• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DVI not working Solution

    • Written by from Haverhill

    OK this is easy for multiple monitors get an external graphics card and a DVI to HDMI cable Download the graphics card software and hey presto,

    NOTE!!! if one of the displays will not register in my experience could be either unplug and replug the cables while the computer is on(yes i said it) then the graphics cards will start to talk to each other , they must get stuck or blocked or some other techincal reason, which i dont know but i have 13 inch MBP running 2x 21inch LED monitors with very little latency issues (speed to respond). Apple dont even know their own tech... so dont ask them email me for proof if you dont believe me.
    Equipment list:

    hdmi monitors x2 (or as many as you want)
    Diamond external graphics card, suited to the monitor(list is on their website)
    Displaylink software (free download from their site)
    mini DVI/thinderbolt cable to hdmi
    job done....

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    look before you buy

    • Written by from gateshead

    I bought this to connect a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M silver 24" second display to my iMac 24" 2.8 Ghz core 2 duo.
    Works like a charm and very pleased with the quality of the display output.
    There are a few people complaining about incompatibility issues but as long as you do your research and look at the pic gallery of the pinouts there is no excuse for getting the wrong connector.

    34 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    99% Perfect

    • Written by

    This Product douse what it says on the tin, Absolutely Brilliant to have with a MacBook with an External Display, Its Quality is just like plugging your monitor into a normal DVI Port. 1% off because of the cable being a tad short but no big problems.

    48 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cork

    I'm amazed that people find this cable expensive. It's €19.00!! Does exactly what it's supposed to do.

    21 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it's supposed too...

    • Written by

    Nice little product, worked a treat for linking my 20" Intel iMac up to a 20" Samsung display. Very simple and no setup required. It would be nice if it was available as a wire (maybe 0.5m) so there was no need for a DVI cable.

    70 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my HD TV

    • Written by from BOLTON

    Yes this cable works with My HD Tv perfectly but you do need a separate cable that connects hdmi to DVI. I got the Second cable in currys for a cheaper price than it is on here, as it costs twice as much on here, so good luck, but all the same, picture is crystal clear. Good Buy.

    150 of 161 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for output to HD TV!

    • Written by from LONDON

    I bought one of these with an XTREMEHD HTMI>DVI adapter cable to hook up to my Sony Bravia.

    I have a 2.4Ghz 20" iMac and a Sony Bravia KDL26S201OU 26" LCD TV and as soon as I plugged it in the screen flashed a couple of times on my iMac and I was up and running!

    The Displays section recognised the TV and the colour profile and automatically set it up for 1080i. The only observation is that the 'overscan' setting makes the picture go off screen at the top and the bottom so I disabled that.

    Great bit of kit for previewing my video when I'm editing with Final Cut ^^

    94 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job well

    • Written by from South Shields

    This came as an add-on cost for my Macbook but was just what I needed to connect it to the HDMI socket on my TV (with a DVI-HMDI crossover cable that cost twice as much!). DVI-D - in case you are wondering.

    128 of 230 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a DVI-D not a DVI-A or DVI-I adapter

    • Written by from Tonbridge

    This adapter is a DVI-D so will ONLY carry a digital signal, therefore you cannot use it in conjunction with a DVI to VGA adapter. If you want analogue then buy the Mini DVI to VGA adapter. Simple as.

    DVI-D = Digital Video Interface - Digital
    DVI-A = Digital Video Interface - Analogue

    The reason that Apple make it DVI-D not DVI-A is so that you can use it to get a Full HD output for a 23" or 30" Apple HD display or any other HD display.

    Why would you want analogue DVI anyway?

    For me the product works perfectly, it makes sense to be a cable and not a chunky adapter that will inevitably be knocked and put stress on the connection. Nice.

    I hope this helps some people.

    52 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing bit of kit

    • Written by from London

    I use it to connect my iMac 20" DC to a 40" Bravia 40w , the picture is amazing , really impressed.

    So much so , now I'm saving up for a Mac Pro and going to use the Bravia as my monitor now

    1080P is perfect for a computer monitor imo.

    This product is a bargain !

    5 out of 5

    40 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the product description?

    • Written by from NEWBURY

    This product is fantastic, and does exactly what is described. It may appear to be a lot of money for an adapter but in all honesty there's no way to fault it.

    People who have given negative reviews of this product have clearly not read the product description, specifically what mac works with the cable - it's obviously not going to work if you have a mac that is not listed by Apple in the product description.

    Good investment.

    25 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from WHITCHURCH

    Does what is says! Just a bog standard, out of the box apple product. and it just works! No need for anything else other then a display!

    Apple Rock On!

    21 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine, but...

    • Written by from Langley

    I've given this 5 stars because it works just like its suppose to and I've had no problems with with. I have a couple of questions for Apple however: A. Why is it so over priced? That's quite alot to pay for a few inches of cable. and B. Why put a Mini-DVI on your machines in the first place? I have a MacBook and there is ample room on the side for a proper sized DVI port, and this is one of the smallest laptops around, so why bother?

    Having said that however, it is an essential piece of kit if you want an external display or projector, and there is no other option to be honest. So go for it.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bingley

    Does the job as it says, best make sure you have a mini-dvi port first though!

    39 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from GLASGOW

    This adaptor works perfectly fine, but people keep buying it without reseraching and rating it low thanks to them not finding out which one they need such as the person with rev A PB12" with mini vga bought this mini dvi adpator, WRONG ONE!! Why should product rating suffer because they bought the wrong one? And the one with the eMac with mini VGA! check before you order!

    53 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's PERFECT!

    • Written by

    Bought it for my macbook and it just works... with my monitor, projector and HD plasma TV. Perfect quality - no loss. buy it!

    47 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Works

    • Written by from Burntisland

    Ordered one of these with my new MacBook and it arrived in the box with the computer. Works great - turns the Mini DVI port into a DVI port. Runs fine with my Samsung and Dell LCD TVs. Remember though, this cable doesn't carry audio.

    Worked with my iMac Core Duo too.

    62 of 92 people found this useful