Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

Product Information

  • Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

    Use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to connect an advanced digital monitor, such as the 20- or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, that includes a DVI connector. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.

  • Tech Specs

    Connections

    • DVI
    • Mini DisplayPort
  • System Requirements

    • Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • DVI-D Single Link (Digital only, 1920x1200@60Hz)

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI-D single-link adapter.

    DVI-D single-link means that ONLY DIGITAL signals will be output, wi This is the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI-D single-link adapter.

    DVI-D single-link means that ONLY DIGITAL signals will be output, with the maximum supported resolution at 60Hz being 1920x1200 (2.75 megapixels to be exact).

    The adapter easily plugs into the Mini-DisplayPort jack of new aluminum unibody Macbooks and Macbook Pros, and the other end is female DVI-D. Be aware that you cannot physically fit your DVI-I cables into the DVI-D female end. However, since all 24 pins are open, DVI-D dual-link cables can physically fit just as well as DVI-D single-link cables, and can be used to carry the SINGLE-LINK signal to your TV or monitor.

    I was surprised how light-weight this adapter is; a plus for carrying around. I was worried that the relatively heavier cables would pull the plug out from the notebook, but the adapter fits quite snugly in the Macbook Pro. The two screws on the DVI cable I used could not reach their holes in the adapter (female end is not deep enough), however, it was not a concern since the cable still fit tightly into the adapter.

    So, if you don’t have a DIGITAL display larger than 1920x1200, this adapter will be fine. Since HDTV is 1920x1080 this adapter is good enough for me. If you are looking to drive larger digital displays, get the dual-link adapter instead. Also, remember that analog is not supported with this adapter.

    • Written by from North York

    2475 of 2657 people found this useful

    Was this useful? DVI-D Single Link (Digital only, 1920x1200@60Hz)
  • DVI drops Analog signal, DVI-D only

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    We know the Mini DisplayPort can output an analog signal because there's a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. So why does this adapt We know the Mini DisplayPort can output an analog signal because there's a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. So why does this adapter drop the analog signal and go strictly to DVI-D (Digital only) instead of DVI-I (analog & digital)? The old MacBook Pro's had DVI-I. So this adapter is not a replacement to what used to come standard on MacBook Pros! I'm left very frustrated.

    • Written by from Gray

    1894 of 2320 people found this useful

    Was this useful? DVI drops Analog signal, DVI-D only
  • Be sure of your pinouts

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a DVI-D (single-link) connector - look up DVI on Wikipedia, if you're not sure of the difference. You can NOT simply conn This is a DVI-D (single-link) connector - look up DVI on Wikipedia, if you're not sure of the difference. You can NOT simply connect to a DVI-I connector, like Apple's own DVI-VGA adapter, because of the extra pins in DVI-I.

    With the correct cabling, it seems to work just fine.

    • Written by from Salamanca

    1391 of 1575 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Be sure of your pinouts
  • These reviews are out of date

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Virtually all monitors now are using digital DVI not the now defunct analogue which has been left to VGA connections. So there is Virtually all monitors now are using digital DVI not the now defunct analogue which has been left to VGA connections. So there is no compatibility issues.
    There are independent makes that fit a bit tighter at the mini port side, but these adapters will fit the DVI cable that comes with your monitor.

    • Written by from Stamford

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? These reviews are out of date
  • Horrible, keeps failing

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought a couple of them, every couple of months one of them fails and I have to buy a new one. Very uncharacteristic of Apple to h Bought a couple of them, every couple of months one of them fails and I have to buy a new one. Very uncharacteristic of Apple to have such unreliable product on their brand! Improve it, it really needs it.

    • Written by from Sao Carlos

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Horrible, keeps failing
  • HDCP error with Apple Cinema displays!!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    In short: If you own an apple cinema display and you buy any content that is HDCP such as content from iTunes or even Netflix, you In short: If you own an apple cinema display and you buy any content that is HDCP such as content from iTunes or even Netflix, you WILL NOT be able to play it on your Apple display. Many users have the same issue and it has been known for a few years now.

    • Written by from Toronto

    4 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? HDCP error with Apple Cinema displays!!!

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