• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do 1920 x 1200

    • Written by from Bellflower

    Beware 30" cinema display users... this cable will not do 1920x1200. It will max out at half the native resolution: 1280 x 800. Check out dual link dvi cables.

    85 of 114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    52" Macbook !!!!

    • Written by from oklahoma city

    Connected it to my Samsung 52" Touch Of Color LCD. I used a DVI to HDMI=Crystal Clear Picture!
    Works great! Worth the Money!

    70 of 89 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cuts out increasingly often

    • Written by from San Diego

    I used it to connect my MacBook Pro to an extra display. At first it was fine, but then it started cutting out but could be temporarily fixed by unplugging and replugging it in to the port. Eventually, it got so bad that it would not come back on. I thought my Thunderbolt port was on the fritz, but I tried using a VGA adapter and everything was fine. (although I can't watch HD TV episodes on the external display.)

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    23" HD Cinema to 2011 MacBook Pro (15")

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    If you want to connect a 15" MacBook Pro (2011 vintage) to an aluminum, 23" HD Cinema Display (about 2005/6 vintage or thereabouts), this is exactly the adapter you need. Also, yes, your 23" HD Cinema Display will continue to display in it's native 1920x1200 resolution. You can add a second display to your MacBook Pro or use it as a mirrored display. This is what I was looking for (2nd display for my MacBook Pro) and this adapter makes it possible. The only downside is that the adapter cable is so very short.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this instead of the VGA adapter

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and was using the mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    I switched to this DVI adapter, which fixes the problem. However, I'm using a KVM switch so moving to DVI was a downgrade because now I have to switch the monitor separately. I know some Macs can output a clean 1200 lines through the KVM switch and VGA because my 2009 Mac Mini and a 2007 Windows notebook works fine with the exact same setup.

    As other reviewers say, if you are using 1920x1200 or higher resolutions, get the dual-link adapter instead of this single DVI adapter. But below that resolution, this one works fine. It does not have the zig-zag display problem that VGA has.

    Summary:

    If you have a single monitor running at 1920x1200 or below, get this DVI adapter. If you want higher resolutions, get the dual-link adapter. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution than 1600x1200 to avoid the zig-zag problem.

    48 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read if you plan to connect to VGA via an adapter

    • Written by from Highland Park

    I bought this to connect to DVI and VGA sources. I realize for VGA I need an adapter, but what I didn't realize is the the vast majority of adapters for VGA-to-DVI are NOT compatible with this product. It blocks the DVI-I 4 pins around the bar, meaning you'd break any DVI-I adapter you tried to attach. If you get this and you need to connect to VGA, most existing adapters (such as those that come with video cards) WILL NOT WORK, and you will need to buy a DVI-D-only adapter.

    53 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall great product if you know the shortcomings

    • Written by from BIRMINGHAM

    I am using it with a Samsung 245BW 24" LCD bought from Costco. It works perfectly until the computer dims the screen. Once the Macbook dims the screen the Samsung will start to flicker, jump around and never be stable. Restarting corrects it.

    If I never let the monitor dim or go to sleep it works flawlessly. Just be aware that if you are having flicker issues it is probably because your computer went to partial sleep.


    Working on MacBook 2009

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but...

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Bought today and works great! Hooked up my Macbook with my LG 32' LCD TV. I only have one question: why doesn't this come inside the box with the Macbook? If the port Apple chose to integrate into the new Macbook is not compatible with anything else but this adapter, the right thing to do would be to include it in the box. Apple just didn't do the right thing...Big fan of everything Apple does, but having to buy a 30 bucks adapter is just outrageous!

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job.

    • Written by from Potomac

    I'm using it to connect my 13" MBP to a Viewsonic VX2450vm-LED monitor's DVI-D slot. Works well as its supposed to at 1920x1080 resolution.

    Ignore other reviews that gave this product 1 or 2 stars b/c they bought the wrong product.

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    It's an adapter. If you get the right one to do what you want it to do it works perfectly.

    The reason for all those low reviews isn't because of this product. It is because people got the wrong adapter and are blaming Apple for it. If what you need isn't a DVI-D adapter but you bought this DVI-D adapter, guess who is at fault? Here's a hint, it's not Apple.

    71 of 100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 24" LCD

    • Written by from denver

    Works fine with the Dell 2405FPW.

    61 of 81 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

    Complete Failure

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    I was unable to get either of our 1 day old MacBooks to connect to any of the 4 monitors we have in our house. The Mac literally shows no monitor connected. Called Apple and they escalated to engineering after about 30 minutes of troubleshooting.

    Macbook MiniDP > DVI Samsung T260HD = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Samsung T260HD = FAIL

    The above was tried with each of the two Samsung T260HD monitors that I have.

    Macbook MiniDP > DVI Dell 2407WFP = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Dell 2407WFP = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Samsung 915n = FAIL

    Expecting a call from Apple on Tuesday with the feedback from the engineering folks.

    56 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D to Mini adaptor

    • Written by from Irvine

    Works great, I goggled "dvi pin connection" and figured out that I was picking out the correct DVI cable because there are different types of DVI's.

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Works Out fo the Box, A Must Buy

    • Written by from Mumbai

    I recently purchased this Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter from an Apple Reseller, and had lots of bad feeling about it working properly after reading all these Negative Comments on the Review of this Adapter.

    Well, what I found was, it works flawlessly with my Macbook Pro 13" (Mid 2010) and my Samsung 2233SW LCD monitor. After Connecting the DVI Cable from my monitor to the Adapter and then when I connect the MiniDdisplay port connector to my Mac, I instantly got extended desktops on both. 1280x800 on the MacBook LCD and 1920x1080 (extended desktop) on my Samsung 2233SW.

    I never had any problem using it, not even a hint of performance drop.

    So, whoever wants to buy this Adapter, and are confused like I was with all these negative comments, please, go ahead and buy it, its worth and works great.

    With the latest Mac Updates, this cable works without any glitch.

    A superb product. And a highly recommended addition for any macbook.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Samsung LCD

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I bought this cable and a DVI to HDMI cable to hook up my macbook pro to a 40" samsung LCD. You will also need a Y audio cable to get the sound. After hook up, close the top enough to make the laptop sleep. Then use an ipod remote to navigate the menu. The product works great.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    • Written by from Galena

    Recently migrated from a PC to an iMac and reused my 23" ASUS (VGA,DVI,HDMI) display as a secondary display.
    Connectivity and configuration was very easy and I have not encountered any problems to date.
    I am very happy with the purchase and ability to reuse a newer display device I otherwise would have had to get rid of.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D not DVI-I..which is what I needed

    • Written by from San Diego

    Read the reviews as you will notice a common trend. This product doesn't clearly state it is DVI-D and not DVI-I (which the older models used). Just wasted my money to find out it doesn't work on newer Macbook Pros

    48 of 59 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