• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    These reviews are out of date

    • Written by from Stamford

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, keeps failing

    • Written by from Sao Carlos

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDCP error with Apple Cinema displays!!!

    • Written by from Toronto

    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.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems stupid, but make sure it clicks in

    • Written by from Burlington

    Bought this very expensive adapter to connect the Mini-Display port/Thunderbolt port on a Mac Mini 2014 to a ASUS 1920x1200 DVI port. Everything was working great until I decided to mount the display and Mac mini to the wall. Upon reconnecting the connections I got a NO DVI SIGNAL message on the monitor. I checked the connections and everything seemed ok, though the display port connection seemed to be a bit loose, like a bad USB connection. I was ready to begin troubleshooting the system with other monitors, cables, etc. when I tried the connection again and pushed a bit harder. It clicked in further this time and the connection with the monitor was made.

    The white part of the connector should sit nearly flush with the back of the mini display port socket. If it's sticking out further it's not seated properly. The connector should 'click' in, only then is it seated properly.

    $29.99 is a bit steep for this connector.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One functioned, one did not

    • Written by from Mossley

    Purchased 2 adapters for dual monitor setup with mac mini (2014). One functioned as intended, the other did not work at all - tried with several cables, both monitors, and into both thunderbolt ports on the mac mini. BTW, the adapter worked with both single-link and dual-link DVI-D cables.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as it should

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Please understand the technical difference between DVI-D and DVI-I before writing a negative review here. If you did't the difference before buying the product - you shouldn't be buying it and you certainly shouldn't be reviewing it!

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from rønne

    Using it between Mac Mini and a 20" Cinema display, works Perfectly.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for larger monitors

    • Written by from Morristown

    Fine product, works well. But note: this adapter will only support monitors up to 1900x1200. For larger monitors (e.g. 27 inch) with higher resolutions, you'll need to purchase the Dual-link DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, but only with the "right" male DVI connecting cable

    • Written by from Nashua

    It works, but only with the "right" male DVI connecting cable. Unfortunately, the DVI specification was not executed very well, and that's why there are FIVE different DVI male connector types. Only ONE of these five will work with Apple's Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.

    It will NOT work with a male DVI-I single link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-I dual link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-D dual link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-A.

    But it WILL work with a male DVI-D single link.

    See the pretty pictures at the Wikipedia DVI article.

    One star subtracted for lack of a better name and documentation.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a short while

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I've gone through two of these HDMI adapters and am now on my third one. When they work they work fine, but then they just stop working. Life was around 1 year or less. Usage was only for the occasional presentation so they did not get heavy usage.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support DVI-I

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    If you have four pins around the long flat pin on your DVI, this adapter will not fit your cable.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the worst thing about my macbook

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    I absolutely hate the mini displayport. Have gone through at least 10 mini displayport to dvi adapters since purchasing my macbook pro. It doesn't matter if it is an apple cable or not. Horrible product that makes running multiple monitors an incredibly frustrating experience. I teach and cannot rely on this to use in my class so instead of being able to take my laptop with me (the whole reason I bought it in the first place) I have to leave it at home and email my presentations to a campus computer. Really cannot express how much disdain I have for this "product"

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Madison

    I've been using one of these for a couple years to connect a Dell U2412 monitor to my Mid 2011 Mac Mini. I have a second monitor (same model) connected via an HDMI to Mini DIsplayPort adapter. Both monitors are running at their native 1920x1200 resolutions, and I have had no problems whatsoever.

    A friend recently bought a cheaper Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter online for his MacBook Air, and he had problems with noisy video (i.e. lots of sparkly pixels). I tried his adapter with my setup, and I saw the same thing on my monitor. He then bought another type of adapter from Best Buy, and it had exactly the same problem. He's headed to the Apple Store now.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive solution for adding professional monitors to my MBP

    • Written by from New York

    I use a late 2013 MBP as a capture station for my digital camera (professional photographer) and require a properly calibrated monitor to review images as I'm shoot (Eizo CG223W). This is an inexpensive option that easily allows me to do that, works flawlessly.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On to our 4th in less than 1 year

    • Written by from Auckland

    Beautiful product, but having to replace them every 3 months due to failure. At $49.95 a piece, the cost is starting to rack up.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not recommended for use with Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

    • Written by from Airdrie

    Ordered this item so I can connect a Wacom Cintiq 21UX to my 27" iMac. It works, but the Cintiq would show streaks and blinking pixels. It would get worse especially after waking up from sleep. I got in touch with Wacom and they said that they know about this issue and will not recommend this adapter for use with Wacom Cintiqs. Rather, use Kanex iAdapt DVI adapter instead. I have that one and it works perfectly.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    I've bought one of these and I'm pretty disappointed. I use it to connect a 2010 15" MacBookPro (8.2) to an ASUS PB278Q. Very often when I turn on the computer, the image in the monitor is completely grained (full of noise) and I can see the desktop below the noise. I need to unplug the USB part of the adapter (the power I suppose) and then re-plug it. Sometimes I need to do this twice. It may also work turn off and on the monitor. One thing is for sure: When I turn on the computer, or awake it from sleep, it's completely impossible to know whether the noise/grain will appear. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I regret a LOT having bought this, specially because later I learned that I could simlpy have bought a cheap Mini Displayport to Displayport cable........

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic! True plug-n-play!

    • Written by from Burien

    I have a MacBook Pro w/Retina and wanted to connect my SAMSUNG SyncMaster 22". My SyncMaster has VGA and DVI, obviously, I wan't to hook it up to the DVI port of my monitor. This cable works like a charm. I'm also using my old Logitech wireless Wave keyboard with no issues at all.

    I also recommend using the BookArc to hold your MacBook Pro, very sweet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Peterbourgh

    Works brilliantly. I don't understand the problems with digital since DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface...

    If the cable is loose then there can be some interference so just make sure the connections are tight then there are no problems. I use a Samsung 1080p monitor and have had absolutely no problems.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If you can, use a DisplayPort cable instead...

    • Written by from Elmhurst

    I used this adaptor for quite a while.... Picture quality going from my MBP to my 22" Dell monitor was poor. Shadowing under text, blurry colors, etc. Completely unusable for the Photoshop work I needed to do. The Dell monitor when connected to my Windows PC via DVI was crystal clear.

    As a test, I bought a $10 DisplayPort-to-MiniDisplayPort cable and brought my MBP into the office and connected it to several 22" Dell and HP monitors we had with DisplayPorts on them... Wow! What a difference!!!! As perfect as you would want an external display to be!

    BTW - All of the monitors I tested against were priced under $200 - as was my monitor at home. They are noting but "average" monitors you would mass deploy in a typical office setting - they were not $1000 displays. So I do consider this an (forgive the pun) apples-to-apples comparison. The only differences between the units was the presence of a DisplayPort port or not.

    The only resolution I tested at was 1680x1050 - as this is the native resolution of all the monitors I have access to.

    No doubt to me - if you have the option of connecting via DisplayPort, then do so. While this adapter does "work", it does not work nearly as well as native DisplayPort.

    5 of 5 people found this useful