• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Rochester

    Plugged into new 21.5 iMac, plugged DVI from monitor into it, monitor is recognized, but no video is output.

    16 of 26 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

    Solid Apple product

    • Written by from Fremont

    This might cost a bit, but it's top notch quality. The first one I got was defective, so I took off one star. But the level of professional customer support I got (I got yelled at when i went to Fry's) from Apple made me add one star. They tested the defective one, took out a 20" ACD and tried it. Then they gave me a new one, and opened it + tested it before I bought it. Fry's, Best Buys would have shoved me out the door. I know the later has done that before.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with existing DVI adapters

    • Written by from Cedar City

    I got this hoping it would work with my existing DVI adapter for my old Macbook Pro so that I could hook it up to my TV, but no it's like 2 pins short of working. Maybe I should try to return it but it's more trouble than it was worth to buy it.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-Display to DVI on the package. Not DVI-D.

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Ordered this, got it and it doesn't work with standard DVI. Have to spend more money buying the DVI-D cable. More shenanigans for Apple to make you spend more money on cables etc. Everything was great on MacBook Pro until this Unibody junk..

    27 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from DAVIS

    My MacBook Pro is connected through this adapter to a ViewSonic DVI port and my PC is connected to the ViewSonic VGA port, making it easy to switch the ViewSonic to show either machine. Worked out of the box, no problems.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The adaptor works perfectly

    • Written by from Montecito

    This adaptor does exactly what is says it does, 100% of the time. I use it for my Apple Cinema Screen at work and at home and it works every time I plug my MacBook Pro in.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, but only with the "right" male DVI connecting cable

    • Written by from Nashua

    It works, but only with the "right" male DVI connecting cable. Unfortunately, the DVI specification was not executed very well, and that's why there are FIVE different DVI male connector types. Only ONE of these five will work with Apple's Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.

    It will NOT work with a male DVI-I single link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-I dual link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-D dual link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-A.

    But it WILL work with a male DVI-D single link.

    See the pretty pictures at the Wikipedia DVI article.

    One star subtracted for lack of a better name and documentation.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Acer AL2416W cable

    • Written by from MINNEAPOLIS

    I couldn't get this adapter to work at first, until I noticed that the cable that came with my monitor was marked 'PC' on one end. It worked fine for years with the 'PC' end plugged into the monitor on my old 13" Macbook, but it always gave 'No Signal' on my new 13" Macbook Pro when using DVI. I turned the cable around, and it started working. How does this make any sense at all? Is my desktop a physics-free zone? I'm just happy I don't have to use VGA anymore, the difference is night and day.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesnt work with syncmaster t200m

    • Written by from Joinville

    just got the adapter and it actually finds out the monitor, but the signal doesnt come out, it keeps on a black screen and everytime i try to use the external monitor, the macbook tryes to open it and the signal is lost (there was no signal actually)
    gonna change it for a vga tomorrow, lets see how it works....

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works perfectly!

    • Written by from Brasília

    I use it to connect my MacBook to a Samsung lcd 19' inches display and it works wonderfully ! I recommend.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality/Short Life

    • Written by from Benicia

    As others have noted, the adapter worked fine for about 3 uses on both the imac and the MacBook. Then it started to fail, preventing the installed computer software from loading (or at least I could not see it on the desktop). This seemed to be progressive failure over a couple of months. I am led to believe that this unit is very sensitive to handling and perhaps electronic challenges largely based on what others have written. I had noted that the resolution is lousy so when I get the replacement unit I will follow the suggestions of others to adjust the computer resolution to get a better picture (once I figure out how to do it). Getting a replacement unit of the same design seems to be the only way to achieve the computer to TV connection. At $19 it is not a bad way to go, only if I could get the unit to be more reliable and to last a little longer.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple dropped the bomb really badly on this one.

    • Written by from Houma

    The new Apple Macbook pro does not have a way of connecting with a third party monitor unless you purchase this connection. For a $2000 dollar machine, they should add this. I'm really tempted to return this one, and go ahead with using the old one just because of that.

    I ordered this connector online, but I failed to realize that the mini-Dvi to DVI connector isn't the same. That is my fault. I'll order it again. Now I have to wait another week for this connector to arrive. This is just one huge headache.

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Issues

    • Written by from Clearwater

    I dont see a issue with this product, i got the DVI-D cable and hooked it to my 21inch widescreen HD Gateway monitor, perfect ;)

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Locust Grove

    I own a MacBook and a MacBook Pro and two 20 Apple Cinema Displays. The Mini DisplayPort DVI adapter works perfectly with both computers and their displays.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for larger monitors

    • Written by from Morristown

    Fine product, works well. But note: this adapter will only support monitors up to 1900x1200. For larger monitors (e.g. 27 inch) with higher resolutions, you'll need to purchase the Dual-link DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If you can, use a DisplayPort cable instead...

    • Written by from Elmhurst

    I used this adaptor for quite a while.... Picture quality going from my MBP to my 22" Dell monitor was poor. Shadowing under text, blurry colors, etc. Completely unusable for the Photoshop work I needed to do. The Dell monitor when connected to my Windows PC via DVI was crystal clear.

    As a test, I bought a $10 DisplayPort-to-MiniDisplayPort cable and brought my MBP into the office and connected it to several 22" Dell and HP monitors we had with DisplayPorts on them... Wow! What a difference!!!! As perfect as you would want an external display to be!

    BTW - All of the monitors I tested against were priced under $200 - as was my monitor at home. They are noting but "average" monitors you would mass deploy in a typical office setting - they were not $1000 displays. So I do consider this an (forgive the pun) apples-to-apples comparison. The only differences between the units was the presence of a DisplayPort port or not.

    The only resolution I tested at was 1680x1050 - as this is the native resolution of all the monitors I have access to.

    No doubt to me - if you have the option of connecting via DisplayPort, then do so. While this adapter does "work", it does not work nearly as well as native DisplayPort.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You asked for it so stop complaining about it!

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I'm not sticking up for Apple here -I agree that shipping with one adaptor is the right thing to do. However, please don't beat up on solutions to something we all ask for in the first place. That's a stronger, faster, lighter, better product. Every element to the new MBP gets scrutinized and made better, much like F1 cars. Furthermore, the MDP is a NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD! Check out the Video Electronics Standards Association and the flexibility of the MDP to connect to HDMI, DVI, and VGA (although the latter is low-res and outdated). If you don't want to pay a premium for genuine Apple accessories, then buy aftermarket brands (sound like the exact business model of the auto industry to you?) This is the way the world works and it ain't gonna change -at least not until we all stop being such demanding consumers and are happy with bland and beige for forever!

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like is Should with my Apple Cinema HD Display 23"

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    Works perfect with apple products. Not with other lcd junk!

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Madison

    I've been using one of these for a couple years to connect a Dell U2412 monitor to my Mid 2011 Mac Mini. I have a second monitor (same model) connected via an HDMI to Mini DIsplayPort adapter. Both monitors are running at their native 1920x1200 resolutions, and I have had no problems whatsoever.

    A friend recently bought a cheaper Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter online for his MacBook Air, and he had problems with noisy video (i.e. lots of sparkly pixels). I tried his adapter with my setup, and I saw the same thing on my monitor. He then bought another type of adapter from Best Buy, and it had exactly the same problem. He's headed to the Apple Store now.

    2 of 2 people found this useful