• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly I've Had ZERO Issues With It

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I was very reluctant to purchase this because of all the bad reviews but took a chance and couldn't be happier. This cable works great with my 27" external display. I did read that you need to be using the dedicated graphics card for this to work properly so maybe that's were all the Bad reviews are coming from. I haven't tried it with any other systems but I can say that it works great with a 17" MacBook Pro.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS a DVI-D dual cable!!!!

    • Written by from Dallas

    IMPORTANT: make sure you're using a DVI-D dual cable!!!!!

    I initially used this with a regular DVD cable I had laying around, plugging my MacBook Pro into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor. I got all of the scrambling and other issues way too many people are reporting here. As soon as I found the DVI-D dual cable that came with the 30" display, it was all simple plug and play!

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on Dell 3007 WFP-HD

    • Written by from Montreal

    Bought with big apprehension reading all the bad reviews. Plugged it in and worked right out of the box @ 2560x1600 resolution. Now, I have been using it for just 15 minutes. Will update if things start going wrong. I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect with Mac Mini 2011

    • Written by from Linköping

    I recently had to switch from a Mac Pro 2007 with an Apple 30" Cinema Display to a Mac Mini and bought the DisplayPort adapter to continue using the old 30" monitor. After reading a lot of negative reviews on the adapter I was a bit nervous and unsure if it would work with the Mac Mini. But I just plugged in the adapter between the monitor and the Mac Mini and it works like a charm—no flickering, no snow patterns or slow response from the Mac. So I can personally give the adapter a full rate with this configuration. It may of course have problems with other Mac models or other monitors, but with the Mac Mini and Apple 30" Cinema Display there seems to be no issues. The only downside is the price of course. But the size of the adapter tells it contains quite a lot of hardware which results in a high price. Still, since it works as intended and the Apple monitor was very pricy when I bought it, I have no problems giving it the highest score. I'm happy...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Mini 2012

    • Written by from Santa Clarita

    Work perfectly with the "Thuderbolt" port on the Mac Mini. I have a 30" Cinema Display that I purchased about 6 years ago from Apple (a testament to Apple quality). I had a second generation 2,3 Mac Mini and purchase the Dual-Link inorder to display the full resolution of the Cinema Display. Recently I purchase a new i7 Mac Mini and hooked up the display using the DVI to HDMI and was amazed at the low resolution. I got online with Apple and they figured out that the "Thuderbolt" port supports the "Mini-Display" plug. I hooked it up just like the old Mac Mini and it works perfectly! I guess "Thuderbolt" is either "Mini-Display" with a new name or it just is very flexible?

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by from Layton

    I bought this a few months back, and I've found it to be reliable and free of defects. I use it for work to connect my 2009 13 inch macbook pro to my even older 30 inch cinema display. It works perfectly all day long, every day.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic with my new MBP and the Apple 30" cinema display

    • Written by from Camas

    After reading the bad press on the adapter I wanted to be 100% sure that my 30" display was going to work with the new MBP, so I boxed it up and took it to our local Apple store. The sales people were more than willing to provide this adapter to connect it to the new MBP. They only had the Retina display models, but since the Retina and the anti-glare models (which is the one I wanted to buy) use the same video card and I figured if it works with one it will work with the other and IT DID. As soon as I saw it worked I placed the order.

    I just received my new MBP 2.7GHz I7, 8 GB ram, 512 SDD with the 15" antiglare screen and connected to my 30" cinema display this adapter and I have full 2560x1600 resolution. In fact, I would say the overall quality being displayed on the 30" is actually better than it was using my 2008 MacBook Pro that I just replaced.

    85 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my hp LP3065 30" monitor

    • Written by from Babylon

    Plugged this adapter into the back of my iMac 27" and then to a DVI-D dual cable (purchased from Radio Shack), which I then plugged into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor and it worked immediately! In fact, my 30" monitor is higher resolution then the iMac monitor, which I'm sharing between two different computers (iMac and Microsoft Vista). Note: make sure you buy a DVI-D dual cable.

    One small quirk: because my hp monitor is higher resolution then the iMac, if I extend a window on the hp monitor to greater resolution then the iMac, I can't move the window back to the iMac.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 3007 monitor

    • Written by from Provo

    Others have expressed concerns about it not working with a Dell 3007 monitor and a macbook pro with retina display.

    All that was necessary to make it work was to hold down the option key when I selected Scaling for the Dell display. This gave me the choice for the full resolution, and it's beautiful.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Expected

    • Written by from Huntley

    With all of the poor reviews here, I was a bit hesitant to purchase one of these, but figured that I could always return it if there were any initial problems.

    I am using it to connect my MacBook Pro with Retina Display to a 27", 2560x1440 resolution auria monitor and it's worked flawlessly. It sleeps/wakes properly and works after disconnecting and reconnecting when I take the MacBook with me.

    As you would expect, you must be using a Dual-Link DVI cable to connect the adapter to the monitor or you will not get the full resolution that you're after. Other than that, it should, as Apple says, "Just work!", which it did for me.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from phoenix

    Bought this for my 30 inch Cinema Display and 2011 MBP and it works great at 2560x1600. I am also using a video switch for when I need to use my PC for gaming and I am very happy with it.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Not sure why all the negative reviews. I would assume human error.

    Bought this to run my 2560x1440 monitor with my 2011 MBP and it works flawlessly. It just worked.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    • Written by from Montrose

    hooked up my 2006 30" Apple Cinema Display with this adapter to my 2009 MBP and it works perfectly. The display has the pin connector, usb and FW400 and of course the adapter just has the pin connector and usb... BUT... letting the FW400 dangle with no connection, it worked perfectly. Very happy I got this, as my Mac Pro is already surpassed by the MBP I have, and the 2012 version on order.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mirroring

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    With a MiniDisplayPort To HDMI I already know how to mirror, you go to System Preferences then click display then go to arrangement then click mirror or whatever it says.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    This adapter works exactly as described with my Macbook Air, and both my small and v. large 2007 Apple cinema monitors. After a bit of tinkering with the display settings, I have an excellent high-resolution display with none of the problems experienced by other users.

    10 of 13 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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