• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine so far

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    Despite reviews to the contrary, the Dual-Link Adapter is performing almost perfectly after 3 days. Video performance has been flawless with my 30" HD Cinema Display hooked to my new Mac Mini (replacing my aging Mac Pro). The only hiccup that I've noticed thus far is that audio has twice dropped from my USB speakers that are plugged into my display USB port (defaulting the the Mini's speaker). So there has been the minor annoyance of re-selecting my speakers in the Sound Preference. It's not yet clear if this will be a daily event or is triggered by a specific operation.

    BTW, if you have the the 30"HD display, don't even consider the HMDI adapter as a viable alternative. It's functional, but the poor resolution will hurt your head.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete garbage.

    • Written by from PENSACOLA

    The worst adapter I have ever had the displeasure of using. Sleep->Resume usually results in digital snow, sometimes the display randomly cuts out while being used. It's a rampant problem with these adapters with no fix in sight from Apple. Do not buy!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent freezing and statatic

    • Written by from Cumberland

    I have used this with both a Dell 2407WFP-HC and a Benq Q24W5. Roughly 33% of the time, upon waking the MBP from sleep the external screen is covered with coloured noise. Even worse, once in a while (maybe 1 out of 10 times), while unplugging and plugging the adapter back in the entire system locks up with the blue "I'm examining the displays" screen. Only get the Dual-Link adapter if you *really* need it. Get a single-link (or HDMI or regular display port) adapter if at all possible.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by from Layton

    I bought this a few months back, and I've found it to be reliable and free of defects. I use it for work to connect my 2009 13 inch macbook pro to my even older 30 inch cinema display. It works perfectly all day long, every day.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works as long as updated model

    • Written by from Wichita

    This adapter works fine, I have a 30" Cinema Display running. I think most of the negative comments result from the earlier model which has an outdated bios version. If you do purchase from other source, make sure it is the latest model production. Wish adapter supported firewire is my only criticism.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    replaced adapter to solve flicker issues

    • Written by from Montreal

    I had all kinds of sporadic flicker and static issues with this adapter on a 2009 mac mini. Couldn't isolate the problem. Everything cleared up when the apple store replaced the adapter.

    90 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic with my new MBP and the Apple 30" cinema display

    • Written by from Camas

    After reading the bad press on the adapter I wanted to be 100% sure that my 30" display was going to work with the new MBP, so I boxed it up and took it to our local Apple store. The sales people were more than willing to provide this adapter to connect it to the new MBP. They only had the Retina display models, but since the Retina and the anti-glare models (which is the one I wanted to buy) use the same video card and I figured if it works with one it will work with the other and IT DID. As soon as I saw it worked I placed the order.

    I just received my new MBP 2.7GHz I7, 8 GB ram, 512 SDD with the 15" antiglare screen and connected to my 30" cinema display this adapter and I have full 2560x1600 resolution. In fact, I would say the overall quality being displayed on the 30" is actually better than it was using my 2008 MacBook Pro that I just replaced.

    86 of 89 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB3 Please

    • Written by from Berryton

    I'd love to use this as a mini dock for my Macbook Air. I can put my Air in the stand, plug in power, usb3, display and have all of my USB devices and monitors attached via this adapter and a usb3 hub.

    (this would suffice until the thunderbolt docks are released...)

    70 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives static/snow when waking from sleep mode

    • Written by from Whitby

    I decided to buy this adapter due to the fact that they updated its firmware to 1.03. Turns out it didn't fix anything. It still gives a static/snow distortion to the external display when waking up your computer from sleep mode.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    missing pins

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    Will not accept all cables/adapters. Is missing holes for some pins. Attempting to plug a DVI cable too forcefully may damage your cable. FAIL

    21 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my hp LP3065 30" monitor

    • Written by from Babylon

    Plugged this adapter into the back of my iMac 27" and then to a DVI-D dual cable (purchased from Radio Shack), which I then plugged into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor and it worked immediately! In fact, my 30" monitor is higher resolution then the iMac monitor, which I'm sharing between two different computers (iMac and Microsoft Vista). Note: make sure you buy a DVI-D dual cable.

    One small quirk: because my hp monitor is higher resolution then the iMac, if I extend a window on the hp monitor to greater resolution then the iMac, I can't move the window back to the iMac.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 3007 monitor

    • Written by from Provo

    Others have expressed concerns about it not working with a Dell 3007 monitor and a macbook pro with retina display.

    All that was necessary to make it work was to hold down the option key when I selected Scaling for the Dell display. This gave me the choice for the full resolution, and it's beautiful.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Expected

    • Written by from Huntley

    With all of the poor reviews here, I was a bit hesitant to purchase one of these, but figured that I could always return it if there were any initial problems.

    I am using it to connect my MacBook Pro with Retina Display to a 27", 2560x1440 resolution auria monitor and it's worked flawlessly. It sleeps/wakes properly and works after disconnecting and reconnecting when I take the MacBook with me.

    As you would expect, you must be using a Dual-Link DVI cable to connect the adapter to the monitor or you will not get the full resolution that you're after. Other than that, it should, as Apple says, "Just work!", which it did for me.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for 30" Samsung Syncmaster

    • Written by from Waukesha

    I have been using the $99 dual-link adapter for about 8 hours, and all is well. The price is rather painful, but as long as it works, I won't whine too much.

    I wish I didn't have to contact my local Apple store to figure out that I needed this product. It would have been nice for this info to be more apparent for us large-display users.

    After making the connection, I rebooted my system. Strangely, it took a few minutes to boot my new Mini Mac. For the three previous days I had been using the new Mini (tolerating the fuzzy/jaggy screen image), booting had been swift. So the long boot-time had me fearing the new connection wasn't going to work. Big sigh of relief when it did!

    To reiterate what others have posted here: This review is for the special DUAL (meaning two connections) link adapter. In my case, it takes the DVI and USB connections off my Syncmaster display and converts them into thunderbolt and USB connections for the Mac Mini.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this adaptor

    • Written by from Brisbane

    This adaptor isn't working on either a 2009 13 in MBP or a 2011 13 in MBP connecting to a 27 inch 1440p screen. From both laptops, only flickering green static is displayed. Very disappointed. Not good enough, apple! For a AUD$119 adaptor, this is appalling.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just so so

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    sometimes, display perfect when connected with mac mini (2010) and HP LP3065,BUT randomly desktop dispeare.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work Connecting Apple 30" Cinema HD Display to MBP-Retina

    • Written by from Cooperstown

    Before I bought my new MBP-Retina I was assured by both Apple Tech Support and the retailer that I could connect my cherished 30" Apple Cinema Display via the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. Not so. Unable to detect the display through system preferences. It just doesn't work.

    107 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from phoenix

    Bought this for my 30 inch Cinema Display and 2011 MBP and it works great at 2560x1600. I am also using a video switch for when I need to use my PC for gaming and I am very happy with it.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my HP LP3065

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    New MacBook Retina and this display adapter don't work for my HP LP3065. The MacBook never see the display. The display works fine plugged into the same DL DVI cable plugged into a Mac Pro so it isn't the monitor or the DVI cable. The MBP or the adapter are the issue,

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Not sure why all the negative reviews. I would assume human error.

    Bought this to run my 2560x1440 monitor with my 2011 MBP and it works flawlessly. It just worked.

    27 of 34 people found this useful