• 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.

    53 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with a 2008 MacBook

    • Written by from West Shokan

    What the heck!?! I have a 2008 Macbook and this product cannot be plugged into it! I believed the reviews that said I could use this with a cable to play things from my laptop to my HDTV. No luck! This is SUCH a bummer. I've been waiting for weeks to use my tv and STILL cannot find the right cable to make it work. Very Frustrating!!!!!!!!

    35 of 88 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D. D for disappointment.

    • Written by from Abbotsford

    It's more than a little upsetting that i now need to carry 2 adapters with me everywhere I go. The old MBP had DVI-I which meant I only had to carry a cheap DVI-VGA adapter but with the new MBP I've had to shell out $90 for the privilege of accessing signals that are clearly available on from the same port.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Dell 2405 monitor (after a lil' tinkering)

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I recently bought the MDPort to DVI-adapter for my recently purchased MBP 13". At first, when I connected the adapter to my MBP, I got a blue screen, which then went back to regular desktop view. I then turned on my Dell monitor. I got nothing on the screen, just blank/black. The MBP couldn't "detect" any external display. I tried this a couple times, different sequence of hooking up cable, etc. and it didn't work. I read two reviews here that said they used the same monitor as I have and it worked, so i was wondering what the problem was. I borrowed my friend's VGA adapter, and that worked fine, even after the MBP was on. So, I tried again the DVI cable, by first having the MBP off, connecting the cables, and then turning on the MBP and later the Dell. Voila, it worked. Then someone suggested to me from the Apple communities, that the monitors like to be turned on before plugging in (which saves me the hassle from always having to reboot); which turned out to be true in my case. So what was once a frustrating experience, is now a good one, as the cable does work (i had returned it to get a 2nd dvi adapter b/c i thought the first one might be bad). I didn't think two adapters could have the same problem.

    Anyways, I'm rambling, but I'm happy to say that it works!

    Took off one star, just b/c I thought the adapter's price was a bit high at $29.99 (best buy)/$29 at apple.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I could ask for

    • Written by from chapel hill

    I bought this along with the belkin DVI to HDMI cable and it works great. The picture that I'm capable of getting is fantastic. A word of advice, if your television has HDMI available then this is the way to go. The VGA cable is good, but requires more from the user to make it work. This thing definitely fits the bill.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Rochester

    Plugged into new 21.5 iMac, plugged DVI from monitor into it, monitor is recognized, but no video is output.

    16 of 26 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display to DVI TOO SHORT!

    • Written by from Billerica

    I Went to the Apple store in burlington mall and bought a brand new macBook. I already had an HP screen from my old PC. I found this adapter and thought of connecting my computer to the screen or my High Def TV. I opened the the box and the things like 3" long. I Think it is a Good investment if you have annother 70 bucks to blow on a DVI extention cord.

    21 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I got this shipped with my new MBP. I connected it to my 1080p tv. everything looked perfect

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly

    • Written by from Hook

    I've had multiple problems with this adapter. Firstly, anything above 1280x1024 on my Dell 2408WFP results in lots of snow and occasional flickering as if it's having problems syncing the refresh rate. Secondly, it's hit or miss as to whether it actually displays on the external monitor in the first place (regardless of whether you plug the cable back in or wake the MBP) - monitor flashes blue then goes back into power save mode.

    The mini DisplayPort VGA adapter works perfectly at full resolution, so why doesn't this?

    Very disappointing for a small, expensive piece of plastic...

    17 of 19 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I didn't have any trouble with the product. I just wish there was a more straight-forward (vs 3 cables) and more economical solution to get complete picture and sound.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY GOOD

    • Written by from bakersfield

    i just now got this and hooked it up to my 32 inch vizio screen i am very happy with this product cause it is worth the price i paid unlike some products apple sells but the only down side to this product u have to buy another adapter that goes into it if you are wanting it to be hd that makes its into an hdmi cable

    17 of 21 people found this useful