• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous product...

    • Written by from Bend

    I'm using this cable with a Samsung 30" monitor, and 2-3x per day, the monitor loses sync; this never happened with my older MBP and the same monitor (using dual-DVI). The cable is WAY too expensive and just doesn't work properly. Apple should be ashamed. Does anyone know how I can get this remedied?

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Colored Streaks Constantly Flicker Across Screen

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Especially noticeable on a dark background, streaks of random colors flicker across my 30" cinema display.

    This adapter costs waaay too much and I waited an extra month for this to ship. I sincerely hope that Apple does the right thing and has a recall.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapointed!!!! :(

    • Written by from Cherry Hill

    Just hooked it up to a Dell 3007WFP display. It flickers often and then the monitor also goes all blurry and you have to unplug the adapter and plug it back in to get it to work again. This occurs every few minutes. I am using the Belkin high bandwith DVI cable which was also $100.00. I hope this was just a bad batch!!

    75 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY -- SERIOUSLY DEFECTIVE

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    Flickers, jumps and other irritating analog type defects. This is $99 that also can't keep the monitor from randomly shutting off. This should be recalled.

    101 of 112 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken!

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I just received this adapter and it works for about 5 seconds before my Dell 30" display goes out of sync. I returned it to the apple store, but they don't have any in stock to replace it, so they gave me a refund (minus the shipping cost). Now I'll have to try again -- maybe it was just defective.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker, sporadic issues...

    • Written by from BOSTON

    Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too much power! I did manage to make it work by plugging it into my monitor's USB hub, but wow...

    Secondly, there is a slight flicker. You can see it clearly with certain kinds of backgrounds and fill patterns. It almost looks like the kind of noise you get with analog, except it's DVI. It's not a severe problem, but *any* flicker with DVI is ridiculous.

    Finally, sometimes it just fails. The screen will go all weird, and you have to reset it. Again, it looks like an analog failure mode except it's not...

    I'm going to wait a bit and then trying exchanging my adaptor at the Apple store. Maybe there are issues with the first-run units.

    Apple really botched this one. Dongles are bad enough, but overpriced broken ones... come on guys...

    1048 of 1231 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatibility Issues

    • Written by from Leonardtown

    I think the theory of this product is sound and I really hope Apple releases either some support documentation or graphics driver updates to help it perform better. My experience is that when connected to a 30" HP LP3065 2560x1600 monitor I can only get the macbook to put anything on the monitor when it is "mirrored" off the laptop screen and even then only at 1280x800. With my other Panasonic Pro TH-50PFD9UK 1920x1080p compatible plasma display I was able to get it to output video in what appeared to be 1920x1080, but again I believe this was only in "mirrored" mode. Personally, I think it is some sort of obnoxious joke that Apple shipped this product with no documentation and no tech support website.... sure, the Apple user experience is just so magically awesome that it will just telepathically "know" what I want it to do when I plug it in... either that or I am supposed to be magically aware of all of the configurations and software settings it needs as soon as the breathe the air from the open box. Just ridiculous! But I have high hopes.. so please get us a software driver update that robustly supports this product, it has huge potential!

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    • Written by from Phoenix

    These finally started arriving--over two months since their introduction.

    After waiting this long, however, they cause the mouse cursor to jump while tracking. This has been confirmed with wired and wireless mice, and with two different adapters.

    Not only did Apple charge us $100 to use our Cinema Displays and make us wait over two months, but they don't even work. Ridiculous.

    81 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Waste of money.

    800 of 1023 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flaky performance

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes when it does come up it flickers and has jaggies. I have to unplug the DVI and plug it back in to get it to stop. I never had any issues at all with this monitor on my old MBP. The size of this thing it HUGE, I can't believe they couldn't make it smaller. Literally about 3x4 inches! Feels like they released a poor product AND they did it LATE!

    938 of 1107 people found this useful