• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems stupid, but make sure it clicks in

    Bought this very expensive adapter to connect the Mini-Display port/Thunderbolt port on a Mac Mini 2014 to a ASUS 1920x1200 DVI port. Everything was working great until I decided to mount the display and Mac mini to the wall. Upon reconnecting the connections I got a NO DVI SIGNAL message on the monitor. I checked the connections and everything seemed ok, though the display port connection seemed to be a bit loose, like a bad USB connection. I was ready to begin troubleshooting the system with other monitors, cables, etc. when I tried the connection again and pushed a bit harder. It clicked in further this time and the connection with the monitor was made.

    The white part of the connector should sit nearly flush with the back of the mini display port socket. If it's sticking out further it's not seated properly. The connector should 'click' in, only then is it seated properly.

    $29.99 is a bit steep for this connector.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive solution for adding professional monitors to my MBP

    I use a late 2013 MBP as a capture station for my digital camera (professional photographer) and require a properly calibrated monitor to review images as I'm shoot (Eizo CG223W). This is an inexpensive option that easily allows me to do that, works flawlessly.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great...

    First, I suggest you look elsewhere to find a Mini DP/Thunderbolt to HDMI cable rather than deal with this item. If you have to get this one here is my experience with it:

    Nice picture (when the cable works)

    **NO AUDIO
    **Price ($29.99 + cost of another cable if you don't have a DVI-D cable to connect)
    **Mini DP connection on cable is very fragile. This is the first cable I have ever had that had to be placed just right to ensure a clear signal. I have books stacked-up behind my iMac to keep the cable straight. Don't even think about bumping it while inserting or removing a USB or FireWire device (does anyone use firewire?)

    Apple, stop sapping my wallet with proprietary garbage that sounds great, kind of works, nobody supports or uses and get standardized equipment. My friend's sub $400 laptop with HDMI output looks the same as mine but his has audio and he got the cheapest cable we could find ($5 for 12ft). I spent $60 for the total cable setup and look like an idiot.

    31 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with HP DVI monitors

    I bought two of these to hook-up to a pair of HP LP2065 monitors to my Retina MacBook Pro.
    External monitors each run at 1600x1200, works flawlessly. Can rotate the external monitors no problem via the settings in OSX.

    The material is solid and rigid and looks like it could take a beating.

    DOES NOT work with VGA (D-Sub) monitors. I tried a DVI to VGA cable, no output displayed to the external monitor. As expected though since there is only a digital signal coming out.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI only and tight fit

    It's a shame no RGB pinouts are available so if you ever want VGA, you need a separate displayport adapter (external DVI to VGA adapter is not possible).
    Also it is a tight fit especially with a DVI to HDMI adapter of mine.
    Other than that, it works without a hitch for me.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin!

    Works perfectly with my Macbook Aluminum and Apple 20" Cinema Screen, excellent picture quality and no problems with connection or waking from sleep mode.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Acer AL2416W cable

    I couldn't get this adapter to work at first, until I noticed that the cable that came with my monitor was marked 'PC' on one end. It worked fine for years with the 'PC' end plugged into the monitor on my old 13" Macbook, but it always gave 'No Signal' on my new 13" Macbook Pro when using DVI. I turned the cable around, and it started working. How does this make any sense at all? Is my desktop a physics-free zone? I'm just happy I don't have to use VGA anymore, the difference is night and day.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesnt work with syncmaster t200m

    just got the adapter and it actually finds out the monitor, but the signal doesnt come out, it keeps on a black screen and everytime i try to use the external monitor, the macbook tryes to open it and the signal is lost (there was no signal actually)
    gonna change it for a vga tomorrow, lets see how it works....

    10 of 16 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple dropped the bomb really badly on this one.

    The new Apple Macbook pro does not have a way of connecting with a third party monitor unless you purchase this connection. For a $2000 dollar machine, they should add this. I'm really tempted to return this one, and go ahead with using the old one just because of that.

    I ordered this connector online, but I failed to realize that the mini-Dvi to DVI connector isn't the same. That is my fault. I'll order it again. Now I have to wait another week for this connector to arrive. This is just one huge headache.

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Issues

    I dont see a issue with this product, i got the DVI-D cable and hooked it to my 21inch widescreen HD Gateway monitor, perfect ;)

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    I own a MacBook and a MacBook Pro and two 20 Apple Cinema Displays. The Mini DisplayPort DVI adapter works perfectly with both computers and their displays.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, keeps failing

    Bought a couple of them, every couple of months one of them fails and I have to buy a new one. Very uncharacteristic of Apple to have such unreliable product on their brand! Improve it, it really needs it.

    6 of 9 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You asked for it so stop complaining about it!

    I'm not sticking up for Apple here -I agree that shipping with one adaptor is the right thing to do. However, please don't beat up on solutions to something we all ask for in the first place. That's a stronger, faster, lighter, better product. Every element to the new MBP gets scrutinized and made better, much like F1 cars. Furthermore, the MDP is a NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD! Check out the Video Electronics Standards Association and the flexibility of the MDP to connect to HDMI, DVI, and VGA (although the latter is low-res and outdated). If you don't want to pay a premium for genuine Apple accessories, then buy aftermarket brands (sound like the exact business model of the auto industry to you?) This is the way the world works and it ain't gonna change -at least not until we all stop being such demanding consumers and are happy with bland and beige for forever!

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like is Should with my Apple Cinema HD Display 23"

    Works perfect with apple products. Not with other lcd junk!

    14 of 25 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

    Does not support DVI-I

    If you have four pins around the long flat pin on your DVI, this adapter will not fit your cable.

    10 of 18 people found this useful