• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter doesn't give you full resolution

    I just bought recently 17" unibody MBP. Before this I used 15" MBP and used it very neatly with a Samsung SyncMaster305T external monitor (2560x1600). The new 17" doesn't have DVI port, as the older 15" MBP, so I just bought a A$45 MiniDisplayPort DVI adapter, just to find out that the maximum supported resolution is 1280x800. No matter what I did on the 17" MBP. After going through all the posts on Apple's web site, I just found out that this is actually not the correct one to work in such a high resolution (!), but I would need the much more expensive $150 (and difficult to find) dual adapter. For what it was expected to do this is a very bad product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IMac to Wacom Cintiq.

    For people who Have IMac and wants Buy Wacom Cintiq 12WX In the Futur
    I Advise you Buy this DVI Adapter, that I Advise to my fellow Artists.

    18 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't Be Happier ;)

    Bought the adapter a couple of days ago now, and is working just how i imagined, i have it connected to my old chimei 19"LCD and i am also viewing my xbox 360 on the monitor with no problems. apple is still to let me down.

    13 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The adaptor works perfectly

    This adaptor does exactly what is says it does, 100% of the time. I use it for my Apple Cinema Screen at work and at home and it works every time I plug my MacBook Pro in.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    bought it to use with my unibody macbook pro + Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" monitor. Works perfectly, although sometimes when switching to it (dvi) from my PS3(hdmi) I get white noise displayed on the screen. Will write another review after using it for a few months to see how it lasts

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    I love this adapter. i works very well with my HDTV and my monitor too. Overall it is great buy. Pair it with a wireless mighty mouse and keyboard and it is Killer.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but Too Expensive

    This seems to work well so far, which is relief after hearing about others problems. I have tested it with both my Cinema Display, Samsung TFT and cheapy video projector. It is a shame though that after spending so much and a very nice laptop we are forced to pay £40 to be able to plug it in to these very standard devices.

    61 of 69 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great buy!

    This is a great buy, and the Belkin DVI to HDMI cord at $19.99 is UNBEATABLE!! Looks great on my HDTV, love high-res images and videos at 40". One thing, probably user error is no audio through the TV... ??

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works perfectly!

    I use it to connect my MacBook to a Samsung lcd 19' inches display and it works wonderfully ! I recommend.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality/Short Life

    As others have noted, the adapter worked fine for about 3 uses on both the imac and the MacBook. Then it started to fail, preventing the installed computer software from loading (or at least I could not see it on the desktop). This seemed to be progressive failure over a couple of months. I am led to believe that this unit is very sensitive to handling and perhaps electronic challenges largely based on what others have written. I had noted that the resolution is lousy so when I get the replacement unit I will follow the suggestions of others to adjust the computer resolution to get a better picture (once I figure out how to do it). Getting a replacement unit of the same design seems to be the only way to achieve the computer to TV connection. At $19 it is not a bad way to go, only if I could get the unit to be more reliable and to last a little longer.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you're gonna be condescending, being correct should come first

    "It appears that some people are being mislead into leaving bad reviews, but in the end, User Error is to blame. To clarify, this is a SINGLE Link DVI adapter, intended to be used in conjunction with a SINGLE external monitor. Apple also sells a "Mini DisplayPort to DUAL-LINK DVI" adapter if you need to run, you guessed it, dual monitors! "

    DUAL -LINK refers to running a SINGLE display with greater than 1920x1200 resolution (like a 30" @ 2560x1600) It has nothing to do with the NUMBER of monitors you are running, just the resolution of a single one.


    183 of 215 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Confucius says: Researching a product BEFORE buying leads to satisfaction!

    This is an excellent product that performs quite well if you understand its intended purpose. I use it in conjunction with a 22" HP w2207h LCD monitor via DVI to HDMI cable. I have no complaints. Any limitations are a result of the way Mini DisplayPort has to "emulate" a legacy DVI signal or the monitor itself, not the actual adapter.

    It appears that some people are being mislead into leaving bad reviews, but in the end, User Error is to blame. To clarify, this is a SINGLE Link DVI adapter, intended to be used in conjunction with a SINGLE external monitor. Apple also sells a "Mini DisplayPort to DUAL-LINK DVI" adapter if you need to run, you guessed it, dual monitors!

    That said, if you purchase a SINGLE-link adapter intending to run DUAL monitors, you'll be disappointment and logically assume it's because your MacBook Pro is vastly inferior to your neighbor's Vista laptop, not because you purchased the wrong item!

    61 of 128 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI source limited to 1 monitor???

    Ok, using a new MB with a Mini DisplayPort to DVI, then converting it to HDMI, I am unable to hook up 2 32" LCD monitors. Only 1 external monitor can be used. I am told by Apple support that the MB isn't "powerful enough" to send a signal to 2 external monitors. Funny, I can do just this with a Vista PC Laptop with NO PROBLEM.

    26 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Syncmaster 23 inch - WILL NOT WORK WITH THIS!

    I just spent 30+ minutes on the phone w/ tech support to find out the my brand new macbook pro (with mini display port) will not work with my 23 inch Samsung Syncmaster. PERIOD. It doesn't work. Its fuzzy -- no matter what resolution you put it on. My option : spend 3x what I spent on this monitor to buy one that definitely works. Great Apple -- people already are Apple fans without being forced into buying your other products. This actually does the reverse -- makes me wish I'd never bought a macbook. At least with a Dell I know I use pretty much what I can find.

    49 of 81 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Response Time

    I connect my MacBook with my Samsung 931c with his cable. I found that there is a delay in the display output, anyone is seeing the same problem. You can observe that the display is not as smooth as the display on the notebook itself. I wonder it's due to the signal conversion.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    FYI, no 1920x1200

    It was my understanding of the single-link DVI spec that it could handle the 1920x1200 resolution of my 26" monitor. Seems like 1920x1080 is the max, so I just wasted $30. Whoops.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    The adapter is DVI-D, meaning it has a digital only signal. It connects well to my Toshiba HD-TV using this adapter and a DVI-D to HDMI converter cable. Resolution is excellent, recognition of the second display is easy.
    However, many projectors and adapters (not necessarily very old, and certainly widespread in use) support only VGA or connections for DVI-I (digital + analog).
    This adapter is often incompatible, and I've been forced to buy the extra $29 VGA adapter to use my MacBook Pro for presentations.
    For this reason, a mediocre review.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works as expected

    the cable works as it should and i had no problems with it

    15 of 29 people found this useful