• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with MPB 15" i7

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    This adapter does not work with my Samsung T260HD monitor/tv. It blocks the ability for the MBP to detect the monitor. My HDMI to displayport adapter works fine.

    11 of 11 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible - a 30 year step back in usability

    • Written by from New Rochelle

    For the past 30 years or so, the consumer computing standard was the VGA connector.

    The VGA connector fits securely between the monitor and the computer via pins which form a snug connection, and the user has the option of also using small side screws for a very tight link between devices.

    This mini-display port is a horrible step back.

    I am using this adapter with my Mac Mini, and it is a disaster!

    The adapter has no "click" to it, so the slightest physical disturbance will cause the cable to fall out of the back of the Mac Mini. It is literally just dangling on the back of my Mac.

    Even if you many to not breathe on the cable, the adapter will eventually dislodge, albeit ever so slowly, due to gravity!

    Horrible!!!!

    From a company like Apple, which prides itself on design excellence, this device is truly a disappointment.

    Bring back DVI!

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini displayPort Adapter

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I have iMac with Mini displayPort Adapter, which will fit HDMI cable from TV, -but is too short! Is there no longer cable (like 1m) version available so the heavier HDMI could rest on the floor; thus wouldn't contradict the design of the iMac appearance.
    Heavy cable could be a strain on the Port if not causcious.
    Sorry but too short!

    20 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product - wish it came with the system

    • Written by from Cheshire

    It's a great product and it works perfectly. The only thing that I'm not too happy about with it is that either this or a Mini DP to VGA should come with the systems. I just got my MacBook Pro back in August and my previous PowerBook G4 came with a DVI to VGA adaptor in the box, which was incredibly nice. The last thing that I have to say is that if you read a review that has a low rating because the purchaser doesn't know anything about computers and what they're buying, don't listen. I work in IT at an unnamed major university, and consumers who don't learn about products and just blindly purchase them shouldn't knock the company for their laziness.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading Product description

    • Written by from Montreal

    I didn't realize this was DVI-D (digital ONLY) until I received it and tried to plug it into a DVI to VGA adapter. Way to put one over on your customers, apple!

    Be advised: If you want to use your MBP mini-displayport with a VGA monitor, you'll need a SEPARATE mini-displayport to VGA adapter. This one won't work with any other adapter.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    Prior to purchasing my i7 15' MBP I realized that was going to need this adaptor. It took 30 seconds to connect to my Apple Display and it has worked fine. It's somewhat of a pain to have to purchase two adaptors (firewire and dvi) but I'm over it.

    9 of 11 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda Short

    • Written by from San Mateo

    It's 4" long - so what cable is it an adapter FOR? I have a brand new MacBook pro and an existing monitor with a DVI port. This adapter won't reach the monitor port, so what "basic" cable for the MacBook does this "adapt"?

    37 of 85 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    do your homework first

    • Written by from ROCHESTER

    ok, don't dispair. check and check again the pin arrangement and cables you already have. Take a photo, draw a picture. If you have already bought, you might as well hang on to it. You will need it eventually. It has worked fine with my MacBook Pro a Sanyo XP55L projector and a plain vanilla HP 1740 LCD. Will it work with my old Apple 30' displays? Well no, that's another story. Come on Apple I want a 30" LED screen that will work with my G5s. I want it now.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-Display to DVI on the package. Not DVI-D.

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Ordered this, got it and it doesn't work with standard DVI. Have to spend more money buying the DVI-D cable. More shenanigans for Apple to make you spend more money on cables etc. Everything was great on MacBook Pro until this Unibody junk..

    27 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with DVI-I

    • Written by from Kent

    Works with DVI-Ileads on a 22" HP screen. Would be nice to securly fix it to the computer though.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin!

    • Written by from Sligo

    Works perfectly with my Macbook Aluminum and Apple 20" Cinema Screen, excellent picture quality and no problems with connection or waking from sleep mode.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Acer AL2416W cable

    • Written by from MINNEAPOLIS

    I couldn't get this adapter to work at first, until I noticed that the cable that came with my monitor was marked 'PC' on one end. It worked fine for years with the 'PC' end plugged into the monitor on my old 13" Macbook, but it always gave 'No Signal' on my new 13" Macbook Pro when using DVI. I turned the cable around, and it started working. How does this make any sense at all? Is my desktop a physics-free zone? I'm just happy I don't have to use VGA anymore, the difference is night and day.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    constant flicker on external screen.

    • Written by from Southport BC

    the connector works to a point.
    then it gets very annoying the constant flickering of the screen.
    Apparently this is a well known issue .

    this type of connection is USELESS

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can ONLY link to another Mini Display Port

    • Written by from Oakland Park

    I am proud owner of iMac 27" and love everything about it, except was very disappointed to learn that I can not use the beautiful display as an external monitor for other computers; unless they have a Mini Display Port, also!!! That is VERY limiting! So please understand that you can not even connect a Mac with a mini-DVI port to a DVI cable and subsequently via this port to the iMac. Mac Senior Support told me that at this time there are no solutions; only Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port and then only with a special cable between the two. :)))!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are a real problem

    • Written by from Boston

    I have the GeForce GT 120 graphics board on Mac Pro with two LaCie monitors. I cannot manage the colors on the monitor that is connected through the Mini DisplayPort. This is a very common problem and the discussion groups are willed with issues. Get a real graphics board that does not use the Mini DisplayPort if you want to color manage two monitors.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT a single link adapter DESIGN

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    The actual pin design is dual link. Single links have the middle
    set of pins missing, or the middle set are dead. I have a link
    that show this, but Apple wouldn't let me list it, Check out
    data pro, one word, and look for the differences in DVI connections. there are
    many.

    This may be the problem with this adapter and many monitors including
    my Dell 2700fp. Heading to best buy for different adapters or cables to see if that
    works. IF not I have to sell my dell, my acer works perfectly.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop 'experimenting' with your customers Apple!

    • Written by from Shipley

    Dear Apple, You did this in the early naughties with the ADC connector, now you're going to fit a barely known, practically untested video connector AS STANDARD to your machines. Will you never learn? Due to your obsession with digital rights management and anything that claims to be able to halt piracy (but won't) you have sold thousands of machines to which you can only connect two screens if you accept that to wake one screen up (the one that's attached via the $25 adaptor that you DON'T INCLUDE as standard) you will have to restart the machine or dis/reconnect the sleepy screen. It boggles the mind, Apple. Just use DVIs like the rest of the known universe and stop playing with your customers minds/wallets. While you're at it, stop producing those butchered USBs with the notch that you can't use with other peripherals. Yours Sincerely, Angry Ex Apple Fan.

    50 of 60 people found this useful