• 5.0 out of 5 stars

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    • Written by from Derby

    Everybody keeps complaining about how this adapter is too fragile and "oh mine lasted 2 months." get over it, this thing is perfect and does exactly what it's supposed to.. and if something goes wrong with it? it's got a full year warranty. so stop crying already.

    44 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy

    • Written by from Perth

    This item is a true life save, now i have extended me macbook 13 inch monitor to 19inch. What a great product, thanks apple :)

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great

    • Written by from windsor

    It is a great product. I wish the MacBook had a DVI port instead of mini-dvi as it is annoying having to have a mini-dvi on your desk period, or if you bring your notebook to a meeting/presentation.. don't forget the adapter.. so I bought two, one for my travel case one for my desk.. just to make sure I don't forget it.

    And to the people saying it is "too short". Uhh, this is an adapter not a cable.. big difference.. it expects you to already have the cable.. the adapter is just the little link between your MacBook and your LCD monitor's cable.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-DVI to DVI to HDMI = Beautiful

    • Written by from chandler

    I bought this and a generic DVI to HDMI cable to hook my HDTV up to my laptop. I was amazed by how simple it was. Here are the steps I followed:

    1. Plug everything together.
    2. Instant 1080i output to the TV, it even knew it was a Sony TV.

    I am giving this 5 stars to augment all the morons that gave it one.

    104 of 108 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ITS AN ADAPTER!!!!!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    So just like my title this is an adapter, basically to keep imacs and other products neat and clean, Apple has made the DVI port small, the full DVI-D port and VGA ports are big and clumsy and wouldn't look sleek. SO Apple figured they would keep them small and of course proprietary because its cleaner looking and because there is no such DVI-D or VGA connector thats small in the industry. SO again Apple developed a new type of DVI-D socket to keep it small and clean at the rear or sides of their computers. Now since this is an adapter all it has to do is convert the socket type to a standard DVI-D adapter which is female, like that located on any other device that has the DVI socket. So this adapter does not need to be longer etc. or any other convenience. Again, this adapter needs to provide the consumer with a standard DVI-D receptacle like found on PC computers and Tv's DVI standards call for female ends to be located on devices, and cables are to be male on both ends. DVI-D and HDMI are both the same, onlY HDMI carries sound as well. Analog signals are older and require a different connector all together, eventually they will be phased out, no new LCD had an analog VGA or Analog DVI port. They all have HDMI or DVI-D which again are both the same. Ofcourse you will need an HDMI to DVI-D adaptor if your TV has HDMI, or you can buy a MALE DVI-D to HDMI Male and ofcourse the adaptor on this page.

    There is however one suggestion I do have for Apple. Make a new connectors capable of both DVI-D and Analog DVI so its completely error proof. Basiclly a DVI-D and Analog DVI on the single side of the "Y" cable and the other ends of the "Y" cable should conect to both Analog and Digital ports on the mac. Since both Analog and Digital DVI can be present on the same DVI port either format will work once both conections are conected to the mac.

    39 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Described

    • Written by from Annandale

    I have had this adapter for over a year now and it has functioned without any problems with my iMac. It works as described in the product description and is compact, yet flexible and easy to work with. The only downside is, if you move the connector around a lot, it tends to slowly "wiggle" it's way out of the Mini-DVI port. However, the solution to this is simple; just plugging it back in. Also, the locking system on the DVI end is very good and works with standard Male DVI cables.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT!

    • Written by from Kailua

    I now use my MacBook or MBP as my primary machine. For home use, I set up a Viewsonic 28" LCD screen with 1920x1200/60fps native resolution/refresh. The most amazing thing is it is "hot plugable". Just plug it in and it works.

    With Windows, you are lucky if rebooting does it. (Remember Alt-F5?). I have this working next to a MacPro with a 30" Apple monitor and I prefer this setup since the type size is bigger on the 1920x1200 28" screen vs the 2560x1600 on the 30" screen. For my work (not an architect), 1920x1200 is more than enough screen real-estate.

    I have tested this setup (1920x1200 monitor) and it works for MacBook Pro using plain DVI to DVI cable, MacBook with this adapter $19, and MacBook Air with the included microDVI-DVI cable that ships with the MBA.

    No rebooting, no ALT-F5 key command to memorize. Just works. And when you unplug the DVI cable, the laptop display reverts just as it should. Why can't programmers in Redmond do something like this? Is it really that hard?

    Good job, Apple.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wonderful product

    • Written by from San Jose

    If you know what you are doing, then this is a great product. I have had a macbook for about a month. In hopes of connecting my mackbook to our 47 inch hdtv, i searched for products for a long time. I saw this product, but my tv only has a vga input on it not dvi. I talked to someone who recommended for a high resolution, so i found a 6 foot long HDMI to DVI male cable for $20 at fry's by i dot connect. As soon as i found that cable, i bought a mini-dvi to dvi adapter. It works very well, and i believe that it supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 on by tv. It works well. I also bought a cheap wireless logitech mouse for $20 in addition to the apple wireless keyboard. Works very well! Definetly recommend for someone who has an hdtv with a spare hdmi port open.

    50 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Your research!

    • Written by from columbia

    Go to wikipedia and search for "DVI" And you'll see all the connections for the various DVI connections. THIS ONE IS THE DVI-D Dual Link. Make sure that your monitor or TV is compatible with this type and avoid the hassle! If not there are several places you can get adaptors. Google it.

    49 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure this is the right cable!

    • Written by from Wickenburg

    MK wrote: "If you have a DVI-D equipped monitor and want to hook it to the iMac or current PB 12", this adaptor is for you. If you want to hook up some other sort of monitor (analog, DVI-I, ADC), this is not for you, or you may need an additional adaptor."

    If you don't know which type of DVI you have, Google "pin configuration for DVI cable" and click the link for "Digital Visual Interface ( DVI ) Connector, DVI Pinout" (sorry, but Apple won't let me include the actual link in this review). The page that comes up shows illustrations of the different pinouts. Between MK's informative review and that illustration, I was able to choose the correct cable.

    46 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iMac using a 40-In Samsung HDTV as a Monitor

    • Written by from Woodside

    For all you guys who think it would be nice to have a 40-inch monitor so you could surf the Web from the comfort of your living room couch using your wireless keyboard & mouse, here’s how I did it.

    I connected my new iMac to my Samsung LN-S4095D 40-inch LCD HDTV as follows:
    I connected a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter (part number M9321G/B at Apple’s retail store - $19.00) to my iMac’s Mini-DVI port at one end, and the other end to a 2 meter (6.6 feet) XTREME HD HDMI to DVI cable (part number TL952LL/A at Apple’s retail store - $19.95). Naturally, the other end of the HDMI cable got plugged into one of the HDMI/DVI In jacks on the back of my Samsung HDTV. Unlike some of the previous comments I’ve read, small text was crystal clear – probably because my HDTV has 1080P resolution. .

    I rented the standard (not Hi Def) Michael Clayton movie from iTunes and found the resolution to be very good - DVD quality. I know the cables are transmitting a good signal from my iMac to my HDTV, as for months I’ve been recording HD programs on my iMac by pulling them out of the air with a $19 indoor antenna attached to an EyeTV-Hybrid, then watching them on my iMac. I can now watch those recorded programs on my 40” HDTV. And be assured, the resolution is just as good as if I were watching the HD broadcast live on a my HDTV. The only minor problem I had while watching my first downloaded iTunes movie was that the sound came from my iMac, not my HDTV. I knew this would be happening, as the Mini-DVI to DVI adapter is actually a DVI-D adapter, which doesn’t capture the sound. (The “D” stands for Data.) The next morning I went to Radio Shack and bought a 6-ft Y-Adapter Audio Cable (Part Number 42-2552, price $7.99), connected it to my iMac’s “Headphone Out/optical digital audio out port” at one end, and to my “DVI IN R-Audio-L” jack on the back of my HDTV. I watched Michael Clayton again, and thought I died and was in heaven. Both picture and sound were perfect.

    I spend a lot of time researching what was needed to make this all happen. I hope my positing saves you a little time.

    294 of 354 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To the person below me who thinks he's not an idiot.

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    DVI is a digital video signal.

    VGA is an analog video signal.

    Even if the pins match up, the display won't be able to render the picture because you're feeding it a digital signal when it's looking for an analog one.

    Get a DVI to HDMI cable and watch everything work.
    Or, get a Mini-DVI to Composite Video Adapter and then go VGA from that.

    But DONT come here with your uninformed posts and trash an adapter I have used countless times in proffessional home theater applications without fail.

    137 of 246 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly.

    • Written by from Madison

    Never had a problem.

    94 of 171 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Adapter

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    It does exactly what it's supposed to. I just wish it was a bit longer though. I had to purchase a M/M DVI-D Dual Link adapter in order to have some elbow room between computers.

    70 of 150 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Weird Comments

    • Written by from los angles

    I don't understand why people are saying this doesn't work with a dvi to vga. I bought this and combined it with the dvi to vga and it works great. maybe they are trying to use an adapter that look almost the same as this one(a dvi to vga that looks similar) I'm using the dvi to vga with a box and a power cord and I love it.

    39 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook to 32" HDTV LCD

    • Written by from Toronto

    First of all I have never seen a product shipped so fast got it in 2 days pretty happy about that. Using this product to connect my macbook to my 32" HDTV LCD and it works great the quality is great with the monster dvi cable I'm using. At first i got the Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter and the quality wasn't so hot on the LCD. If your hooking your computer up to a HDTV this is the adapter that you want.

    57 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Dahlonega

    I use this with a SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940BW and get a great picture.


    108 of 208 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS FINE

    • Written by from Hilo

    Despite all the trash reviews on here, I don’t see any problem with it. it does exactly what its sold to do. I bought one to hook my macbook up to my HD tv and it works great. I bought the VGA adapter at first but the picture is noticeably finer on this one. At least I can still use the VGA for projectors and such.

    33 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed our MacBook Projector Problem

    • Written by from Irvine

    We have several MacBooks in our department. None of them worked with our Sharp LCD Projector with a Mini DVI to VGA adapter. This seems to be a common problem with some MacBooks and MacBook Pros. I read that this adapter seemed to work where the VGA adapter failed. It works well for us. If you are having similar problems with your MacBook/Pro, give this a try.

    30 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Isabela

    I have been using this adapter for quite a long time in my iMac without problems. A lot of people were expecting Analog conversion but you have to face it, today almost all the displays using DVI are digital, so why put something in the market that will become obsolete.

    36 of 61 people found this useful