• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-I vs DVI-D

    • Written by from EXETER

    The output is a DVI-D instead of DVI-I. So instead of carrying around one adapter I need two. This along with other issues makes me question the intentions of Apple's product line and feels like what happened in the 90's is happening again with Apple milking money out of users from the extra (or overpriced) hardware to buy. Interoperability is important.

    178 of 205 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just won't fit!

    • Written by from London

    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?

    268 of 422 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Releasing New Display Plugs

    • Written by from ASTORIA

    Over the years, I have accumulated no less than 4 different breeds of display adapters with 4 different attachment for apple laptops. Every time apple releases another machine, they change the adapter port, and I'm forced to buy another. On top of all that, they now charge $30 for the adapter instead of $20. I'm done paying $30 for a $5 piece of hardware that, frankly, apple should be shipping in the box with their machines. I'd recommend anyone considering buying one these should pick up the $5 alternative (google it).

    130 of 155 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!

    • Written by from ARVADA

    This adapter will only fit DVI-D connections. It will NOT fit a DVI-I connections!!! This one simple fact ruined a presentation in front of hundreds of people for me. The old MacBook Pro was able to connect to DVI-I, but not this one. Do yourself a favor and make sure that you will be using a DVI-D connection. I'm still reeling about this...

    This adapter should have been included with the MacBook Pro, period. You would think that for $2400 they could at least throw in an adapter for their proprietary display port.

    117 of 140 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating. Works, but not as well as expected.

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I bought this device "just in case" I might need it. I never really used it, because I always had access to my desktop computer and never needed to use a separate display for my laptop. I got a new job where I'm on the road and working from a satellite office. Now, I figured, would be a good time to start using this device.

    The device hasn't completely stopped working, but it isn't very reliable. The screen image on the monitor frizzes up often. Think of an old school television antenna. The only solution is to jiggle and contort the adapter until a stable connection is made. Once again, think of an old school television antenna.

    So, I've owned the device for over a year, but the last month has been my first time using it regularly. I don't recommend that anyone buy this product. I've since ordered a similar device from a competitor. Hopefully the user experience is better.

    110 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging totally misleading

    • Written by from La Tour-de-Peilz

    It's good to know that this supports only single-link DVI with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or lower, which is _not_ written on the packaging, and not even on the description on the Apple Store. That's only once you've connected it between your Mac (e.g. a Mini 2011) and your monitor (e.g. a Samsung SA850) that you'll notice the max. resolution in the Displays Preferences, look for information on apple.com, and eventually find out the informative note hidden somewhere in the faqs.

    115 of 139 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The generic version is better than Apple brand

    • Written by from ROCHESTER

    I bought this with a Macbook back in late 2008. The generic versions of the adapter which you can buy for $10 are actually a lot better than the $29 brand name version from Apple. The generic versions have a DVI-I interface which passes through analog, in case you need VGA for a projector or something. The Apple version only passes through DVI-D, for no comprehensible reason.

    84 of 96 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit the Apple DVI to VGA-adapter

    • Written by from Günzburg

    In intention to use my original Apple DVI to VGA adapter with my new MacBookPro I bought that adapter, so I can use my old Apple computer as well for presentations. The Mini-display to DVI does not fit the DVI to VGA adapter (as posted in other comments due to the different standards (DVI-I and -D)). Unfortunately this is not stated anywhere in the product description of both products. So You have to buy boths adapters (DVI and VGA) for using them with the Mini-display-port.

    94 of 121 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Leesburg

    Wait until a third party offers an adapter. I was stuck at a major conference and had to switch to a PC because this adapter is a single DVI rather than a dual DVI. The house A/V company could have interfaced with the dual DVI, but not this single configuration adapter.

    This wouldn't have been an issue with my old Powerbook, but this new scheme is only compatible with 1/2 of the cables out there. Awful.

    89 of 113 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product listing

    • Written by from Inyokern

    I am so disappointed. All I want to do is hookup my Macbook Pro to my TV so that I can play home movies, etc., which were edited and compressed on my computer. However, the listing of this Mini DisplayPort to DVI did not make clear that the cable was DVI-D rather than DVI-I. I'm not a pro at these things, but I'm not dumb. If a listing says "DVI-I" and one says "DVI-D", I can figure out that they are different and order the right ones. Thumbs down apple.com. >:(

    73 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cuts out increasingly often

    • Written by from San Diego

    I used it to connect my MacBook Pro to an extra display. At first it was fine, but then it started cutting out but could be temporarily fixed by unplugging and replugging it in to the port. Eventually, it got so bad that it would not come back on. I thought my Thunderbolt port was on the fritz, but I tried using a VGA adapter and everything was fine. (although I can't watch HD TV episodes on the external display.)

    52 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad output format, and unqualified technical support

    • Written by from Sherbrooke

    I have recently purchased a apple 30" cinema display and replaced my 2 year old MacbBook Pro by a new one. As always, apple has once again changed (downgraded) the display output format on the MacBook Pro. The technician at the Apple Store sells me this adaptermMini DIV, but it doesn't allow me to use my screen at full resolution. After wasting a few hours trying to fix this problem, I call the Apple tech support. After making a few tests and going through the list of my products, they conclude that it must be a hardware problem with my computer. So I bring my laptop and screen to the AppleStore, the same one that had sold me the DVI adapter. Eventually, a friend told me that I need to purchase a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, 100$!

    The Apple techniciens that I dealt with are completely incompetent, they sold me the wrong product and didn't even know about the specs of their own product. Perhaps if Apple stopped changing their output formats every year, it would be possible to connect a brand new Apple computer to a brand new Apple display without having to order additional parts at extra cost...

    64 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read if you plan to connect to VGA via an adapter

    • Written by from Highland Park

    I bought this to connect to DVI and VGA sources. I realize for VGA I need an adapter, but what I didn't realize is the the vast majority of adapters for VGA-to-DVI are NOT compatible with this product. It blocks the DVI-I 4 pins around the bar, meaning you'd break any DVI-I adapter you tried to attach. If you get this and you need to connect to VGA, most existing adapters (such as those that come with video cards) WILL NOT WORK, and you will need to buy a DVI-D-only adapter.

    53 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop 'experimenting' with your customers Apple!

    • Written by from Shipley

    Dear Apple, You did this in the early naughties with the ADC connector, now you're going to fit a barely known, practically untested video connector AS STANDARD to your machines. Will you never learn? Due to your obsession with digital rights management and anything that claims to be able to halt piracy (but won't) you have sold thousands of machines to which you can only connect two screens if you accept that to wake one screen up (the one that's attached via the $25 adaptor that you DON'T INCLUDE as standard) you will have to restart the machine or dis/reconnect the sleepy screen. It boggles the mind, Apple. Just use DVIs like the rest of the known universe and stop playing with your customers minds/wallets. While you're at it, stop producing those butchered USBs with the notch that you can't use with other peripherals. Yours Sincerely, Angry Ex Apple Fan.

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D only

    • Written by from Wellingborough

    This is only DVI-D not DVI-I so does not include the analogue output. This should be clearly stated, as DVI in general includes analogue. Worse, I brought this along with a MacBook Pro which explicitly states that it works with all DVI devices, which is wrong.

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Failure

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    I was unable to get either of our 1 day old MacBooks to connect to any of the 4 monitors we have in our house. The Mac literally shows no monitor connected. Called Apple and they escalated to engineering after about 30 minutes of troubleshooting.

    Macbook MiniDP > DVI Samsung T260HD = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Samsung T260HD = FAIL

    The above was tried with each of the two Samsung T260HD monitors that I have.

    Macbook MiniDP > DVI Dell 2407WFP = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Dell 2407WFP = FAIL
    Macbook MiniDP > VGA Samsung 915n = FAIL

    Expecting a call from Apple on Tuesday with the feedback from the engineering folks.

    56 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere…

    • Written by from Sutton

    I try not to be negative when giving reviews but I have to in this case to try and stop someone making the same mistake that I did.

    I bought this to connect my new iMac (21.5") to my old monitor so I could extend the iMac display. I tried and tried to get the monitor to work (a LG2000CE which worked fine with my old MacPro) without getting a red hue to the monitor – if I could get a picture at all. I looked at all the possible problems, got another Apple adapter, changed monitors, changed cables, spoke to Applecare engineers and even swapped my iMac for a new one.

    Everyone seemed to think it was a hardware problem on the iMac. Turns out all I needed to do was get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter made by Neet and it worked.
    I thought that using an Apple branded adapter I would be getting the more reliable and more likely to work adapter, how wrong I was.

    Maybe you'll get this to work, obviously some people have, but I didn't.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D not DVI-I..which is what I needed

    • Written by from San Diego

    Read the reviews as you will notice a common trend. This product doesn't clearly state it is DVI-D and not DVI-I (which the older models used). Just wasted my money to find out it doesn't work on newer Macbook Pros

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with a perfecty fine Samsung monitor

    • Written by from chelles

    I had read all the reviews on the Apple Store before buying this adapter. Turns out, it doesn't work with my SyncMaster 940bw, even with a brand new DVI-D cable...
    I have had it with Apple...Not only does this adapter is too expensive, but also it simply do not do the job.
    Thumbs down on this one.

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with a Sony TV

    • Written by from Cesson Sevigne

    With a DVI to HDMI cable.

    65 of 93 people found this useful