• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what is says it does

    • Written by from Irvine

    If had this for about 4 month now and I haven't had any issues with signal or whatever. One thing i dislike is the laughably ridiculous price tag. Apple, how can a mini display port to dvi-d cost $30 ???

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with most DVI compatible LCD monitors

    • Written by from Wheelock

    Have tried many monitors that have DVI cables and have yet to find a monitor that works with it.

    27 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Effective

    • Written by from Bend

    The adapter is easy to use by just plugging it in, but the price is a little high for what this adapter really does for the price

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't quite make it with dell 30

    • Written by from Kailua Kona

    Resolution options peak at 1200x800 with mirrored option and 1680x1050 without mirrored option. Pulldowns do not show anything greater than that at each setting. The adapter is 30$ locally with 15% restocking fee. The more pricey adapter with the VGA and DV connectors has a restocking fee of $16. Although I could eat that if it doesn't work, I am not that hungry to have it.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Warned - May Render Your Computer Unusable

    • Written by from Waco

    I ordered this adapter excited at the prospect of using two monitors for my work, putting my graphics software on one screen and my email etc on the other.

    Upon connecting the second monitor, my mouse no longer tracked smoothly. Every second or so it would jump, sometimes only an inch, sometimes clear across the screen. My computer is basically unusable when the second monitor is connected. This is a widespread problem I've found, with no solution except to use the VGA adapter instead. (It's on the apple support forums too.)

    I urge you, if you are interested in using two monitors, stick to the VGA!

    Mac Pro
    10.6.4

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You couldn't connect it to DVI-2-VGA adapter

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I'm one of very disappointed users because this DVI adapter does not support DVI-VGA adapter !!!

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with Apple's other adapters

    • Written by from Richmond

    Missing pin holes means Apple's own DVI to VGA or DVI to component video / s video won't plug in here. None of Apple's mini DVI or HDMI to DVI adapters have all the holes, so NONE of Apple's own DVI to other adapters will hook up. Why, Steve? Thinking different is not good for standard cables. Just like with chargers, and USB cables for iStuff, best best it a non-Apple product for standards based economical operation, IMNSHO.

    32 of 53 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MiniDP to DVI does not support VGA

    • Written by from Johannesburg

    There is no reason why the adapter should not also throughput the analogue signal.

    Neither the description nor the packaging mentioned this so now I sit with a useless (yet expensive) piece of hardware. And I have to spend even more on a VGA adapter.

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked just fine

    • Written by from calgary

    I had read all of the negative reviews and was extremely concerned about buying the product, but I had a presentation to do so i really had no choice. The mini display port worked perfectly, I had no issues. I did follow the instructions mentioned in other reviews.... attach it with the computer and LCD off, turn on computer then turn on LCD. No issue..... Remember to set your display to mirror!

    22 of 25 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

  • 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

    hate it! doesn't work with 30" monitor

    • Written by from Birmingham

    why i hate it:
    1. this doesn't display anything more than 1280x800 on my 30" monitor (2560x1600 native). my 2006 macbook pro had no problem with it.
    2. the one that does work with the 30' monitor costs $100! really?? that's as much as an iPhone 3Gs! why not $35?
    3. when you spend almost $3k for a computer, it should come with at least one adapter. my 2006 macbook pro did. now i have to return this adapter and buy 2 more -- a DVI one that works with my 30" screen and a VGA one for when i give presentations (most lecture halls don't have DVI ports to plug into. so that's $130 on plugs. really? thats almost 1/4 the cost of an iPad.
    4. the plug i need will take up another USB port, which there should be more of anyway.
    5. what is the point of a dainty little video port on the laptop when it requires an adapter to plug into most monitors in the market? it certainly doesn't look slick to have this dual corded adapter hanging off. there was plenty of room for a DVI port on my 2006 macbook pro, they shouldn't have changed the design.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Hiram

    I was excited to open my new iMac and get it set up and going when I realized that the adapter from my other iMac did not fit onto my new iMac. Once again, I have to buy a new adapter which is ridiculous. I agree that these should be included with all new macs if they are going to continuously be changing the ports. This is something that I need and Apple is using the change to try and nickle-and-dime it's customers. I feel that there is less and less difference between MAcs and PCs as time goes on.

    56 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Releasing New Display Plugs

    • Written by from ASTORIA

    Over the years, I have accumulated no less than 4 different breeds of display adapters with 4 different attachment for apple laptops. Every time apple releases another machine, they change the adapter port, and I'm forced to buy another. On top of all that, they now charge $30 for the adapter instead of $20. I'm done paying $30 for a $5 piece of hardware that, frankly, apple should be shipping in the box with their machines. I'd recommend anyone considering buying one these should pick up the $5 alternative (google it).

    126 of 150 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll buy my third one

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Very fragile, I don't even touch it and it breaks. I'm gonna buy my third one cause I really need it for my 13" MB.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No analog vga

    • Written by from Victoria

    Adapter works fine on a DVI monitor but will not put out the same signal as my old Powerbook. Using the old DVI to VGA plug that "CAME INCLUDED" with my G4 into the "NOT INCLUDED" Mini display to DVI adapter there is no VGA signal. But you can get a mini display to VGA adapter so the signal is there. WHY does it not carry through the DVI adapter the same as all previous Macs??

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third Adapter!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I am fine with this product when it works, but I am on my third adapter, second one in two months. This has been such a frustrating experience. From my experience this product is very unreliable. I am not sure what I am going to do but I can not continue to spend $30 dollars on these poorly made adapters.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works with DVI-D

    • Written by from Roseville

    Very frustrating to show up to do presentations and find out that the adapter does not cary the the VGA signals like every Apple DVI port I have seen. Looks like a gimmick to get people to buy $60 of adapters if they need to do both VGA and DVI. Works fine for DVI only.

    23 of 30 people found this useful