• 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 14 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Despite negative reviews, this adapter works as described.

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    I was leery of buying this adapter because of all the problems others have reported, but I didn't want to wait for delivery from another manufacturer. The maximum resolution my new 2.7GHz i7 Mac Mini would deliver to my 30" Cinema Display was an intolerable 1280 x 800, and I was resigned to using the Mac Mini as a media server and driving the Cinema Display with my older MacBook Pro. But the adapter just works perfectly. I get the maximum 2560 x 1600 resolution, the monitor wakes up from sleep with no difficulty, and there's no flickering, snow, or any other artifacts or problems that others have reported. The competitor's price was $30 less (plus shipping), but it was worth it to me to be able to drive over to the Apple Store and pick one up today.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 30 inch display

    • Written by from Pickering

    Using mid-2011 13 inch MacBook Air to drive a 30 inch Dell display. 3007WFPHC at 2600 x 1600. After reading the comments, I connected the USB plug to my iPad charger, so that it can draw as much power as it might need. I am not sure if connecting to the macbook air usb will also work.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It helped me connect my old Cinema display to my Thunderbolt iMac 27

    • Written by from København Ø

    So, yes it works

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my Dell U3011

    • Written by from Bellevue

    I use this with a MacBook Pro 15" and a Dell U3011 monitor. It works great and I haven't had any problems.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from santa barbara

    I recently bought a 15" Macbook Pro Intel Core i7 and needed this adapter to connect my 30" Apple display. I connected them together, and it worked flawlessly, just like it used to work with my old 17" Macbook Pro Intel Core 2 duo (which didn't need the adapter). No complaints!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Murphy

    It's a little pricey, but it works as advertised. My MBP (2010) drives my 30" Cinema Display without any problems. I haven't experienced the flickering some have talked about. The cable seems kind of bulky, but its length is outstanding. Any shorter and it would pose a major inconvenience in trying to connect. (The Display's actual DVI port is very close to its brick, you see.)

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine with Samsung SA850

    • Written by from Singapore

    The adapter works fine with Samsung SA850 27" monitor achieving a screen resolution of 2,560x1,440. Make sure the firmware of the adapter is version 1.03.

    14 of 15 people found this useful