• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure to get the correct one.

    • Written by from Laurel

    Simply put... read the other reviews. Make sure you are looking for a DVI-D connection (this happens to be dual, but single or dual work), and a female end.

    Apple, your packaging is wrong. PLEASE change the green DVI image you have on the back of the package. It's DVI-I. This product is NOT compatible with that image.

    63 of 106 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

    Great product

    • Written by

    I wanted digital output from my macbook (black) to LCD HDMI (Samsung LCD TV). Bought another cable though from a local store DVI to HDMI (easily available) and output is great. I'm happy with this product.

    And someone mentioned in the product reviews section not to drop it, please read all the reviews.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BANGKOK

    For all those people telling us "one stars" to do research, why is it that Apple isn't publicizing the fact that the female DVI end is actually DVI-D? I'm greatly annoyed now because I've wasted money and it is a pain and inconvenience to spend even more money to head back to the Apple store to return this piece of junk. Why can't they just make one that works? So much for Apple "just works". And why is it that even the diagram on the package has those four analog pins that are actually missing?

    Is it any surprise the only way you can actually discover the true specification of this adapter is from complaints and forums, NOT from Apple. People buy this thing expecting it to work with "DVI" (which is all the information Apple gives us) but why on earth did they not choose to get the more compatible type? It makes me so angry.

    55 of 91 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

  • 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

    Works Great

    • Written by from Brampton

    Works perfectly to connect my Benq FP951 to my 17" iMac CoreDuo. Now I have a 19" and a 17" monitor running sidebyside on my iMac. Lots of desktop, very happy!

    The only thing to be aware of is the DVI connector on this adaptor is DVI-D so you won't be able to use a DVI-I cable with it.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Gatos

    OK, it works from my iMac Core Duo to a Dell 24" display, but the DVI connector pair makes quite a bulky lump hanging off the back of the iMac. Here's what I really want: a mini-DVI to DVI cable, sans adapter.

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly.

    • Written by from Madison

    Never had a problem.

    94 of 171 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    minidvi to dvi adapter

    • Written by from Sharpsburg

    seems to work fine. i have no problem with its length... i'd rather it be the way that it is as in a female connector rather than it be a long cable and having its length fixed. my only gripe is that this is a DIGITAL dvi port-- which means no converting into analog vga. apple was pretty sneaky that way, since i thought i could kill two birds with one stone with this dvi adapter nd an adapter that converted it back into vga. i was wrong.

    43 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Suspect at Best

    • Written by from Jackson

    As others have said, this cable terminates in DVI-D. What this means is that the cheap-o $6 DVI-VGA adapters will not work with this plug. Apple chooses to make it DVI-D so that you will have to buy 2 adapters instead of one. The DVI-I format adapter can pass an analog or digital signal, but alas that wiring type was not used. I've heard there are DVI-D adapters to VGA, but I think they involve buying a box that costs well over $50.

    Bottom line, buy the VGA adapter if you want to connect to a CRT or LCD with a VGA plug.

    35 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Cintique Interactive monitor

    • Written by from Miami

    On the Cintique DVI connector there are 2 pins on each side of the flat tap insert. The Apple adaptor does not have the pin receptacles required.

    27 of 37 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not output to DVI-I?

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Yo, what's up with dumping the analog signal with the mini-dvi -> dvi adapter? The analog is produced by the mini-dvi port on the laptop, right, so why couldn't apple just route it through to a female dvi-i plug? Perhaps as a clever way of making people purchase both an over-priced mini-dvi -> vga adapter as well as an over-priced mini-dvi -> dvi, cuz apple is the only company servicing the mini-dvi market? I love my macbook, but that's not gangster (or maybe it is...).

    38 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Incorrectly Packaged

    • Written by from Portland

    I am another who was misled by the packaging. It is reasonable to assume that two products from Apple labeled simply "DVI" should be compatible. And when the company has goofed in this way, their sales people should not try to double-talk you into thinking it's your own fault.

    43 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an appropriate adapter

    • Written by from Portland

    As many have mentioned, this adapter is only for DVI-D. Almost ALL external projection units with DVI now use DVI-I. I will now have to buy the VGA adapter (I take it this, at least, is industry standard).

    40 of 64 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