• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all interfaces created equally

    • Written by from Steilacoom

    Just a warning:

    I purchased this to use with a Dynex DVI to VGA adapter. I could not use it. Dynex has extra pins around the wider and flat "pin"on its DVI interface that the Mac DVI interface does not support.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection is not solid; picture snows or blacks out.

    • Written by from Belmont

    I am using this with a late 2008 MacBook (aluminum).

    Bought two adapters. First one was awful. I connected the cord to the adapter with varying degrees of snugness. No matter what I tried, it would not maintain a connection. The screen (Samsung SyncMaster) was either black, snow, or worse and equally often, it would would just constantly flicker/sorta oscillate between my desktop and snow (many times per second). There was no consistent pattern to get it to maintain a picture (I mean, I tried to wiggle the adapter), which meant that it wasn't the actual mini-display port for which I was having the problem, and that it was the DVI side of the dongle that was having issues. Sometimes I would get lucky, and it would hold a picture for 10 minutes (this happened twice). I wasted four hours on this defective product. I tried switching the DVI monitor cables, but the situation was consistent (and for the past year, the cables have worked and are working just just fine connecting the monitors to the desktop PCs).

    Next, I bought another adapter. This worked much better for the most, but it is still not perfect. I've only used the new one for a day, but I am very concerned that it will last, and that it will soon regress to the defective performance of the first adapter that I bought. Once during the day when the new adapter shifted, I did lose the picture on my monitor. That's how I know things are not perfect.

    Might try buying a third adapter.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure your battery charger is attached to use this adaptor

    • Written by from Lowell

    At first I thought this cable didn't work. Well... unless your macbook pro is attached to its charger - it won't work. It will work for a few seconds - then lose the external monitor signals.

    Once I hook it up to the charger - it works fine.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for dual-screen setups.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    I use this to dual-screen with my 15 inch MacBook Pro (mid 2010), on a monitor I share with my Mac Pro (2006). It works perfectly. Setup couldn't be easier, just plug it in and you're ready to go. Image is perfectly fine (screensaver looks amazing on two screens, as does my desktop slideshow). No issues or complaints to report after using it for three months.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D ONLY

    • Written by from Nashville

    Very important to make sure you have a dvi-d cord not dvi-i. The main difference is that dvi-i has 4 additional prongs (2 above and below) the horizontal prong. I even tried to use my old macbook dvi to vga adapter and it would not fit as even the old mac adapter is dvi-i. Who knows why they changed.. Pretty disappointed as this was not mentioned on the sales page. Gave an extra star due to the quality of apple products being top notch. Also disappointed that apple does not carry mini-dp to HDMI, which is the only digital format my tv supports.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Displayport to DVI Adapter

    • Written by from Rancho Palos Verdes

    The Female DVI-D Adapter end has limited compatibility with many other Male DVI components. ie. The apple DVI adapter end does not have the necessary holes for the additional 4 pins found in many Male DVI adapter ends. (I learned the hard way). *FYI: You may save yourself time, money, & hassle if you buy a more compatible 3rd party adapter w/ the 4 holes in the beginning.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    FYI, no 1920x1200

    • Written by from SOUTH SAINT PAUL

    It was my understanding of the single-link DVI spec that it could handle the 1920x1200 resolution of my 26" monitor. Seems like 1920x1080 is the max, so I just wasted $30. Whoops.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but where's the RCA/S-Video out adapter?

    • Written by from Washington

    This cord works well on my TV, but I used my previous Macbook constantly to show friends and family pictures on their TVs via S-Video and RCA analog video. Now my new Macbook can't be connected to most older TVs that only have an RCA video plug or S-Video. Bad enough to upgrade my Macbook and have to buy new expensive adapter cords, now they're not even making the same cords. Frustrating.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it's DVI-D

    • Written by from Crawley

    If anyone looks at the enlarged photos of this item they will see it has a horizontal pin C5 and a full set of pins 1-24. This means it is DVI-D, not DVI-I which has pins C1-C4 as well or DVI-A with C1-C4 and many other pins missing.
    If you do not check the connection before buying then that is not really Apple's fault. This is a very nicely made adapter and does the job well. The connection should be tight as there are some very dodgy DVI-D cables out there with poor screws on them.
    If you don't know what you have, then stick to VGA maybe.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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 just fine

    • Written by from Carmel

    If you own a 23" cinema display and have been using an older macbook and have recently upgraded your macbook, this is the device you need to plug your monitor in to your new machine. It takes 5 minutes at the most and works perfectly with the cinema display.

    snow leopard not supporting apple talk is another issue...argh!

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Sweet

    • Written by from Pasco

    Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is cause it's overpriced, works perfect with my old school Apple ADC 23" display that's hooked up to another ridiculously expensive ADC -> DVI Adapter

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mix up causes problems

    • Written by from Freeport

    For some reason Apple uses 2 different ports to be able to use an external monitor, what your computer has in it is the type of adapter you buy. This mini displayport to DVI looks different than the mini dvi port plug. If you buy the correct adapter it will work. The best way that I found to be able to tell which one to get is to search the Apple store for the Mini and look at the I/O ports on the back. The MIni has both. Just see which one matches your output and buy that adapter. Hope that helps.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It DOES fit! DVI-D only though!

    • Written by from Hertford

    For the benefit of people saying this doesn't fit... It's a DVI-D cable only!
    DVI-D is the digital only version meaning the pins around the flat style one aren't there. If your cable has these on it then it is a DVI-I cable used for sending RGB analogue signals... in which case just buy the mini display port to VGA!

    21 of 23 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Stoke Poges

    I connect this between my MacBook Pro and a dvi to dvi lead which connects to my 20'' widescreen Samsung HDTV. No problems at all!

    It seems that if you use this to connect to the iMax cinema screen it won't work, but then it doesn't connect to my dishwasher either...

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great... For Awhile

    • Written by from San Bruno

    I had mine help connect my macbook to my Samsung, but after a couple of months, the adapter stopped working, and I had to go buy another one...... Wish it were cheaper...

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    warning--dvi digitial only

    • Written by from Mariposa

    just adding my frustration about the fact that many others have pointed out: the adapter outputs to DVI-D only, making it incompatible with DVI-I components and apple's own DVI to VGA adapter.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre product

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Why does this adapter not have the four openings for DVI-D connectors? I cannot plug in half my monitors to it because the four pins around the large pin are missing! Even the original DVI-to-VGA adapter from apple wont plug into it! Other than that, it does it's job.

    23 of 28 people found this useful