• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter is fine. Really.

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    It's the long-time known Apple quality we've come to expect. Which is to be expected considering this is a simple adapter.

    However, it shouldn't even exist in the first place! DVI should be standard on all laptops.

    Also, perhaps more importantly, why did Apple make it so DVI-VGA adapters don't work with this? This means I have to carry 2 extra adapters just so I can use both outputs.

    50 of 96 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product,except-----

    • Written by from San Jose

    a couple of years ago I tried this on a PC. It didn't work at all. A friend suggested I try again with my iMac 20. I purchased the Apple adapter and obtained a 4' mating cable and it works like a champ. I had a 20" monitor from my PC. So now I have a 40" monitor on my desk top. The mouse goes from one screen to another.
    I work in Windows in one and can move the mouse over to do something on the Mac side too.
    Works great. Yes I wish the Mac cable were complete, but whoever designed this never had to work in 2 worlds the same time.

    25 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best adapter anywhere

    • Written by from davie

    It's not a cable and I'm glad its not as resolution would degrade anyways.
    I am using an HPw2207 widescreen monitor and it was automatically at the best resolution. as a matter of fact i am using it to type this message using the ADAPTER.

    31 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine, go figure...

    • Written by from St. Thomas

    While it works fine - it irritates the heck out of me, that after having already paid a premium for buying a MacBook, I now have to bend over again and pay for the ability to connect an external monitor. To those that bought the wrong cable - RTFM!!

    27 of 50 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with new Intel XServe too!

    • Written by from Roselle

    I got one of the new XServe Xeon machines, and wanted to use a 17" DVI capable LCD monitor that I had laying around. Works just fine. I know a DVI monitor is probably overkill for a server machine, but I had one and didn't have to look for an older VGA capable monitor. Very pleased with this cable!

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D is the right choice

    • Written by from kelowna

    Works great with my DELL 2005FPW.

    26 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter does what its intended for

    • Written by from Whitby

    The adapter does EXACTLY what its supposed to do...let you connect a second display to your iMac. Of course it has a female connector....so does every dvi connector that I've ever seen on a computer. Although this will work with the DVI port on a high def. tv, yeah, you will need to change the cable because most tv's don't come with their own cable like an LCD monitor does.

    16 of 29 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

    VERY Disapointed! USELESS!!!

    • Written by from Novi

    Misleading and useless adapter! Will not actually work for most common DVI equipment you have! Bought to use on a DVI monitor and with the DVI adapters I already have for my Macbook Pro, but will not work. Apparently it is a very useless form of the DVI "standard" adapter. Not what is typically expected from Apple at all and it has no warning to tell you. Even the package picture describing DVI end is wrong, it has the 4 pins shown for DVI-i but thy are not there its a DVI-d dual link. Highly disappointed Apple really should fix this to make all of their DVI modifications actually work with the "standard". Unfortunately Apple will try to squeeze extra money out of you to buy 2 more adapters when all you should really need it this ONE!

    108 of 214 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Every one of these I've had has been perfect.

    • Written by from Bellevue

    First, word of the wise, if you don't know what you're buying, just head to an Apple Store; they're everywhere, and the staff is overwhelmingly helpful! That out of the way, my team at work has probably two dozen of these floating around between personal and team use, and I've never even heard of one going bad or coming defective. I wouldn't even leave a review, but this should have 5 stars next to it.

    Furthermore, before getting my position here, I'd never even used a MacBook before, and I was still easily able to figure out what was what by looking at a DVI adapter, and looking at the hole in my MacBook Pro to plug in to. Another pro tip, if you're SUPER new to this stuff, take a picture of the plug from your external monitor, and the ports in your MacBook. Take those snaps to the store and I can almost guarantee you can't mess up.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    The connections are too loose and the DVI adaptor cable is too rigid and too short so I'm constantly fiddling with the connections to keep the signal going to the monitor. A sneeze or a pin drop or sometimes nothing at all is enough to break the video connection and it can be very difficult to get back.

    Whoever at apple invented this thing and the lame 30 pin connector should be demoted or fired. It is not a reliable connection at all.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio & Video by the Mac people whatever

    • Written by from Evansville

    SImple as. I went through some of the pains as many others review here. Having macs for years but never using a display. Having my most recent Intel core duo 2007 mac book and wanting to hook it up to most anything, I finally I bought the apple mini dvi to RGA, the mini dvi to svideo & composite(RCA), and this mini dvi to dvid. Also found I was dealing with an apple female connector and that for most applications had to buy a male dvid to hdmi. Awesome now i can pretty much hook it up to anything. What i found out later was that it didn't matter whether I had the DVI option or not...No sound goes out the video port on macs...Lame. No matter which you use you will always be hooking up both a video adapter and an 1/8 to 1/8 male stereo plug to som headphone jack on whatever you want the sound to come out of. SO having option to hook it up to hdmi does nothing but supposedly give you a better quality video signal. One which I can't tell on anything I have played it on. Used apple for years but unless you are willing to spend 8 grand on apple tv and apple movies you can't use front row easily with regular tv products or simply plug it into yout AUDIO VIDEO system and enjoy..you must use 2 cables.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Short

    • Written by from Duncan

    I must have misunderstood, my monitor is a foot or so away and this is only 3 inches or so. I'm sure it would work if it would reach.

    44 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great!!!

    • Written by from La Crescenta

    I too felt obligated to post a + response for this adapter after reading some bad reviews & being a bit "leary" about it. It works fine with my C2D MacBook & new Samsung 205BW display. Just be sure your displays input is DVI-D & you should have no problem.

    20 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Tallahassee

    According to the Apple description of this product, it is designed to connect a 12" PowerBook to an HD Cinema Display. The DVI has no problem with a hookup to my 23" cinema plug, BUT the Mini-DVI does NOT connect to my 867 MhZ 12" PowerBook.

    Needless to say, I am very disappointed in the product. Be sure that you know what you are buying.

    21 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    The cable works fine, easy to hook up. The thing is is that it lowers the graphics to 840 by 524! Everything is blurry. I would rather just sit at desk that have to deal with the resolution. I do not recommend buying the cable, wait for Apple to hopefully change the cable.

    65 of 133 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't fit dual link

    • Written by from Toronto

    This adapter does not allow a dual link DVI cable to fit. Poor picture of the connector end or I could have seen that.

    35 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing pin holes, so useless to me :(

    • Written by from Le Puy Ste Reparade

    I don't like ranting about stuff, but this adapter is very bad.

    I have the following hardware:

    DVI to TVOUT (for mac-mini) Apple
    2x DVI to VGA (mostly for beamers) WIESON & Apple
    standard (I think) DVI cable (came with my 22" display)

    All four parts listed above work great with my mac-mini!
    This adapter is missing the 4 pin holes around the wide horizontal pin on the right-hand side and the wide horizontal pin-hole is not wide enough!

    According to the DVI specification, it is a digital only plug, this however, is not clearly written in the description. The problem is that all my equipment here is dual (digital and analog) like most of the stuff out there! ddwg.org dvi specification page 45 and 46.

    48 of 101 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what its supposed to do

    • Written by

    Wish it was a bit longer.

    19 of 43 people found this useful