• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-DVI to DVI

    • Written by from Newton

    This product worked great. I have absolutely no complaints. I plugged it in and it worked immediately - very easy and perfect.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    I bought this adaptor to connect my PowerBook Duo to my B&W television. I wanted to do full text Gopher searches on channel 3 but apparently all this this thing does is connect a device with a Mini-DVI output port to a DVI connector on a display. I bet it will even connect a Mini-DVI capable device to a VGA display if you also had a DVI to VGA adapter. If I added a VGA to composite video output adapter and found a composite video to RF converter I would still not be able to connect my PowerBook Duo. I would have to throw out the Mini-DVI adapter and ...

    19 of 123 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time and money

    • Written by from london

    I bought the old version of the apple cinema screen 20" with ADC adapter. The manual says that i can connect my imac (dual) using the mini-dvi port (with a mini dvi to dvi adapter + and a DVI to ADC adapter (£68 in apple store) so a could connect my lovely 20" apple acrylic display. Its was supposed to work and after lots of research and several visits to genius bar nobody could give me a reasonable explanation why was not working. The adaptors and screen tested individually works fine... so for me was a wast of time and money!!!

    18 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please read the reviews before buying ...

    • Written by from Godwin

    ... you'll save yourself a lot of problems if you we're expecting this to "just work" in most situations.

    As countless others have stated, the package says "Mini-DVI to DVI" adapter. 100% of the DVI cables (I've got about a dozen) and adapters I have (including 3 adapters from Apple laptops I've owned) are of the DVI-I variety with the four extra pins to transfer the analog signal you would need if you happen to need VGA from time to time. These include both my DVI to DVI as well as my DVI to VGA cables.

    The result ... this adapter is 100% USELESS with EVERYTHING I own. So in addition to the $20 bucks I just spent for something that should have "just worked", I must now purchase an "accessory to an accessory."

    Yes I could've just bought the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, but I need to be able to connect to both VGA and DVI monitors ... and never had the forethought to think that this adapter wouldn't "just work" like everything else. The package could've had a warning about the flavor of DVI this is, or maybe an explanation for the 'common' folk. I'm a big Apple fan, but very disgusted over this purchase ...

    53 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for hooking up secondary display

    • Written by from Rochester

    This adapter works beautifully to connect me to my 19 inch lcd and more recently a Dell 24inch S2409. Connection is firm and have never had any issues.

    As a warning to those who are complaining about lack of DVI-I support, DVI-I has digital and analog pins for when your graphics card reaches it's digital resolution and has to 'step down' to an analog signal to go bigger. Your mac will push 1920x1200 all digital with no issue. If you need more pixels, just buy the VGA adapter.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    • Written by from Papillion

    I bought this along with a DVI to HDMI adapter and it works great to view macbook video on my 46" HDTV. I also bought a headphone to RCA output for audio.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is ONLY for 'newer' DVI-D type - NOT the common DVI-I

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This is ONLY for 'newer' DVI-D type - NOT the common DVI-I

    The complaints are true..
    Even my 2 APPLE 'DVI-I to VGA' and 'DVI-I to video' adptors WON'T Work with this! Grrr...

    look at DVI jack picts on wikipedia to see what they look like.

    29 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bethesda

    I recently bought this along with a belkin DVI to HDMI converter, and it's great! I had no trouble connecting it to my 52" Phillips TV. The quality was great, and there was maybe only a millisecond of delay from my macbook's screen to the TV, Streaming movies off of hulu and netflix in high quality. I would have given this 5 stars but sound does not go through and I would have liked that. Getting sound through my laptop is okay, and If you had good speakers it probably would not be a problem, but I prefer getting the sound through the TV. Overall, this is a must buy for someone who wants to connect their computer up to a TV.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI to Video PAL

    • Written by from Tokoroa

    Picture is good to TV which accepts NTSC input.
    But New Zealand Australia Europe is on PAL TV system.
    I cannot play DVD from Macbook to such as Panasonic DVD recorder in PAL format.
    Therefore I cannot copy my home videos ,short recorded programs etc to Pal system as I cannot mix two systems.
    This is most upsetting as I cannot understand how Apple could be so arrogant, unthinking ?? etc to ignore rest of the world.
    If someone has advice as to how to change to PAL, great thanks.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Some bugs, but overall good product

    • Written by from Newfoundland

    It is a GREAT product overall. You NEED dvi to get a great picture on your monitor. I used a Dell S2009W Monitor, and it is great. Swing running applications to the other monitor, put the menu onto different screens, etc.

    However, this adapter DOES NOT work on BootCamp. All it does is flash the MacBook's screen Black.

    Anyway, like I said, great product.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it just me???

    • Written by from Calimesa

    I'm not techno-illiterate, but I'm not a hardware geek. DANG it, Apple!! I've been going through holy heck trying to figure out which kind of DVI my MacBook has and just what it is that I need to get. I appreciate the input (ha!) from others on this site, but y'all are talking way over my head. Apple seems to ignore the normal people! UGH! I want my HP back!!!!!!!!!!!

    39 of 164 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple can fix this but hasn't

    • Written by from Coon Rapids

    Apple can fix this easily by any one of these options (but first inform buyers that the new mini-DVIs do not fit the old mini-DVIs): 1) Clearly state that the adapter is DVI-D and will not work with DVI-I, or 2) require the purchase of both mini-DVI->VGA and mini-DVI->DVI-D (for $25 total), or 3 (best)) manufacture and sell a mini-DVI->DVI-I adapter. After 2+ years of this problem being known, no one I talked to at Apple today was even aware that DVI-D vs. DVI-I exists! This is just wrong. Yet Apple's VGA->DVI connecter is DVI-I. Apple, will you fix this problem and also send at no charge the other adapter to everyone who was schnookered by your opaqueness (really, false advertising)?

    60 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deceptive advertising

    • Written by

    actually, the title should read, "lots of details purposely omitted by apple so you will buy more merchandise"

    There are two different sizes of Mini-DVI ports on Macs. Be very very careful when you are ordering.

    the iBook G4 1.2 GHZ uses a smaller Mini-DVI port than later generations.
    (it's what I have)
    I bought the Mini-DVI to Video adapter only three weeks ago at the Apple Store in a mall. Then it was easy to see the two different versions.

    I went back today to buy this Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter, and Apple had pulled all other versions off the shelf, so you can only get the later versions for newer machines. (typical Apple move)

    No information on apple.com about the generation difference.
    No information available to Apple Store employees.

    I'd suggest you bring your machine to the store and make sure any adapter fits.
    If there was any reliable information on line (particularly from Apple, where it SHOULD be, but isn't) then I'd say just be careful with matching your machine's specs. But, since they are being deceptive by leaving information out you should NOT buy this adaptor unless you can actually get to a store and try it out.

    I suspect that Apple's marketing team has determined that enough people will just give up and buy a new machine. Be careful. You want to buy some hardware, not a fashion.

    If someone finds a place that reliably shows the difference between generations of laptop Mini-DVI ports, particularly if you find the correct adaptors, please please please post here.

    Until then, be very careful out there people.

    39 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on all DVI monitors

    • Written by from New Hyde Park

    What it doesn't tell you in the description is that this doesn't work for all DVI plugs, only those that DO NOT have the 4 pins on the top and bottom of the slotted pin. If you have one of those plugs, this will not work.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says perfectly

    • Written by from New York

    High quality cable for a good price, it does exactly what it says on the bag. Do make sure you're purchasing the right cable for your need.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D not DVI-I

    • Written by from Champaign

    I rate this one star because of lack of transparency. For the record this is DVI-D which means it can do only digital. That is all fine and good, but should be advertised as such. It is not simple DVI nor is it DVI-I (which would be capable of doing anything and would make sense to use if you are advertising DVI) instead it is DVI-D. What does that mean? Well it means that it will work perfectly if you are connecting it to a monitor or projector that is Digital using DVI-D connections. If you have monitors or projectors that have analog VGA connections and you want to use a converter to DVI you are out of luck.

    Apple could have saved you from having to purchase two connectors. Obviously you could purchase both the DVI and the VGA, but you shouldn't have to. If they had made this DVI-I than all would be well with a simple VGA-DVI converter. I don't have a problem with Apple doing this, but I do have a problem with Apple not being transparent about this. Apple put it in your tech specs that it is DVI-D. I shouldn't have to read about this in the comments

    68 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's suppose to

    • Written by from Milford

    I bought a new monitor for my MacBook and this cable does what it should. Plug and play.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from columbus

    its great, zero problems use it for my studio display or pack up my lap top and use it for my projector at church. even works with xbox 360

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why does Mini DVI exist

    • Written by from Pasadena

    I have this to run dual displays on my imac every time I move my imac in the slightest this cord pops out. It's the biggest annoyance in the world. Also I found it strange that the imac didn't come with one of these since mini DVI in no where near the standard. Other than that its fine.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says...

    • Written by from San Diego

    No idea who's buying (or making) different flavors of DVI monitors, but I just hooked up my Dell 24" monitor to my 24" iMac and everything's going swimmingly. Runs good.

    17 of 20 people found this useful