• 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

    Macbook dvi adapter

    • Written by from Salinas

    This adapter worked perfectly with my 20" Dell monitor. The mini displayport plug is long enough that it does not detach randomly from my MacBook Pro. As for the DVI side, Other reviews mentioned that they had trouble screwing in their cable into the adapter, I didnt. Probably depends on your cable.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems good to me...

    • Written by from Swansea

    I use this adapter with my Macbook and a 17" (maybe?) Dell LCD monitor capable of 1280x1024. It works perfectly so far. I've only had it for about 6 hours, so I can't really say anything about how well it holds up. The cable is about twice as thick as an iPod cable, but it is only about two/three or so inches long... It is obviously designed to function only as an adapter, with a separate DVI cable (which is fine).

    I would change two things about this product... mostly to make it worth its $30 price tag.

    1) I would lengthen the cable by an inch or so. (Not hugely important... but it'd be nice.)
    2) It would also be nice if you could use a DVI->VGA adapter with this, but this is only Digital DVI, so that should not work. I'm not sure if this is due to some technical limitation, or if Apple just wants me to buy a VGA adapter too.

    But, all in all, this does exactly what it is designed to do, and the build quality seems decent.

    But remember, this will only work with the newer Mini DisplayPorts, NOT with the MiniDVI ports. Make sure you check if you're unsure.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Bourgas

    It works perfectly on my iMac with connected Dell 2007WFP via DVI-D.
    I wish only if there was a way to duplicate the menu bar so to be able to have two on the two monitors :)), but that is not in relation to the adapter, so I set 5 stars!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Dell 2405 FPW!

    • Written by from Shallowater

    Purchased this with my new MacBook. Works perfectly with my 24" Dell 2405 FPW monitor. Seems quite a bit more rugged than the MiniDVI to DVI adapter I used for my old MacBook.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, good quality

    • Written by from Oakland

    This adapter has worked perfectly for me since I purchased it in December 2010. I use it every day, disconnect and reconnect it frequently when I move about with my laptop, and I have had none of the problems (poor display quality, problem with mouse) that other reviewers have mentioned. I have a MacBook Air and a 22-inch (G22WLk) secondary display. The secondary display is great for VPN or remote desktop work, or just to have more windows open and more working space. Use "displays preferences" (under an icon at the top of your screen) to adjust settings for remote desktop. I'm planning to buy the VGA DisplayPort adapter to work with other displays and projectors.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't get this MiniDisplay port to DVI adapter to work.

    • Written by from Kajang

    I'm using :

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac11,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i3
    Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: IM112.0057.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.64f5
    Serial Number (system): W80263SKDB7
    Hardware UUID: 33903ECD-250D-5EB4-AEF6-B44367244AE5

    and I can't seem to make it to detect my Philips 202E2 20" monitor, why?

    I've been unplugging the normal DVI cable from the Philips to the MiniDisplay port and every time I did that, the monitor will display a message saying, "Please check cable connections". So, IMHO the normal DVI cable is working just fine.

    Is there any problem with my MiniDisplay to DVI port? I just bought them from the authorized Apple Computers dealer.

    I've been putting my mac to sleep, and waking it up many times but still, my mac can't detect the monitor.

    I'm so sad! :'(

    16 of 21 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

  • 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

    No analog

    • Written by from Kyle

    If you need DVI, fine. If you are trying to get a DVI-I (with analogue), this is not for you. I didn't read the details on this. Bought it to try connecting it with my DVI to Video adaptor in order to daisy chain from mini-Displayport to video (phono-plug) in order to send iMac video to my analog TV's. But, alas, the DVI-D does not output an analog signal (ok, duh, but I don't use DVI enough to have known that without doing a bit of reading first).

    I'm going to try buying mini-displayport to VGA and then go VGA to video out...see if that works.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine as long as you force a good connection.

    • Written by from LOS ALAMOS

    I'm very happy I read the negative reviews which alerted me to possible problems. Connecting the female DVI-D to a male DVI-D to HDMI cable was a bit of a nuisance since the fit was EXTREMELY tight. I very carefully forced the two connectors together. The amount of force required to get a good connection (the connector bodies touching) is very much more than would be ordinarily expected. But once the connection was made, the secondary display appeared on my Sharp Aquos 52" TV. A 2m Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable would probably sell well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with iMac

    • Written by from Roseville

    I connected my old 23" Cinema display to my new iMac and it worked perfectly.

    18 of 25 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Cavan

    Does what it's supposed to do now for over a year, no problem. I use it with a samsung SyncMaster 2232BW with no issue.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NO GO with Viewsonic VX922

    • Written by from Sayreville

    This adapter works with other monitors I have tried, not the Viewsonic VX922. I have two and neither monitor works with this adapter. I have scanned the internet for answers, tried different types of cables and nothing seems to work. Plugged it in to a different Viewsonic monitor at work and it works fine.

    19 of 28 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T WORK

    • Written by from Magdalena

    Yesterday I bought MiniDisplyPort to DVI adapter to make a presentation... it simpl doesn't works.... The adapter is recognized by my MBP 17 unibody, when i connect the external monitor it is recognized too, and the resolution appears at my display properties at its native resolution (i try with 3 different monitors and all of them had the same trouble, one at 1920x1080, other at 1440x900 and the last one at 1024x768) simply all of them has NO SIGNAL... I have a presentation tomorrow and have no time to change or buy another adapter... its Christmas and no stores are available today.... 1 STAR to apple... Great Compluter, Great OS, but adapters...

    14 of 18 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

    incompatible with Dell monitor

    • Written by from Christchurch

    Bought a highly reviewed Dell 23" monitor for use with my MacBook Air (mid 2012). The monitor has DVI input but is unable to communicate with my MacBook despite multiple attempts (with the Apple mini displayport to DVI adaptor) and no help from Dell or Apple. A waste of $300 plus the cost of the adaptor.

    24 of 39 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