• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but where's the RCA/S-Video out adapter?

    • Written by from Washington

    This cord works well on my TV, but I used my previous Macbook constantly to show friends and family pictures on their TVs via S-Video and RCA analog video. Now my new Macbook can't be connected to most older TVs that only have an RCA video plug or S-Video. Bad enough to upgrade my Macbook and have to buy new expensive adapter cords, now they're not even making the same cords. Frustrating.

    25 of 30 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 245BW

    • Written by from Pointe-Claire

    Was concerned after reading some of the reviews here.

    So just to report that this cable adapter works fine with the Samsung 245BW monitor.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug is poorly designed - needs improvement

    • Written by from Portland

    It functions fine for connecting a monitor to my MacBook, but the build quality is not what I expected from Apple.

    The second time I used it, while trying to remove the the mini DisplayPort plug from the computer, the plug's outer sheath slipped off the "innards" of the plug, which remained in the port. I managed to work the sheath (almost) back into position, which is only press-fitted into place. It is difficult to thread the cord's strain relief back through the plug sheath.

    It would be nice if the cord were longer, so I could stash the big clunky junction with the dvi cable behind my desk.

    The smooth shiny finish of the tiny plug also makes it hard to grasp but that seems to be an Apple design paradigm. (I have the same beef with the mag safe connector.) Cmon Apple, you could do better.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    • Written by from Tucson

    A bit pricey but it works great. I have it hooked up to a dvi to hdmi adapter, to an hdmi cable going into my 32" 1080P toshiba regza. It's like having an imac when I'm at my desk. The picture is not as good as the native screen but that has to do with the native resolution and the pixel size of the tv, either way it works for me and if you're going to use an hdtv as a monitor you will not be disappointed.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With Samsung T240

    • Written by from Montreal

    I went out yesterday to pick up a Samsung T240, I purchase this cable and everything works great. I don't know how other people are having such large problems. Everything works fine on my part.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Dallas

    Bought this tonight to hook up my new MacBook to my HP - L2045 monitor. Works great.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Leesburg

    Wait until a third party offers an adapter. I was stuck at a major conference and had to switch to a PC because this adapter is a single DVI rather than a dual DVI. The house A/V company could have interfaced with the dual DVI, but not this single configuration adapter.

    This wouldn't have been an issue with my old Powerbook, but this new scheme is only compatible with 1/2 of the cables out there. Awful.

    88 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with my 21" Wacom Cintiq

    • Written by from Morgan Hill

    My $2000 Wacom tablet uses DVI-I, and this cable is DVI-D. My brand new Macbook Pro (unibody) can't connect because of the pins. BE CAREFUL and check the pins on your hardware before buying this.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but Come On!

    • Written by from Hot Springs

    This is a really great adapter for getting your MacBook Pro to view DVI. The new DisplayPort connections are much easier to work with than the old Mini DVI I had on my PowerBook. But come on Apple! Why couldn't you include these in the MacBook Pro box like you did on the PowerBook? I shelled out the extra money "since I need them", but it would have been better to include them in the box since I did invest a lot of money in my machine.

    45 of 54 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great although I wish could use a VGA adapter.

    • Written by from Charleston

    This product works great, although I was not aware about the type of DVI connector I was buying until I tried to attach my DVI to VGA adapter. Like is explained on previous reviews, this is a DVI-D (digital only) so you cannot attach a VGA adapter because you need sockets for 4 additional pins. What is disappointed for me is that I asked to a apple customer assistant using the chat service, and he didn't know about it because he said that my adapter will work. So I just ordered a DVI cable. Now I need to buy a extra cable that in my opinion is expensive.

    20 of 24 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Blue Mound

    I bought at Samsung syncMaster923nw


    Love it!

    Although if you want it to look good you need to go into your display settings and up the output. Look awesome!!!

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    I bought this to use with a Samsung external monitor (SyncMaster 2253LW). It has performed great so far.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with a Sony TV

    • Written by from Cesson Sevigne

    With a DVI to HDMI cable.

    64 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!!!!!

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    This item is GREAT. It allows me to push my 42" HDTV to it's full potential. The picture looks great.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect with Dell 2005FPW

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Works perfect with Dell 2005FPW

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D Single Link (Digital only, 1920x1200@60Hz)

    • Written by from North York

    This is the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI-D single-link adapter.

    DVI-D single-link means that ONLY DIGITAL signals will be output, with the maximum supported resolution at 60Hz being 1920x1200 (2.75 megapixels to be exact).

    The adapter easily plugs into the Mini-DisplayPort jack of new aluminum unibody Macbooks and Macbook Pros, and the other end is female DVI-D. Be aware that you cannot physically fit your DVI-I cables into the DVI-D female end. However, since all 24 pins are open, DVI-D dual-link cables can physically fit just as well as DVI-D single-link cables, and can be used to carry the SINGLE-LINK signal to your TV or monitor.

    I was surprised how light-weight this adapter is; a plus for carrying around. I was worried that the relatively heavier cables would pull the plug out from the notebook, but the adapter fits quite snugly in the Macbook Pro. The two screws on the DVI cable I used could not reach their holes in the adapter (female end is not deep enough), however, it was not a concern since the cable still fit tightly into the adapter.

    So, if you don’t have a DIGITAL display larger than 1920x1200, this adapter will be fine. Since HDTV is 1920x1080 this adapter is good enough for me. If you are looking to drive larger digital displays, get the dual-link adapter instead. Also, remember that analog is not supported with this adapter.

    2373 of 2546 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS IS A DVI-D!!!

    • Written by from garden grove

    so lets get to the REVIEW of the actual product.

    QUALITY: quality is excellent. i have been using this since the day the new MacBook Pro came out. i connect/disconnect this plug to my macbookpro at least 6 times a day; and so far, the connection fit is still tight as the first day. this product in terms of quality is solid! it doesnt feel cheap and flimsy! it is also very light and weights almost nothing.

    MONITOR: im using a gateway FHD2400 (24" LCD monitor) and it works fine. my monitor supports DVI-I, DVI-D, VGA, HDMI, Svideo and a few more.

    IMPORTANT NOTES: MAKE SURE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK/RESEARCH before you buy this connector. make sure your monitor supports DVI-D... search on wekipedia if you are not sure...if your monitor doesnt support DVI-D, then DONT BUY IT and give it a bad rating...wait untill apple comes out with one that works, or an updated one...or simple go talk to an apple genius and see if they can give you a legit reason.

    71 of 84 people found this useful