• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fuzz of Death and flickering

    • Written by from Eagan

    As is this product is broken. For me when used with a Dell 30 I get random flickering from time to time and at least once a day the famous "Fuzz of Death". The only solution at that point is to disconnect the mini-dvi and reconnect. I was not happy to wait 2 months for this box, and I am not happy that it does not work. Stay away until Apple fixes it.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic fail

    • Written by from Columbia

    This product does not work. I returned it, and the replacement is just as bad.

    I'm using it with a new MPB unibody 15" 2.8 GHz in clamshell mode running discrete graphics. I get all the fuzzing and de-syncing reported here, and a new unit did not solve the problem. This is with a Dell 30" display.

    The same Dell display and Belkin TruAV cable worked just fine for 3 years with my old MBP (15", first-generation Intel, early 2006). No problems at all.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $99 broken cable

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    This will be the last time I'm a first generation adopter of Apple's products. After waiting for over 2 months for this adapter, I discover that 8 out of 10 times, it doesn't work. The other times, my monitor flickers a few times before my Macbook gives me one resolution option of 640x480 on a 30" monitor.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dismal - Was hoping the reviews were wrong but they're not...

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I have the unibody 15" and the Dell 30" LCD display, had to wait 3 months to get the adaptor to make them work, and now I got it I am having the same nightmares as everyone with the flickering, screen blur, and the worst, complete static on-screen. DO NOT BUY if any of that is a concern. I say the product works as advertised 20% of the time.

    67 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broken 125 dollar cable...

    • Written by from PARIS

    I bought mine at the Tokyo Apple store (Ginza) on the 11th of january 09, betting a first faulty batch would have been swiftly corrected.

    Wong. Not only does it cost 125 USD (my god, have they lost touch with reality?) (and why is it so huge ?) but it also flat out does not work. Every hour or so, I have to unplug the USB cable, and replug it, after the screen gets it all wrong.

    I can't be mad at Apple, as the Macbook Pro I bought it for is an incredible piece of hardware, a pure jewel, but this cable thing is just plain ridiculous.

    I really hope Apple comes up with a satisfactory solution, and one that does not cost a dime.

    60 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No signal..

    • Written by from Espoo

    I ordered this from Apple Store in October and had to wait over 2 months.. After receiving this, I have now tried to get my HP LP3065 30" monitor to work... Macbook Pro doesn't even detect it!! This is so frustrating, I wanted to use Logic with 2560x1600 and now I can't. I need to contact Apple and ask a substitute.. Maybe I haven't waited enough? Maybe HP is not compatible with this? We'll see..

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent screen issues

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I finally received my adapter last week. I use a 30' monitor at work and wouldn't live without it, so my new MacBook Pro has been in a drawer until yesterday (purchased the computer in October). I have purchased all 3 adapters for various purposes, but the Mini DisplayPort Dual DVI adapter is a great disappointment. On my Samsung 30', the screen flickers periodically or goes completely out of sync and this is incredibly annoying. I have tried a number of solutions as suggested in various on-line forums all to no avail. The only way to temporarily resolve the problem is to disconnect the adapter cable. If you regularly use a 30' monitor then I would delay purchasing a new MAC notebook computer until this problem is rectified.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickers and shuts off

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I've got one of the brand new unibody MacBook Pros and also just purchased a 30" Cinema display, seemed like a great idea to me. Then I realized that I needed the $99 adapter, ok, well drat, whatever as long as it works. Got my adapter in the mail two days ago. So far I don't have all the artifacts that people are talking about, but if I shut the lid on my MBP I can't get it to wake up for more than about 3 sec at a time then it flickers and goes back into sleep mode. The only way so far I've found is to restart my machine (in those 3 sec its awake, gotta be fast) then it'll work ok for a while. I haven't used it long enough to see the artifacts or lines yet.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They must have known

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    This thing only works part of the time. When its good its good, but it goes bad many times a day requiring either sleep display, disconnect cable, restart etc.. to get it to work again. Snow, garbled screen whatever you want to call it.. How could this have possibly gotten through QA?

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Telluride

    I am very disappointed. $99 and two months of waiting later, I got a product that doesn't work to spec. My Samsung 30" display (which conforms to ALL the specifications Apple laid out on its product literature for the MacBook) goes out of sync every few minutes. Unplugging it and plugging it back in gives me a few more minutes. This is not a useful product for me. Considering that I purchased the MacBook for the sole reason that it featured Dual Link DVI output, I am feeling swindled.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointed

    • Written by from Merritt Island

    Just bought a new MBP and also a 30" Gateway Monitor to use with it. Right after I bought the MBP, I purchased this adapter and apple said it would ship in 5-7 days. After waiting a few weeks I checked online and then found out I'd have to wait 2 months to receive. It gets better. Now after I finally received the adapter, it simply won't work with the Gateway 30" monitor, the monitor is only seeing it as a plain DVI and I can only get 1900X1200 res. SO frustrated. If anyone has a solution please post.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent problems

    • Written by from Brattleboro

    Several times per day, my display that is plugged in to this adaptor will suddenly become unusable due to varying patterns of interference showing on the screen. The only way to fix it is to unplug the adaptor and plug it in again.

    As there is no other way to plug in a 30" display to a unibody MacBook Pro, and there is no 30" display currently available with a native Mini DisplayPort interface, I have to suffer through this. I wish I had kept my old MacBook Pro, as it's DVI interface was able to drive my display without problems. I advise anyone considering upgrading to a recent MacBook Pro to NOT do so until Apple has fixed this problem.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by from Ferndale

    The adapter works, but not anywhere near satisfactorily. "glitches" in the display are seen all the time, especially in black patches of the screen.

    Sometimes after going to sleep, the monitor will ghost the display three different times.

    You have to unplug and plug the monitor back in several times a day.

    My 30" cinema display is sad and my workflow is interrupted constantly.

    Shame on you Apple. Do you care about us? Or just those people buying your new LED displays?

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    Arrived today. With my Dell 3008WFP it only supports the 640x480 resolution. Took it to the Apple store where it was plugged into a Apple 30'' Cinema display. With the Apple display it supports all resolutions up to 2560x1600. Whether this is sloppy engineering or Apple protectionism remains speculation.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Ravenna

    - no auto off my monitor when i turn off my macbook pro
    - every half hour my apple cinema display hd 30'' go off for 1 second
    - expensive
    - cable very fine and port very mini are not the best for the quality

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dual link dvi cable not recognized by Gateway

    • Written by from Herndon

    Bought a brand new aluminum macbook because it supported 30" displays. Checked at the Apple store to make sure my Gateway 30" was supported - no problem. After buying the computer, I was told that it would be a couple months to wait for the dual link dvi adapter. The worst part was still coming. It arrived the day after Christmas - the gateway doesn't know it exists - thinks its a regular DVI. So I'm stuck with a new macbook that can't accomplish the tasks for which it was purchased, a high res monitor that thinks it's low res, and a $99 cable that doesn't work. So much for my first experience with Apple...

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid adapter blows buttt

    • Written by from joliet

    I had the flicker too, I had my resolution set to the highest setting because I forked out the extra $ and bought the 2.8 ghz and maxed ram. But I had to lower my resolution to make it not flicker. And it blows because it is not as crisp as the highest setting but it is a fix for now till I decide to get on the phone with apple (UGH!). So hope this helps.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Jitters on the letters

    • Written by from 京都市上京区

    This is a new product. I am not surprised that the bugs are not worked out. But I am disappointed that it does not work properly. I had no problems with my one year old macbook pro and the old dual link with my Dell 30 inch monitor. So why change what works? But apple did and I have the newest macbook pro. I waited a month to get this adaptor. And from the get go this product performs poorly. What happens is the letters all over your screen, from the top menus to the words in your screen seem to jitter or double up on top of each other. Letters become unreadable. And there is no predicting this. The first time I hooked up it went badly. I restarted and it worked. Now it seems to happen randomly. It does not matter which setting I use for the graphics card in the energy saver. Both go badly.
    A restart seems to fix it for a while. But at some point the problems rear their ugly head and you cannot read anything on your computer screen. You restart and hope you did not loose your train of thought at work.
    Do not buy this if you expect it to perform as it should. It does not. Use your older machine with a dual link port for performance and wait for Apple to make it right.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    how come the most advanced technology on the planet

    • Written by

    well I just make the purchase of this adapter for my recentely MACBOOK PRO and also i have just found this block of aluminum is blind to actual technologies still on use and not even an adapter can be found to cover such glitch let me be more specific Im Trying to use a external LCD monitor dvi connector and with appropriate adapter the monitor didn't work at all it not even let me connect fully attached now after that i try another way to get through that going back to the mac store explaining the problem and nobody were able to bring a solution to me now Im here stranded with this piece of blind equipment trying to scape from windows vista and all that Microsoft Mob's look where Went to end Up in a even worst and even expensive Lockup without options without solutions without NOTHING this definitely is microsoft like they want you to get new computers but with the new computers they want you to buy New printers new monitors new mouses new keywords new everything Guys let me ask you where is the green policy much of my actual equipment is in working conditions and they not need to be replaced but if this it going to be like this forget it Good Bye Mac I' Rather to go back in windows xp or millennium or anything else but not this

    19 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous product...

    • Written by from Bend

    I'm using this cable with a Samsung 30" monitor, and 2-3x per day, the monitor loses sync; this never happened with my older MBP and the same monitor (using dual-DVI). The cable is WAY too expensive and just doesn't work properly. Apple should be ashamed. Does anyone know how I can get this remedied?

    35 of 36 people found this useful