Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

NZ$159.00

2.5 out of 5 stars

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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 Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.

  • Tech Specs

    • Mini DisplayPort
    • Dual-Link DVI
  • System Requirements

    • Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
    • Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
    • Mini DisplayPort

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Flicker, sporadic issues...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too much power! I did manage to make it work by plugging it into my monitor's USB hub, but wow...

    Secondly, there is a slight flicker. You can see it clearly with certain kinds of backgrounds and fill patterns. It almost looks like the kind of noise you get with analog, except it's DVI. It's not a severe problem, but *any* flicker with DVI is ridiculous.

    Finally, sometimes it just fails. The screen will go all weird, and you have to reset it. Again, it looks like an analog failure mode except it's not...

    I'm going to wait a bit and then trying exchanging my adaptor at the Apple store. Maybe there are issues with the first-run units.

    Apple really botched this one. Dongles are bad enough, but overpriced broken ones... come on guys...

    • Written by from BOSTON

    1019 of 1193 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flicker, sporadic issues...
  • Flaky performance

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes wh I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes when it does come up it flickers and has jaggies. I have to unplug the DVI and plug it back in to get it to stop. I never had any issues at all with this monitor on my old MBP. The size of this thing it HUGE, I can't believe they couldn't make it smaller. Literally about 3x4 inches! Feels like they released a poor product AND they did it LATE!

    • Written by from Phoenix

    917 of 1080 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flaky performance
  • Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Was Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Waste of money.

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    779 of 989 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor
  • Could be better

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the latest version of this cable and it still has digital noise issues, as have the previous 2 versions. This happens when I have the latest version of this cable and it still has digital noise issues, as have the previous 2 versions. This happens when my external monitor sleeps and then wakes. Alternate monitors, makes and models all do exactly the same thing, as do alternate DVI Dual Link cables, so it's an ongoing problem in the cable firmware. The easy way around it is to prevent the external monitor from sleeping.

    Prominently displayed on the apple images for this device is a USB socket next to the DVI socket. I've not found any use for this, as connecting anything to this port fails to register on the Mac (Air, 2011). And again, this has been the case for two different cables. Apple could easily build in a usb hub or power connector from the DVI to make this product more useful.

    At this price the product is half the cost of a thunderbolt dock, which has significantly more options. I'l buy one of those next time.

    • Written by from Coffs Harbour
    Was this useful? Could be better
  • Works as expected

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I am using it with a 2012 Mac Mini and a 30" HP Monitor. Occasionally I will have to disconnect it but I think that maybe the HP m I am using it with a 2012 Mac Mini and a 30" HP Monitor. Occasionally I will have to disconnect it but I think that maybe the HP monitor that is causing the issue.

    • Written by from Redlands
    Was this useful? Works as expected
  • Working well with a 3rd party monitor (Hazro HZ27WC)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I initially had issues with the well known interference (intermittent colour distortion and artefacts etc) which was pretty unusab I initially had issues with the well known interference (intermittent colour distortion and artefacts etc) which was pretty unusable.
    I was using a cheap DVI dual link cable that I had bought 6 years ago. So I bought a startech branded DVI dual link cable (£8) and now I have no issues at all, working perfectly. My monitor is a Hazro HZ27WC, with a late 2013 Macbook Pro 15".

    By the way, the same old cable I had works fine when connected to my PC with the same monitor, but doesn't work with the Apple adapter. My guess is that Apple's adapter has different and stricter time constraints on the digital signals perhaps and therefore requires a decent quality cable.

    So my advice is, don't listen to the people complaining about the adapter. Just try is with a decent quality DVI cable for yourself. When I say decent quality DVI cable, I don't mean spending £50 on one, you should be able to get one for under £15 online.

    • Written by from Sheffield
    Was this useful? Working well with a 3rd party monitor (Hazro HZ27WC)

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