• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from San Jose

    Many issues with this adaptor. My 30 inch display works fine with my MacBook Pro and a WIndows 7 PC but with my Mac Mini (mid 2010) no go - constant flickers, blackouts and the display flashes a "video not supported" error. Lot's of turning off/on, disconnecting, etc.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen blackouts

    • Written by from kastrup

    After about a few minutes my screen goes beserk.
    the dual link to dvi adaptor is not only a waste of money, but also my 3000 dollars 30 inch cinema display is a complete waste.
    Worst is that apple has known this bug for a year and does not fix it.
    And im running it to a brand new 27 inch core i7 Imac.
    disapointed.....YES

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works sometimes, doesn't work other times, is always annoying.

    • Written by from San Mateo

    As I write this review, I've had to unplug and replug the adapter 3 (count 'em, 3! times). I am using an HP LP3065 display. I have all the same issues as everyone else on this thread. Apple should fix this adapter and replace all the ones that we bought.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker two or three times a day

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I am a totally MAC fan. I love their stuff. It is always quality. This thing is awful. I depend on my monitor as I do a lot of photo work. I had an older macbook pro which had the DVI output. Ok, so I have buy a 100 adapter now, I am sort of ok with that. Then I find it takes up one of my USB ports as well. A little less happy, but give me a product that works. Now this... Two or three times a day I need to cycle this thing. Very poor. I really hope they fix this.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad bad bad

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    This thing is junk. Sadly I have to re boot or put my computer to sleep at least three or four times a day because it goes out and comes back with the dreaded TV Snow we all hated as kids when the cable went out. Apple should have gotten this right by now. As a consumer and big spender on apple product I'm disappointed again. Windows 7 anyone? (Joke) Is Apple listening?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super flaky

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    Like many others I get "snow" on the screen and 4-8 times a day (every hour or two, basically) I have to unplug it and plug it in again (sometimes several times) to reset it to get the screen readable at all.

    I use a Dell 30" monitor - it works great on a regular DVI output; but I can barely use it at all with my MacBook Pro (late 2008 version).

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ah.....

    • Written by from Bradford

    I was just about to curse my apple store having read these reviews and bought one to use with my HP LP3065 screen...and of course it came up as a jibberish screen.

    Fortunately I also have my PC hooked into the same monitor and decided to check the cable I was using for it to hook up and get its 2560x1600 res, it was different ....oops I had totally forgotten that I needed a duallink cable as well as the adapter.....a quick swap over and it works fine now. I don't think everyone here will have made the same mistake but its possible some will so I hope this helps.

    Anyway..as far as a review goes, it does its job well enough now that I have the correct cable, but I'm not mad keen on the hanging out the back concept here, would surely have been easier to have a duallink dvi on the unit itself?

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flakey Performance with MacBook Air

    • Written by from Christchurch

    Using this product with MacBook Air (Latest Model 2009) and an Apple 30' cinema display. Im experience problems with displaying images where you get bright colors on highlights and sometimes you even get colour fading from an image - noticeable if you scroll an image - ie the image starts out colour then scroll it down the 30' display it starts to go black and white.

    Not impressed - will log fault with Apple.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    New 17" Macbook Pro and 4 year old 30" Cinema Display. I have my display set to "Higher performance" in the Energy Saver preference pane.

    When displaying large areas of black on the Cinema Display there is clearly flickering horizontal lines. I once tried unplugging and replugging in the connector and the flickering was a bit less. But I do plug the adapter in virtually every day since I commute with the laptop. Generally speaking it will flicker when displaying black areas.

    I will probably try to return it for another one to see if it varies.

    I can live with it if there is no fix as the flicker is only there in black areas.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work. Please fix it, Apple.

    • Written by from New York

    Tried this with a Dell 3007 monitor. No luck. It worked for 4 hours, then the picture changed to look like an old TV - lots of snow. Waiting for Apple to get this product working correctly. Hope it is soon!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    • Written by from Clinton

    I've had two of these so far...I tried them both with a 30" Apple display and a 30" Dell display driven from three different computers - a 24" iMac, a 13" Unibody MacBook, and a 15" Unibody MacBook. In every case the end result produced either a flickering display or a display image that had no depth (i.e. it looked shallow and out of phase).

    To begin with, it's disappointing that Apple forces you to buy this for their new line of MacBooks and iMacs. But to produce a product this lacking in quality, it's ridiculous.

    I'm so disappointed with this product, that I've just downgraded to a 2.5 GHz MacBook Pro so that I can run my 30" display without problems.

    Apple needs to fix this or design a new product! I'm not buying a Unibody MacBook Pro again until you do.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with 17" Macbook

    • Written by from Westmount

    This adapter works fine with my 17" Macbook Pro. Note that the adapter draws power over the USB connector, so that must be plugged in even if this is used with a non-dual-link display.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Cintiq to iMac problem

    • Written by from Portland

    If you're having problems connecting a Cintiq to an iMac, this adapter worked for me.

    A regular DVI to mini adapter wasn't working to connect my Cintiq 21UX to my iMac. The Cintiq screen remained blank and was not recognized as a monitor by the iMac. A forum I found suggested this adapter would fix the problem. I was skeptical. In my admittedly limited understanding of how computers work, I didn't see how it would solve my problem, plus there are numerous bad reviews of this adapter. But once I used it to connect my Cintiq to the iMac, everything worked perfectly. I've been running it for a few days with none of the glitches some people seem to be experiencing.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering Horizontal Lines

    • Written by from La Habra

    Computer is a new i7 iMac, secondary display is a 30" Cinema Display. In black areas of the screen, there are horizonal lines flickering across the screen. It's usable, but ugly.

    Apple won't send a replacement until they receive this defective one, which will leave me out of commission for a week or two. I stopped by an Authorized Apple Retailer, and got another DisplayPort adapter. The replacement was WORSE than the original.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weird behavior

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    So setup - Brand new Mac Mini, Brand new 30" LG W3000H, Brand new - Dual link mini display port adapter. Random flicker, pink noise on the screen, blurred blacks (blue flicker). Tried with different DVI cables, different power cables, different power sources (i.e., wall vs UPS), all with similar but different problems. Plug the screen into an old MBP with full size DVI, no problems at all.

    So, I tried to plug the display port adapter into another 30" screen, 2yr old Samsung 305T. Looks great.

    I have suspicions that some monitors will work, and that some won't after this. However, I am going to blame the adapter for being quirky. For a $99 piece of equipment, I would like to have seen better performance than this. Basically, my new monitor is useless with this display port adapter. I'm transitioning to a linux box with a dual link DVI graphics card in it. Sigh.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lines in dark areas of screen on Apple 30" Cinema!

    • Written by from Kaneohe

    I too have the adapter (V1.02) hooked between to my NEW Mac Mini and my 3 year old 30" Apple Cinema display and I am experiencing the same problems with the horizontal video static lines. Unacceptable when watching a video! I have reset everything per all the tech suggestions to no avail. I have searched for the new firmware V1.03 but have not found it anywhere on Apples site. Please post the firmware revision 1.03 Apple Tech Guys! If someone knows where to download the firmware update please post!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    this cable work on my NEC 30" 3090

    • Written by from Sydney

    just bought this cable plugin from my new mac mini to NEC 30" multsync 3090 monitor. It works so far without any problem.
    No flick
    No noise
    No problem after sleep.
    The 2460x1600 res is very detail and line is very sharp and fine showing on my monitor.
    Before I bought this cable, I had tried this cable with a apple cinema 30" in an apple store also no problem.
    I think it does the job..

    I don't like just it is too expensive but 30 " with 2460 res need this so I have no choice and I don't even know what else cheaper can replace this.

    Also not many staff in apple store I have been know this cable well.
    I heard someone can't get this cable work is because the firmware of this cable is not 1.03. Also no one in apple store can confirm to me the one I bought is 1.03 or not.

    Luck I have my one work and I think my one is the latest firmware

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1.01, 1.02 all bad. Went through 5 of them all cause distortion eventually.

    • Written by from Mundelein

    All failed eventually even with external USB charger (Apple as well). They work for a while, then after 2-3 days it starts with flicker, then garbled screen out of sleep, then screen goes garbled even in the middle of the work. Feels like something burns out in these adapters. I have not tried 1.03, was not sure they even did 1.03 but doubtful that it will solve it. Seems hardware related.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me.

    • Written by from san bernardino

    I just received this adapter a few days ago and tested it out with my new apple 30" cinema display & slightly older 30" gateway xhd3000. Both Monitors hooked up with this adapter seem to work perfectly with my 15" unibody MacBookPro 2.53 w/ nvidia geforce 9600m GT running 10.5.7.

    I ran the screens for around 5 hours, did some photoshop work, watched some hd videos and I didn't encounter any of the distortion problems that i've seen in the forums. I checked the adapter firmware in system profiler , & it says 1.02.
    I was expecting something to go wrong, but so far so good, atleast for me.

    The only things i don't like are the price, the wires with huge white boxes..Oh and it needs to be plugged into a usb port to run. Mines plugged into the lower usb port next to the mini display port.

    anyhow hope it keeps on working. I'll be back if it doesn't.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit on the inferior side

    • Written by from Madison

    I have 2 setups with unibody MacBook Pro and 30" Apple monitor. I'm on the phone with Apple right now switching out the cable for the 2nd time. Works fine for a couple of months and then, launch up to a non-working monitor. By process of elimination, we've deduced it is the cable that is faulty. Going on my 3rd cable now. Kinda blows!

    18 of 22 people found this useful