• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • 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........

    3 of 3 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adaptor worked very well with an Epson projector. No issues whatsoever, just plugged it in and connected the Scart; presented a project with no problems.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure its screwed in tight

    • Written by from Slough

    I bought this to connect my Mac Mini to an eternal LG 27inch IPS monitor.

    It caused no end of flickering and screen blackouts and fuzzy grey screens.

    My solution was to make sure the DVI plug was screwed SUPER TIGHT into the adaptor and I mean super tight...tighter than I've ever screwed a DVI plug into any socket ever before....

    This solved all my problems.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Barwell

    I bought one of these, but have to say I am very disappointed by its poor reliability. Having paid the Apple Tax for this product, I was very disappointed to find that one has to wiggle the DVI cable to make it work sometimes. Having invested in quite an expensive cable, that works reliably elsewhere, I have to say that it comes down to this adaptor.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    • Written by from Manchester

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's working

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    It works great between Macbook Pro and DELL ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    45 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it's DVI-D

    • Written by from Crawley

    If anyone looks at the enlarged photos of this item they will see it has a horizontal pin C5 and a full set of pins 1-24. This means it is DVI-D, not DVI-I which has pins C1-C4 as well or DVI-A with C1-C4 and many other pins missing.
    If you do not check the connection before buying then that is not really Apple's fault. This is a very nicely made adapter and does the job well. The connection should be tight as there are some very dodgy DVI-D cables out there with poor screws on them.
    If you don't know what you have, then stick to VGA maybe.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI... DIGITAL!

    • Written by from London

    As some people have pointed out, the DVI signal out from a Mac is Digital.

    Apple seem to have missed out that vital detail in their description.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    W.t.f. ?!?

    • Written by from Ladenburg

    It's DVI-D, which means it does not support ANY commonly used DVI-cables of the analog type.
    Wow, so much money spent for a useless connector.

    Great apple fan up to now (iMac 27, Macbook Air, iPhone) but that really *s*u*c*k*s*! Congrats, bad work Apple! :-(

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI only and tight fit

    • Written by from London

    It's a shame no RGB pinouts are available so if you ever want VGA, you need a separate displayport adapter (external DVI to VGA adapter is not possible).
    Also it is a tight fit especially with a DVI to HDMI adapter of mine.
    Other than that, it works without a hitch for me.

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D only

    • Written by from Wellingborough

    This is only DVI-D not DVI-I so does not include the analogue output. This should be clearly stated, as DVI in general includes analogue. Worse, I brought this along with a MacBook Pro which explicitly states that it works with all DVI devices, which is wrong.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, but way overpriced

    • Written by from london

    It certainly works as it should, but how can they justify the price?

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    it's good, but not great (personal view)

    • Written by from Exeter

    Obviously, the quality of image you're going to get depends on the graphics capability of your Mac.

    I tried one of these on my 13" MacBook, connected to a DELL 27" monitor.
    In the end, even after playing around with various resolution settings for the external monitor, I preferred the super sharp display on my Mac. (I'm using my Mac mostly for text based stuff, so maybe for watching movies it's different.)

    Also, might be worth pointing out that while the HDMI end will only fit one way, the miniport end (the bit that actually goes into your Mac) CAN be inserted upside down. I know, 'cos I did it that way (never connected one of these before) and spent a little while wondering why the heck it didn't work. DOH!

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    • Written by from Pattingham

    I read the reviews and was a bit cautious about buying this adapter, but after checking my cables and monitor to make sure they were all DVI-D I took the plunge and it paid off brilliantly.

    The adaptor works perfectly with my MBP and my Phillips 244E monitor!

    As some one else mentions in their review, make sure you're kit is using DVI-D (not any of the other variations), this can be done by checking your ports and cable and comparing it to the image of the adaptor.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Certain.

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I bought this adapter to connect my new 20" HP monitor for extra screen space. Connected it up, plugged it in and everything worked perfectly, no drivers no nothing.
    However I will say this-
    Be CERTAIN before you buy this, make sure that what you are looking for is exactly what this adapter does. I personally made sure that my monitor was DVI-D and not DVI-A and I made sure that this adapter was suited to DVI-D and the size of my monitor. The reviews here are very helpful in making an informed decision.
    I personally picked it up in store and consulted with the staff to further clarify the devices capabilities.

    Overall not a bad product, just a very specific one. Look up past experiences with your monitor model and size and mac before you take the plunge. Four stars, -1 star however for the unreasonable price. Minidisplay seems to be just an annoyance and this is the kind of accessory that should be included in the price of a mac.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere…

    • Written by from Sutton

    I try not to be negative when giving reviews but I have to in this case to try and stop someone making the same mistake that I did.

    I bought this to connect my new iMac (21.5") to my old monitor so I could extend the iMac display. I tried and tried to get the monitor to work (a LG2000CE which worked fine with my old MacPro) without getting a red hue to the monitor – if I could get a picture at all. I looked at all the possible problems, got another Apple adapter, changed monitors, changed cables, spoke to Applecare engineers and even swapped my iMac for a new one.

    Everyone seemed to think it was a hardware problem on the iMac. Turns out all I needed to do was get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter made by Neet and it worked.
    I thought that using an Apple branded adapter I would be getting the more reliable and more likely to work adapter, how wrong I was.

    Maybe you'll get this to work, obviously some people have, but I didn't.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Stoke Poges

    I connect this between my MacBook Pro and a dvi to dvi lead which connects to my 20'' widescreen Samsung HDTV. No problems at all!

    It seems that if you use this to connect to the iMax cinema screen it won't work, but then it doesn't connect to my dishwasher either...

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini displayPort Adapter

    • Written by from Rotherham

    I have iMac with Mini displayPort Adapter, which will fit HDMI cable from TV, -but is too short! Is there no longer cable (like 1m) version available so the heavier HDMI could rest on the floor; thus wouldn't contradict the design of the iMac appearance.
    Heavy cable could be a strain on the Port if not causcious.
    Sorry but too short!

    20 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    do your homework first

    • Written by from ROCHESTER

    ok, don't dispair. check and check again the pin arrangement and cables you already have. Take a photo, draw a picture. If you have already bought, you might as well hang on to it. You will need it eventually. It has worked fine with my MacBook Pro a Sanyo XP55L projector and a plain vanilla HP 1740 LCD. Will it work with my old Apple 30' displays? Well no, that's another story. Come on Apple I want a 30" LED screen that will work with my G5s. I want it now.

    17 of 23 people found this useful