• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but...

    • Written by from Pepperell

    There are some definite issues with this adapter. I am using a new 2013 MacBook Pro, 16g RAM, 512g SSD.

    I have a Dell U3011. The adapter works "most" of the time, but several times during the day it will go black for about 5 seconds and then come back. However, sometimes it goes black and comes back with heavy SNOW. At that point, I have to turn the monitor off for 3-5 seconds and then turn it back on. This has worked so far.

    However, I have several other USB devices connected to the monitor, so when it goes off, so does everything else.

    It's clear to me the adapter has a design flaw someplace. I suppose since it's new I could take it back to the apple store and get another one. But since this is a common problem with Mac users, it probably will not do much good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hit and miss

    • Written by from Salem

    I have two of these, both connected to different Dell 30" monitors and used with the same 17" macbook pro. One works well with no problems. The other one requires unplugging and plugging back in the USB cable, or the display connector cable, 98% of the time when first connected, or when waking from sleep. The monitor comes on, but is fuzzy like a snow storm and the unplug/replug (sometimes 2-3 times) is necessary to get a clear picture. Its annoying, frustrating, and the first really poor product I've purchased from Apple in my 19 years of business with the company. Given the high price of the cable and that its OEM, I expect more. I've put up with this for over a year--it time to start searching for an alternative.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!

    I hesitated to buy this because of all the bad reviews and then just thought to my self: "Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!"

    You definitely have to have the usb chord plugged in to work.

    I'm updated with all the latest software on my early 2011 MBP. And it WORKS PERFECTLY! No problems at all.

    With my older 2007 MBP the screen would show those horizontal streaks of light that others have complained about. And this was BEFORE i got this adapter.

    The streaks would get worse and worse as the monitor was left on longer. So far this has not happened at all with the new adapter.

    So:

    Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still problems with this product: really needs an external power supply

    • Written by from London

    Initially (i.e. for the first week or so) this product worked on an NEC Reference 3090, with occasional drop outs to lower resolutions running with a brand new MBP 15" (late 2013). Today however, it became unable to output at the native resolution no matter how many shut downs and device disconnects I did. In desperation I read the reviews and noticed the threads pointing out the problem with the device not receiving enough power from the computers USB port. I tried with a spare iPhone charger and a M-F USB cable...hey presto immediately back to full resolution!

    This product works, but not as described (i.e. really needs a dedicated external power supply). Very disappointing and proves that not all Apple products 'Just work'. Wait until the Mac Pros arrive and everyone has to use them to connect to high resolution monitors....Let's hope those USB ports have more power.

    I'll see how stable it is with external power and repost if I have fresh problems.

    BTW I checked and this is ver. 1.03 firmware.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work ?- here is the solution!

    • Written by from Greifenberg

    Don't bother with this flaky adapter - buy another brand. I now have an adapter from Dr. B*tt, it works like a charm... rocksolid with my 30" Dell 3007WFP using MacMini Late 2012.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing cable

    • Written by from Redlands

    Works great. Was able to output from MBP Haswell through the 2 thunderbolt outlets to two 5MegaPixel Barco mammography grade monitors. Flicker-free and seamless.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Mac Mini

    • Written by from Bainbridge Island

    After seeing all the negative reviews for this display adapter, and the high price, I was hesitant to order, but I really had no choice if I want to get full resolution out of my 30-inch display.

    I'm glad to say that it works trouble-free for me. I'm using it to connect my 30-inch Cinema Display to a mid-2009 Mac Mini and I have not encountered any of the problems that have been reported by so many other users. No flicker, no lines, no static, no freezing -- just a nice, crisp, huge, high-res display.

    Only 4 stars, though because it costs so much and because Apple ought to consider the significant investment their loyal customers have made before changing display platforms again and again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    • Written by from Shoreview

    I don't usually write reviews, but I felt like this product needed a good one. I bought a 27 inch monitor for my job and found that I couldn't get its full resolution from my MacBook Air. I purchased this adapter, hooked it up and it works great! Picture is crystal clear, color is accurate. Like most Apple products, it simply works. Period.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A piece of garbage...

    • Written by from Bloomington

    …after I spent so much for the 30HD!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine at first, now won't wake up my monitor most times

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    As the title suggests, the cable worked fine at first. However, over time, it has stopped waking up my monitor when I turn on my computer. I know how to turn my computer on 4 or 8 times before it will wake up my HP LP3065. And I don't suppose that hard resets of the computer are good for it long term. Very disappointed. I will see what the Apple service line will do for me. I did buy AppleCare.

    2 of 2 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dual link Dvi - Expensive

    • Written by from Bergiee

    I bought this adapter for my korean PLS monitor and as many says it did give me some troubles when i woke the computer up from sleep. This is caused due to the loss of power in the usb port and when the computer wakes the adapter is off. To counteract this problem, try to hook the usb to a normal iphone charger that wont power off when the computer goes to sleep.
    Works good but way to expensive..

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First truly awful Apple product I've ever owned.

    • Written by from Travelers Rest

    Sorry to say it, but all the negative reviews are right. This adapter is really great at displaying snow all over your display with what's actually supposed to be there just barely showing through!

    When it works, it works great. Problem is, it displays snow about 20 times a day.

    Total fail. :(

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep problems with firmware update 1.3

    • Written by from Amersfoort

    Setup: Mac Pro 2010 with ATI Radeon 5870 with two duallink DVI to minidisplayport adapters and three DELL 1920*1080 LCD monitors.

    After sleep the computer frequently hangs for a while and then responds again. Time for another firmware update?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works reliably after 2 years of usage but has a bug

    • Written by from EL CERRITO

    I have been using this adaptor for 2 years to connect my Mac Air to a Dell U2711 27-inch display. The connector is needed to drive the display at its high resolution native mode. The connector has worked reliably except that, every once in a while, the display shows static white noise. The problem disappears after I unplug the display's dvi port from the adapter and plug it again. I honestly do not know if this is an adapter problem or a display problem, but some other reviewer has also commented having this problem when using his adapter, so I suspect that it must be a problem with the adapter. The problem, although annoying, hasn't been serious enough for me to diagnose it further.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after 4 months

    • Written by from Duvall

    I read the negative reviews of the adapter... but having a 30 inch cinema display I need to use with my Retina MacBook Pro, there weren't a lot of options.

    Worked fine until... yesterday when I came back to my desk and my system had shut down due to a kernel panic. Joy, upon reboot discovered that all my email accounts were wiped out. 3 hours later after restoring MacOS and all my data from backups i discovered it was the DVI Adapter that failed and caused the panic. Wow.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with a good cable (2012 15" Retina MBP)

    • Written by from Ballston Lake

    I bought this too hook my MBP up to a Yamakasi Catleap monitor. Works great with very few issues. Once in awhile after waking from sleep, the monitor will have static in the picture, but if I just turn it off and on, it goes away. Extended use does not yield any sort of issues.

    It is a little expensive, but most dual link dvi->mini display cables are. The relocated USB port is actually convenient for plugging my VPN token in, as it ends up right in front of me on my desk.

    16 of 16 people found this useful