• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but so pricey

    • Written by from Binningen

    Seems to work without any issues so far described by others. I am just very surprised that my adapter has firmware 1.01 even though this seems very old and supposed to not work. Hence only three stars as it is very expensive and with outdated firmware.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering Horizontal Lines

    • Written by from La Habra

    Computer is a new i7 iMac, secondary display is a 30" Cinema Display. In black areas of the screen, there are horizonal lines flickering across the screen. It's usable, but ugly.

    Apple won't send a replacement until they receive this defective one, which will leave me out of commission for a week or two. I stopped by an Authorized Apple Retailer, and got another DisplayPort adapter. The replacement was WORSE than the original.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most un-Apple product from Apple ever

    • Written by from San Jose

    I pretty much buy everything Apple makes and love it. However, this adapter is junk by any standard. I hooked it up to two different Dell monitors and in each case the screen will randomly flicker or go fuzzy. I usually spend 15 min of my day just unplugging and plugging in the display to get rid of the fuzz. Apple, I still love you, but please right this wrong and fix this product.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with MacBook Pro, but surprised me a bit.

    • Written by from Folsom

    Because I work with both Mac and PC, needed to hook-up a Dell RazorSharp U2711 Monitor to my MacBook Pro. Found out *after* I bought the monitor that I needed this adaptor if I wanted to access the monitor's full 2560x1440 resolution (that was after the AppleCare rep told me I needed to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 8GB, which I questioned and he found out to be wrong). I bought and hooked up the adaptor, but was surprised to find out that I was *required* to also hook up the USB plug, as this apparently provides the extra power to handle the dual-link hi-res display. Without the USB plugged in, no go. Also, needed to change out a Single-Link DVI-D cable to a Dual-Link DVI-D (didn't work without it). It now works fine, but I sure would prefer an Apple LCD Display. The Cinema Display's lack of ports and exclusive use of the MiniDisplay Port cable prevents me from hooking it up to a PC via a reasonably-priced KVM switch.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replace Dual Link DVI Adapter

    • Written by from San Diego

    This has been driving me crazy for months.... I had streaks going across my 30'. I tried everything except replacing....

    It took a trip to the APple store and demanding a replacement.... they tried to say that this was not an issue with the cable but i just demanded an exchange after reading this thread.

    Replaced cable drives my 15' macbook pro with 30 monitor perfectly.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    stop working after OSX upgrade from 10.6.2 to 10.6.3

    • Written by from Miami

    My cinema 30" display worked fine with this adaptor on my macbook pro 17" (late 2009) up until I upgraded my OSX to 10.6.3 , upgraded again to 10.6.4 and in both cases external display is not detected

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    • Written by from Waxhaw

    Plugged it in to my MacBook Pro with my 30" Cinema Display, worked once only with flickering results. Apple doesn't seem to be interested in resolving this faulty issue with this product. Very sad.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works enough.

    • Written by from Herriman

    Connected successfully to my third party monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 220WM). Although, when display wakes up from its "sleep" the resolution is all wrong and cannot be changed; computer must be restarted to use correct resolution. Apple support could not help me resolve this issue so I disabled my sleep settings.

    If I don't let my displays sleep there is no problem. I prefer this solution (because of performance and price) to my easily breaking, Matrox multi-screen device.

    12 of 12 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker Issues on Black/Dark Backgrounds

    • Written by from Clifton Hill

    Like a lot of people, I too am experiencing green & blue flickers on black/dark parts of the screen when connecting my brand new 15" MBP to an Apple 30" Display. I had hoped this wouldn't happen to me with brand new equipment but there you are...

    68 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive & Made my 30" Cinema Display unstable

    • Written by from NORTH HAVEN

    For the price I would expect good quality, but no. The screen flickers and render my cinema display unusable when the 30: display is already very unreliable.

    I just have to deal with the flickering forever.

    46 of 47 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable, way overpriced

    • Written by from Boulder

    Non-stop problems, as others have experienced, with snowy screen and flickering, especially when coming out of sleep mode using this adapter and a Dell U2711. Found a mini displayport to displayport cable that works flawlessly for a fraction of the price.

    15 of 18 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problem with a Dell 3007 WFPHC

    • Written by from Gilbert

    Contrary to some of the reviews I've read about this adapter, I've had no problem using it between a MacBook Pro 2009 and a Dell 3007 WFPHC. I don't notice any flickering and I've haven't lost video.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG...!

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    Okay...Here it comes:
    This is the worst disappointment of all time.
    The Dual-Link DVI Adapter is an absolute failure by Apple in my opinion.
    Being quite the Apple nerd, I was certain that I could get it to work....NO...!
    It didn't work....I faced a barrage of problems: Screen flicker, video drop-outs, noise.. Finally just nothing at all. ZERO. Why Apple would take away a perfectly good DVI port on their MBP, and put this pathetic low-power mini-display port in, is beyond my understanding. The DVI port worked perfectly...PERFECTLY...I could EASILY drive the 30-inch monitor from my "old" MBP. Then..I buy a brand new MBP (with a mini display port) and it's a step BACKWARDS. Shame on you, Apple. You must have KNOWN that this wasn't going to work...why in the world would you EVER sell a band-aid for a hundred dollars...? You can drive a 23" inch monitor fine...by using the mini-diplay to DVI pig-tail plug. No prob. But I hope no one else goes through what I did. Tearing out an entire system out of office furniture...wires and plugs, etc..to put this thing in...all excited about a big, rich 30" screen. Now I have to tear it all out, and go back to 23"... Sorry Apple...this ranks worse than the reception problems on your iPhone 4....which I also own...when did it become okay to do this to your customers...? You are suppose to be different from all the others. Now it seems you're cutting corners....sad.

    21 of 23 people found this useful