• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    Prior to purchasing my i7 15' MBP I realized that was going to need this adaptor. It took 30 seconds to connect to my Apple Display and it has worked fine. It's somewhat of a pain to have to purchase two adaptors (firewire and dvi) but I'm over it.

    9 of 11 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda Short

    • Written by from San Mateo

    It's 4" long - so what cable is it an adapter FOR? I have a brand new MacBook pro and an existing monitor with a DVI port. This adapter won't reach the monitor port, so what "basic" cable for the MacBook does this "adapt"?

    37 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works just fine

    • Written by from Carmel

    If you own a 23" cinema display and have been using an older macbook and have recently upgraded your macbook, this is the device you need to plug your monitor in to your new machine. It takes 5 minutes at the most and works perfectly with the cinema display.

    snow leopard not supporting apple talk is another issue...argh!

    23 of 27 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

    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

    constant flicker on external screen.

    • Written by from Southport BC

    the connector works to a point.
    then it gets very annoying the constant flickering of the screen.
    Apparently this is a well known issue .

    this type of connection is USELESS

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can ONLY link to another Mini Display Port

    • Written by from Oakland Park

    I am proud owner of iMac 27" and love everything about it, except was very disappointed to learn that I can not use the beautiful display as an external monitor for other computers; unless they have a Mini Display Port, also!!! That is VERY limiting! So please understand that you can not even connect a Mac with a mini-DVI port to a DVI cable and subsequently via this port to the iMac. Mac Senior Support told me that at this time there are no solutions; only Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port and then only with a special cable between the two. :)))!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are a real problem

    • Written by from Boston

    I have the GeForce GT 120 graphics board on Mac Pro with two LaCie monitors. I cannot manage the colors on the monitor that is connected through the Mini DisplayPort. This is a very common problem and the discussion groups are willed with issues. Get a real graphics board that does not use the Mini DisplayPort if you want to color manage two monitors.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT a single link adapter DESIGN

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    The actual pin design is dual link. Single links have the middle
    set of pins missing, or the middle set are dead. I have a link
    that show this, but Apple wouldn't let me list it, Check out
    data pro, one word, and look for the differences in DVI connections. there are
    many.

    This may be the problem with this adapter and many monitors including
    my Dell 2700fp. Heading to best buy for different adapters or cables to see if that
    works. IF not I have to sell my dell, my acer works perfectly.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with a 2008 MacBook

    • Written by from West Shokan

    What the heck!?! I have a 2008 Macbook and this product cannot be plugged into it! I believed the reviews that said I could use this with a cable to play things from my laptop to my HDTV. No luck! This is SUCH a bummer. I've been waiting for weeks to use my tv and STILL cannot find the right cable to make it work. Very Frustrating!!!!!!!!

    35 of 88 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I could ask for

    • Written by from chapel hill

    I bought this along with the belkin DVI to HDMI cable and it works great. The picture that I'm capable of getting is fantastic. A word of advice, if your television has HDMI available then this is the way to go. The VGA cable is good, but requires more from the user to make it work. This thing definitely fits the bill.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display to DVI TOO SHORT!

    • Written by from Billerica

    I Went to the Apple store in burlington mall and bought a brand new macBook. I already had an HP screen from my old PC. I found this adapter and thought of connecting my computer to the screen or my High Def TV. I opened the the box and the things like 3" long. I Think it is a Good investment if you have annother 70 bucks to blow on a DVI extention cord.

    21 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I got this shipped with my new MBP. I connected it to my 1080p tv. everything looked perfect

    16 of 19 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I didn't have any trouble with the product. I just wish there was a more straight-forward (vs 3 cables) and more economical solution to get complete picture and sound.

    17 of 20 people found this useful