• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive , but it works

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was somewhat apprehensive about spending serious coin on an adapter after reading some rather negative reviews. All I can say is with my 2011 MBP and a 2004 30" Cinema HD Display it functions perfectly . Apple screen , Apple laptop , & Apple adaptor , perhaps that is why it works for me and not others ?

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete and utter junk

    • Written by from New York

    Causes snow on the monitor every time after waking up from sleep and the only solution is to turn off then on the monitor. For $100 I expected much much better quality which this product is far from.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works GREAT on Dell 3007FWP 2560x1600

    • Written by from Oakville

    For those having issues with duel-link DVI, look no further than your DVI cable and make sure it is the duel-link DVI cable which is different from the standard DVI cable sold at most stores. If you are using a standard DVI cable, you will only get a single DVI channel with half the resolution. I am using this adapter on an Alienware X17+ R3 3D laptop hooked into an old Dell 3007FWP DVI port (its the only one on this model) and the image is smooth and clear with no observable artifacts. Took me a while to figure out that the previous mini-DP to DVI adapter I tried was only a single link DVI port giving 1280x800 resolution. The Apple adapter works like a charm when used as intended and is preferable to Dell's adapter which requries an aditiional adapter to convert the mini-DP to standard DP..

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with 2007 Dell 3007WFP

    • Written by from Renton

    I can only get a small % of the dell 3007WFP resolution.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 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