• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware it's a DVI-D female adapter

    • Written by from MILTON KEYNES

    So looking forward to plugging my new iMac Mini into my Benq2200HD LCD monitor via the DVI-D input on the back but...

    The supplied adapter from Apple is a female connecter and the Benq is also female so no sweet music tonight. Quite miffed. Can't find a male DVI-D adapter in the Apple store so don't know what to do? I also can't find a DVI-D male-to-female gender bender anywhere on the web.Probably need to go buy a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter and throw this one in the bin. So a trip to my local Apple store tomorrow morning with cables in tow to see what options I have.

    37 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does What It Says

    • Written by from Natick

    Does what it says it does, simple as that. I wish the cord was about 6" longer, though. I have a 20" iMac with a 20" cinema display as an extended desktop. Besides for an issue with the 20" CD's power supply/cord design this combo is more than ideal.

    And to people buy the wrong cables: Yes, I understand Apple does complicate this a bit more than they should. But that doesn't mean if you know nothing about a product you should just assume it works. Ask someone of proper technical expertise, visit an Apple store and ask an employee, call up Apple, just don't assume you can get lucky and then get all mad when you don't. You wouldn't buy a counter-top for your kitchen without knowing the proper measurements I hope...

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from Bothell

    This Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter works fine with a Belkin DVI-to-HDMI cable (TR843LL/A) on my iMac. Just plugged the cables together to my TV and selected 'Detect displays' on the Display preferences window.

    iMac: 24" 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    TV: Samsung UN55B6000 on HDMI input #3

    I thought I'd have to rearrange my HDMI inputs to use input #1 based on comments in the TV user manual concerning DVI to HDMI conversion. I tried input #3 (the next open spot) and got immediate success.

    5 stars? The part was no more expensive than I expected and worked straightforwardly.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works well

    • Written by from ORANGEVILLE

    While traveling in England I had a 13" MacBook and was trying to do web programming. Nowhere near enough real estate! Spent 2 weeks wishing for an external monitor. Then it occurred to me that the 27" TV in my flat was HDMI compatible (duh). So I bought this adapter and a VGA->HDMI cable. Plugged the adapter into my laptop, the VGA end of the cable into the adapter, and the HDMI end of the cable to the TV, set the TV to HDMI input, and it worked like a charm. I was able to mirror or have an extended desktop (my preference). I was able to walk down the street and pick this up at any one of the many Apple-authorized computer stores around (Apple, why can't you have these in the States??) I was looking for a mini-DVI->HDMI adapter so I could buy a standard HDMI cable (which I would have been able to re-purpose later), but they didn't have one. This alternate solution works just fine.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is for DVI-D ONLY

    • Written by from Toronto

    Be careful - this adapter can only be used with DVI-D connectors. There is a difference - you can see examples on Wikipedia - search for "Digital Visual Interface".

    DVI-I and/pr DVI-A connectors/cables will NOT work with this adapter.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect if you know what youre doing

    • Written by from Vestal

    i got this along with a DVI to HDMI cable to hook up my macbook (13in white) to my HDTV. works amazingly. seems to be some confusion for people but once its cleared they will be happy. or not, people arnt happy. but i am because i figured out what i needed and got it :)

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Waianae

    I bought this product yesterday and I am very pleased with it. My iMac with Intel Duo LCD is broken and it would've cost $631 (part+labor but not including tax) to replace the LCD panel because I do not have Apple Care. Bought this Mini DVI to DVI adapter and a new monitor - it works awesome!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Middletown

    I purchased this cable so that I could connect my MacbookPro to my 21" DVI monitor. The cable is only 5" long, which renders it physically useless as a cable needed to connect the two. I did not see the length of the cable in the description, but I just don't understand how this could be used without a cable extender, which I don't see on this web site. I am sure this cable has a purpose, but I can't find one at the moment.

    34 of 177 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit.

    • Written by from Hope

    I bought this for my 12" Powerbook G4 as per the information on the website. I will now have to buy the Micro-DVI. It is hardly worth returning a $25. item with the costs involved. The information should link to the Micro-DVI site to ensure a better choice.

    21 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Roseville

    To those with a misunderstanding... DVI-D stands for "DVI-Digital" and DVI-I stands for "DVI-Integrated".
    DVI-I is the older standard that could push both digital and analog signals. DVI-D is digital only. As long as you use the right DVI (DVI-D) cable to your monitor you will be in buisness.
    Taken from Wikipedia:
    "The long flat pin on a DVI-I connector is wider than the same pin on a DVI-D connector, so it is not possible to connect a male DVI-I to a female DVI-D by removing the 4 analog pins. It is possible, however, to connect a male DVI-D cable to a female DVI-I connector. Many flat panel LCD monitors have only the DVI-D connection so that a DVI-D male to DVI-D male cable will suffice when connecting the monitor to a computer's DVI-I female connector."

    93 of 98 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is DVI-D

    • Written by from la quinta

    This is a Dual Display DVI-D not DVI-I. Not to big of a deal because the adapter is cheap, but beware older DVI monitors probably won't work with this alone. Bad rating cause of the lack of this information on the site.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Monterrey

    It does what it says it will do. It does it perfectly.

    The problem for folks saying that it does not fit certain models is because they bought the wrong product. They bought a mini, when they needed to be buying a micro. Two different word with different meanings.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile construction

    • Written by

    Did not work more than 6 months. Color shift most of the time. Fragile construction.

    18 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For all of those people...

    • Written by from ETOBICOKE

    For all of those people who say "i plug it in and all i get is the desktop.... all you have to do is drag a window to the other desktop.... like iTunes or a web page. What it allows is for you desktop to extend the normal amount and it gives you more space..

    57 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't get anything to show up besides desktop

    • Written by from De Forest

    Bought one and the adapter, plugged it in between my iMAC and LCD TV (2008), and all I get is my desktop picture.
    Nothing else. What gives?

    11 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont work

    • Written by from Chapel-en-le-frith

    Bought one, plugged it in to my tele all i can get is the screen saver.
    Anyone any ideas please.

    12 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DVI to DVI

    • Written by from Weston

    It is perfect for what it is sold. I pluged it in, then bought a DVI to HDMI converter, then just used my HDMI cable from the DVD player. It is tricky getting a mirrror image off the screen, the instructions are not so clear but with a little tinkering it is done. Very pleasant viewing in HD.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iMac to HDTV

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Most HDTV had HDMI inputs now, so Just hook up iMac =>Mini Dvi to Dvi cable=>use Dvi to HDMI cable & Viola!! stunning picture quality just go to Display & use Mirror Display or What ever U perfer, choose Display size!!
    Even 1920×1080 Full HD!!!

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    as advertised

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    does exactly what it says it will, nothing more. It does cost a bit more than it should though, and I think the price should be dropped to $15 because it is now outdated by mini display port.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says it's going to do...

    • Written by from Dallas

    Works perfectly to connect the mini-DVI port on my MacBook to my older "crystal-plastic" ADC cinema display, via ADC-DVI converter in the middle.

    Similar to another post, my only (minor) gripe is that the cord could be a little longer, to make for a slightly less conspicuous on-desk cable nest.

    That people are posting negative reviews because they aren't reading details about both the products they already own and the products they are purchasing, BEFORE they make a purchase, is just ridiculous. Don't give a product a bad review because you don't do your homework beforehand.

    28 of 34 people found this useful