• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter EVER!

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    The cable for the DVI to Mini DisplayPort is about an inch long. Are you kidding me? This puts a lot of pressure on the minidisplay port on my macbook pro. Any slight movement and it bends the displayport inside the macbook. So if your planning to hook it up to a laptop, be prepared to shell out a few hundred dollars to replace your mini display port on your macbook in a few months. Makes you wonder if apple did this to make more money?

    43 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horibble!

    • Written by from San Jose

    I have tried the adapter many times and i have even gotten new ones from the store and every time i try it is like my computer does not even recognize the connection to the screen. I have a mini DP to VGA that works fine but the mini DP to DVI does not work at all.

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I bought this for my brand new Samsung Monitor and MacBook Pro.

    The adapter simply does not work in that configuration although my older MacBook Pro with the regular DVI cable does work with the monitor.

    I ended up exchanging it for the VGA adapter. Old technology seems to be the only thing that works for these 1 month old devices.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Display with not turn on

    • Written by from Decatur

    Sometimes when the display that is connected to the Mini DisplayPort to DVI is connected nothing will be displayed. Most of the time this happens when the machine comes out of sleep mode. Unplugging and replugging does not work either. I have rebooted the machine and nothing seems to work. The screen will flicker when the second monitor is connected so it see it but no signal is sent to the monitor.

    23 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter doesn't give you full resolution

    • Written by from Castle Hill

    I just bought recently 17" unibody MBP. Before this I used 15" MBP and used it very neatly with a Samsung SyncMaster305T external monitor (2560x1600). The new 17" doesn't have DVI port, as the older 15" MBP, so I just bought a A$45 MiniDisplayPort DVI adapter, just to find out that the maximum supported resolution is 1280x800. No matter what I did on the 17" MBP. After going through all the posts on Apple's web site, I just found out that this is actually not the correct one to work in such a high resolution (!), but I would need the much more expensive $150 (and difficult to find) dual adapter. For what it was expected to do this is a very bad product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality/Short Life

    • Written by from Benicia

    As others have noted, the adapter worked fine for about 3 uses on both the imac and the MacBook. Then it started to fail, preventing the installed computer software from loading (or at least I could not see it on the desktop). This seemed to be progressive failure over a couple of months. I am led to believe that this unit is very sensitive to handling and perhaps electronic challenges largely based on what others have written. I had noted that the resolution is lousy so when I get the replacement unit I will follow the suggestions of others to adjust the computer resolution to get a better picture (once I figure out how to do it). Getting a replacement unit of the same design seems to be the only way to achieve the computer to TV connection. At $19 it is not a bad way to go, only if I could get the unit to be more reliable and to last a little longer.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI source limited to 1 monitor???

    • Written by from Lansdale

    Ok, using a new MB with a Mini DisplayPort to DVI, then converting it to HDMI, I am unable to hook up 2 32" LCD monitors. Only 1 external monitor can be used. I am told by Apple support that the MB isn't "powerful enough" to send a signal to 2 external monitors. Funny, I can do just this with a Vista PC Laptop with NO PROBLEM.

    26 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Syncmaster 23 inch - WILL NOT WORK WITH THIS!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I just spent 30+ minutes on the phone w/ tech support to find out the my brand new macbook pro (with mini display port) will not work with my 23 inch Samsung Syncmaster. PERIOD. It doesn't work. Its fuzzy -- no matter what resolution you put it on. My option : spend 3x what I spent on this monitor to buy one that definitely works. Great Apple -- people already are Apple fans without being forced into buying your other products. This actually does the reverse -- makes me wish I'd never bought a macbook. At least with a Dell I know I use pretty much what I can find.

    49 of 81 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple dropped the bomb really badly on this one.

    • Written by from Houma

    The new Apple Macbook pro does not have a way of connecting with a third party monitor unless you purchase this connection. For a $2000 dollar machine, they should add this. I'm really tempted to return this one, and go ahead with using the old one just because of that.

    I ordered this connector online, but I failed to realize that the mini-Dvi to DVI connector isn't the same. That is my fault. I'll order it again. Now I have to wait another week for this connector to arrive. This is just one huge headache.

    19 of 34 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product listing

    • Written by from Inyokern

    I am so disappointed. All I want to do is hookup my Macbook Pro to my TV so that I can play home movies, etc., which were edited and compressed on my computer. However, the listing of this Mini DisplayPort to DVI did not make clear that the cable was DVI-D rather than DVI-I. I'm not a pro at these things, but I'm not dumb. If a listing says "DVI-I" and one says "DVI-D", I can figure out that they are different and order the right ones. Thumbs down apple.com. >:(

    73 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but bad design

    • Written by

    It does what it's supposed to, but I can't stand the design. My beautiful new macbook sits on my desk, and I'd like the 4 cords connected to it to drop down inconspicuously through a cable grommet -- but they can't because of the big blocky connector which sits only a few inches from the computer. Why couldn't Apple either make the cord longer, or better yet, just offer a 4' cord with mini-displayport on one end and DVI on the other??

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit the Apple DVI to VGA-adapter

    • Written by from Günzburg

    In intention to use my original Apple DVI to VGA adapter with my new MacBookPro I bought that adapter, so I can use my old Apple computer as well for presentations. The Mini-display to DVI does not fit the DVI to VGA adapter (as posted in other comments due to the different standards (DVI-I and -D)). Unfortunately this is not stated anywhere in the product description of both products. So You have to buy boths adapters (DVI and VGA) for using them with the Mini-display-port.

    94 of 121 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Leesburg

    Wait until a third party offers an adapter. I was stuck at a major conference and had to switch to a PC because this adapter is a single DVI rather than a dual DVI. The house A/V company could have interfaced with the dual DVI, but not this single configuration adapter.

    This wouldn't have been an issue with my old Powerbook, but this new scheme is only compatible with 1/2 of the cables out there. Awful.

    89 of 113 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just won't fit!

    • Written by from London

    I thought I'd use the extra DVI monitor I have at home with my new MacBook, so I got the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. I tried to plug it into the DVI connector of my monitor, but it just won't fit. Both layouts are DVI, but the adapter is missing 4 tiny pins around the large one. After forcing for a while, it KIND of fits and I do get an image, but the connector literally hangs onto the adapter, semi-attached, and I am not able to fully attach both of them in place so they have to placed on a horizontal surface all the time.

    My monitor definitely has a DVI connector, but I wonder if there are different types of DVI connectors? And if so, should this information have been on the adapter page?

    264 of 414 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read if you plan to connect to VGA via an adapter

    • Written by from Highland Park

    I bought this to connect to DVI and VGA sources. I realize for VGA I need an adapter, but what I didn't realize is the the vast majority of adapters for VGA-to-DVI are NOT compatible with this product. It blocks the DVI-I 4 pins around the bar, meaning you'd break any DVI-I adapter you tried to attach. If you get this and you need to connect to VGA, most existing adapters (such as those that come with video cards) WILL NOT WORK, and you will need to buy a DVI-D-only adapter.

    53 of 61 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.

    65 of 93 people found this useful