• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by from VEENDAM

    With some apprehension I ordered this adapter for connecting my recently acquired Mac mini (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, double-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, Mac OS X Snow Leopard) to my 30" Apple Cinema display.

    It worked immediately, which is essential because the Mac mini is in fact my spare computer for getting on should my main computer, an early 2008 Mac Pro, break down.

    Normally, the Cinema screen is connected to my Mac Pro (early 2008 model, now running under Snow Leopard), and the Mac mini is connected as a target disk via FireWire800 for cloning the Mac Pro hard disk to the Mac Mini hard disk.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perpectly!!

    • Written by from Lodi

    I bought the 27" iMac last week, and I wanted to use my 30" Cinema Display in dual-setup mode. After reading the reviews here, I was hesitant about buying this adapter, but this was my only option. So, I went ahead and bought it.

    I plugged in the 30" DVI and USB cable to the adapter, and boom, it worked immediately. I did not experience any issues whatsoever.

    The only negative thing I can say, is the price. $100? Seriously Apple? At least provide a discount for all people who bought your Cinema Displays.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 3007WFP-HC

    • Written by from Carmel Valley

    I've read many reviews, i just want to confirm that the new adapter (1.02) works perfectly with the Dell 3007WFP-HC.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works! MacBook Pro 17" 1.66 connected to HP LP3065 30"

    • Written by from Billings

    I'm totally impressed! I purchased an HP LP 3065 30" monitor and I am able to run my 17" MacBook Pro at 1920 x 1200 AND the 30" display at it's full resolution of 2560 x 1600 simultaneously! It also works just as well in "clamshell" mode. This is exactly what I need: a professional desktop work environment combined with the flexibility of having a laptop.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine for me!

    • Written by from Abu dhabi

    I have upgraded my monitor to Apple 30" cinema and used it with my old system for about 3 months. Then I decided to upgrade my system to the latest 15" macbook por with 2.8Ghz.

    I freaked when I knew later that this was the only way to connect those two and it basically sucked based on the reviews. But I bought it anway.

    I should say that everything is working fine for a week now. There is no issues what so ever. I played some movies on it and all worked fine. I also used it for photo editing and didn't notice anything yet. It may be because everything I have is brand new (the monitor, the laptop, the osx, and the converter) or mabye because I got lucky. Mabye, I have not noticed anything as of yet. So, I'm going to keep using the system and update this my comment if anything comes up. But until then, this converter works fine.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Portland

    I was skeptical after reading all of the problem reports but went ahead and purchased an adapter to connect my new mini (nVidia graphics chip) to a Dell 3007 30" display. It worked perfectly and has continued to do so for a week. Initially I did have to manually change my display resolution from the default up to the true monitor resolution in system settings but after that I've had no problems on Leopard or Snow Leopard.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The key is v1.02

    • Written by from UNION MILLS

    Like many, I found that my newly purchased 15" MBP no longer worked with my 30" Apple Cinema Display, even though I thought I purchased the correct adapter.

    After receiving the "correct" adapter, I worried after reading so many bad reviews. But I plugged mine in, selected the resolution, and bingo: it worked, first time.

    I checked the adapter firmware version and it is, indeed, v1.02. As a previous poster has already stated, it seems that this is the key to the success (or failure) of the adapter fixing the problem with the new unibody Macs. At least for me!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from West Hartford

    Bought the unit in when the new mac mini came out. Was version 1.01 firmware,
    Had the usual problems. Took it to the Apple store they exchanged it for
    a dual link 1.02. Everything was great, works great on MM and MBP.
    It had a rough start but Apple fixed it.
    Great product, great company.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me!!

    • Written by from Valencia

    I read the reviews for this item, but recently purchased this adapter anyway (call it true faith in Apple) and it works great with my new 30" display and Macbook Pro. No problems, plugged it in and away we go.

    I am getting the proper resolution, and I love the new real estate that I have on my desktop. I did check and I have the new Firmware version 1.02, so I don't know if this is better than previous ones people might have been buying but I'm happy.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally works with Gateway w.firmware 1.02

    • Written by from Pickering

    Finally got one after hearing on the US Apple site that someone tried it on their Gateway 3000 with success. I can confirm that it does in fact works though there is no way to tell what firmware version is on without going into System Profiler->Graphic/Displays and scrolling down to the XHD3000 settings. Unfortunately you cannot do this at the Apple Store so had take a leap of faith that the unit I purchased was new stock.

    Also heard on the US Apple site/forums that the firmware cannot be updated remotely/on your Mac via software update.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has upgraded the firmware and improved the adapter.

    • Written by from Clinton

    I purchased one of these adapters a few months ago and had nothing but problems with it. Recent reviews on this forum had improved, so I called Apple and asked it the adapter had been upgraded. After some discussion it became clear that the firmware had, in fact, been upgraded. The current version of the firmware is 1.02 and it works great!

    Since the firmware couldn't be upgraded electronically by e-mail, Apple replaced my adapter at no cost. The new adapter has solved all of the previous problems.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Dual to the 30" and Cintique 21" from a Unibody 17"

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Works beautifully on both Screens, only very sparsely I get a quick blink of Black on the 30" Aplle Cinema Display.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    15" MBPro (Mid 2009) to 30" Cinema Display

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra

    No problems here... works perfect.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini to HP-LP3065 works great!

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    I've had it for two months now and have yet to see a glitch. It Just Works for my configuration at least. Running at 2560x1600.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised

    • Written by from Austin

    The adapter works exactly as advertised with my Gateway XHD3000. Unplugged mini DVI, plugged in mini Displayport and USB cables, plugged in Dual Link cable, and voila, glorious 2560x1600.

    I was worried that it wouldn't work because of the low-ish reviews, but I had no problems.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    • Written by from London

    I work for a large online social network company, and many of us (around 200 people) are using this adapter happily with Dell 30" monitors (two models). There are also people using it with NEC 24". We are using MacBooks and MacBook Pros from between 2007-2009.

    In my experience (and my team's) the adapter works well in all in all scenarios. The main test is the hot-plug scenario, and this has never let me down. OSX seems to transition the windows reasonably well - they are often half off the screen when they are consolidated, but that is a minor gripe. The transition takes 5-10 seconds each way, understandably.

    The inclusion of USB is nice, in that it makes for clean cabling on our desks.

    Anyway, I see no reason to rate this unit lower than 5 stars. Good work to the under-praised guys who developed this product.

    14 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Product!

    • Written by from Manchester

    I heard so many bad things about this product. I even went to apple store to find out more information on it, but they had no idea what I was talking about, not very knowledgeable at all. But I took a chance and bought this adapter anyways. I am using it with my brand new Mac Mini, which I just bought today, with 4 gb of RAM and 256mb graphic card. As soon as I plugged my 30" apple cinema to mac mini, it started working. I have been using it all day and haven't had any problems at all. So far I am very satisfied with this product. Great Buy!!

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was quite skeptical

    • Written by from Foster City

    Was very nervous because of all the bad reviews for an overpriced adaptor, but I needed one to power my 3008WFP, but it works absolutely perfectly with my 2.4GHZ aluminum macbook. Have not seen a single glitch and I am very particular about my displays. Gaming even is OK too (World of Goo and whatnot)

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfect with my MacBook Pro 15"

    • Written by from Mission

    read a lot of the review here. this is mine i use this dual-link DVI adapter with a DVI -HDMI cable on my Sony Bravia 52" LCD HDTV it works perfect but of-course you need a audio cable too
    for the price is a good buy i am planning to buy another one for my TV in the study

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but must have OS X 10.6

    • Written by from Orlando

    I thought this device was going to be a disaster based upon the reviews I've read but it seemed like the only option so I gave it a shot. I hooked it up to my 17" Unibody MacBook Pro and my 30" Apple Cinema Display and it works great. It says right on the box that you need OS X 10.6 or greater for it to work right, so you should update your system with the latest updates before hooking the adapter up. A lot of the reviews here were before 10.6 even came out so it appears that Apple fixed the bugs on that release.

    14 of 34 people found this useful