• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you get the right one!

    Usually Apple products just work, thats why they are so great. Things aren't as easy as you'd think with the mini DisplayPort Adapters though.

    The DVI version seems to be only for DVI-D (digital DVI) and not DVI-A (analog DVI), which is more common on older hardware. They are only compatible one way, as the DVI-A connector has some extra pins. Cleverly you can't even use Apples own DVI-to-VGA Adapter due to the extra pins. If you plan on using both and don't absolutely need the digital signal, get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a seperate VGA-DVI Adapter.

    So make sure you spend your hard earned wisely on this and check what inputs your monitor has. Unless its fairly new, chances are it will be DVI-A.

    I haven't had any picture related issues, but chances are the earlier reviewer has problems with the new NVIDIA chip and its not the adapters fault.

    2 Stars as should cost half the price for what you get.

    509 of 575 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just won't fit!

    I thought I'd use the extra DVI monitor I have at home with my new MacBook, so I got the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. I tried to plug it into the DVI connector of my monitor, but it just won't fit. Both layouts are DVI, but the adapter is missing 4 tiny pins around the large one. After forcing for a while, it KIND of fits and I do get an image, but the connector literally hangs onto the adapter, semi-attached, and I am not able to fully attach both of them in place so they have to placed on a horizontal surface all the time.

    My monitor definitely has a DVI connector, but I wonder if there are different types of DVI connectors? And if so, should this information have been on the adapter page?

    271 of 425 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with waking display from sleep

    While it looks nice and neat, it gives me a problem with my Dell 2001FP.

    Every time the display goes to sleep it doesn't come back on without me having to unplug and plug it back in.

    Of course it could be the software but the same monitor worked fine for me on my old MBP.

    Two other points:

    It would be nice if the cable was a few inches longer so I could hide it behind the screen when I work.

    £20 for a bit of plastic? Only apple can get away with that.

    148 of 188 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It DOES fit! DVI-D only though!

    For the benefit of people saying this doesn't fit... It's a DVI-D cable only!
    DVI-D is the digital only version meaning the pins around the flat style one aren't there. If your cable has these on it then it is a DVI-I cable used for sending RGB analogue signals... in which case just buy the mini display port to VGA!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Excellent, link my Unibody MacBook to my Dell 24" TFT at 1920*1200 and its perfect! No problems and I have been using it everyday (unplugging most days to move around) for about 3 months and currently still working without flaw.

    Sturdy connection, well built and durable. Only problem, should have been included with my MacBook.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    kinda works..

    I have one of these connected to a Dell 2408WFP monitor at 1920x1200. Image quality is great most of the time, I've not had sleep issues at all. The only issue I have is *sometimes* I get flickering horizontal lines all over the screen, the monitor then loses sync and then the image re-appears, perfectly stable. This is usually triggered by heavy hard disk activity.

    This has happened once a day for the last 3 days - I've tried different cables and even a different monitor and I still get the same.

    When it works, the image is great though.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with DVI-I

    Works with DVI-Ileads on a 22" HP screen. Would be nice to securly fix it to the computer though.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    I've bought one of these and I'm pretty disappointed. I use it to connect a 2010 15" MacBookPro (8.2) to an ASUS PB278Q. Very often when I turn on the computer, the image in the monitor is completely grained (full of noise) and I can see the desktop below the noise. I need to unplug the USB part of the adapter (the power I suppose) and then re-plug it. Sometimes I need to do this twice. It may also work turn off and on the monitor. One thing is for sure: When I turn on the computer, or awake it from sleep, it's completely impossible to know whether the noise/grain will appear. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I regret a LOT having bought this, specially because later I learned that I could simlpy have bought a cheap Mini Displayport to Displayport cable........

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure its screwed in tight

    I bought this to connect my Mac Mini to an eternal LG 27inch IPS monitor.

    It caused no end of flickering and screen blackouts and fuzzy grey screens.

    My solution was to make sure the DVI plug was screwed SUPER TIGHT into the adaptor and I mean super tight...tighter than I've ever screwed a DVI plug into any socket ever before....

    This solved all my problems.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I bought one of these, but have to say I am very disappointed by its poor reliability. Having paid the Apple Tax for this product, I was very disappointed to find that one has to wiggle the DVI cable to make it work sometimes. Having invested in quite an expensive cable, that works reliably elsewhere, I have to say that it comes down to this adaptor.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    These reviews are out of date

    Virtually all monitors now are using digital DVI not the now defunct analogue which has been left to VGA connections. So there is no compatibility issues.
    There are independent makes that fit a bit tighter at the mini port side, but these adapters will fit the DVI cable that comes with your monitor.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good - Dell 2405P

    Does not output a clear resolution when connected from Macbook Pro Retina to Dell 2405P (1920x1200). It "works" in the sense that you can see the screen, but the display is super blurry, and not usable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile for daily setup

    I've gone through 2 of these adapters in the past three months. They simply do not stand up to the stresses of being packed up and handled everyday. Recommend to try other brands.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On to our 4th in less than 1 year

    Beautiful product, but having to replace them every 3 months due to failure. At $49.95 a piece, the cost is starting to rack up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    Works brilliantly. I don't understand the problems with digital since DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface...

    If the cable is loose then there can be some interference so just make sure the connections are tight then there are no problems. I use a Samsung 1080p monitor and have had absolutely no problems.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adaptor worked very well with an Epson projector. No issues whatsoever, just plugged it in and connected the Scart; presented a project with no problems.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work the way it should

    According to "Apples" FaQ Page on this adapter it is "Active" not "Passive" it isn't close to being Active because it does not work with a tripple monitor setup one has to be disabled for it to work. Great work Apple not... One unimpressed customer

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOOOOD product

    this is goooood product for dual display ^^;

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The answer to a question no one asked

    $30? Not in this lifetime buddy.

    Do an eBay search and pick up one from Hong Kong, they're $25 dollars cheaper and exactly the same.

    4 of 10 people found this useful