• 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!!!

    53 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for dual-screen setups.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    I use this to dual-screen with my 15 inch MacBook Pro (mid 2010), on a monitor I share with my Mac Pro (2006). It works perfectly. Setup couldn't be easier, just plug it in and you're ready to go. Image is perfectly fine (screensaver looks amazing on two screens, as does my desktop slideshow). No issues or complaints to report after using it for three months.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purple

    • Written by from Dover

    Everything is purple when I connect my Cinema Display to my Mac Pro using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (but at least I get a picture, which is better than the Dual-Link adaptor.)

    12 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Plymouth meeting

    This thing is for DVI-D conversion. I hooked it up to my HDTV and the display is beautiful.
    Highly recommended if you have the correct port on your mac.

    22 of 22 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's suppose to do

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Enough said.......

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like A Charm...

    • Written by

    occasionally loses connection but that's if you keep moving and playing around with the chords and such...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWSOME

    • Written by from Oxford

    works all the time perfictile
    I have nothing to say thats bad

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Figured it out

    • Written by from olympia

    wondering why your displayport isn't working right? think its broken?
    external screen is not recognizing your video signal? try restarting! i finally figured it out. I have a macbook pro unibody 15". displayport to dvi-d cord to hdmi. I returned my first display port because i thought it was broken.guess not, i have to freaking restart every time for the displayport to be recognized!

    25 of 29 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI to DVI Video Cable

    • Written by from New York

    To those of you who are having problems with your connections. Try connecting a HDMI to DVI video cable To the DVI adapter. A staff person at the Apple Store had informed me of this connection. There are two parts to connect ( the HDMI to DVI video cable AND the DVI adapter). I used a 20" monitor and so far I'm happy with the outcome. TRUST ME IT WORKS.

    63 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just dies.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought an extra one to use at home, and it just died. Do you have a choice if you have a macbook pro? Nope. Buy a new one or fight for a replacement.

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad output format, and unqualified technical support

    • Written by from Sherbrooke

    I have recently purchased a apple 30" cinema display and replaced my 2 year old MacbBook Pro by a new one. As always, apple has once again changed (downgraded) the display output format on the MacBook Pro. The technician at the Apple Store sells me this adaptermMini DIV, but it doesn't allow me to use my screen at full resolution. After wasting a few hours trying to fix this problem, I call the Apple tech support. After making a few tests and going through the list of my products, they conclude that it must be a hardware problem with my computer. So I bring my laptop and screen to the AppleStore, the same one that had sold me the DVI adapter. Eventually, a friend told me that I need to purchase a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, 100$!

    The Apple techniciens that I dealt with are completely incompetent, they sold me the wrong product and didn't even know about the specs of their own product. Perhaps if Apple stopped changing their output formats every year, it would be possible to connect a brand new Apple computer to a brand new Apple display without having to order additional parts at extra cost...

    64 of 82 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great... For Awhile

    • Written by from San Bruno

    I had mine help connect my macbook to my Samsung, but after a couple of months, the adapter stopped working, and I had to go buy another one...... Wish it were cheaper...

    19 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with MPB 15" i7

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    This adapter does not work with my Samsung T260HD monitor/tv. It blocks the ability for the MBP to detect the monitor. My HDMI to displayport adapter works fine.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    warning--dvi digitial only

    • Written by from Mariposa

    just adding my frustration about the fact that many others have pointed out: the adapter outputs to DVI-D only, making it incompatible with DVI-I components and apple's own DVI to VGA adapter.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible - a 30 year step back in usability

    • Written by from New Rochelle

    For the past 30 years or so, the consumer computing standard was the VGA connector.

    The VGA connector fits securely between the monitor and the computer via pins which form a snug connection, and the user has the option of also using small side screws for a very tight link between devices.

    This mini-display port is a horrible step back.

    I am using this adapter with my Mac Mini, and it is a disaster!

    The adapter has no "click" to it, so the slightest physical disturbance will cause the cable to fall out of the back of the Mac Mini. It is literally just dangling on the back of my Mac.

    Even if you many to not breathe on the cable, the adapter will eventually dislodge, albeit ever so slowly, due to gravity!

    Horrible!!!!

    From a company like Apple, which prides itself on design excellence, this device is truly a disappointment.

    Bring back DVI!

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product - wish it came with the system

    • Written by from Cheshire

    It's a great product and it works perfectly. The only thing that I'm not too happy about with it is that either this or a Mini DP to VGA should come with the systems. I just got my MacBook Pro back in August and my previous PowerBook G4 came with a DVI to VGA adaptor in the box, which was incredibly nice. The last thing that I have to say is that if you read a review that has a low rating because the purchaser doesn't know anything about computers and what they're buying, don't listen. I work in IT at an unnamed major university, and consumers who don't learn about products and just blindly purchase them shouldn't knock the company for their laziness.

    19 of 24 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