• 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 3 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 7 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 18 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.

    14 of 21 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from La Veta

    Starts off ok, but over time this becomes almost unusable. I've used the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter for just over a year with a 2011 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt port and Dell 30" monitor. For the first few months I didn't have any problems, or none that couldn't be fixed by simply toggling the monitor off/on. But over the last few months the problem has increased in frequency and severity. Often the only way to get my monitor back is to shut down my system for an hour. If I'm lucky I may get a few hours of work afterwards. If not the snow/distorted pixels, flashing, blinking, and gray/black screen will reappear a few minutes after starting up.

    I did not have any problems (and still don't ) using this monitor with a 2007 MacBook Pro with built in Dual-Link port.

    Sorry, it there are typos in this post. My monitor is blinking on and off and pixels are distorted with snow, so I can't proofread what I've typed.

    21 of 25 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cr@p

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    Makes my macbook pro freeze up randomly... very annoying and expensive.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but super expensive!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    First of all I got next day delivery despite opting for free delivery so that was a bonus.

    Product works as intended. I am using it with an early 2011 15inch Macbook Pro with a Dell 3007WFPHC (30inch 2560 x 1600). I have tested it with both OSX and Windows (via Bootcamp) and again there doesn't seem to be any problems.

    I haven't experienced any flickering, but the laptop is set to use high performance mode when plugged in (this is a suggested fix for the flickering some people are seeing) so perhaps that is why.

    The only issue though is price, $99 before tax is insane for an adapter! Oh and it's HUGE for a DVI Adapter as well (which is more comical than anything).

    15 of 21 people found this useful