• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works with digital displays

    • Written by from Champaign

    While this adapter is overpriced, it does exactly what it says it does. In another review a user states that they are frustrated as this adapter drops the analog signal. This is NOT true.

    Mini DisplayPort can NOT do analog to begin with.

    If you notice, Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters use a chip to convert the digital signal to an analog one. This adapter does NOT have that chip.

    For $30 Apple should just make a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA hybrid adapter to avoid consumer confusion, but if you have a digital display, this will work perfectly.

    Minus one star for consumer confusion.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible With Cintiq

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    This adapter is not compatible with the Cintiq. I didn't bother reading the other reviews before purchasing it.

    It gets 2 starts because it looks really neat.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesnt work with syncmaster t200m

    • Written by from Joinville

    just got the adapter and it actually finds out the monitor, but the signal doesnt come out, it keeps on a black screen and everytime i try to use the external monitor, the macbook tryes to open it and the signal is lost (there was no signal actually)
    gonna change it for a vga tomorrow, lets see how it works....

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk, no analog, picture drops out

    • Written by from Pasadena

    This is junk. It should support analog over the same wire. Picture occasionally just drops out and I have to "power cycle" my adapter by unplugging it and plugging it back in. This of course drags all my windows onto the same screen. Not worth it.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI problems

    • Written by from South Lake Tahoe

    Ok so I can live with the fact that this is now not included (as it always was) with my Macbook Pro - but why on earth is the horizontal receiver slot MISSING the 4 extra pin slots that the majority of DVI cables contain, on either side of the horizontal pin? This will not even receive the Apple DVI to VGA adapter!!!!

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I bought both this and the dual DVI adapter and this one does not work well with my iogear KVM switch and 23 inch cinema display, whereas the $99 dual adapter works perfectly. The problem is horizontal red and green lines - red in the dark parts of the image and green in the white.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Laurel

    does not work with dvi extention cord (didnt even fit correctly)
    this was a horriable desion
    does not work with a dvi to vga

    44 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook dvi adapter

    • Written by from Salinas

    This adapter worked perfectly with my 20" Dell monitor. The mini displayport plug is long enough that it does not detach randomly from my MacBook Pro. As for the DVI side, Other reviews mentioned that they had trouble screwing in their cable into the adapter, I didnt. Probably depends on your cable.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems good to me...

    • Written by from Swansea

    I use this adapter with my Macbook and a 17" (maybe?) Dell LCD monitor capable of 1280x1024. It works perfectly so far. I've only had it for about 6 hours, so I can't really say anything about how well it holds up. The cable is about twice as thick as an iPod cable, but it is only about two/three or so inches long... It is obviously designed to function only as an adapter, with a separate DVI cable (which is fine).

    I would change two things about this product... mostly to make it worth its $30 price tag.

    1) I would lengthen the cable by an inch or so. (Not hugely important... but it'd be nice.)
    2) It would also be nice if you could use a DVI->VGA adapter with this, but this is only Digital DVI, so that should not work. I'm not sure if this is due to some technical limitation, or if Apple just wants me to buy a VGA adapter too.

    But, all in all, this does exactly what it is designed to do, and the build quality seems decent.

    But remember, this will only work with the newer Mini DisplayPorts, NOT with the MiniDVI ports. Make sure you check if you're unsure.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine. Setup was a breeze. Plug and play no drivers necessary.

    • Written by from SAINT JOHN

    I bought the 2.13Ghz MBA and connected a 20" LG flat panel monitor. It works quite well and almost always without hesitation. If you mirror the displays and try to do something like watch movie via itunes, it will flicker occassionally. If you have it in extended desktop mode, it works just fine. It's a slight compromise for having the itty bitty MBA.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from FONTANA

    This works great even though I needed to go and buy a new one because my older black macbook used the larger size Mini display port. Oh well, it was worth it.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Waynesboro

    Connected to my 24" Gateway and it works flawlessly. I find the cable long enough and it mates perfectly with my DVI cable.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from DAVIS

    My MacBook Pro is connected through this adapter to a ViewSonic DVI port and my PC is connected to the ViewSonic VGA port, making it easy to switch the ViewSonic to show either machine. Worked out of the box, no problems.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fairfield

    I have now purchased three of these adapters. To my suprise non of them work with any display I connect them to. I spent over $1300 on this 13" MBP and was really looking forward to using it with one of our monitors in the offices. Where is the fix Apple?!!!

    24 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Check it before leaving the store.

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Unless you live really close to the apple store, I would ask them to check this on a machine in the store before leaving. Bought one today, bought my second monitor, hooked it up and nothing. Swapped cables, nothing. Called Apple Tech support, they had me do a few things, ended up back at the store. Tested my purchased one on their computer, nothing. Took another from the package, nothing. The manager allowed me to have one more, but could not test it there. 18 miles later, it works.

    Seems like a shame to have to get an adapter for a dual port video card, but $29 is not bad after spending money on the Mac Pro.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter EVER!

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    The cable for the DVI to Mini DisplayPort is about an inch long. Are you kidding me? This puts a lot of pressure on the minidisplay port on my macbook pro. Any slight movement and it bends the displayport inside the macbook. So if your planning to hook it up to a laptop, be prepared to shell out a few hundred dollars to replace your mini display port on your macbook in a few months. Makes you wonder if apple did this to make more money?

    43 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Apple product

    • Written by from Fremont

    This might cost a bit, but it's top notch quality. The first one I got was defective, so I took off one star. But the level of professional customer support I got (I got yelled at when i went to Fry's) from Apple made me add one star. They tested the defective one, took out a 20" ACD and tried it. Then they gave me a new one, and opened it + tested it before I bought it. Fry's, Best Buys would have shoved me out the door. I know the later has done that before.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Samsung LCD

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I bought this cable and a DVI to HDMI cable to hook up my macbook pro to a 40" samsung LCD. You will also need a Y audio cable to get the sound. After hook up, close the top enough to make the laptop sleep. Then use an ipod remote to navigate the menu. The product works great.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    30 not fully supported

    • Written by from Bondi

    I bought a 15" macbook pro this weekend at the apple store in Sydney and was also sold this adaptor after stating that i needed to connect to old displays (as well as 30's). The apple rep told me this would run the 30" display fine but it does not. You can only get 1280x800 out of the 30 which looks terrible. It should state this in the product description. I'm not sure why this is but I have had to resort back down to a 23" old style display in the studio. Not too impressed.

    1 of 2 people found this useful