• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No analog

    • Written by from Kyle

    If you need DVI, fine. If you are trying to get a DVI-I (with analogue), this is not for you. I didn't read the details on this. Bought it to try connecting it with my DVI to Video adaptor in order to daisy chain from mini-Displayport to video (phono-plug) in order to send iMac video to my analog TV's. But, alas, the DVI-D does not output an analog signal (ok, duh, but I don't use DVI enough to have known that without doing a bit of reading first).

    I'm going to try buying mini-displayport to VGA and then go VGA to video out...see if that works.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DID NOT WORK FOR TV CONNECTION

    • Written by from Coal City

    New owner of MAC from a PC

    Called Apple support, told them I want to connect my 13 inch MBP to our TV so we can all enjoy a movie downloaded from ITunes. My TV, only has RCA and S-Video inputs. Support said that is ok I just need to buy the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter that will connect to the MBP. THEN buy the Apple DVI to Video Adapter and an S-video or RCA Yellow video cable and all is good except the sound.

    So instead of buying it over the phone I went to an Apple store so I can start watching the movies right away. The salesperson there assured me this will also work and I was in and out of the store within 10 minutes!

    WRONG! The Mini DisplayPort to DVI has a SLIGHTLY different DVI pin configuration than the Apple DVI to Video Adapter. When coupled together it CRUSHES the pins in BOTH. Now $55 dollars later I have to ruined adapters, and I am not any closer to my original goal. I should have stayed with a PC!

    32 of 76 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but is very awkward

    • Written by from Nottingham

    This does the job of connecting my MacBook Pro to my LG monitor just fine.

    The problem is that because the cable is so short it's very awkward, it would be much better if the cable was perhaps twice as long. At the moment the bulky section just keeps getting trapped behind the desk.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!

    • Written by from ARVADA

    This adapter will only fit DVI-D connections. It will NOT fit a DVI-I connections!!! This one simple fact ruined a presentation in front of hundreds of people for me. The old MacBook Pro was able to connect to DVI-I, but not this one. Do yourself a favor and make sure that you will be using a DVI-D connection. I'm still reeling about this...

    This adapter should have been included with the MacBook Pro, period. You would think that for $2400 they could at least throw in an adapter for their proprietary display port.

    115 of 135 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Panama City

    While I always hate having to buy extra bit-pieces, this adapter worked great. My DVI-D cable fit snugly with screws mating with the adapter as expected. Interesting to see folks rating this adapter negatively because they were too ignorant to check their DVI cable flavor before buying this item. Know what you're buying before putting the money down......a trite but extremely valid thought.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display Port to DVB... not DVI?

    • Written by from LIPHOOK

    This DVI adapter works perfectly as a a way of driving an external digital display using a DVB cable but it does not have analogue output (those 4 pins surrounding the big flat pin). This is a problem for me if I arrive somewhere that they only use analogue connectors for the lcd projectors.

    Life should not be this complicated - after owning many macbooks I now have a collection of useless external monitor cable adapters.

    I think a DVI cable carries both analogue and digital whereas a DVB cable is digital only so maybe this product description is misleading?

    10 of 12 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't fit

    • Written by from Falcon Heights

    This Mini DisplayPort doesn't fit into the DVI adapter. There are 4 pins around the flatter pin on the DVI adapter that don't have a hole to go into and so it's just no possible for it to fit in. I am very disappointed.

    25 of 42 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine as long as you force a good connection.

    • Written by from LOS ALAMOS

    I'm very happy I read the negative reviews which alerted me to possible problems. Connecting the female DVI-D to a male DVI-D to HDMI cable was a bit of a nuisance since the fit was EXTREMELY tight. I very carefully forced the two connectors together. The amount of force required to get a good connection (the connector bodies touching) is very much more than would be ordinarily expected. But once the connection was made, the secondary display appeared on my Sharp Aquos 52" TV. A 2m Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable would probably sell well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    This is an Apple product and I am an Apple evangelist and have been for many years. Imagine my disappointment when something as simple as an adapter doesn't. What's the problem? That's even more disappointing - it doesn't make a secure connection between my Cintiq and the adapter. On any DVI female connection, there is a slot for the "blade" pin to go into; with two regular pins above and below it. On our Apple version, the holes above and below are simply too small to accept those pins.

    It just doesn't fit. From a company that engineers it's laptops from solid blocks of aluminum, I'd expect a little better. If I could give this zero stars, I would - a complete waste.

    50 of 67 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

    Works Great

    • Written by from Hornsby

    It does what it sets out to do and does it well. I have used it to connect my macbook pro to an HD 50inch tv as well as plasma screen using an hdmi/dvi adaptor. I have also used it to add an extra monitor to my macbook. Works great. No problems.

    The only thing is that it could be a bit longer as the chunky DVI bit gets n the way.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with a perfecty fine Samsung monitor

    • Written by from chelles

    I had read all the reviews on the Apple Store before buying this adapter. Turns out, it doesn't work with my SyncMaster 940bw, even with a brand new DVI-D cable...
    I have had it with Apple...Not only does this adapter is too expensive, but also it simply do not do the job.
    Thumbs down on this one.

    48 of 59 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    I bought a MBPro with the intention to use it with my Optoma projector using a DVI-D connection. (I confirmed with Apple whether this would work, of course, long before I decided to purchase. And the answer was YES.) Well, this adapter DOES NOT work! I just wasted several hours trying to figure this out and sifting endlessly through forums to find a solution. A LOT of people have the same problem. It seems like Apple is stumped by this one!

    I'm a first time Mac user on his first day of usage (TODAY) who wants to convert to Mac out of his frustration with Microsoft products. What a disappointment! Apple, please give me a solution or give me a refund! NEGATIVE FIVE STARS!!!

    58 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with my Dell, Samsung and Apple LCD monitors that use DVI

    • Written by from Chicago

    The adaptor works great. It's nice they shrank the huge DVI input down to this small little plug.

    26 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless for larger hi-res displays

    • Written by from Boise

    My old MacBook Pro worked perfectly with my Dell 30 inch display. This new MacBook Pro with this Adapter will not bring up higher than 1280 x 800.

    Why Apple is going backward is a mystery to me. Applecare says it can't find any way to select the NVIDIA 9600 using this adapter. WHAT??? The same people that developed the iPhone can't figure it out? Unbelievable.

    The supposed fix is buying the Dual DVI Adapter at $99. Can I get my old MacBook Pro back???

    20 of 32 people found this useful