• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well 98% of the Time. Occasionally Needs Unplug/Replug

    • Written by from Kent

    I got this with a new MBP in May of 2012. I plugged it in to my MBP and my plain old Samsung 22" digital monitor. It works reliably. Once in a while the display gets confused and puts the main screen on the Samsung when I wake up the computer. I unplug and replug (just once) and it works fine. I take my computer with me daily, so I plug and unplug this unit every day. Works fine.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    With some duct tape, this adapter may work reliably, or it may not.

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    I got this adapter to extend the desktop of a new iMac. The two have now been attached for less than 3 years, linking the iMac via DVI to a Dell Ultrasharp monitor. After two years, if the cat walked by my desk, the Dell would black out. I checked the cables, changed cables, and figured out that the problem is in the connection at the Mini displayport. I finally started getting a reliable signal to the Dell by plugging in the adapter, pulling the adapter's cable up, against the iMac's back shell and duct-taping it in place about 3" above the port. In other words, this display port and its poorly-matching plug constitute a POS, in mechanic's jargon. I don't get it-the plug and its matching socket were developed by Apple (?), or at least both are built by Apple, but it's a lousy fit. That's unusual for Apple. There Will Be Duct Tape.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it said.

    • Written by from Burnaby

    The adaptor does what it said, nothing more.
    I brought this adaptor so I could connect my MacBook Pro 13" to my 23" SamSung monitor. I was worry before the purchase as the SamSung had a resolution of 2048x1152.
    The external monitor does come out in full resolution and sharp, the only complain that I had are:
    1.) Why does they build in the DVI port and I have buy extra accessory for it.
    2.) They should have a longer cable for this. 4" is just not enough.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Check it before leaving the store.

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Unless you live really close to the apple store, I would ask them to check this on a machine in the store before leaving. Bought one today, bought my second monitor, hooked it up and nothing. Swapped cables, nothing. Called Apple Tech support, they had me do a few things, ended up back at the store. Tested my purchased one on their computer, nothing. Took another from the package, nothing. The manager allowed me to have one more, but could not test it there. 18 miles later, it works.

    Seems like a shame to have to get an adapter for a dual port video card, but $29 is not bad after spending money on the Mac Pro.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug is poorly designed - needs improvement

    • Written by from Portland

    It functions fine for connecting a monitor to my MacBook, but the build quality is not what I expected from Apple.

    The second time I used it, while trying to remove the the mini DisplayPort plug from the computer, the plug's outer sheath slipped off the "innards" of the plug, which remained in the port. I managed to work the sheath (almost) back into position, which is only press-fitted into place. It is difficult to thread the cord's strain relief back through the plug sheath.

    It would be nice if the cord were longer, so I could stash the big clunky junction with the dvi cable behind my desk.

    The smooth shiny finish of the tiny plug also makes it hard to grasp but that seems to be an Apple design paradigm. (I have the same beef with the mag safe connector.) Cmon Apple, you could do better.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with my 21" Wacom Cintiq

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    My $2000 Wacom tablet uses DVI-I, and this cable is DVI-D. My brand new Macbook Pro (unibody) can't connect because of the pins. BE CAREFUL and check the pins on your hardware before buying this.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    • Written by from scituate

    Wrks perfect - a few adjustments in Preferences and was all set - took less than 60 seconds to complete

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble Free Connection

    • Written by from Thirsk

    I used this adapter to connect my new 13" Macbook Pro to both an LG 22'' Monitor (DVI cable with male ends) and to a Philips 37" HD LCD Flat Screen TV (Same DVI cable but with a DVI/HDMI adapter for the connection to the TV). Word of warning if you want sound through the TV, you will need to run a separate cable (3.5mm jack to phono). I posted this because I had difficulty deciding which cable I needed.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Deceptive Packaging, Downgrade

    • Written by from New York

    The package only says DVI. Now granted the baggie is clear and you can see the connector itself, but when buying a new Macbook Pro, I just asked for the DVI adapter, thinking it was as good as the previous DVI output on my last Macbook Pro. Why would Apple remove functionality from a product, right? I mean having to use an additional adapter (and not have it included with the computer) was bad enough, but why would the new adapter not support DVI-I, when all the previous ones did? Especially given that there appear not to be adapters for MDP that replace the ones available for the previous generation. I see none for S-video or RCA-out. I still need to be able to connect to all these things, not everywhere I go has modern video technology.

    I understand the decision to remove the full-size DVI port from the unibody models, but not to fail to adequately replace it with the adapter. And then put a generic label on the adapter not indicating it's less compatible than what it's supposed to replace.

    Oh, and I should mention, mine actually doesn't work at all. I think it might just be a defective unit, but I don't have another DVI monitor to test with right now.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with apple DVI to RGB converter

    • Written by from Gateshead

    I bought this along with my new macbook, thinking that I could connect my VGA monitors via the old apple DVI to RGB converter that came with my mac mini. It does not work, as the old converter is DVI-I and the new converter is DVI-D. How frustrating! As others have pointed out, why on earth doesn't apple provide a DVI-I connection on this adaptor?

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Support USB like Original DVI

    • Written by from Boulder Creek

    I purchased this adapter along with one of the newest Macbooks thinking I could connect it to my home theater system just as I had done with all of my previous Macs.

    It does not function properly due to the lack of a USB signal that's missing from this new interface. Without this signal, the "Options" tab within the System Preferences>Display properties is missing, and is only present when a USB signal is detected for the display. The ability to remove "Overscan" within the "Options" is needed when connecting to any television, or the desktop is to large to view properly

    The USB input signal, presently is only supported with the new $99 DUAL-link version of this adapter, which has not been made available to this point.

    38 of 53 people found this useful

  • 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

    On my third Adapter!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I am fine with this product when it works, but I am on my third adapter, second one in two months. This has been such a frustrating experience. From my experience this product is very unreliable. I am not sure what I am going to do but I can not continue to spend $30 dollars on these poorly made adapters.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Plymouth meeting

    This thing is for DVI-D conversion. I hooked it up to my HDTV and the display is beautiful.
    Highly recommended if you have the correct port on your mac.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with HD monitor

    • Written by from Reno

    I bought a new wide-screen ASUS monitor to use with my new (aluminum) macbook. The standard mini display port to VGA cable only allowed 1280x1024 resolution and the color was terrible. Using the DVI adapter gives me full 1920x1080 and GREAT color.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 245BW

    • Written by from Pointe-Claire

    Was concerned after reading some of the reviews here.

    So just to report that this cable adapter works fine with the Samsung 245BW monitor.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a Little Elbow Grease

    • Written by from Washington

    At first I thought that this didn't fit the cable for a Dell monitor, but after reading a forum post suggesting forcing it I pushed a little harder and voila.

    As stated in another review, it does not, however, work with the DVI->VGA adapter.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    color static issues on monitor

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was not able to make this work between my 13" first-gen unibody MacBook Pro (I think early 2009) and 23" Cinema Display (2008 model). The cinema display showed red color static/noise all the time (and I tried several common methods for trying to fix that). I suppose this is just the price of older hardware, but would have been nice if they would play nice together.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible With Many Displays

    • Written by from Somerville

    I'm not sure if the signal from this doesn't meet DVI spec or what but if I try to run above 24 Hertz on my projector (which I use with other computers at 60 Hz, progressive in both cases) I get intermittent static and blinking. I have a similar problem with a Dell LCD when I try to run it through an ioGear KVM. PCs going through the same KVM drive the monitor at the same resolution and frequency with no problem (even if I swap ports on the KVM to make sure it's not a bad port). I figured the Apple brand adapter would be the gold standard, especially based on price, but I'll have to try another brand of adapter now. Weak.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Figured it out

    • Written by from olympia

    wondering why your displayport isn't working right? think its broken?
    external screen is not recognizing your video signal? try restarting! i finally figured it out. I have a macbook pro unibody 15". displayport to dvi-d cord to hdmi. I returned my first display port because i thought it was broken.guess not, i have to freaking restart every time for the displayport to be recognized!

    25 of 29 people found this useful