• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Noise (static)

    • Written by from HOVE

    Blacks are a sea of static. I've taken back the adapter twice to replace it - but it appears that electrical interference is a design feature of this device.

    I'm worried that this adapter will be the only way to connect the new 2014 Mac Pro to the (otherwise very good) apple 30" cinema displays.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Mac Mini and Hazro HZ27WB

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    I bought this to link a brand new Mac Mini to a Hazro HZ27WB display. Unfortunately, it didn't work.

    The failure mode was bizarre: the display would work perfectly for three or four seconds then blank for three or four seconds before coming back. Over and over again.

    I tried a second one, but that had exactly the same problem. Apple support said it would take them four working days to come up with any kind of suggestion as to how to proceed.

    I couldn't wait. I'm returning the adapter. And the Mac Mini. Try harder, Apple.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £70? Seriously?

    • Written by from Farnborough

    Terrible offering from Apple. Useable, but only just. I haven't tried this on an Apple 30" display, I have a Dell 3007WFP. I get lots of flickering pixels/noise, very noticeable on dark screens. And sometimes the display just blacks out for a second before coming back. Or it needs to be unplugged then plugged back in.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product

    • Written by from London

    I should have listen to the negative reviews here. Its really not very good. I have a Dell UltraSharp 27" monitor, and as others report, yes it does sometimes give a picture full of snow when first connected. You then need to re-connect it a few times to clear up the picture. But even then, the quality is far inferior to my Windows or Linux box when connected to the same monitor.

    I just got my first mac, in the form of a macbook air. And am surprise of the lack of quality from a brand which are supposed to pride it self in creating quality products.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Ongar

    I have an i7 Mac Mini and a Dell 27" monitor. EVERY time the Mac wakes from sleep, the screen is all snowy, needed me to switch the monitor off and back on. On a couple of occasions the screen will not clear until a full restart, and one a few occasions, I have had the Mac lockup showing the "Please Restart Your Computer' screen.

    Absolute rubbish!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep it display port if possible

    • Written by from Reading

    I bought one of these Dual-Link DVI adapters to cover all the potential connection options for a new set up, and given the reviews here was very happy to return it. My advice would be to use a mini display port to display port cable - if possible - I realise that slightly older screens may not feature a display port connector. These cables (mini display port to display port) don't seem to be widely available yet and Apple certainly don't make one, but they are out there, so if your screen has the capability this is by far the best solution. I've just connected a 17" MBPro pro a 27" NEC screen (PA271W) using one, the cable cost £7, and carries the digital signal with no conversion or indeed interference.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble, even with 30" APPLE Cinema Display

    • Written by from Golden

    I've read a lot of comments and reviews around the web about problems with this cable and 30" monitors. I've seen several suggestions with several people blaming the problem on 3rd party monitors. I've got a very new MacBook Pro, this cable and a 30" Apple Cinema Display. Mostly we get blackouts (i.e., the monitor goes black for 1-2 seconds) several times an hour. We have 3 setups like this in the office, we all have the same problem. We have tried swapping cables, monitors and computers and all exhibit the same problem.

    Very disappointing - $3,000 or more in Apple gear and they can't get it to work.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Noise issues

    • Written by from London

    This adaptor has terrible noise issues in the blacks. The fact that Apple doesn't fix this or recalls the product leaves me totally baffled. A complete shamble.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Firewire connection

    • Written by from London

    Not a well considered product, as it only provides 2 of the required 3 connections between laptop and Cinema Display. There is no provision to connect the Firewire 400 cable from the Cinema Display to the Firewire 800 port on the laptop. Any Firewire devices that you have connected to the Firewire hub on the Cinema Display therefore will not be connected to the laptop.

    As this is an expensive Apple product intended to connect two other Apple products, it is not fit for purpose without the addition of a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter at more expense. Apple does not offer such an adapter in its store, so you will have to get a third party product.

    Surely Apple knows that the 30" cinema display uses Firewire 400, and that the new MacBook Pro for which this adapter is intended uses Firewire 800, and that they need to be connected. Apple prides itself on everything working right out of the box, but have failed in this case.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious interference also with Apple 30" Cinema Display

    • Written by from Göppingen

    I experience the same problem as many others. Serious interference/noise on black parts of the display connected via the Dual-Link Adapter.
    This is unacceptable. One simply can not work with that kind of interference on the big screen!
    The weird thing is, i can even record the interference using SnapzPro.
    Have a look: bit.ly/dav7WR

    I have a brand new MacBook Pro with SDD Drive connected to an older 30 Inch Apple Cinema Display (which works as expected connected to other Macs) via the Dual Link Adapter. I have even gotten a replacement Adapter from Apple Care which unfortunately didn't cure the problem.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Hardware Ever

    • Written by from sheffield

    I've never felt compelled to write a review of hardware before but this is different. After buying my shiny new mac mini (late 2009) I also found I had to buy a dual-link adapter to use it with my 30" apple cinema display so I was stung for another £70!!! This adaptor really is the pits, It just doesn't work, no display when waking and intermittent problems constantly. Surely either sort the firmware (currently 1.02 or something) or issue a product recall. Ive spent over £700 quid on this stuff and expect for better for my hard earned cash. Apple need to accept there is a problem and sort it out, just because you dont admit it doesnt mean its not happening. Dont buy this adapter if you really dont have to. Get a machine that has a normal dual link connector. There are far more cheaper alternatives out there.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work properly with Dell 3007WFP-HC

    • Written by from Swindon

    Pixel noise is apparent all of the time especially on larger blocks of dark picture content. Intermittent display corruption requires putting the machine to sleep and waking up again to recover. I personally would not have released this product in this state.

    Adapter version is 1.0.1 and the machine is a MacBook Pro 17" 2.66.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious noise / interference problems - as widely reported

    • Written by from LONDON

    I purchased one of these (expensive) adaptors for use with a new MacBook. Unfortunately there is serious interference on black parts of the screen. Many other users have encountered this, so I don't believe my experience is uncommon.

    135 of 155 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious issue with non Apple displays

    • Written by from Swindon

    Beware of buying this accessory, if you have a non-Apple 30" display then it will almost certainly cause problems. It is regrettable that Apple should put its loyal customers in this position. A 30" monitor is a significant investment, and it may not be viable for people to replace their perfectly good displays with the Apple display so that they can receive reliable performance. My hope is that this is merely a software issue that can hopefully be corrected via a software update.

    125 of 140 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work properly with Macbook Pro (late 2008) and Dell 30" monitors

    • Written by from LONDON

    beware, doesn't work with a Macbook Pro (late 2008) and any Dell 30" (3007wfp /3007wfp-hc), every so often the infamous 'fuzz of death' appears and your screen will be unreadable, leaving only a re-boot or unpluging/repluging the adpater to bring the screen back, but only for awhile.

    check out the forums for details, especially the thread intitled - 'periodic Dual-link display problem with new adapter'.

    very poor show from Apple to release a faulty product.

    129 of 147 people found this useful