• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete rubbish!!! Does not work well!

    • Written by from Monnickendam

    I would have had more enjoyment sitting on my roof and folding 20 ten euro notes into paper airplanes and watching them go...

    I run this between my 30" HD Apple Display and my 17" MacBook Pro. 9/10 times it doesnt work and when it does more often than not the display becomes un-viewable. The screen flashes on & off all the time. Very very very unhappy with this product.. DO NOT BUY. Opps screen just did it again...

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my 30 inch

    • Written by from Hollywood

    I just receive it and it works at full resolution with my 30 in Apple Cinema Display with both my new Mac Mini and new Macbook Pro. I thought there may be a flicker problem with the MBP because I saw flickers when I first plugged it in but they went away after the computer came on.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by from VEENDAM

    With some apprehension I ordered this adapter for connecting my recently acquired Mac mini (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, double-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, Mac OS X Snow Leopard) to my 30" Apple Cinema display.

    It worked immediately, which is essential because the Mac mini is in fact my spare computer for getting on should my main computer, an early 2008 Mac Pro, break down.

    Normally, the Cinema screen is connected to my Mac Pro (early 2008 model, now running under Snow Leopard), and the Mac mini is connected as a target disk via FireWire800 for cloning the Mac Pro hard disk to the Mac Mini hard disk.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly doesn't like ground lifts? Whatever, it's a TERRIBLE product.

    • Written by from Londonderry

    I used this product to connect my 17" MacBook Pro to my 50" plasma. Shouldn't have been much of a stretch for it as the resolution of a plasma is only 1920x1080. The results quite literally looked like my MBP was on a bad acid trip with cyclical pulsating anywhere in the image with a brighter luminance. I did not have anything plugged into the adapter's USB extender and the MBP was getting DC power from its adapter (not running off of the battery).

    I have a sneaking suspicion that this product doesn't like ground lifts (although after just reading a bunch of other reviews (wish I had done that before visiting the Apple store) it's possible that perhaps it just globally bites and maybe someone in Apple's quality assurance department ought to be fired (or at the very least attend a class on black box and white box testing)). Like most apartments in the Boston area, the one I'm in has no discrete 3rd prong for ground so you must use a ground lift. If that's a requirement of this product it's pretty unrealistic, at least for those of us who live in older cities. FWIW I know it's not the display as my 13" MacBook from 2006 is able to drive my plasma just fine with a mini DVI to a DVI adapter (and from there I use a DVI to HDMI cable).

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On 3rd one in 4 months

    • Written by from Peninsula

    Running a 2009 MacBook Pro connected to a Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC 30-inch WideScreen Flat Panel Monitor. The monitor works perfectly when I use it with my older MacBook pros and older connectors.

    Using the 2009 MBP with Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, my external monitor does the following:

    * Flashes garbled white horizontal lines randomly.
    * When the computer wakes up after a long sleep, the external display shows 'double vision' with some vibration.
    * While the computer is awake the external display sometimes just goes black (while still powered up).
    * When the image being displayed is full black, there are random flickering white pixels distributed over the black.

    For each of the above issues, my remedy is to unplug the DVI Adabpter cable from the MacBook Pro and then plug it in again. It resets the external display to 'normal'.

    I've had Apple send me two new cables and the problem persists.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible adapter.

    • Written by from Yarmouth

    I bought this in good faith, hoping that I wouldn't experience problems with the new 1.02 adapter firmware. I'm experiencing coloured static in pure black areas and it makes the display awful to work on. This setup was just way too expensive to not work properly.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perpectly!!

    • Written by from Lodi

    I bought the 27" iMac last week, and I wanted to use my 30" Cinema Display in dual-setup mode. After reading the reviews here, I was hesitant about buying this adapter, but this was my only option. So, I went ahead and bought it.

    I plugged in the 30" DVI and USB cable to the adapter, and boom, it worked immediately. I did not experience any issues whatsoever.

    The only negative thing I can say, is the price. $100? Seriously Apple? At least provide a discount for all people who bought your Cinema Displays.

    30 of 37 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does. Not. Work.

    • Written by from Joensuu

    My Samsung Syncmaster 305T+ 30" monitor worked wonderfully with my old MacBook Pro (2008 model), but after I bought a new MacBook Pro (late 2009), it no longer works. I get extremely poor picture quality, and the picture disappears in about 15 seconds. One star is too much for a product that does not work.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

    Product needs work

    • Written by from Peoria

    Interesting product. Using my 30"Cinema HD with the adapter I was getting "snow" in the dark areas of the screen.

    I moved the Dual link adapter to my Wacom Cintiq 21" and it worked without a hitch. The adapter was harder to insert initially for the Cintiq but after attachment there were no problems.

    I am using another adapter to connect to my Apple monitor but it only drives to the 1280x800 resolution. There is not another product that will allow me to get the high resolution on the 30" Cinema Display. I now have to decide if I should buy another $99 Dual-Link DVI and try it out or wait for a product to come out that will drive my monitor.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is defective?

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I'm seem to have all the problems that others reported here with the Adapter creating "snow" signals and "interference" after using it for random intervals. The only way to resolve it is to unplug and plug in the DVI cable connected to my 30" Dell screen, so I often find myself unplugging and plugging in the DVI cables about a dozen times a day, which is seriously annoying me. This seems like a defective product, and I'm surprised that Apple is allowed to keep selling it.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Goettingen

    I am using a 30'' screen SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T plus plugged with this Famous cable to a iMac 24'' and I am having all the problems described in this post:
    -Snow sometimes
    -Some kind of blurriness
    And I need to unplug/replug the cable several times a day!!!!
    This is extremely annoying and also my first deception from apple!!!

    I really wonder if they take those problems in consideration and try to solve it!!!????

    If any one get news about that (like a firmware update coming or in preparation), please let me know...

    Now if you want to know if I recommend it... I am obliged to say that I do since we are obliged (as far as I know... If I wrong let me know!) to use this cable to plug a 30'' screen...

    Good luck with it!
    Best regards

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Jelling

    I use it with my 17'' 3,06 Ghz MAc Book Pro with my Apple CD 30'' display...
    It flickers now and then, and if I connect anything (be it a ketboard fx...) to the hubs on the back of my 30 '' dsiplay - the display goes crazy in couples of minutes or after waking up from sleep. The display and the hubs work just fine on my other Mac Book Pro 2,6 Ghz without the crazy dual adapter... I'ts not OK Apple! You dropped the traditional DVI port, now I pay the price... I want this fixed.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 3007WFP-HC

    • Written by from Carmel Valley

    I've read many reviews, i just want to confirm that the new adapter (1.02) works perfectly with the Dell 3007WFP-HC.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works! MacBook Pro 17" 1.66 connected to HP LP3065 30"

    • Written by from Billings

    I'm totally impressed! I purchased an HP LP 3065 30" monitor and I am able to run my 17" MacBook Pro at 1920 x 1200 AND the 30" display at it's full resolution of 2560 x 1600 simultaneously! It also works just as well in "clamshell" mode. This is exactly what I need: a professional desktop work environment combined with the flexibility of having a laptop.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me, but has some display issues

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I was also scared off by the reviews, but since this was really the only option available to connect my 24" iMac to my 30" Cinema Display (which I already owned and previously used with a PowerMac G5), I decided to bite the bullet and order it.

    Luckily, it works, and for the most part, works well. The image quality is very good and I love having two big high quality monitors for apps like Aperture, Photoshop and Final Cut Express.

    However, I'm a tad disappointed that there are flickering horizontal pixels lines visible in the dark areas. The lines are usually red, but occasionally other colors and seem to appear toward the bottom of the screen most frequently. If I set the background to pure black, they are more visible throughout, but under normal use, it's not noticeable enough for me to return it...especially since I have no other option.

    If I can find a way to fix this, I'd give it 4 or 5 stars, but as is, it's just an average 3 for me.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not reliable, and bulky

    • Written by from New Ipswich

    First of all, this thing is huge for a display cable adapter, and the fact that it needs external power from the USB shows a fundamental failure in the Mini DisplayPort design. It's obviously needing to do far too much processing just to drive a display, and the $100 cost proves that.

    If the problems stopped there, it might even be acceptable, though far from ideal.
    However, this thing doesn't even keep working properly. Sometimes it goes for most of a day without flaking out, and other times it happens multiple times per hour. From time to time it flickers and threatens to stop functioning, and then when it finally happens the screen ends up all scrambled. (if you search the web you'll find pictures of this from others). When this happens, you have to unplug it and plug it back in again, or suspend and resume your machine, or do some other trick to re-initialize the display.

    I would get my original unit replaced with a newer one, except that from what I've heard even the new ones have problems, and sometimes worse than the original ones. So until I hear that the problems are fixed, I'm stuck with what I've got.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine for me!

    • Written by from Abu dhabi

    I have upgraded my monitor to Apple 30" cinema and used it with my old system for about 3 months. Then I decided to upgrade my system to the latest 15" macbook por with 2.8Ghz.

    I freaked when I knew later that this was the only way to connect those two and it basically sucked based on the reviews. But I bought it anway.

    I should say that everything is working fine for a week now. There is no issues what so ever. I played some movies on it and all worked fine. I also used it for photo editing and didn't notice anything yet. It may be because everything I have is brand new (the monitor, the laptop, the osx, and the converter) or mabye because I got lucky. Mabye, I have not noticed anything as of yet. So, I'm going to keep using the system and update this my comment if anything comes up. But until then, this converter works fine.

    21 of 26 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