• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    I bought a MBPro with the intention to use it with my Optoma projector using a DVI-D connection. (I confirmed with Apple whether this would work, of course, long before I decided to purchase. And the answer was YES.) Well, this adapter DOES NOT work! I just wasted several hours trying to figure this out and sifting endlessly through forums to find a solution. A LOT of people have the same problem. It seems like Apple is stumped by this one!

    I'm a first time Mac user on his first day of usage (TODAY) who wants to convert to Mac out of his frustration with Microsoft products. What a disappointment! Apple, please give me a solution or give me a refund! NEGATIVE FIVE STARS!!!

    58 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    • Written by from Portland

    The adapter is DVI-D, meaning it has a digital only signal. It connects well to my Toshiba HD-TV using this adapter and a DVI-D to HDMI converter cable. Resolution is excellent, recognition of the second display is easy.
    However, many projectors and adapters (not necessarily very old, and certainly widespread in use) support only VGA or connections for DVI-I (digital + analog).
    This adapter is often incompatible, and I've been forced to buy the extra $29 VGA adapter to use my MacBook Pro for presentations.
    For this reason, a mediocre review.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but Come On!

    • Written by from Hot Springs

    This is a really great adapter for getting your MacBook Pro to view DVI. The new DisplayPort connections are much easier to work with than the old Mini DVI I had on my PowerBook. But come on Apple! Why couldn't you include these in the MacBook Pro box like you did on the PowerBook? I shelled out the extra money "since I need them", but it would have been better to include them in the box since I did invest a lot of money in my machine.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with a Sony TV

    • Written by from Cesson Sevigne

    With a DVI to HDMI cable.

    64 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works

    • Written by from Long Beach

    With a simple product like this, it either works (5 stars) or it doesn't (1 star.) It works. I wish Apple would include it with my $2,000 computer though.

    46 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with DVI to VGA adapter

    • Written by from Columbia

    I bought a MacBook Air. I bought this adapter thinking I'd be set, since I already had a DVI to VGA adapter (from the macbook pro I was replacing). However, the two aren't compatible. The DVI to VGA adapter has four pins which this doesn't accept.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Lack of Product Knowledge

    • Written by from Georgetown

    Buyer beware.. If you are looking to use this adapter as recommended by Apple for use with your Wacom Cintiq 21U it will not work. Even if you use the included dongle that came with your Cintiq to step the signal down to Analog DVI-I. You will need to purchase the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, then a VGA to DVI-I adapter to get your state of the art Wacom display to function.

    I wish Apple would realize the difference between "State of Art" and "Cutting Edge". "State of Art" has the kinks worked out, "Cutting Edge" is nothing more than problematic.

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what it claims to be

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Won't work with DVI-I devices. If it is not a universal mini displayport to DVI adapter don't call it such. Educate the people in the store who hand this to me when I say "I need an adapter to hook this up to my DVI monitor". I've wasted an hour an a half on the train to buy it and now need to waste another hour and a half to return it. Huge waste of time and big disappointment.

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Dell 2405 monitor (after a lil' tinkering)

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I recently bought the MDPort to DVI-adapter for my recently purchased MBP 13". At first, when I connected the adapter to my MBP, I got a blue screen, which then went back to regular desktop view. I then turned on my Dell monitor. I got nothing on the screen, just blank/black. The MBP couldn't "detect" any external display. I tried this a couple times, different sequence of hooking up cable, etc. and it didn't work. I read two reviews here that said they used the same monitor as I have and it worked, so i was wondering what the problem was. I borrowed my friend's VGA adapter, and that worked fine, even after the MBP was on. So, I tried again the DVI cable, by first having the MBP off, connecting the cables, and then turning on the MBP and later the Dell. Voila, it worked. Then someone suggested to me from the Apple communities, that the monitors like to be turned on before plugging in (which saves me the hassle from always having to reboot); which turned out to be true in my case. So what was once a frustrating experience, is now a good one, as the cable does work (i had returned it to get a 2nd dvi adapter b/c i thought the first one might be bad). I didn't think two adapters could have the same problem.

    Anyways, I'm rambling, but I'm happy to say that it works!

    Took off one star, just b/c I thought the adapter's price was a bit high at $29.99 (best buy)/$29 at apple.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected IF you know your "Late 2008 MacBook Pro" settings

    • Written by from Portland

    I had just got a new "Late 2008" MacBook Pro 15", and I was frustrated with getting 1920x1200 resolution to work with this adapter and any non-Apple LCD monitor. The display would switch to 1920x1200, but the image suffered intermittent video noise (e.g. red lines streaking across the screen, jumpy video, etc). I thought something was wrong with the video card or the adapter. Long story shorter, it turns out this model of MBP has two NVidia chipsets (I knew that, but didn't know how to switch them or which was dedicated to which port, etc), and that you can force the "better" chipset to be used by going to the Energy Saver pane in the System Preferences and choosing "Higher Performance". That fixed my problem instantly.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Hiram

    I was excited to open my new iMac and get it set up and going when I realized that the adapter from my other iMac did not fit onto my new iMac. Once again, I have to buy a new adapter which is ridiculous. I agree that these should be included with all new macs if they are going to continuously be changing the ports. This is something that I need and Apple is using the change to try and nickle-and-dime it's customers. I feel that there is less and less difference between MAcs and PCs as time goes on.

    56 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading Product description

    • Written by from Montreal

    I didn't realize this was DVI-D (digital ONLY) until I received it and tried to plug it into a DVI to VGA adapter. Way to put one over on your customers, apple!

    Be advised: If you want to use your MBP mini-displayport with a VGA monitor, you'll need a SEPARATE mini-displayport to VGA adapter. This one won't work with any other adapter.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    This is an Apple product and I am an Apple evangelist and have been for many years. Imagine my disappointment when something as simple as an adapter doesn't. What's the problem? That's even more disappointing - it doesn't make a secure connection between my Cintiq and the adapter. On any DVI female connection, there is a slot for the "blade" pin to go into; with two regular pins above and below it. On our Apple version, the holes above and below are simply too small to accept those pins.

    It just doesn't fit. From a company that engineers it's laptops from solid blocks of aluminum, I'd expect a little better. If I could give this zero stars, I would - a complete waste.

    50 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Works With My 13.3" Aluminum Macbook

    • Written by from Cicero

    This Mini Display Port works just as it should. I connected my DVI-D Single Link Cable that I brought from Amazon to this Display Port. WARNING it does not provide any sound. You will need an audio cable that connects from your head phone jack to your TV. WARNING you need a DVI-D Single Link Cable Not a DVI-I. Big Difference!

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? $30 for THIS?

    • Written by from Crystal River

    First of all, I dropped over $2000 on a new Mac Pro with a dual monitor GPU only find out that it doesn't have two DVI ports, but rather one DVI and one "Mini DisplayPort" which meant buying this adapter. So I spend another $30 bucks on this thing, and it works all right- takes a few extra seconds to turn the monitor on, but when I dual boot into windows, the monitor on this adapter drops resolution to 1600x1200 and sometimes doesn't even come on. I've updated all drivers and everything. JUST PUT TWO DVI PORTS ON YOUR GPUs!!!

    52 of 73 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A unique adapter...

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    Why Apple refuses to design their own Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter or just price the adapters at $20 instead of $30 is beyond me... or why MacBook Pros don't include one of these adapters, since previous models of MacBook Pros had DVI ports on them.

    Still, this adapter works well and I've had no significant issues with it.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not your usual DVI

    • Written by from College Place

    Works great for digital only DVI. Will not work with a DVI to VGA adapter or some DVI cables.

    I bought this expecting it to work just like the DVI port on my old MacBook Pro, found out it didn't when I was trying to hook a projector up for a colloquium presentation I was doing.

    Don't forget to buy the VGA adapter as well if you are ever going to need to use VGA.




    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after update

    • Written by from New Glasgow

    This product worked great for me for several months until I updated my macbook pro 17 inch to OSX 10.7, after the update this adaptor completely stopped working for me. I have tried several different televisions and suggestions found on Apple support site and other helpful sites, nothing worked.

    38 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Apple DVI-VGA adapter.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I was happy to see the results when I hooked up my MacBook to my TV, but then when I tried to use this adapter with an older Apple DVI-VGA adapter cable, no go. I needed to connect the two in order to use a data projector with only VGA inputs. Now I have to scramble to find another way to use the projector.
    Apple Store employees should tell you up front that this adapter isn't compatible with older (analog) cables, but they don't. That's why there are MANY people with experiences like mine.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort of worked for a while

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    I purchased this DVI adapter for my Macbook's mini display port. It worked with an Asus 24 inch monitor for about three months and then failed. It would work intermittently when it did work. Sometimes it would output a signal and sometimes it would not. I recommend using VGA instead.

    33 of 37 people found this useful