• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for me

    • Written by from South Hamilton

    I've been using it for over a year with a macmini and older 30" cinema display. Worked first time, every time with no problems. I was worried by the negative reviews, but I had no trouble.

    Some monitors don't require the dual link, so the regular dvi adapter that comes with the macmini works for them.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Me

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I've had absolutely no problems with this adapter. I'm driving a 30" Apple Cinema Display with an early 2010 Mac Mini with the 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo processor and the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. Some have said that the adapter needs to be driven with its own power supply, but I'm not using one. Some have said that the adapter needs to have recent firmware. Mine came with firmware version 1.03, which is relatively recent (I bought the adapter in early 2010), so this might be the key as to why it works for me but not for others.

    It doesn't work, however, with my Thinkpad X220 laptop with a Sandy Bridge dual core i7 processor with integrated Intel graphics. With the laptop, I get the flickering that others have described. I had to use a non-Apple DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort adapter, so the problem may be with that adapter, although this is very unlikely. I'm not taking points off for this because Apple clearly states that its adapter is for use with Apple computers only.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with 2010 MacBook Air

    • Written by from MOUNTAIN VIEW

    Worked perfectly with my MBA 2010 over MiniDisplay. I've been using this for a week and so far none of the flickering problem (yet!) with my Apple 30" monitor.

    Like other say, maybe it's the new firmware which solves all problem. So make sure you get the latest firmware (I believe mine was 2011-January update).

    7 of 10 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

    No worries!!

    • Written by from Wembley

    I agonised over buying this because of all the negative reports but really had no choice to try to get my new Dell U2711 display to work at its best resolution, 2560 x 1440. Much to my relief, when I connected up to my MacBook Pro 17" this evening, it works perfectly!!!!!

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work GREAT.

    • Written by from Glenview

    I have three of these and am planning to buy a fourth one today for my research office. They are attached to my 30 in HP LP3065 monitors at different offices and I use them with my MacBook Pro machine without a problem:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    I wonder if the issues others are having are due to using them with an Apple Monitor or bad video outputs? I use the HP monitors since they have three HDMI inputs built in so they display the desktop information most of the time, then switch to the laptop when I need it.

    11 of 16 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

    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.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    • Written by from Fox Island

    Hooked up 15" MB-Pro to 30" HP monitor (256 MB video card). Works perfectly on highest resolution.

    1/17/2011

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working well with ACD 30"

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Recently replaced an ATI Radeon XT 1900 with an ATI Radeon 5770 in my Mac Pro 2,1. I was using 2 ACD 30" monitors so I needed this adapter for the second monitor since the 5770 has only one DVI port and 2 Mini Display ports. After 1 month, everything is working fine. No display issues.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, just expensive

    • Written by from Clearwater

    Works fine with my MacBook Pro and Dell U3011. 30" display.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine ...

    • Written by from WYCKOFF

    I'm not sure why others have panned this product. I bought a 30" Cinema Display to use with my Mac Mini and obviously needed the Dual-Link adapter for maximum resolution. Well, it works just fine. No problems. Gorgeous screen images every time.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by from chicago

    Using this product I connected a circa 2008 30" HD Cinema Display to a brand new 27" iMac quad core with Intel I7 processor and ATI HD Raedon 5750. The 'install' took about 90 seconds, and it worked perfectly from the get go. I suspect those reporting of flickering or diminished quality are running on insufficient processsors and/or video cards.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    no troubles here -- "It just works"

    • Written by from Logan

    Connecting 13" MBP (2009, OS 10.5.8) to 30" HD Cinema Display. Plugged it in and it works.

    I do notice occasional flashing lines on a black background (on the cinema display only), but that's it. I'm very pleased. I had no idea I'd be able to drive a monitor of this size with my MBP.

    Sweet!

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The problem isn't this part, it's your DVI cable

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have the pleasure of working at a company that gave me a 30" monitor, and right off the bat this adapter worked perfectly.

    When I moved to a new desk, I moved everything but my old DVI cable. Instantly I started to experience the flickering and snow problems described here.

    Ran back to my old desk and grabbed my old DVI cable, and it solved the problem.

    If this adapter doesn't work for you, try a different cable.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Pro with Radeon HD 5770 card and this adapter

    • Written by from State College

    The Mac Pro Radeon HD 5770 card has one dual link VGI port and two mini display ports. It can carry three screens.

    I have one carrying three Apple Cinema 30 in displays flawlessly.

    However the mini display ports are NOT LIKE THE ONES in Mac Books.

    VGI and DVI screens - even small - don't work if connected with a cable adapter to the mini display port.

    Every VGI and DVI display (any other than the new ones with the mini display plug built in) NEEDS THE $99 Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter in order to work with the mini display port, Apple just confirmed to me.

    With 2 of these adapters there are no problems with 3 screens/card. The adapters are powered though their USB cable so plan on an USB powered hub as well.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with HP3065

    • Written by from Grandy

    I've been using this cable with my new 15" MacBook Pro and an HP3065 30" display for a couple of months now with no problems whatsoever. Works perfectly.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly.

    • Written by from asheville

    MBP 17in, 8gb RAM, 7200 512MB, i7 2.66 - 30in Cinema Display.

    it worked just fine... everything arrived the same day --- out of the boxes... plug up... perfecto. :)

    5 of 6 people found this useful