• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    warning--dvi digitial only

    just adding my frustration about the fact that many others have pointed out: the adapter outputs to DVI-D only, making it incompatible with DVI-I components and apple's own DVI to VGA adapter.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre product

    Why does this adapter not have the four openings for DVI-D connectors? I cannot plug in half my monitors to it because the four pins around the large pin are missing! Even the original DVI-to-VGA adapter from apple wont plug into it! Other than that, it does it's job.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what I wanted it to do.

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No analog vga

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works with DVI-D

    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

    constant flicker on external screen.

    the connector works to a point.
    then it gets very annoying the constant flickering of the screen.
    Apparently this is a well known issue .

    this type of connection is USELESS

    21 of 25 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but bad design

    It does what it's supposed to, but I can't stand the design. My beautiful new macbook sits on my desk, and I'd like the 4 cords connected to it to drop down inconspicuously through a cable grommet -- but they can't because of the big blocky connector which sits only a few inches from the computer. Why couldn't Apple either make the cord longer, or better yet, just offer a 4' cord with mini-displayport on one end and DVI on the other??

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    As some people have pointed out, the DVI signal out from a Mac is Digital.

    Apple seem to have missed out that vital detail in their description.

    19 of 22 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT a single link adapter DESIGN

    The actual pin design is dual link. Single links have the middle
    set of pins missing, or the middle set are dead. I have a link
    that show this, but Apple wouldn't let me list it, Check out
    data pro, one word, and look for the differences in DVI connections. there are

    This may be the problem with this adapter and many monitors including
    my Dell 2700fp. Heading to best buy for different adapters or cables to see if that
    works. IF not I have to sell my dell, my acer works perfectly.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this worthless toy for over 1280x800 resolution.

    My wife purchased a new MacBook Pro. I have a 30 inch cinema display on my desktop PC which has always directly connected easily and supported 2560x1600 resolution perfectly.

    Of course, the MacBook Pro doesn't come with any adapters for connections. I purchased this plastic toy and tried the Cinema Display on my wife's MacBook. The top resolution we got was 1280x800. I called Apple and was told that we have to shell out $99 for the dual link adapter. I tried this adapter with a 27" Syncmaster and we got 1920x1200, however the text looks horrible. Again, Apple says buy the $99 adapter. I see the reviews for that adapter are horrible.

    Apple, we purchased your $2000 monitor and your $2000 laptop. I expect this to work without another $99 adapter to clutter up my desk with a bunch of cables. Furthermore, if you are going to gouge people for a $99 adapter, at least make it quality.

    I will remain a PC. My wife can have her MacBook.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    While I always hate having to buy extra bit-pieces, this adapter worked great. My DVI-D cable fit snugly with screws mating with the adapter as expected. Interesting to see folks rating this adapter negatively because they were too ignorant to check their DVI cable flavor before buying this item. Know what you're buying before putting the money down......a trite but extremely valid thought.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I bought this for my brand new Samsung Monitor and MacBook Pro.

    The adapter simply does not work in that configuration although my older MacBook Pro with the regular DVI cable does work with the monitor.

    I ended up exchanging it for the VGA adapter. Old technology seems to be the only thing that works for these 1 month old devices.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great although I wish could use a VGA adapter.

    This product works great, although I was not aware about the type of DVI connector I was buying until I tried to attach my DVI to VGA adapter. Like is explained on previous reviews, this is a DVI-D (digital only) so you cannot attach a VGA adapter because you need sockets for 4 additional pins. What is disappointed for me is that I asked to a apple customer assistant using the chat service, and he didn't know about it because he said that my adapter will work. So I just ordered a DVI cable. Now I need to buy a extra cable that in my opinion is expensive.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like A Charm!

    I was up and running with my Samsung T260HD external display in a matter of seconds, this adapter does exactly what it' supposed to do.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, but only with the "right" male DVI connecting cable

    It works, but only with the "right" male DVI connecting cable. Unfortunately, the DVI specification was not executed very well, and that's why there are FIVE different DVI male connector types. Only ONE of these five will work with Apple's Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.

    It will NOT work with a male DVI-I single link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-I dual link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-D dual link.
    It will NOT work with a male DVI-A.

    But it WILL work with a male DVI-D single link.

    See the pretty pictures at the Wikipedia DVI article.

    One star subtracted for lack of a better name and documentation.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    incompatible with Dell monitor

    Bought a highly reviewed Dell 23" monitor for use with my MacBook Air (mid 2012). The monitor has DVI input but is unable to communicate with my MacBook despite multiple attempts (with the Apple mini displayport to DVI adaptor) and no help from Dell or Apple. A waste of $300 plus the cost of the adaptor.

    32 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly

    I've had multiple problems with this adapter. Firstly, anything above 1280x1024 on my Dell 2408WFP results in lots of snow and occasional flickering as if it's having problems syncing the refresh rate. Secondly, it's hit or miss as to whether it actually displays on the external monitor in the first place (regardless of whether you plug the cable back in or wake the MBP) - monitor flashes blue then goes back into power save mode.

    The mini DisplayPort VGA adapter works perfectly at full resolution, so why doesn't this?

    Very disappointing for a small, expensive piece of plastic...

    17 of 19 people found this useful