• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI only and tight fit

    • Written by from London

    It's a shame no RGB pinouts are available so if you ever want VGA, you need a separate displayport adapter (external DVI to VGA adapter is not possible).
    Also it is a tight fit especially with a DVI to HDMI adapter of mine.
    Other than that, it works without a hitch for me.

    18 of 31 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but Too Expensive

    • Written by from London

    This seems to work well so far, which is relief after hearing about others problems. I have tested it with both my Cinema Display, Samsung TFT and cheapy video projector. It is a shame though that after spending so much and a very nice laptop we are forced to pay £40 to be able to plug it in to these very standard devices.

    60 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you get the right one!

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Usually Apple products just work, thats why they are so great. Things aren't as easy as you'd think with the mini DisplayPort Adapters though.

    The DVI version seems to be only for DVI-D (digital DVI) and not DVI-A (analog DVI), which is more common on older hardware. They are only compatible one way, as the DVI-A connector has some extra pins. Cleverly you can't even use Apples own DVI-to-VGA Adapter due to the extra pins. If you plan on using both and don't absolutely need the digital signal, get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a seperate VGA-DVI Adapter.

    So make sure you spend your hard earned wisely on this and check what inputs your monitor has. Unless its fairly new, chances are it will be DVI-A.

    I haven't had any picture related issues, but chances are the earlier reviewer has problems with the new NVIDIA chip and its not the adapters fault.

    2 Stars as should cost half the price for what you get.

    475 of 536 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    kinda works..

    • Written by from Washington

    I have one of these connected to a Dell 2408WFP monitor at 1920x1200. Image quality is great most of the time, I've not had sleep issues at all. The only issue I have is *sometimes* I get flickering horizontal lines all over the screen, the monitor then loses sync and then the image re-appears, perfectly stable. This is usually triggered by heavy hard disk activity.

    This has happened once a day for the last 3 days - I've tried different cables and even a different monitor and I still get the same.

    When it works, the image is great though.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with waking display from sleep

    • Written by from LONDON

    While it looks nice and neat, it gives me a problem with my Dell 2001FP.

    Every time the display goes to sleep it doesn't come back on without me having to unplug and plug it back in.

    Of course it could be the software but the same monitor worked fine for me on my old MBP.

    Two other points:

    It would be nice if the cable was a few inches longer so I could hide it behind the screen when I work.

    £20 for a bit of plastic? Only apple can get away with that.

    134 of 172 people found this useful