• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product - Just be careful!

    • Written by from Ontario

    The product works as described. I use it to connect my macbook to an external monitor as well as to my HDTV. It works perfectly.

    However, DO NOT DROP THIS ADAPTER. I dropped it by accident, 3 ft from the table to the hardwood floor and it hasn't worked since. I don't know why it breaks so easily, I think this is a huge mistake on the part of Apple. The quality of all their products are diminishing and it's making me start to buy alternative products where they are available. That being said, the product performs as it should, albeit you have to be ridiculously careful with it.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Of course it's short!!!

    • Written by from Pullman

    Nice, simple adapter. I use it to connect my Macbook to a 20" HP w2007 monitor and it works perfectly.
    As far as reviews complaining about the "cord" length, of course it's going to be short- it's an ADAPTER, not a cord. The short cord length is great because you can use whatever cable length you want, and the short cord allows you to route the cable any way you want as opposed to solid-state adapters that force you to route the cable at a specific angle.

    41 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT compatible with iBook G4

    • Written by from Ferndale

    I bought the wrong part. iBook G4 does not have a mini-DVI port. It has a mini-VGA port. Please don't make the same mistake as me.

    41 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Middlesex

    why don't you get it?? why use vga when you have DVI? DVI-D btw, is standard... most monitors have one vga input and 1 dvi-D input.

    106 of 189 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    States DVI and IS DVI-D Packaging Graphics show DVI-1

    • Written by from Lenexa

    Just for info for others as has been stated this is not a common (in use at this time with majority of Monitors) DVI connector ....


    The packaging Graphics (which I trusted) are of DVI-1 (the "common" one)

    Rather frustrating and strange

    41 of 59 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    mini-DVI to mini-DVI?

    • Written by

    This adapter works great, but the cable is too short. The "regular" DVI end and it's mating connector are big and bulky, sitting on my desktop just to the left of my MacBook.

    It would be great if Apple would make some mini-DVI (male) to mini-DVI (female) extension cables.

    Preferably in a couple of different lengths.
    ~ 1.5 ft
    ~ 3.0 ft
    ~ 6.0 ft

    These mini-DVI extension cables could be used with any mini-DVI adaptor type.
    ~ mini-DVI to VGA
    ~ mini-DVI to DVI
    ~ mini-DVI to Video

    The mini-DVI connector is also used on the iMac and Xserve. For an iMac, an extension cable would look better along side the USB and Firewire cables than it would with this big DVI connector hanging down off the back.

    45 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should provide a clearer description

    • Written by from Calgary

    A picture of the DVI adapter termination would be great. There is a big difference between DVI-D (what this is) and DVI-I (what a lot of people seem to have).

    On newer high def panels and sets, HDMI is standard. There are HDMI to DVI adapters, and I think they are usually DVI-D. In my case I need a DVI-D adapter so this is perfect, but I had to do a bit of homework before figuring this out.

    43 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PITA, Apple part again..

    • Written by from rochester

    Well I wanted to break out of my MacBook and purchase only 1 adapter to break out with and allow me to use for an external monitor. So, I chose the mini-DVI to DVI and if I needed to convert to SVGA I could use the typical adapter I use with all other computers I might hook up to my HDTV. Well, Apple does not like efficient functionality as much as mutiple revenues of each of there little typically non-standard trinkets! The trouble I encountered is that the DVI side does not match the 4 little pins at the ground side(large flat pin) of the connector. They have filled that with plastic to inhibit this connection. This facilitates the need to buy the official SVGA connector to break out in this manner. simply, annoying.

    47 of 73 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wood Dale

    First, I read all of the reviews and I thought that this would probably not work. It works fine. The one-star people don't know what they're talking about. Its an adapter!! Not a cable!! Read before you buy! I give it 4 stars because its good but its $20 for an adapter, but for a really good adapter. Don't listen to the one-stars!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    I went to the apple store in regent street London to buy this, after reading all the reviews on how to connect my macbook to my 42 inch samsung plasma and the best option for the best picture was to buy a dvi mini- dvi and then buy a dvi to HDMI for the best picture the picture is suberb but i think apple should have made a cable from mini dvi to hdmi direct instead of buying two seperate product costing £15 + £17 i think this product is a total rip off but their is no other option if you want to connect you mac to a tv and as said the picture is superb

    27 of 33 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

    Very easy to use

    • Written by from Iowa Falls

    This cable allowed me to connect my Core Duo Imac to a second monitor, extending my desktop to that second monitor. The cable installed very easily, and connected to the digital signal cable of my 17" Princeton monitor with ease. It works perfectly.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great for me...

    • Written by from MABLETON

    i just bought this today and it works fine with my dvi-i monitor.... maybe all the problems listed are a result of operator error :)

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars For a Reason

    • Written by from Atlanta

    It's awesome. I use it to attach a 20" Cinema Display to my 20" iMac. Works Flawlessly. All of the 1 Star reviews are bogus. As someone else stated, these people are buying the wrong product. C'mon people, get rid of your clunky VGA monitors and get a Cinema Display. Apple doesn't make products for 5 year old Dell monitors, this Mini-DVI was made for Apple Cinema Displays, or equivalent DVI LCD monitors. Get your facts straight before buying and you'll be a happy camper!

    37 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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