• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You couldn't connect it to DVI-2-VGA adapter

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I'm one of very disappointed users because this DVI adapter does not support DVI-VGA adapter !!!

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with Apple's other adapters

    • Written by from Richmond

    Missing pin holes means Apple's own DVI to VGA or DVI to component video / s video won't plug in here. None of Apple's mini DVI or HDMI to DVI adapters have all the holes, so NONE of Apple's own DVI to other adapters will hook up. Why, Steve? Thinking different is not good for standard cables. Just like with chargers, and USB cables for iStuff, best best it a non-Apple product for standards based economical operation, IMNSHO.

    33 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You asked for it so stop complaining about it!

    • Written by from Georgetown

    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Association and the flexibility of the MDP to connect to HDMI, DVI, and VGA (although the latter is low-res and outdated).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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MiniDP to DVI does not support VGA

    • Written by from Johannesburg

    There is no reason why the adapter should not also throughput the analogue signal.

    Neither the description nor the packaging mentioned this so now I sit with a useless (yet expensive) piece of hardware. And I have to spend even more on a VGA adapter.

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked just fine

    • Written by from calgary

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

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

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with existing DVI adapters

    • Written by from Cedar City

    I got this hoping it would work with my existing DVI adapter for my old Macbook Pro so that I could hook it up to my TV, but no it's like 2 pins short of working. Maybe I should try to return it but it's more trouble than it was worth to buy it.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate it! doesn't work with 30" monitor

    • Written by from Birmingham

    why i hate it:
    1. this doesn't display anything more than 1280x800 on my 30" monitor (2560x1600 native). my 2006 macbook pro had no problem with it.
    2. the one that does work with the 30' monitor costs $100! really?? that's as much as an iPhone 3Gs! why not $35?
    3. when you spend almost $3k for a computer, it should come with at least one adapter. my 2006 macbook pro did. now i have to return this adapter and buy 2 more -- a DVI one that works with my 30" screen and a VGA one for when i give presentations (most lecture halls don't have DVI ports to plug into. so that's $130 on plugs. really? thats almost 1/4 the cost of an iPad.
    4. the plug i need will take up another USB port, which there should be more of anyway.
    5. what is the point of a dainty little video port on the laptop when it requires an adapter to plug into most monitors in the market? it certainly doesn't look slick to have this dual corded adapter hanging off. there was plenty of room for a DVI port on my 2006 macbook pro, they shouldn't have changed the design.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hiram

    I was excited to open my new iMac and get it set up and going when I realized that the adapter from my other iMac did not fit onto my new iMac. Once again, I have to buy a new adapter which is ridiculous. I agree that these should be included with all new macs if they are going to continuously be changing the ports. This is something that I need and Apple is using the change to try and nickle-and-dime it's customers. I feel that there is less and less difference between MAcs and PCs as time goes on.

    56 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Releasing New Display Plugs

    • Written by from ASTORIA

    Over the years, I have accumulated no less than 4 different breeds of display adapters with 4 different attachment for apple laptops. Every time apple releases another machine, they change the adapter port, and I'm forced to buy another. On top of all that, they now charge $30 for the adapter instead of $20. I'm done paying $30 for a $5 piece of hardware that, frankly, apple should be shipping in the box with their machines. I'd recommend anyone considering buying one these should pick up the $5 alternative (google it).

    130 of 155 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll buy my third one

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Very fragile, I don't even touch it and it breaks. I'm gonna buy my third one cause I really need it for my 13" MB.

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No analog vga

    • Written by from Victoria

    Adapter works fine on a DVI monitor but will not put out the same signal as my old Powerbook. Using the old DVI to VGA plug that "CAME INCLUDED" with my G4 into the "NOT INCLUDED" Mini display to DVI adapter there is no VGA signal. But you can get a mini display to VGA adapter so the signal is there. WHY does it not carry through the DVI adapter the same as all previous Macs??

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere…

    • Written by from Sutton

    I try not to be negative when giving reviews but I have to in this case to try and stop someone making the same mistake that I did.

    I bought this to connect my new iMac (21.5") to my old monitor so I could extend the iMac display. I tried and tried to get the monitor to work (a LG2000CE which worked fine with my old MacPro) without getting a red hue to the monitor – if I could get a picture at all. I looked at all the possible problems, got another Apple adapter, changed monitors, changed cables, spoke to Applecare engineers and even swapped my iMac for a new one.

    Everyone seemed to think it was a hardware problem on the iMac. Turns out all I needed to do was get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter made by Neet and it worked.
    I thought that using an Apple branded adapter I would be getting the more reliable and more likely to work adapter, how wrong I was.

    Maybe you'll get this to work, obviously some people have, but I didn't.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brisbane

    Works well with my LG W2242T monitor.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third Adapter!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I am fine with this product when it works, but I am on my third adapter, second one in two months. This has been such a frustrating experience. From my experience this product is very unreliable. I am not sure what I am going to do but I can not continue to spend $30 dollars on these poorly made adapters.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works with DVI-D

    • Written by from Roseville

    Very frustrating to show up to do presentations and find out that the adapter does not cary the the VGA signals like every Apple DVI port I have seen. Looks like a gimmick to get people to buy $60 of adapters if they need to do both VGA and DVI. Works fine for DVI only.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? $30 for THIS?

    • Written by from Crystal River

    First of all, I dropped over $2000 on a new Mac Pro with a dual monitor GPU only find out that it doesn't have two DVI ports, but rather one DVI and one "Mini DisplayPort" which meant buying this adapter. So I spend another $30 bucks on this thing, and it works all right- takes a few extra seconds to turn the monitor on, but when I dual boot into windows, the monitor on this adapter drops resolution to 1600x1200 and sometimes doesn't even come on. I've updated all drivers and everything. JUST PUT TWO DVI PORTS ON YOUR GPUs!!!

    54 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Stoke Poges

    I connect this between my MacBook Pro and a dvi to dvi lead which connects to my 20'' widescreen Samsung HDTV. No problems at all!

    It seems that if you use this to connect to the iMax cinema screen it won't work, but then it doesn't connect to my dishwasher either...

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for dual-screen setups.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    I use this to dual-screen with my 15 inch MacBook Pro (mid 2010), on a monitor I share with my Mac Pro (2006). It works perfectly. Setup couldn't be easier, just plug it in and you're ready to go. Image is perfectly fine (screensaver looks amazing on two screens, as does my desktop slideshow). No issues or complaints to report after using it for three months.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dover

    Everything is purple when I connect my Cinema Display to my Mac Pro using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (but at least I get a picture, which is better than the Dual-Link adaptor.)

    13 of 31 people found this useful