Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter

Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter

Rp 239,000

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 247 reviews

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Product Information

  • The Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter is designed for use with the iMac (Intel Core Duo), MacBook, and 12-inch PowerBook G4. Connect the adapter to the Mini-DVI port of the computer and the DVI end of the adapter to an external DVI monitor or projector. You can also use it in combination with the optional Apple DVI to ADC Adapter (available separately) to connect your computer to an older display with an ADC connector.

    You can use this cable in both video mirroring and extended desktop modes.

  • Tech Specs

    Connections

    • DVI-D
    • 1/4 Inch Stereo

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • The "1 star" people are buying the wrong product...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    For all the complaints you read below, remember these people are buying the wrong product and then getting mad that it doesn't wor For all the complaints you read below, remember these people are buying the wrong product and then getting mad that it doesn't work. While it is confusing, the world of VGA and DVI is complicated.

    This product is designed for one thing and one thing only: connect to the current 12" PB and core duo iMacs and provide a standard DIGITAL DVI connector to plug a cable into. It is not designed for the older powerbooks or ibooks with mini-vga output, or any other computer that doesn't have the mini-DVI. It will not work with older macs. It will not work in series with VGA adapters because this adaptor does not pass ANALOG signals from the mini-DVI port. That's why they sell the VGA adaptor instead for VGA monitors.

    This adaptor may not work with cables that are analog+digital DVI without an adaptor. This is not apple's fault. This is the way the spec is written. The various flat pins are there to control which connectors fit together, to prevent accidental damage to your equipment.

    If you have a DVI-D equipped monitor and want to hook it to the iMac or current PB 12", this adaptor is for you. If you want to hook up some other sort of monitor (analog, DVI-I, ADC), this is not for you, or you may need an additional adaptor.

    Plain and simple.

    As for rating: it would get a five if it was another 6 inches longer. But otherwise, it does what it does and doesn't cost too much.

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    2613 of 3308 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The "1 star" people are buying the wrong product...
  • Connecting Macbook to HDTV

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    After reading the helpful reviews, i did alot of research before buying any cables to hook up my macbook to an HP HDTV. Hopefully After reading the helpful reviews, i did alot of research before buying any cables to hook up my macbook to an HP HDTV. Hopefully the following will help others with connection issues:

    Investigate the PC input jack of your HDTV for 3 specifications:

    1) TYPE OF DVI INPUT JACK. Most newer models have DVI-I or DVI-D input jacks. there is a difference between the two. you can tell which one you have by referring to your manual. if you don't have the manual, look at the jack itself and compare to pictures (link isn't allowed here, but datapro had clear pictures)

    2) DUAL or SINGLE LINK. newer model HDTVs likely have the dual link inputs. refer to your manual or look at the jack and compare to pictures.

    3) MALE OR FEMALE. ihad assumed that because the apple mini-DVI to DVI cable had a FEMALE DVI connector end, then my TV must have a MALE input jack. not true. my TV has a FEMALE DVI jack. So by default, I needed an adaptor cable for the mini-DVI to DVI cable.

    after this, i determined that i had a DUALLINK DVI-I FEMALE input jack. NOTE that the mini-DVI to DVI cable, not pictured online at apple.com, has a FEMALE DUAL LINK DVI-D connector end.

    so I bought the apple mini-DVI to DVI cable & a DVI-D to DVI-D male/male connector cable, connected the cables to their respective hardware input jacks, and it all worked.

    FYI, i got the DVI-D to DVI-D male/male connector cable instead of a DVI-D to DVI-I male/male connector cable, because i couldn't find the latter. Luckily, because my TV had a FEMALE input jack, it could take a DVI-D male (just the way the input jacks are designed).

    Hope this helps.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    1966 of 2521 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Connecting Macbook to HDTV
  • Why, O Why Not Mini-DVI to DVI-I???

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It all boils down to the title. I post this as a warning and a complaint. The warning is that DVI doesn't simply come in one fla It all boils down to the title. I post this as a warning and a complaint. The warning is that DVI doesn't simply come in one flavor, and that "DVI" in this adapter is a female DVI-D Dual-Link plug. The complaint that it is incompatible with all the DVI-I cables out there in the world, particularly those in the research lab I work in.

    I know that these DVI-I cables *could* be replaced with DVI-D cables and everything would be just fine, but that's really not a general solution. Must I purchase some sort of male DVI-D Dual-Link to female DVI-I Dual-Link adapter, too? Surely it'd "just work" for the most people if Apple offered just one adapter--a Mini-DVI to DVI-I adapter...

    • Written by from Lafayette

    1852 of 2859 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Why, O Why Not Mini-DVI to DVI-I???
  • Every one of these I've had has been perfect.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    First, word of the wise, if you don't know what you're buying, just head to an Apple Store; they're everywhere, and the staff is o First, word of the wise, if you don't know what you're buying, just head to an Apple Store; they're everywhere, and the staff is overwhelmingly helpful! That out of the way, my team at work has probably two dozen of these floating around between personal and team use, and I've never even heard of one going bad or coming defective. I wouldn't even leave a review, but this should have 5 stars next to it.

    Furthermore, before getting my position here, I'd never even used a MacBook before, and I was still easily able to figure out what was what by looking at a DVI adapter, and looking at the hole in my MacBook Pro to plug in to. Another pro tip, if you're SUPER new to this stuff, take a picture of the plug from your external monitor, and the ports in your MacBook. Take those snaps to the store and I can almost guarantee you can't mess up.

    • Written by from Bellevue

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Every one of these I've had has been perfect.
  • Why oh Why are the adapter leads so short ? and who designs these things ?

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple ! You state in your blurb that the design is the important thing ! Well ok most Apple stuff is well above the norm BUT why d Apple ! You state in your blurb that the design is the important thing ! Well ok most Apple stuff is well above the norm BUT why do you persist in chucking out adapter leads that are far too short and why are they so expensive ? Most have about 6 cms of flex between the two plugs. Any good electrical engineer knows about cable strain relief. This allows the plugs to stay put when the cable moves a little. Thus preventing un-necessary disconnections let alone the strain on the delicate terminations within the connected plugs and sockets. Surely it's not going to break your bank by supplying an little more cable. It's not a lot to request that you do it correctly and try it out before you throw this stuff onto the market.

    • Written by from Southampton
    Was this useful? Why oh Why are the adapter leads so short ? and who designs these things ?
  • I hate this thing

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The connections are too loose and the DVI adaptor cable is too rigid and too short so I'm constantly fiddling with the connections The connections are too loose and the DVI adaptor cable is too rigid and too short so I'm constantly fiddling with the connections to keep the signal going to the monitor. A sneeze or a pin drop or sometimes nothing at all is enough to break the video connection and it can be very difficult to get back.

    Whoever at apple invented this thing and the lame 30 pin connector should be demoted or fired. It is not a reliable connection at all.

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    6 of 12 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I hate this thing

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