• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY GOOD

    • Written by from bakersfield

    i just now got this and hooked it up to my 32 inch vizio screen i am very happy with this product cause it is worth the price i paid unlike some products apple sells but the only down side to this product u have to buy another adapter that goes into it if you are wanting it to be hd that makes its into an hdmi cable

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Pass Through Quality

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've been using a viewsonic DVI monitor with my older mac book pro for a year and it was great. Very crisp and nice with DVI out to DVI in of the monitor. Now that Apple has switched over to the display port, requiring an adapter, it looks horrible. It is unusable for applications such as photoshop. And yes, I use the extended desktop display mode. Basically, whatever is going on behind the scenes with the adapter is just not working like it should, and they need to advertise such. Don't expect much from this - expect that you will be buying the LCD display that Apple has put out with the display port, much like I now have to. Thanks for forcing my hand, Apple.

    11 of 16 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

    Be Careful! Does not support 30" Cinema Display

    • Written by from Lincoln

    This adapter does NOT support the 30" Cinema Display. Instead, you need Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D ONLY

    • Written by from Nashville

    Very important to make sure you have a dvi-d cord not dvi-i. The main difference is that dvi-i has 4 additional prongs (2 above and below) the horizontal prong. I even tried to use my old macbook dvi to vga adapter and it would not fit as even the old mac adapter is dvi-i. Who knows why they changed.. Pretty disappointed as this was not mentioned on the sales page. Gave an extra star due to the quality of apple products being top notch. Also disappointed that apple does not carry mini-dp to HDMI, which is the only digital format my tv supports.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this worthless toy for over 1280x800 resolution.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My wife purchased a new MacBook Pro. I have a 30 inch cinema display on my desktop PC which has always directly connected easily and supported 2560x1600 resolution perfectly.

    Of course, the MacBook Pro doesn't come with any adapters for connections. I purchased this plastic toy and tried the Cinema Display on my wife's MacBook. The top resolution we got was 1280x800. I called Apple and was told that we have to shell out $99 for the dual link adapter. I tried this adapter with a 27" Syncmaster and we got 1920x1200, however the text looks horrible. Again, Apple says buy the $99 adapter. I see the reviews for that adapter are horrible.

    Apple, we purchased your $2000 monitor and your $2000 laptop. I expect this to work without another $99 adapter to clutter up my desk with a bunch of cables. Furthermore, if you are going to gouge people for a $99 adapter, at least make it quality.

    I will remain a PC. My wife can have her MacBook.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T WORK

    • Written by from Magdalena

    Yesterday I bought MiniDisplyPort to DVI adapter to make a presentation... it simpl doesn't works.... The adapter is recognized by my MBP 17 unibody, when i connect the external monitor it is recognized too, and the resolution appears at my display properties at its native resolution (i try with 3 different monitors and all of them had the same trouble, one at 1920x1080, other at 1440x900 and the last one at 1024x768) simply all of them has NO SIGNAL... I have a presentation tomorrow and have no time to change or buy another adapter... its Christmas and no stores are available today.... 1 STAR to apple... Great Compluter, Great OS, but adapters...

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No analog

    • Written by from Kyle

    If you need DVI, fine. If you are trying to get a DVI-I (with analogue), this is not for you. I didn't read the details on this. Bought it to try connecting it with my DVI to Video adaptor in order to daisy chain from mini-Displayport to video (phono-plug) in order to send iMac video to my analog TV's. But, alas, the DVI-D does not output an analog signal (ok, duh, but I don't use DVI enough to have known that without doing a bit of reading first).

    I'm going to try buying mini-displayport to VGA and then go VGA to video out...see if that works.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DID NOT WORK FOR TV CONNECTION

    • Written by from Coal City

    New owner of MAC from a PC

    Called Apple support, told them I want to connect my 13 inch MBP to our TV so we can all enjoy a movie downloaded from ITunes. My TV, only has RCA and S-Video inputs. Support said that is ok I just need to buy the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter that will connect to the MBP. THEN buy the Apple DVI to Video Adapter and an S-video or RCA Yellow video cable and all is good except the sound.

    So instead of buying it over the phone I went to an Apple store so I can start watching the movies right away. The salesperson there assured me this will also work and I was in and out of the store within 10 minutes!

    WRONG! The Mini DisplayPort to DVI has a SLIGHTLY different DVI pin configuration than the Apple DVI to Video Adapter. When coupled together it CRUSHES the pins in BOTH. Now $55 dollars later I have to ruined adapters, and I am not any closer to my original goal. I should have stayed with a PC!

    32 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!

    • Written by from ARVADA

    This adapter will only fit DVI-D connections. It will NOT fit a DVI-I connections!!! This one simple fact ruined a presentation in front of hundreds of people for me. The old MacBook Pro was able to connect to DVI-I, but not this one. Do yourself a favor and make sure that you will be using a DVI-D connection. I'm still reeling about this...

    This adapter should have been included with the MacBook Pro, period. You would think that for $2400 they could at least throw in an adapter for their proprietary display port.

    115 of 136 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Sweet

    • Written by from Pasco

    Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is cause it's overpriced, works perfect with my old school Apple ADC 23" display that's hooked up to another ridiculously expensive ADC -> DVI Adapter

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Panama City

    While I always hate having to buy extra bit-pieces, this adapter worked great. My DVI-D cable fit snugly with screws mating with the adapter as expected. Interesting to see folks rating this adapter negatively because they were too ignorant to check their DVI cable flavor before buying this item. Know what you're buying before putting the money down......a trite but extremely valid thought.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mix up causes problems

    • Written by from Freeport

    For some reason Apple uses 2 different ports to be able to use an external monitor, what your computer has in it is the type of adapter you buy. This mini displayport to DVI looks different than the mini dvi port plug. If you buy the correct adapter it will work. The best way that I found to be able to tell which one to get is to search the Apple store for the Mini and look at the I/O ports on the back. The MIni has both. Just see which one matches your output and buy that adapter. Hope that helps.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't fit

    • Written by from Falcon Heights

    This Mini DisplayPort doesn't fit into the DVI adapter. There are 4 pins around the flatter pin on the DVI adapter that don't have a hole to go into and so it's just no possible for it to fit in. I am very disappointed.

    25 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all interfaces created equally

    • Written by from Steilacoom

    Just a warning:

    I purchased this to use with a Dynex DVI to VGA adapter. I could not use it. Dynex has extra pins around the wider and flat "pin"on its DVI interface that the Mac DVI interface does not support.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine as long as you force a good connection.

    • Written by from LOS ALAMOS

    I'm very happy I read the negative reviews which alerted me to possible problems. Connecting the female DVI-D to a male DVI-D to HDMI cable was a bit of a nuisance since the fit was EXTREMELY tight. I very carefully forced the two connectors together. The amount of force required to get a good connection (the connector bodies touching) is very much more than would be ordinarily expected. But once the connection was made, the secondary display appeared on my Sharp Aquos 52" TV. A 2m Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable would probably sell well.

    12 of 13 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection is not solid; picture snows or blacks out.

    • Written by from Belmont

    I am using this with a late 2008 MacBook (aluminum).

    Bought two adapters. First one was awful. I connected the cord to the adapter with varying degrees of snugness. No matter what I tried, it would not maintain a connection. The screen (Samsung SyncMaster) was either black, snow, or worse and equally often, it would would just constantly flicker/sorta oscillate between my desktop and snow (many times per second). There was no consistent pattern to get it to maintain a picture (I mean, I tried to wiggle the adapter), which meant that it wasn't the actual mini-display port for which I was having the problem, and that it was the DVI side of the dongle that was having issues. Sometimes I would get lucky, and it would hold a picture for 10 minutes (this happened twice). I wasted four hours on this defective product. I tried switching the DVI monitor cables, but the situation was consistent (and for the past year, the cables have worked and are working just just fine connecting the monitors to the desktop PCs).

    Next, I bought another adapter. This worked much better for the most, but it is still not perfect. I've only used the new one for a day, but I am very concerned that it will last, and that it will soon regress to the defective performance of the first adapter that I bought. Once during the day when the new adapter shifted, I did lose the picture on my monitor. That's how I know things are not perfect.

    Might try buying a third adapter.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with a perfecty fine Samsung monitor

    • Written by from chelles

    I had read all the reviews on the Apple Store before buying this adapter. Turns out, it doesn't work with my SyncMaster 940bw, even with a brand new DVI-D cable...
    I have had it with Apple...Not only does this adapter is too expensive, but also it simply do not do the job.
    Thumbs down on this one.

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure your battery charger is attached to use this adaptor

    • Written by from Lowell

    At first I thought this cable didn't work. Well... unless your macbook pro is attached to its charger - it won't work. It will work for a few seconds - then lose the external monitor signals.

    Once I hook it up to the charger - it works fine.

    25 of 29 people found this useful