• 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.

    477 of 538 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just won't fit!

    • Written by from London

    I thought I'd use the extra DVI monitor I have at home with my new MacBook, so I got the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. I tried to plug it into the DVI connector of my monitor, but it just won't fit. Both layouts are DVI, but the adapter is missing 4 tiny pins around the large one. After forcing for a while, it KIND of fits and I do get an image, but the connector literally hangs onto the adapter, semi-attached, and I am not able to fully attach both of them in place so they have to placed on a horizontal surface all the time.

    My monitor definitely has a DVI connector, but I wonder if there are different types of DVI connectors? And if so, should this information have been on the adapter page?

    257 of 400 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.

    136 of 174 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.

    61 of 69 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from London

    After all the hub-bub about where it works or not or whether it is DVI-I or DVI-D, all I can say is look at the picture. In fairness to Apple, you can zoom right into the connector to see if it will connect to your monitor. I agree is might be clearer if it stated that it was DVI-D but this is easy enough to check. I think most of the confusion has come from the fact that there are two types of DVI cable. This is not actually Apple's fault. For the record DVI-I carries Digital AND Analogue (over the extra 4 pins) and DVI-D is just Digital.
    All I can say about it on the down side is I think it should be priced at £15 along with all the other Mini adaptors. Have connected up to various 24" panels in the office and it works great off my new MiniMac.

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D only

    • Written by from Wellingborough

    This is only DVI-D not DVI-I so does not include the analogue output. This should be clearly stated, as DVI in general includes analogue. Worse, I brought this along with a MacBook Pro which explicitly states that it works with all DVI devices, which is wrong.

    47 of 53 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.

    51 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere…

    • Written by from Sutton

    I try not to be negative when giving reviews but I have to in this case to try and stop someone making the same mistake that I did.

    I bought this to connect my new iMac (21.5") to my old monitor so I could extend the iMac display. I tried and tried to get the monitor to work (a LG2000CE which worked fine with my old MacPro) without getting a red hue to the monitor – if I could get a picture at all. I looked at all the possible problems, got another Apple adapter, changed monitors, changed cables, spoke to Applecare engineers and even swapped my iMac for a new one.

    Everyone seemed to think it was a hardware problem on the iMac. Turns out all I needed to do was get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter made by Neet and it worked.
    I thought that using an Apple branded adapter I would be getting the more reliable and more likely to work adapter, how wrong I was.

    Maybe you'll get this to work, obviously some people have, but I didn't.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    • Written by from Manchester

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's working

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    It works great between Macbook Pro and DELL ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    45 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Certain.

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I bought this adapter to connect my new 20" HP monitor for extra screen space. Connected it up, plugged it in and everything worked perfectly, no drivers no nothing.
    However I will say this-
    Be CERTAIN before you buy this, make sure that what you are looking for is exactly what this adapter does. I personally made sure that my monitor was DVI-D and not DVI-A and I made sure that this adapter was suited to DVI-D and the size of my monitor. The reviews here are very helpful in making an informed decision.
    I personally picked it up in store and consulted with the staff to further clarify the devices capabilities.

    Overall not a bad product, just a very specific one. Look up past experiences with your monitor model and size and mac before you take the plunge. Four stars, -1 star however for the unreasonable price. Minidisplay seems to be just an annoyance and this is the kind of accessory that should be included in the price of a mac.

    26 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it's DVI-D

    • Written by from Crawley

    If anyone looks at the enlarged photos of this item they will see it has a horizontal pin C5 and a full set of pins 1-24. This means it is DVI-D, not DVI-I which has pins C1-C4 as well or DVI-A with C1-C4 and many other pins missing.
    If you do not check the connection before buying then that is not really Apple's fault. This is a very nicely made adapter and does the job well. The connection should be tight as there are some very dodgy DVI-D cables out there with poor screws on them.
    If you don't know what you have, then stick to VGA maybe.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It DOES fit! DVI-D only though!

    • Written by from Hertford

    For the benefit of people saying this doesn't fit... It's a DVI-D cable only!
    DVI-D is the digital only version meaning the pins around the flat style one aren't there. If your cable has these on it then it is a DVI-I cable used for sending RGB analogue signals... in which case just buy the mini display port to VGA!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Stoke Poges

    I connect this between my MacBook Pro and a dvi to dvi lead which connects to my 20'' widescreen Samsung HDTV. No problems at all!

    It seems that if you use this to connect to the iMax cinema screen it won't work, but then it doesn't connect to my dishwasher either...

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI... DIGITAL!

    • Written by from London

    As some people have pointed out, the DVI signal out from a Mac is Digital.

    Apple seem to have missed out that vital detail in their description.

    18 of 21 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    W.t.f. ?!?

    • Written by from Ladenburg

    It's DVI-D, which means it does not support ANY commonly used DVI-cables of the analog type.
    Wow, so much money spent for a useless connector.

    Great apple fan up to now (iMac 27, Macbook Air, iPhone) but that really *s*u*c*k*s*! Congrats, bad work Apple! :-(

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, but way overpriced

    • Written by from london

    It certainly works as it should, but how can they justify the price?

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    • Written by from Pattingham

    I read the reviews and was a bit cautious about buying this adapter, but after checking my cables and monitor to make sure they were all DVI-D I took the plunge and it paid off brilliantly.

    The adaptor works perfectly with my MBP and my Phillips 244E monitor!

    As some one else mentions in their review, make sure you're kit is using DVI-D (not any of the other variations), this can be done by checking your ports and cable and comparing it to the image of the adaptor.

    17 of 20 people found this useful