• 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

    Doesn't work the way it should

    • Written by from Surfers Paradise

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    color static issues on monitor

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was not able to make this work between my 13" first-gen unibody MacBook Pro (I think early 2009) and 23" Cinema Display (2008 model). The cinema display showed red color static/noise all the time (and I tried several common methods for trying to fix that). I suppose this is just the price of older hardware, but would have been nice if they would play nice together.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    W.t.f. ?!?

    • Written by from Ladenburg

    It's DVI-D, which means it does not support ANY commonly used DVI-cables of the analog type.
    Wow, so much money spent for a useless connector.

    Great apple fan up to now (iMac 27, Macbook Air, iPhone) but that really *s*u*c*k*s*! Congrats, bad work Apple! :-(

    31 of 48 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

    Stopped working after update

    • Written by from New Glasgow

    This product worked great for me for several months until I updated my macbook pro 17 inch to OSX 10.7, after the update this adaptor completely stopped working for me. I have tried several different televisions and suggestions found on Apple support site and other helpful sites, nothing worked.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very very bad product

    • Written by from Athens

    I've been using the small cable to link to my main eizo display and some times using it to connect to my projector. Just before my second cable failed to opearate. A really bad quality product, although an expensive one.

    35 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    • Written by from LAGUNA NIGUEL

    I bought this to connect to my very high end HP monitor and it does not work. Makes the screen blow up and looks like an old VGA monitor. I would try one before you buy one.

    21 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE PRODUCT

    • Written by from Hobart

    I bought one of these to connect my external monitor to my new Macbook Air. Got a blank screen on the external monitor, and the macbook did not recognize it at all. Confirmed that it was not working on my friends macbook. The one he bought elsewhere for $5 is still going strong after 6 months. This item is of very low build quality and the screws will not bolt into most standard DVI leads either.

    33 of 59 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

    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

    Mini Display to DVI Adaptor caused bent pins

    • Written by from MATAWAN

    I purchased this to connect my MacBook Pro to a projectior. It did not connect well to my DVI cable for the projector and did not work. I tried changing resoultions, I pushed it in and thought I had made connection. but still no go!.When I pulled it out I saw that the adaptor had bent the pins on my cable to the projector. I though it was new so being tight was the issue. NO I HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE APPLE STORE. I have a BAD projector cable and my MacBook Pro still does not work. I AM VERY UNHAPPY AND DISAPPOINTED.

    14 of 35 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

    Does not do what I wanted it to do.

    • Written by from B57687386

    I have 3 Apple 24" LCD Monitors with DVI, I purchased a new Mac Pro with a single graphics card with a single DVI out and 2 Mini Port outputs. The Apple salesman assured me that if I purchased 2 of these it will work fine. After purchasing them I have now read that only 2 monitors will work unless I buy the much more expensive adapters. I would not be fuming so much had I known that I had to purchase 2x 100 € cables from the start instead of wasting my money on 2x 30 € cables as well. Part Apple's fault, part salesman's fault for not knowing specs properly......

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just doesn't work

    • Written by from Verdun

    I have an ACER 24inch monitor (1920x1200) since 3 years, that works flawlessly in VGA and DVI with my PC (GeForce 8800, Radeon 4670, GeFcorce GTX 260) as well as with my old Mac
    - PowerBook 15" HD (DVI no adapter)
    - iMac 17inch Core2 Duo "education"
    - MacBook Black Core2 Duo
    - MacBook Pro 15inch 2008
    - MacBook Air original (mini-dvi to DVI adapter)
    but, it was just impossible to make it work with a MacBook Air 13" 2010,m with mini-displayport to DisplayPort adapter. NEVER!
    It just continue to work well with my other computers (PC, MacBook Pro 17inch, PowerBook G4!)

    It's just a terrible product!

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This adapter doesn't work with a wide variety of monitor models that all perform properly on other systems. There are years' worth of threads of problems in the discussion boards, and Apple is typically silent on any resolution of the issue. You're better off trying a cheap one than wasting $30 on this one.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't get this MiniDisplay port to DVI adapter to work.

    • Written by from Kajang

    I'm using :

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac11,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i3
    Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: IM112.0057.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.64f5
    Serial Number (system): W80263SKDB7
    Hardware UUID: 33903ECD-250D-5EB4-AEF6-B44367244AE5

    and I can't seem to make it to detect my Philips 202E2 20" monitor, why?

    I've been unplugging the normal DVI cable from the Philips to the MiniDisplay port and every time I did that, the monitor will display a message saying, "Please check cable connections". So, IMHO the normal DVI cable is working just fine.

    Is there any problem with my MiniDisplay to DVI port? I just bought them from the authorized Apple Computers dealer.

    I've been putting my mac to sleep, and waking it up many times but still, my mac can't detect the monitor.

    I'm so sad! :'(

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible :'(

    • Written by from Perth

    Doesnt work with my samsung monitor (dvi), and then I tried to use the tv (vga), but most dvi-vga adapters have 4 extra pins which don't fit with this adapter.

    Buy the DP to HDMI instead.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with most DVI compatible LCD monitors

    • Written by from Wheelock

    Have tried many monitors that have DVI cables and have yet to find a monitor that works with it.

    28 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't quite make it with dell 30

    • Written by from Kailua Kona

    Resolution options peak at 1200x800 with mirrored option and 1680x1050 without mirrored option. Pulldowns do not show anything greater than that at each setting. The adapter is 30$ locally with 15% restocking fee. The more pricey adapter with the VGA and DV connectors has a restocking fee of $16. Although I could eat that if it doesn't work, I am not that hungry to have it.

    15 of 23 people found this useful