• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works with digital displays

    • Written by from Champaign

    While this adapter is overpriced, it does exactly what it says it does. In another review a user states that they are frustrated as this adapter drops the analog signal. This is NOT true.

    Mini DisplayPort can NOT do analog to begin with.

    If you notice, Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters use a chip to convert the digital signal to an analog one. This adapter does NOT have that chip.

    For $30 Apple should just make a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA hybrid adapter to avoid consumer confusion, but if you have a digital display, this will work perfectly.

    Minus one star for consumer confusion.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it's meant to

    • Written by from Corrales

    I've used a couple of these for some time and they do exactly what they aim to do. It's true they don't do DVI-I analog, but I haven't seen a monitor in years that expects that.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Superior

    Connected to my Sanyo Flat screen TV and made a display adjustment in preferences and it works. Holds to apples montra... It just works

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm very frustrated and disappointed. :(

    • Written by from Novosibirsk

    Has grave issues with my external HP LP2475w monitor - screen flickers every several seconds and makes any work or entertainment impossible. Also when the computer wakes up, for 2 or 3 seconds the screen is covered with "noise" pattern. I have tested 2 adapters with 2 identical HP monitors (and with monitors from Acer and Samsung) - no luck, one flickers more, the other less, the problem is clearly not on the side of monitors (they work flawlessly with ANY other signal source).

    I'm very disappointed with Apple regarding this new Mini DisplayPort mess. At least you could sell MiniDisplay Port to DisplayPort adapter so I can connect my monitor with it (Monitor has DisplayPort socket on it).

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    • Written by from Tucson

    A bit pricey but it works great. I have it hooked up to a dvi to hdmi adapter, to an hdmi cable going into my 32" 1080P toshiba regza. It's like having an imac when I'm at my desk. The picture is not as good as the native screen but that has to do with the native resolution and the pixel size of the tv, either way it works for me and if you're going to use an hdtv as a monitor you will not be disappointed.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll buy my third one

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Very fragile, I don't even touch it and it breaks. I'm gonna buy my third one cause I really need it for my 13" MB.

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio interference

    • Written by from Glasgow

    MacBook Air. Cable is fine for picture only (connecting to a retail Sony LCD 42").

    However, a high pitched noise is noticeable from the speakers when the audio out is used to link to external speakers on the monitor / TV or headphones. When DVI cable is removed, sound interference disappears. Suspect that internal cables are not shielded?

    Pathetic. The noise is so severe that is impossible to watch TV programmes on the larger screen, which was why we bought the cable in the first place.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is NOT a normal DVI connector. This is a DIV-D connector

    • Written by from luling

    Look at the large flat horizontal pin by itself. There should be 4 little pins (2 on each side) of the big flat pin if this were a true full DVI connector. This is NOT. This adapter is missing those 4 little slots for those 4 little pins. This means that this connector will not hook up to any DVI-monitor at all. BE CAREFUL. This is a DVI-D connector which does not carry all the signals of the full DVI spec. Right now I"m looking for a DVI-I to DVI-D connecter and the apple store doesn't offer it. I'm really bummed. I have a several monitors that I want to use my mac book pro with and all have DVI-I outputs on them. But I can't use my macbook pro with them because the adapter they sell.. just won't work. GRRRRR. Apple please give us a full blown connector and call it the correct name so we can find it! I'm a disappointed customer right now. I'm a recent convert from the PC world to mac and so far, except for this exerience I've liked the mac laptop. But I need the big graphic editing external display in order to work properly. I'm finding myself reverting to my old computer instead of my new macbook pro. Frustrated in video land, Kelly

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got the Job Done

    • Written by from Wichita

    I bought a lcd tv on Black Friday and I thought that it said it had a vga output. However when I got it home it didn't so I was worried on what to do. After much research I found that I could by a mini displayport to dvi and then a dvi to hdmi to hook up to my new tv for an external display. For the sound I had to get a audio cable and connect that to my audio out port on my 13in macbook pro. Everything works great.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well 98% of the Time. Occasionally Needs Unplug/Replug

    • Written by from Kent

    I got this with a new MBP in May of 2012. I plugged it in to my MBP and my plain old Samsung 22" digital monitor. It works reliably. Once in a while the display gets confused and puts the main screen on the Samsung when I wake up the computer. I unplug and replug (just once) and it works fine. I take my computer with me daily, so I plug and unplug this unit every day. Works fine.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    With some duct tape, this adapter may work reliably, or it may not.

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    I got this adapter to extend the desktop of a new iMac. The two have now been attached for less than 3 years, linking the iMac via DVI to a Dell Ultrasharp monitor. After two years, if the cat walked by my desk, the Dell would black out. I checked the cables, changed cables, and figured out that the problem is in the connection at the Mini displayport. I finally started getting a reliable signal to the Dell by plugging in the adapter, pulling the adapter's cable up, against the iMac's back shell and duct-taping it in place about 3" above the port. In other words, this display port and its poorly-matching plug constitute a POS, in mechanic's jargon. I don't get it-the plug and its matching socket were developed by Apple (?), or at least both are built by Apple, but it's a lousy fit. That's unusual for Apple. There Will Be Duct Tape.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it said.

    • Written by from Burnaby

    The adaptor does what it said, nothing more.
    I brought this adaptor so I could connect my MacBook Pro 13" to my 23" SamSung monitor. I was worry before the purchase as the SamSung had a resolution of 2048x1152.
    The external monitor does come out in full resolution and sharp, the only complain that I had are:
    1.) Why does they build in the DVI port and I have buy extra accessory for it.
    2.) They should have a longer cable for this. 4" is just not enough.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Check it before leaving the store.

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Unless you live really close to the apple store, I would ask them to check this on a machine in the store before leaving. Bought one today, bought my second monitor, hooked it up and nothing. Swapped cables, nothing. Called Apple Tech support, they had me do a few things, ended up back at the store. Tested my purchased one on their computer, nothing. Took another from the package, nothing. The manager allowed me to have one more, but could not test it there. 18 miles later, it works.

    Seems like a shame to have to get an adapter for a dual port video card, but $29 is not bad after spending money on the Mac Pro.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug is poorly designed - needs improvement

    • Written by from Portland

    It functions fine for connecting a monitor to my MacBook, but the build quality is not what I expected from Apple.

    The second time I used it, while trying to remove the the mini DisplayPort plug from the computer, the plug's outer sheath slipped off the "innards" of the plug, which remained in the port. I managed to work the sheath (almost) back into position, which is only press-fitted into place. It is difficult to thread the cord's strain relief back through the plug sheath.

    It would be nice if the cord were longer, so I could stash the big clunky junction with the dvi cable behind my desk.

    The smooth shiny finish of the tiny plug also makes it hard to grasp but that seems to be an Apple design paradigm. (I have the same beef with the mag safe connector.) Cmon Apple, you could do better.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with my 21" Wacom Cintiq

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    My $2000 Wacom tablet uses DVI-I, and this cable is DVI-D. My brand new Macbook Pro (unibody) can't connect because of the pins. BE CAREFUL and check the pins on your hardware before buying this.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    • Written by from scituate

    Wrks perfect - a few adjustments in Preferences and was all set - took less than 60 seconds to complete

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    color static issues on monitor

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was not able to make this work between my 13" first-gen unibody MacBook Pro (I think early 2009) and 23" Cinema Display (2008 model). The cinema display showed red color static/noise all the time (and I tried several common methods for trying to fix that). I suppose this is just the price of older hardware, but would have been nice if they would play nice together.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third Adapter!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I am fine with this product when it works, but I am on my third adapter, second one in two months. This has been such a frustrating experience. From my experience this product is very unreliable. I am not sure what I am going to do but I can not continue to spend $30 dollars on these poorly made adapters.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Deceptive Packaging, Downgrade

    • Written by from New York

    The package only says DVI. Now granted the baggie is clear and you can see the connector itself, but when buying a new Macbook Pro, I just asked for the DVI adapter, thinking it was as good as the previous DVI output on my last Macbook Pro. Why would Apple remove functionality from a product, right? I mean having to use an additional adapter (and not have it included with the computer) was bad enough, but why would the new adapter not support DVI-I, when all the previous ones did? Especially given that there appear not to be adapters for MDP that replace the ones available for the previous generation. I see none for S-video or RCA-out. I still need to be able to connect to all these things, not everywhere I go has modern video technology.

    I understand the decision to remove the full-size DVI port from the unibody models, but not to fail to adequately replace it with the adapter. And then put a generic label on the adapter not indicating it's less compatible than what it's supposed to replace.

    Oh, and I should mention, mine actually doesn't work at all. I think it might just be a defective unit, but I don't have another DVI monitor to test with right now.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with apple DVI to RGB converter

    • Written by from Gateshead

    I bought this along with my new macbook, thinking that I could connect my VGA monitors via the old apple DVI to RGB converter that came with my mac mini. It does not work, as the old converter is DVI-I and the new converter is DVI-D. How frustrating! As others have pointed out, why on earth doesn't apple provide a DVI-I connection on this adaptor?

    23 of 23 people found this useful