• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    it's good, but not great (personal view)

    Obviously, the quality of image you're going to get depends on the graphics capability of your Mac.

    I tried one of these on my 13" MacBook, connected to a DELL 27" monitor.
    In the end, even after playing around with various resolution settings for the external monitor, I preferred the super sharp display on my Mac. (I'm using my Mac mostly for text based stuff, so maybe for watching movies it's different.)

    Also, might be worth pointing out that while the HDMI end will only fit one way, the miniport end (the bit that actually goes into your Mac) CAN be inserted upside down. I know, 'cos I did it that way (never connected one of these before) and spent a little while wondering why the heck it didn't work. DOH!

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Something my client needs but should not need

    This product is needed because Apple keeps marching to the tune of their own drummer! Don’t get me wrong they are great in developing the human to machine interface. But his is an example of not using an industry standard resulting in all of us purchasing an add-on for an obscene price and now having something to lose or break.
    Oh it works with no problems.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just doesn't work

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, good quality

    This adapter has worked perfectly for me since I purchased it in December 2010. I use it every day, disconnect and reconnect it frequently when I move about with my laptop, and I have had none of the problems (poor display quality, problem with mouse) that other reviewers have mentioned. I have a MacBook Air and a 22-inch (G22WLk) secondary display. The secondary display is great for VPN or remote desktop work, or just to have more windows open and more working space. Use "displays preferences" (under an icon at the top of your screen) to adjust settings for remote desktop. I'm planning to buy the VGA DisplayPort adapter to work with other displays and projectors.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    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.

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have have been using this adapter to connect my MacBook Pro to my TV for 6+ mos. now and it has worked flawlessly.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works mostly

    Pro: I can plug my monitor into the card through the Mini Display Port so I can still have both monitors.

    Cons: There are a lot of times where either it doesn't work at all, the monitor rapidly cycles pixels on and off or the monitor looks like it has areas of dead pixels. Cycling the power on the monitor resolves the issue most of the time, so it's more of an annoyance. I tested both of my displays, it's the adapter.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort of worked for a while

    I purchased this DVI adapter for my Macbook's mini display port. It worked with an Asus 24 inch monitor for about three months and then failed. It would work intermittently when it did work. Sometimes it would output a signal and sometimes it would not. I recommend using VGA instead.

    33 of 37 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D, not the more-common DVI-I

    This adapter provides a DVI-D connection. Most DVI cables and adapters I've come across use a DVI-I connection, which has four additional pins on one side (above and below the flat, horizontal pin). This adapter physically blocks those four pins, preventing a connection. I ended up having to buy a special DVI cable (as well as Apple's VGA adapter) to make sure I could always connect to a projector or display on the road.

    70 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible :'(

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what is says it does

    If had this for about 4 month now and I haven't had any issues with signal or whatever. One thing i dislike is the laughably ridiculous price tag. Apple, how can a mini display port to dvi-d cost $30 ???

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with most DVI compatible LCD monitors

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    I read the reviews and was a bit cautious about buying this adapter, but after checking my cables and monitor to make sure they were all DVI-D I took the plunge and it paid off brilliantly.

    The adaptor works perfectly with my MBP and my Phillips 244E monitor!

    As some one else mentions in their review, make sure you're kit is using DVI-D (not any of the other variations), this can be done by checking your ports and cable and comparing it to the image of the adaptor.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Works Out fo the Box, A Must Buy

    I recently purchased this Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter from an Apple Reseller, and had lots of bad feeling about it working properly after reading all these Negative Comments on the Review of this Adapter.

    Well, what I found was, it works flawlessly with my Macbook Pro 13" (Mid 2010) and my Samsung 2233SW LCD monitor. After Connecting the DVI Cable from my monitor to the Adapter and then when I connect the MiniDdisplay port connector to my Mac, I instantly got extended desktops on both. 1280x800 on the MacBook LCD and 1920x1080 (extended desktop) on my Samsung 2233SW.

    I never had any problem using it, not even a hint of performance drop.

    So, whoever wants to buy this Adapter, and are confused like I was with all these negative comments, please, go ahead and buy it, its worth and works great.

    With the latest Mac Updates, this cable works without any glitch.

    A superb product. And a highly recommended addition for any macbook.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Effective

    The adapter is easy to use by just plugging it in, but the price is a little high for what this adapter really does for the price

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't quite make it with dell 30

    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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Warned - May Render Your Computer Unusable

    I ordered this adapter excited at the prospect of using two monitors for my work, putting my graphics software on one screen and my email etc on the other.

    Upon connecting the second monitor, my mouse no longer tracked smoothly. Every second or so it would jump, sometimes only an inch, sometimes clear across the screen. My computer is basically unusable when the second monitor is connected. This is a widespread problem I've found, with no solution except to use the VGA adapter instead. (It's on the apple support forums too.)

    I urge you, if you are interested in using two monitors, stick to the VGA!

    Mac Pro
    10.6.4

    29 of 51 people found this useful