

    As some one else mentions in their review, make sure you're kit is using DVI-D (not any of the other variations), this can be done by checking your ports and cable and comparing it to the image of the adaptor.

    17 of 20 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Effective

    • Written by from Bend

    The adapter is easy to use by just plugging it in, but the price is a little high for what this adapter really does for the price

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't quite make it with dell 30

    • Written by from Kailua Kona

    Resolution options peak at 1200x800 with mirrored option and 1680x1050 without mirrored option. Pulldowns do not show anything greater than that at each setting. The adapter is 30$ locally with 15% restocking fee. The more pricey adapter with the VGA and DV connectors has a restocking fee of $16. Although I could eat that if it doesn't work, I am not that hungry to have it.

    15 of 23 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

    Be Warned - May Render Your Computer Unusable

    • Written by from Waco

    I ordered this adapter excited at the prospect of using two monitors for my work, putting my graphics software on one screen and my email etc on the other.

    Upon connecting the second monitor, my mouse no longer tracked smoothly. Every second or so it would jump, sometimes only an inch, sometimes clear across the screen. My computer is basically unusable when the second monitor is connected. This is a widespread problem I've found, with no solution except to use the VGA adapter instead. (It's on the apple support forums too.)

    I urge you, if you are interested in using two monitors, stick to the VGA!

    Mac Pro
    10.6.4

    29 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You couldn't connect it to DVI-2-VGA adapter

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I'm one of very disappointed users because this DVI adapter does not support DVI-VGA adapter !!!

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with Apple's other adapters

    • Written by from Richmond

    Missing pin holes means Apple's own DVI to VGA or DVI to component video / s video won't plug in here. None of Apple's mini DVI or HDMI to DVI adapters have all the holes, so NONE of Apple's own DVI to other adapters will hook up. Why, Steve? Thinking different is not good for standard cables. Just like with chargers, and USB cables for iStuff, best best it a non-Apple product for standards based economical operation, IMNSHO.

    33 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You asked for it so stop complaining about it!

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I'm not sticking up for Apple here -I agree that shipping with one adaptor is the right thing to do. However, please don't beat up on solutions to something we all ask for in the first place. That's a stronger, faster, lighter, better product. Every element to the new MBP gets scrutinized and made better, much like F1 cars. Furthermore, the MDP is a NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD! Check out the Video Electronics Standards Association and the flexibility of the MDP to connect to HDMI, DVI, and VGA (although the latter is low-res and outdated). If you don't want to pay a premium for genuine Apple accessories, then buy aftermarket brands (sound like the exact business model of the auto industry to you?) This is the way the world works and it ain't gonna change -at least not until we all stop being such demanding consumers and are happy with bland and beige for forever!

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MiniDP to DVI does not support VGA

    • Written by from Johannesburg

    There is no reason why the adapter should not also throughput the analogue signal.

    Neither the description nor the packaging mentioned this so now I sit with a useless (yet expensive) piece of hardware. And I have to spend even more on a VGA adapter.

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked just fine

    • Written by from calgary

    I had read all of the negative reviews and was extremely concerned about buying the product, but I had a presentation to do so i really had no choice. The mini display port worked perfectly, I had no issues. I did follow the instructions mentioned in other reviews.... attach it with the computer and LCD off, turn on computer then turn on LCD. No issue..... Remember to set your display to mirror!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like is Should with my Apple Cinema HD Display 23"

    • Written by

    Works perfect with apple products. Not with other lcd junk!

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with existing DVI adapters

    • Written by from Cedar City

    I got this hoping it would work with my existing DVI adapter for my old Macbook Pro so that I could hook it up to my TV, but no it's like 2 pins short of working. Maybe I should try to return it but it's more trouble than it was worth to buy it.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate it! doesn't work with 30" monitor

    • Written by from Birmingham

    why i hate it:
    1. this doesn't display anything more than 1280x800 on my 30" monitor (2560x1600 native). my 2006 macbook pro had no problem with it.
    2. the one that does work with the 30' monitor costs $100! really?? that's as much as an iPhone 3Gs! why not $35?
    3. when you spend almost $3k for a computer, it should come with at least one adapter. my 2006 macbook pro did. now i have to return this adapter and buy 2 more -- a DVI one that works with my 30" screen and a VGA one for when i give presentations (most lecture halls don't have DVI ports to plug into. so that's $130 on plugs. really? thats almost 1/4 the cost of an iPad.
    4. the plug i need will take up another USB port, which there should be more of anyway.
    5. what is the point of a dainty little video port on the laptop when it requires an adapter to plug into most monitors in the market? it certainly doesn't look slick to have this dual corded adapter hanging off. there was plenty of room for a DVI port on my 2006 macbook pro, they shouldn't have changed the design.

    21 of 30 people found this useful