• 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.

    52 of 62 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Pass Through Quality

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've been using a viewsonic DVI monitor with my older mac book pro for a year and it was great. Very crisp and nice with DVI out to DVI in of the monitor. Now that Apple has switched over to the display port, requiring an adapter, it looks horrible. It is unusable for applications such as photoshop. And yes, I use the extended desktop display mode. Basically, whatever is going on behind the scenes with the adapter is just not working like it should, and they need to advertise such. Don't expect much from this - expect that you will be buying the LCD display that Apple has put out with the display port, much like I now have to. Thanks for forcing my hand, Apple.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got the Job Done

    • Written by from Wichita

    I bought a lcd tv on Black Friday and I thought that it said it had a vga output. However when I got it home it didn't so I was worried on what to do. After much research I found that I could by a mini displayport to dvi and then a dvi to hdmi to hook up to my new tv for an external display. For the sound I had to get a audio cable and connect that to my audio out port on my 13in macbook pro. Everything works great.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Careful! Does not support 30" Cinema Display

    • Written by from Lincoln

    This adapter does NOT support the 30" Cinema Display. Instead, you need Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

    13 of 13 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

    Do not buy this worthless toy for over 1280x800 resolution.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My wife purchased a new MacBook Pro. I have a 30 inch cinema display on my desktop PC which has always directly connected easily and supported 2560x1600 resolution perfectly.

    Of course, the MacBook Pro doesn't come with any adapters for connections. I purchased this plastic toy and tried the Cinema Display on my wife's MacBook. The top resolution we got was 1280x800. I called Apple and was told that we have to shell out $99 for the dual link adapter. I tried this adapter with a 27" Syncmaster and we got 1920x1200, however the text looks horrible. Again, Apple says buy the $99 adapter. I see the reviews for that adapter are horrible.

    Apple, we purchased your $2000 monitor and your $2000 laptop. I expect this to work without another $99 adapter to clutter up my desk with a bunch of cables. Furthermore, if you are going to gouge people for a $99 adapter, at least make it quality.

    I will remain a PC. My wife can have her MacBook.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T WORK

    • Written by from Magdalena

    Yesterday I bought MiniDisplyPort to DVI adapter to make a presentation... it simpl doesn't works.... The adapter is recognized by my MBP 17 unibody, when i connect the external monitor it is recognized too, and the resolution appears at my display properties at its native resolution (i try with 3 different monitors and all of them had the same trouble, one at 1920x1080, other at 1440x900 and the last one at 1024x768) simply all of them has NO SIGNAL... I have a presentation tomorrow and have no time to change or buy another adapter... its Christmas and no stores are available today.... 1 STAR to apple... Great Compluter, Great OS, but adapters...

    14 of 18 people found this useful