• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointingly poor

    • Written by from Glasgow

    1.03 firmware does improve matters, but i still get a screen of snow at least once a day (the 1.01 firmware was pretty much unusable). I'm on a hazro 27" monitor running at 2560x1440.
    When it works it's fabulous, but i really don't expect rubbish like this coming from apple.
    Is it really this difficult?

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Static mess

    • Written by from Fort Bragg

    This adapter is terrible. It works sometimes, but most of the time is my display shows static. I have to power the monitor off then on to get it to work again. I can't believe Apple is selling this product for $99. Boo

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glitchy but functional

    • Written by from Berwyn

    Like others I have to unplug and reconnect a few times to get the screen to come on, but once it does I enjoy the 30" cinema display in all its 2560x1600 glory. Now if they could just get it working on the first time you connect it that would be great.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working.

    • Written by from Richland

    Worked great for a few months and then....bang. Nothing. For an outrageous $99 this thing should at least last a year!! What was wrong with the old system and a direct DVI connection? One of the nicest features of the older MacBooks. Is this progress? Or just an evil method of Apple collecting another $100 from everyone to be able to plug into a monitor?

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissappointed

    • Written by from Union City

    This adapter only works for does not work as specified which is for anything above 1920x1200. I have tried this adapter using: Dell 3007WFP, MacBookPro5,1 and Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter firmware version 1.0.3.

    I am really hoping that Apple will fix these issues because a lot of people in Tech Writing, IT, Software Development, Engineering, and Movie/Photo editing require 2560x1600 on 30" monitor (whether generic or Apple manufactured) making their day to day lives easier.

    Please help us Apple! :-)

    17 of 19 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another fail for Dell 3007WFP-HC

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I got this a while back for my 15 inch Macbook Pro. Although 2560x1600 looks amazing on OSX, there was so much obvious distortion that the adapter obviously has a design flawed. I tried jigging the cable numerous times. Overall, it just doesn't work. Judging by the other reviews, seems like Apple completely ignored fixing this problem. If this happens to you, Apple will give you a full refund, so save your receipt. It's a shame though, I've been using Windows all these years because of this issue (and some other), while I could have been on OSX.

    10 of 10 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Christmas time on my 27" Dell monitor! (Festive colored snow)

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    So, we've got 3 of these in my office, connected to our Dell 2560x1440 monitors, everyone experiences sporadic connection issues. Just snow for me, but it's still really irritating, especially for a 99 dollar cable with an Apple logo on it!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These work great

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've never submitted a review to this site, but in attempt to help someone interested in purchasing one of these, I thought it was worth doing. I don't know what all of the complaints are about. I've had this adapter for years, and depending on the situation, used it to power a myriad of external monitors. I've used it with two different 17" Powerbooks, and an 8-Core G5 - so that I can run two monitors at the same time. I've never a problem of any kind, and trust me, some Apple products drive me insane. This is one product that has always been trouble free.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating things !

    • Written by from BRUXELLES

    I bought this expensive cable to have the access at the resolution of 2560x1440 on my new 27 inch screen with my MackBook Pro 2010 core i7.

    And I'm very disappointed by the quality of this one.
    I've several time by hour a black screen and some time after a sleep I've this strange color video noise.
    The only way to reactivate my screen is to plug out the cable and replug in.
    Sometimes I must do this operation 5 or 6 time to resolve the "black" screen.

    I must work all the day with this problem it's very irritating!!!
    So please update the firmware of the cable !

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Hasn't Apple Fixed This Yet?

    • Written by from Alameda

    total failure, this adapter will cut off, have to be reset hundreds of times, and cause more stress than it could ever be worth. TOTAL RIP OFF.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The cable matters - works great!

    • Written by from South Riding

    This product works as advertised, however, you need to use a dual-link DVI cable, which is different than the single-link DVI cable you most likely have lying around. To tell the difference, a single-link DVI cable has 3 pins, a gap, and then another 3 pins whereas a dual link DVI cable has pins running all the way across with no gap.

    I originally had a single-link DVI cable and was experiencing the horrible resolution issues others are talking about. Buying the right cable changed all that and now it works great!

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As Advertised (except in mirror mode)

    • Written by from Sandy Springs

    Here's my configuration:

    Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 with 8 GB memory connected to a Dell 3007WFP.

    I now have 2560x1600 on my Dell 3007WFP! Mirror mode, however, only manages 1680x1050, so if you intend to use it this way, which I don't, you may be disappointed (or maybe I'm missing another setting somewhere).

    Otherwise, works exactly as expected. Would give it 5 stars if not for the mirror mode shortcoming.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    All Good.

    • Written by from Agoura Hills

    I have an original 30" Cinema display and Macbook Pro which I bought back in 2007. I just bought a new Macbook Pro (2.2 Ghz i7) and wanted to use my 30" display with it from the Mini Display Port. This Dual-Link DVI adapter worked first time out of the box running my Cinema at 2560x1600 resolution. I did plug the adapter's USB directly into the Macbook (didn't try running it from a USB hub, so don't know if that would be a problem for some users). Regardless, I have had no issues.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Perfectly

    • Written by from Victoria

    I had concerns about buying this because of all the bad reviews but went ahead anyway because I would have had to buy a new monitor. It worked perfectly for connecting a mac mini to a 30 inch Apple Cinema display with full 2560 x 1600 resolution. I found it awesome!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Despite negative reviews, this adapter works as described.

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    I was leery of buying this adapter because of all the problems others have reported, but I didn't want to wait for delivery from another manufacturer. The maximum resolution my new 2.7GHz i7 Mac Mini would deliver to my 30" Cinema Display was an intolerable 1280 x 800, and I was resigned to using the Mac Mini as a media server and driving the Cinema Display with my older MacBook Pro. But the adapter just works perfectly. I get the maximum 2560 x 1600 resolution, the monitor wakes up from sleep with no difficulty, and there's no flickering, snow, or any other artifacts or problems that others have reported. The competitor's price was $30 less (plus shipping), but it was worth it to me to be able to drive over to the Apple Store and pick one up today.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 30 inch display

    • Written by from Pickering

    Using mid-2011 13 inch MacBook Air to drive a 30 inch Dell display. 3007WFPHC at 2600 x 1600. After reading the comments, I connected the USB plug to my iPad charger, so that it can draw as much power as it might need. I am not sure if connecting to the macbook air usb will also work.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dual link display adapter not working

    • Written by from Tiburon

    I have not been able to get my monitor to do better than 1280x1080 resolution on a brand new MacBook. It worked fine on my older one, but there is some bug in the new interface.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware Version 1.03 does not eliminate "flickering snow" problem

    • Written by from Cedar City

    I tried this adapter with a NEC PA271W monitor. I am using a 17" MacBook Pro (2011 model, 8GB RAM) with OSX 10.6.8. Initially, I was experiencing the "flickering snow" problem about 25% of the time when my computer woke from a sleeping state.

    It was very frustrating to have to cycle the monitor off and back on or to unplug it from the computer and then reconnect it so often to clear up the display.

    It was able to reduce the frequency of the problem by connecting a USB cable between the monitor's Upstream USB Port 1 and the USB port on the Adapter. But this did not eliminate the problem.

    NEC tech support sent me a Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort cable (NEC Part Number PA-MDP-CABL, price $29.99). They also instructed me to connect an A/B USB cable between the monitor's Upstream USB Port 1 and the computer.

    So far, this has fixed the problem.

    This cable does support the Monitor's highest resolution, 2560 x 1440, 60 Hz.

    I do not know how well this particular cable will work for non-NEC monitors. There is a latch on the end of the cable that locks into the DisplayPort on my NEC monitor. I do not know if the DisplayPort connections on monitors from other manufacturers have the same fitting.

    19 of 21 people found this useful