• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D Single Link (Digital only, 1920x1200@60Hz)

    This is the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI-D single-link adapter.

    DVI-D single-link means that ONLY DIGITAL signals will be output, with the maximum supported resolution at 60Hz being 1920x1200 (2.75 megapixels to be exact).

    The adapter easily plugs into the Mini-DisplayPort jack of new aluminum unibody Macbooks and Macbook Pros, and the other end is female DVI-D. Be aware that you cannot physically fit your DVI-I cables into the DVI-D female end. However, since all 24 pins are open, DVI-D dual-link cables can physically fit just as well as DVI-D single-link cables, and can be used to carry the SINGLE-LINK signal to your TV or monitor.

    I was surprised how light-weight this adapter is; a plus for carrying around. I was worried that the relatively heavier cables would pull the plug out from the notebook, but the adapter fits quite snugly in the Macbook Pro. The two screws on the DVI cable I used could not reach their holes in the adapter (female end is not deep enough), however, it was not a concern since the cable still fit tightly into the adapter.

    So, if you don’t have a DIGITAL display larger than 1920x1200, this adapter will be fine. Since HDTV is 1920x1080 this adapter is good enough for me. If you are looking to drive larger digital displays, get the dual-link adapter instead. Also, remember that analog is not supported with this adapter.

    2491 of 2677 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure of your pinouts

    This is a DVI-D (single-link) connector - look up DVI on Wikipedia, if you're not sure of the difference. You can NOT simply connect to a DVI-I connector, like Apple's own DVI-VGA adapter, because of the extra pins in DVI-I.

    With the correct cabling, it seems to work just fine.

    1397 of 1585 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Confucius is wrong

    You cannot run dual monitors with this product or the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

    The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter is meant for 1 external display up to 1920 x 1080.

    The Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter is meant for running 1 external display up to and beyond 1920 x 1080 resolution, such as the Apple 30" monitor which runs at 2560 by 1600 pixels.

    Please do your research before recommending a product. Dual-link does not mean Dual monitors. The Digital formats are available in DVI-D Single-Link and Dual-Link as well as DVI-I Single-Link and Dual-Link format connectors. These DVI cables send information using a digital information format called TMDS (transition minimized differential signaling). Single link cables use one TMDS 165Mhz transmitter, while dual links use two. The dual link DVI pins effectively double the power of transmission and provide an increase of speed and signal quality; i.e. a DVI single link 60-Hz LCD can display a resolution of 1920 x 1200, while a DVI dual link can display a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

    Please purchase the correct adapter for your application.

    123 of 131 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support

    This is great for just picture but I'm so disappointed that I bought the mini displayPort to DVI connector and then the dvi to hdmi cables to connect my macbookpro to my flat screen plasma tv. After getting everything and figuring out that I had to have "mirror" on in my system perferences and turing it all on; I had no sound. I could have avoided all this trouble by simply buying the Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support, or even the 2 piece one, similar to the one I actually bought but with audio. I should have researched better. So to all you looking to do what I wanted .... BUY the Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support.

    80 of 86 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    After all the hub-bub about where it works or not or whether it is DVI-I or DVI-D, all I can say is look at the picture. In fairness to Apple, you can zoom right into the connector to see if it will connect to your monitor. I agree is might be clearer if it stated that it was DVI-D but this is easy enough to check. I think most of the confusion has come from the fact that there are two types of DVI cable. This is not actually Apple's fault. For the record DVI-I carries Digital AND Analogue (over the extra 4 pins) and DVI-D is just Digital.
    All I can say about it on the down side is I think it should be priced at £15 along with all the other Mini adaptors. Have connected up to various 24" panels in the office and it works great off my new MiniMac.

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    23" HD Cinema to 2011 MacBook Pro (15")

    If you want to connect a 15" MacBook Pro (2011 vintage) to an aluminum, 23" HD Cinema Display (about 2005/6 vintage or thereabouts), this is exactly the adapter you need. Also, yes, your 23" HD Cinema Display will continue to display in it's native 1920x1200 resolution. You can add a second display to your MacBook Pro or use it as a mirrored display. This is what I was looking for (2nd display for my MacBook Pro) and this adapter makes it possible. The only downside is that the adapter cable is so very short.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but...

    Bought today and works great! Hooked up my Macbook with my LG 32' LCD TV. I only have one question: why doesn't this come inside the box with the Macbook? If the port Apple chose to integrate into the new Macbook is not compatible with anything else but this adapter, the right thing to do would be to include it in the box. Apple just didn't do the right thing...Big fan of everything Apple does, but having to buy a 30 bucks adapter is just outrageous!

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but Come On!

    This is a really great adapter for getting your MacBook Pro to view DVI. The new DisplayPort connections are much easier to work with than the old Mini DVI I had on my PowerBook. But come on Apple! Why couldn't you include these in the MacBook Pro box like you did on the PowerBook? I shelled out the extra money "since I need them", but it would have been better to include them in the box since I did invest a lot of money in my machine.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Dell 2405 monitor (after a lil' tinkering)

    I recently bought the MDPort to DVI-adapter for my recently purchased MBP 13". At first, when I connected the adapter to my MBP, I got a blue screen, which then went back to regular desktop view. I then turned on my Dell monitor. I got nothing on the screen, just blank/black. The MBP couldn't "detect" any external display. I tried this a couple times, different sequence of hooking up cable, etc. and it didn't work. I read two reviews here that said they used the same monitor as I have and it worked, so i was wondering what the problem was. I borrowed my friend's VGA adapter, and that worked fine, even after the MBP was on. So, I tried again the DVI cable, by first having the MBP off, connecting the cables, and then turning on the MBP and later the Dell. Voila, it worked. Then someone suggested to me from the Apple communities, that the monitors like to be turned on before plugging in (which saves me the hassle from always having to reboot); which turned out to be true in my case. So what was once a frustrating experience, is now a good one, as the cable does work (i had returned it to get a 2nd dvi adapter b/c i thought the first one might be bad). I didn't think two adapters could have the same problem.

    Anyways, I'm rambling, but I'm happy to say that it works!

    Took off one star, just b/c I thought the adapter's price was a bit high at $29.99 (best buy)/$29 at apple.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A unique adapter...

    Why Apple refuses to design their own Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter or just price the adapters at $20 instead of $30 is beyond me... or why MacBook Pros don't include one of these adapters, since previous models of MacBook Pros had DVI ports on them.

    Still, this adapter works well and I've had no significant issues with it.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works with digital displays

    While this adapter is overpriced, it does exactly what it says it does. In another review a user states that they are frustrated as this adapter drops the analog signal. This is NOT true.

    Mini DisplayPort can NOT do analog to begin with.

    If you notice, Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters use a chip to convert the digital signal to an analog one. This adapter does NOT have that chip.

    For $30 Apple should just make a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA hybrid adapter to avoid consumer confusion, but if you have a digital display, this will work perfectly.

    Minus one star for consumer confusion.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Certain.

    I bought this adapter to connect my new 20" HP monitor for extra screen space. Connected it up, plugged it in and everything worked perfectly, no drivers no nothing.
    However I will say this-
    Be CERTAIN before you buy this, make sure that what you are looking for is exactly what this adapter does. I personally made sure that my monitor was DVI-D and not DVI-A and I made sure that this adapter was suited to DVI-D and the size of my monitor. The reviews here are very helpful in making an informed decision.
    I personally picked it up in store and consulted with the staff to further clarify the devices capabilities.

    Overall not a bad product, just a very specific one. Look up past experiences with your monitor model and size and mac before you take the plunge. Four stars, -1 star however for the unreasonable price. Minidisplay seems to be just an annoyance and this is the kind of accessory that should be included in the price of a mac.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it said.

    The adaptor does what it said, nothing more.
    I brought this adaptor so I could connect my MacBook Pro 13" to my 23" SamSung monitor. I was worry before the purchase as the SamSung had a resolution of 2048x1152.
    The external monitor does come out in full resolution and sharp, the only complain that I had are:
    1.) Why does they build in the DVI port and I have buy extra accessory for it.
    2.) They should have a longer cable for this. 4" is just not enough.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 245BW

    Was concerned after reading some of the reviews here.

    So just to report that this cable adapter works fine with the Samsung 245BW monitor.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a Little Elbow Grease

    At first I thought that this didn't fit the cable for a Dell monitor, but after reading a forum post suggesting forcing it I pushed a little harder and voila.

    As stated in another review, it does not, however, work with the DVI->VGA adapter.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure your battery charger is attached to use this adaptor

    At first I thought this cable didn't work. Well... unless your macbook pro is attached to its charger - it won't work. It will work for a few seconds - then lose the external monitor signals.

    Once I hook it up to the charger - it works fine.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but where's the RCA/S-Video out adapter?

    This cord works well on my TV, but I used my previous Macbook constantly to show friends and family pictures on their TVs via S-Video and RCA analog video. Now my new Macbook can't be connected to most older TVs that only have an RCA video plug or S-Video. Bad enough to upgrade my Macbook and have to buy new expensive adapter cords, now they're not even making the same cords. Frustrating.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked just fine

    I had read all of the negative reviews and was extremely concerned about buying the product, but I had a presentation to do so i really had no choice. The mini display port worked perfectly, I had no issues. I did follow the instructions mentioned in other reviews.... attach it with the computer and LCD off, turn on computer then turn on LCD. No issue..... Remember to set your display to mirror!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Sweet

    Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is cause it's overpriced, works perfect with my old school Apple ADC 23" display that's hooked up to another ridiculously expensive ADC -> DVI Adapter

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mix up causes problems

    For some reason Apple uses 2 different ports to be able to use an external monitor, what your computer has in it is the type of adapter you buy. This mini displayport to DVI looks different than the mini dvi port plug. If you buy the correct adapter it will work. The best way that I found to be able to tell which one to get is to search the Apple store for the Mini and look at the I/O ports on the back. The MIni has both. Just see which one matches your output and buy that adapter. Hope that helps.

    23 of 27 people found this useful