• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Centralia

    Mine works perfect and have no problems with my Apple 30 inch display. Reading all the reviews almost kept me from purchasing this spectacular display as I am using it with a unibody Mac Book Pro 15 inch. Maybe the new firmware fixed the problems?

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I had them all

    • Written by from Moscow

    First one had firmware 1.01. It was horrible. Red-green-blue stripes flashed on black background sporadically, sometimes the image was broken. Replaced it with the new one with fw 1.02 installed.
    The second one was slightly better. Image did not broke anymore, but flickering and color stripes were there, not to mention "waves" on solid background. Switched it to the one with 1.03 firmware.
    Third one is good. No image distortion, no "waves", everything's perfect.

    After almost two years of production it finally became a quality product. Five stars from now on. Just make sure it's 1.03.

    Tested on 2008 MacBook Pro Unibody and Cinema HD 30".

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eyefinity-3 monitor setup for apps and gaming.

    • Written by from Shailer Park

    Was told to buy the apple *ACTIVE* display port as it is of the highest quality and that It will work str8 out of the box which it did. You do lose ur resolution sometimes for some unknown reason on the monitor using the adaptor, but all u do is unplug and plug it back in and ur good to go again.

    Please note that you *MUST* use the *ACTIVE* display port adaptor when running a 3 monitor set up using just 1 video card. You do not need it if you have 2 video cards. Also note that if you have the 5870 eyefinity video card with 6 HDMI outs for 6 monitors, you will need 4 of these adaptors.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with Cinema 30 display and Macbook Pro 15 Unibody late 2009

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Why do people increasingly buy Apple kit ?
    Because it just works out of the box.

    Given the negative reviews here I obtained a guarantee before purchase from my local Best Buy manager that it may prove to be a poor product and I would be able to get a refund should the adapter prove to be faulty.
    Took it home, got my Macbook Pro 15 unibody and Cinema 30 inch display whilst also connecting the USB lead and it works perfectly.
    The adapter, as it is listed in the System profile utility, lists the firmware as revision 1.03.
    Prior to this review I had to have a warranty replacement of my beautiful 30 inch display therefore it is a recently manufactured unit.
    No distortion, no fuss no muss.

    Great product, does what you expect - 'Just Works!'

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Mac Mini (late 2009) and HP 3065

    • Written by from Sarasota

    I just plugged it in and it worked. Don't forget that you have to plug in the USB cable on the MAC side. If you don't, you will not get a display. Excellent picture. Excellent quality.

    Only wish there was a way to connect two 30" monitors to my Mac Mini.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you serious?

    • Written by from Haymarket

    Look... All you folks who buy this cable to work with non-Apple monitors. Maybe your monitor is the problem. Also, this cord really works best when used with a desktop and a real graphics card. I have a MacPro with Dual 30" Cinema Displays. Never had one seconds problem. I wouldn't use the 30 with a laptop anyway. Thats why you don't see any negative reviews with Desktops. Get a grip folks!!

    13 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    i use this thing on every monitor in my house and its great

    • Written by

    I use this Cable to plug in to my hp display my pioneer tv,s and my friends pc monitors and it has always worked great with no static issues or greyed areas and it always wakes from sleep only good things to say about it i even like that it makes the usb easier to access i would recommend this product to anyone looking to plug there mac in to any hd monitor or tv and i use the 17 inch macbook pro unibody 2.93ghz cor 2 duo

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly on iMac for displaying 30 inch apple cinema HD display

    • Written by from Shaker Heights

    Plugged it in to my iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 and connected it to my 30 inch apple cinema HD display and it works beautifully. I get a crisp 2560x1600 resolution image.

    No problems whatsoever.

    I'm running 10.6.3.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 30" Monitor + Mac Mini

    • Written by from Scotia

    Last week, I bought a new mac mini & connected it to my 30" Dell monitor (3007WFP). Unfortunately, the resolution was apparently waaaay off and was stuck at 1280x800, TERRIBLE..! Later that night, I learned about this cable but noticed that everyone complained about it. No kidding, about 2 hours ago, I bought the cable, connected it and Bingo..! It works..! You have to connect the mini DVI to the Mac Mini AND connect the USB as well to the mac mini (which I think is what some are missing) but I won't lie... when I FIRST connected it, there were weird horizontal lines everyone mentioned. All I did was disconnect it from the Mac mini, reconnected and it was all good, one shot which was my fault too since I didn't push the mini-dvi all the way in the back of the mini. The ONLY minor issue is that it was $100 for the cable but whatever. I'm just happy that I have 2048x1280 on this thing. :) If you have a Dell 22", 24" or 30" monitor (the old ones too) this cable will connect. It's fine. Hope this helps..!!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly - Forget about the poor reviews

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I have no clue why this device has gotten such poor reviews. Maybe the first-generation units had a defect or users were unclear as to exactly how/why this is supposed to be connected. (You need to make sure the USB connector is plugged into either a powered USB hub or your Mac.)

    I just purchased one on 4-5-10 connecting my 2.8Ghz MacBook Pro to my 30" inch ACD with ZERO issues whatsoever. No flickering, no lines, no color shift - it's *perfect*.

    It also works perfectly in BootCamp running Vista 64 and I use my 30" inch ACD as the primary monitor - even running Flight Simulator Acceleration and it's flawless!

    Get one and be happy.

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a Difference !

    • Written by from gaithersburg

    I am using my old 30" Dell 3007WFP monitor to my new 15" MacBook Pro. I started with the Single-Link DVI adapter and was terribly distressed with what the monitor was doing. I began to research single verses dual link and decided to go ahead and try this adapter. It has turned this old 30" diaplay into a new monitor. I am running it at 2560x1600 with unbelievable crispness. I have had no problems with either the adapter or the monitor since plugging it up. I strongly recommend this for anyone with a large display!

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with power

    • Written by from Seattle

    This is a fantastic product. Ignore everybody who gives it 1 star and insists it doesn't work: They're using it wrong!

    Dual Link requires more power to transfer its data than the mini display port can provide. That's why this has a USB dongle: Plug it into a self powered USB hub, which will give the USB connection all the power that the monitor needs, and it works great! It makes more sense than requiring that the adapter also have a plug that goes into the wall.

    Using my Mac Mini with a Dell 3007WFP, running fast and fine at 2560x1600!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!! Just try it!!!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Many of the online reviews for this adapter are negative. I hope to dispel some of these rumors with this review. The Apple Mini Display Port to Dual-Link DVI adapter works flawlessly for me.

    I have a new Samsung T240HD 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor that I bought specifically to use with my 13" Macbook running Leopard. I researched both the monitor and this adapter before making either purchase. I'm not happy that the adapter was $99, but I am very very happy with results.

    Without any configuration, I plugged the adapter into my laptop and attached the DVI cable that came with my monitor. After pressing the power button on my laptop, I immediately close the cover and presto!! I have a 24" monitor. The monitor goes to sleep at the specified time and always wakes up when I move my Bluetooth Logitech MX revolution mouse (with the USB receiver plugged into the ADC adapter's aux USB port) or press a key on my wireless Bluetooth Apple keyboard.

    I couldn't have asked for better.

    12 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly! Awesome Display on my 30" HP LP3065

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This Dual-Link DVI adapter works perfectly -- provided you supply it with adequate power (1A) via the usb plug on this adapter's cable. To ensure adequate power, you are seriously encouraged to buy the Apple USB Power Adapter ($29) with this (it should really be included in the box with this adapter :-( ). Yes, it is an additional $29, but you won't be disappointed with the results!

    The other reviewers had bad experiences because their Macs did not supply enough power to this adapter via their native/built-in USB ports. Bypass those issues and buy the correct power adapter and enjoy Dual-Link DVI excellence at 2560x1600!

    55 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked perfect for me. Just Like it was designed.

    • Written by from Houston

    I used the cable to connect my 13" MacBook Pro to my 50" LG TV. The cable connected to my MacBook Pro correctly then I used a DVI to HDMI cable to connect the Apple cable so I was able to use the HDMI port on my LG TV. From there I just the Mac's systems preferences to clone the display. The picture was wonderful and I did not experience any of the issues like some of the other reviewers.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just a cable that does what it's supposed to

    • Written by from Towson

    Not sure why so many reviewers are blaming a wire for the fact that their computer can't connect with an external monitor. The cable is perfect and lets me add a 30in monitor to my new iMac. Don't blame the wire. The wire does just what it's supposed to do. if you use it for what it's not supposed to do, well, it's not the cable's fault.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    • Written by from Albany Creek

    I have used this with my 17" MacBook Pro and with my new 27" iMac. Just plugged it in and worked. I am using it with a Dell 30" LCD. In both cases it just plugs in and works as I would expect. The Dell now displays in native resolution. The screen is not as good as the iMac screen but I do now have lots of screen real estate thanks to this device.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great NO Problems

    • Written by from Rochester

    I used this cable to connect a new Mac Mini to my Apple 30-inch LCD.

    Complete plug and play - just plugged it in and it worked perfectly.

    It seems the people who have problems with this cable are those using non-apple displays. I would suggest using a third party adapter if you don't have the Apple 30-inch display.

    11 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Dell SP2309w monitor

    • Written by from Valencia

    Works flawlessly with my Mac Book Pro and Dell Monitor SP2309W

    6 of 11 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