• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and unreliable

    • Written by from elstree

    The Mini DisplayPort IMHO is a disaster!
    Received two new MacBook Pro's a couple of weeks ago. First time one was used we had problems with Dual-link DVI display
    Second unit developed a fault with its Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector (no blue displayed - very embarrassing during a client presentation!)
    Apple need to deal with this

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter is terrible

    • Written by from Newark

    I read the reviews, but since I replaced my 2 year old macbook pro 17, with a brand new unibody, i needed this adapter. Tried 2, absolute terrible performance. Display looks grainy, it flickers every now and then, fet random bars down right habd side, and I cant see to use the usb socket on the adapter even with an iPhone - please leave well alone until its fixed.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointing product from apple - not working at all

    • Written by from Wien

    i tried two different adapters on five (!) different 30" apple cinema displays.
    it did not work AT ALL! the results were mostly no external monitor found, but also system freezes occurred and the main notebook display went crazy (only a part of the upper left screen was displayed). very low quality product - WE ARE DEMANDING A RECALL!


    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using on PC with Eyefinity Fantastic

    • Written by from SAINT LEONARD

    OK so I use a PC and Mac products. Lets get that out there...

    Recently assembled a gaming computer with an AMD 6870 graphics card. I wanted to take advantage of the eyfinity ability of the graphics card and needed an active mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. The alternative on Amazon was on back order.

    Unfortunately AMD did not have the Apple adapter on their tested list but after much reading posts here I decided to try it. I read a lot about flickering issues and scrambled screens and also found a posting where someone used a USB powered hub without any issues. This adapter is working fantastic while being powered via an externally powered USB hub. No flickering and no scrambled display image. I have not yet tested with motherboard USB power.

    My setup is 3 Lenovo L2262w monitors 1920 x 1080 each. One connected via adapter the other 2 are connected with the 2 DVI ports on card. Gaming at 5760 x 1080 is fun.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine with Samsung SA850

    • Written by from Singapore

    The adapter works fine with Samsung SA850 27" monitor achieving a screen resolution of 2,560x1,440. Make sure the firmware of the adapter is version 1.03.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New IMac + Dell 3007WFP

    • Written by from Lake Dallas

    Like others I was leary about buying this device, given all the bad reviews. But decided to take a chance and glad I did so far. It was easy to install and setup. I did see it flicker my screen to white and back again, but this only occurred once. I do have firmware 1.03.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Marietta

    Works flawlessly! I got two of those so that my 5770 supports all three displays.

    Side note: plugging in the USB part of the adapter is required, as it may cause flickers when not powered.

    20 of 27 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.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy a powered USB Plug

    • Written by from Victoria

    I encountered the screen flickering issue mentioned by other users, but fixed it by getting a powered USB hub that I plugged the USB plug from the dual-link DVI adapter into.

    Because the dual-link adapter doesn't work properly without a separate powered USB connector, I give this product 2 stars. It's basically junk without the powered USB connector.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally works with Gateway w.firmware 1.02

    • Written by from Pickering

    Finally got one after hearing on the US Apple site that someone tried it on their Gateway 3000 with success. I can confirm that it does in fact works though there is no way to tell what firmware version is on without going into System Profiler->Graphic/Displays and scrolling down to the XHD3000 settings. Unfortunately you cannot do this at the Apple Store so had take a leap of faith that the unit I purchased was new stock.

    Also heard on the US Apple site/forums that the firmware cannot be updated remotely/on your Mac via software update.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable was hassle free (for me at least)

    • Written by from New York

    I've never written a review but felt that this is such a hotly debated item it deserved some current input. I purchased the item new on July 27th from the 5th Avenue apple store and received the cable with firmware version 1.03 installed on it. I connected my 2008 Macbook Aluminum (version 5,1) to my newly acquired 30" mid-2007 apple cinema display and have not had any problems, it worked perfectly right out of the box.

    I mention all the technical details because maybe the problem is a combination of the a) firmware version of the cable b) computer and c) production date and type of monitor being incompatible. I can confirm that at least this combination works without problems.

    Either way, I'm really happy with the purchase as it works just like a cable should, does its job without any hassle. Only problem is the price, but if you are purchasing a 30" apple cinema display (a professional dual-link DVI monitor), I think it is understood that you may need to spend a little more to support it given that it is a specialty item and there is likely not a very large market for this product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance under the best conditions

    • Written by from Toluca Lake

    This adapter causes the Apple 30" Cinema Display to turn on and off after being plugged in for more than an hour. It worked better that this initially, but after owning it for a few months, it started causing problems. The flickering occurs every one to 30 seconds, rendering the display essentially useless.

    I seldom rate any product with one star. Generally, it seems overly harsh. In this case, though, the product is so expensive, so cumbersome, and works so badly, it's really the only review I could give.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works enough.

    • Written by from Herriman

    Connected successfully to my third party monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 220WM). Although, when display wakes up from its "sleep" the resolution is all wrong and cannot be changed; computer must be restarted to use correct resolution. Apple support could not help me resolve this issue so I disabled my sleep settings.

    If I don't let my displays sleep there is no problem. I prefer this solution (because of performance and price) to my easily breaking, Matrox multi-screen device.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable, way overpriced

    • Written by from Boulder

    Non-stop problems, as others have experienced, with snowy screen and flickering, especially when coming out of sleep mode using this adapter and a Dell U2711. Found a mini displayport to displayport cable that works flawlessly for a fraction of the price.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    burned my laptop out

    • Written by from Athens

    I just got a new macbook pro 13". After plugging the monitor in, it would flicker and become grainy periodically. Eventually it became grainy to the point where it stopped fixing itself. The next day when I turned the laptop on the graphics were all sorts of messed up and I had to return the laptop.

    Figuring it was a hardware specific problem, I hooked my new one back up and it is doing similar things with less frequency. I hope it doesnt bust it AGAIN.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Portland

    I was skeptical after reading all of the problem reports but went ahead and purchased an adapter to connect my new mini (nVidia graphics chip) to a Dell 3007 30" display. It worked perfectly and has continued to do so for a week. Initially I did have to manually change my display resolution from the default up to the true monitor resolution in system settings but after that I've had no problems on Leopard or Snow Leopard.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent horizontal lines, snow, noise on black...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    ... just like so many others are experiencing.

    Other issue is that waking up the MacBook 17" from sleep will result in the 30 inch Cinema Display to wake up first, causing that monitor to be the default controller/finder monitor (#1).

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfect with my MacBook Pro 15"

    • Written by from Mission

    read a lot of the review here. this is mine i use this dual-link DVI adapter with a DVI -HDMI cable on my Sony Bravia 52" LCD HDTV it works perfect but of-course you need a audio cable too
    for the price is a good buy i am planning to buy another one for my TV in the study

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of Display using Samsuns S27A850

    • Written by from Singapore

    The quality of display is poor. The characters seem to be grey of interleavely.
    Potentially is the Dual-Link Cable problem which I suspect, as I used a 3m length cable.
    Will get another 1m length and try out.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great so far

    • Written by from Winooski

    First, I have the correct cable for this product. I have a dual link DVI cable. I'm not trying to use a single link cable which I think some folks are. It was the same cable I used when I had my Dell 3007 WFP hooked to my PC.

    I was really worried this part would not work, would flicker or otherwise cause me issues. So far so good. It's only been a few days and I'll come post again if I run into issues.

    So far so good on my 2011 MacBook Pro w/ Mini DisplayPort -> Dell 3007WFP-HC

    14 of 17 people found this useful