• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Deceptive Packaging, Downgrade

    The package only says DVI. Now granted the baggie is clear and you can see the connector itself, but when buying a new Macbook Pro, I just asked for the DVI adapter, thinking it was as good as the previous DVI output on my last Macbook Pro. Why would Apple remove functionality from a product, right? I mean having to use an additional adapter (and not have it included with the computer) was bad enough, but why would the new adapter not support DVI-I, when all the previous ones did? Especially given that there appear not to be adapters for MDP that replace the ones available for the previous generation. I see none for S-video or RCA-out. I still need to be able to connect to all these things, not everywhere I go has modern video technology.

    I understand the decision to remove the full-size DVI port from the unibody models, but not to fail to adequately replace it with the adapter. And then put a generic label on the adapter not indicating it's less compatible than what it's supposed to replace.

    Oh, and I should mention, mine actually doesn't work at all. I think it might just be a defective unit, but I don't have another DVI monitor to test with right now.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda Short

    It's 4" long - so what cable is it an adapter FOR? I have a brand new MacBook pro and an existing monitor with a DVI port. This adapter won't reach the monitor port, so what "basic" cable for the MacBook does this "adapt"?

    37 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works just fine

    If you own a 23" cinema display and have been using an older macbook and have recently upgraded your macbook, this is the device you need to plug your monitor in to your new machine. It takes 5 minutes at the most and works perfectly with the cinema display.

    snow leopard not supporting apple talk is another issue...argh!

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    do your homework first

    ok, don't dispair. check and check again the pin arrangement and cables you already have. Take a photo, draw a picture. If you have already bought, you might as well hang on to it. You will need it eventually. It has worked fine with my MacBook Pro a Sanyo XP55L projector and a plain vanilla HP 1740 LCD. Will it work with my old Apple 30' displays? Well no, that's another story. Come on Apple I want a 30" LED screen that will work with my G5s. I want it now.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-Display to DVI on the package. Not DVI-D.

    Ordered this, got it and it doesn't work with standard DVI. Have to spend more money buying the DVI-D cable. More shenanigans for Apple to make you spend more money on cables etc. Everything was great on MacBook Pro until this Unibody junk..

    27 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with DVI-I

    Works with DVI-Ileads on a 22" HP screen. Would be nice to securly fix it to the computer though.

    12 of 15 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can ONLY link to another Mini Display Port

    I am proud owner of iMac 27" and love everything about it, except was very disappointed to learn that I can not use the beautiful display as an external monitor for other computers; unless they have a Mini Display Port, also!!! That is VERY limiting! So please understand that you can not even connect a Mac with a mini-DVI port to a DVI cable and subsequently via this port to the iMac. Mac Senior Support told me that at this time there are no solutions; only Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port and then only with a special cable between the two. :)))!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are a real problem

    I have the GeForce GT 120 graphics board on Mac Pro with two LaCie monitors. I cannot manage the colors on the monitor that is connected through the Mini DisplayPort. This is a very common problem and the discussion groups are willed with issues. Get a real graphics board that does not use the Mini DisplayPort if you want to color manage two monitors.

    15 of 20 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
    many.

    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

    Stop 'experimenting' with your customers Apple!

    Dear Apple, You did this in the early naughties with the ADC connector, now you're going to fit a barely known, practically untested video connector AS STANDARD to your machines. Will you never learn? Due to your obsession with digital rights management and anything that claims to be able to halt piracy (but won't) you have sold thousands of machines to which you can only connect two screens if you accept that to wake one screen up (the one that's attached via the $25 adaptor that you DON'T INCLUDE as standard) you will have to restart the machine or dis/reconnect the sleepy screen. It boggles the mind, Apple. Just use DVIs like the rest of the known universe and stop playing with your customers minds/wallets. While you're at it, stop producing those butchered USBs with the notch that you can't use with other peripherals. Yours Sincerely, Angry Ex Apple Fan.

    56 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with a 2008 MacBook

    What the heck!?! I have a 2008 Macbook and this product cannot be plugged into it! I believed the reviews that said I could use this with a cable to play things from my laptop to my HDTV. No luck! This is SUCH a bummer. I've been waiting for weeks to use my tv and STILL cannot find the right cable to make it work. Very Frustrating!!!!!!!!

    35 of 88 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D. D for disappointment.

    It's more than a little upsetting that i now need to carry 2 adapters with me everywhere I go. The old MBP had DVI-I which meant I only had to carry a cheap DVI-VGA adapter but with the new MBP I've had to shell out $90 for the privilege of accessing signals that are clearly available on from the same port.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Dell 2405 monitor (after a lil' tinkering)

    I recently bought the MDPort to DVI-adapter for my recently purchased MBP 13". At first, when I connected the adapter to my MBP, I got a blue screen, which then went back to regular desktop view. I then turned on my Dell monitor. I got nothing on the screen, just blank/black. The MBP couldn't "detect" any external display. I tried this a couple times, different sequence of hooking up cable, etc. and it didn't work. I read two reviews here that said they used the same monitor as I have and it worked, so i was wondering what the problem was. I borrowed my friend's VGA adapter, and that worked fine, even after the MBP was on. So, I tried again the DVI cable, by first having the MBP off, connecting the cables, and then turning on the MBP and later the Dell. Voila, it worked. Then someone suggested to me from the Apple communities, that the monitors like to be turned on before plugging in (which saves me the hassle from always having to reboot); which turned out to be true in my case. So what was once a frustrating experience, is now a good one, as the cable does work (i had returned it to get a 2nd dvi adapter b/c i thought the first one might be bad). I didn't think two adapters could have the same problem.

    Anyways, I'm rambling, but I'm happy to say that it works!

    Took off one star, just b/c I thought the adapter's price was a bit high at $29.99 (best buy)/$29 at apple.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I could ask for

    I bought this along with the belkin DVI to HDMI cable and it works great. The picture that I'm capable of getting is fantastic. A word of advice, if your television has HDMI available then this is the way to go. The VGA cable is good, but requires more from the user to make it work. This thing definitely fits the bill.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    Plugged into new 21.5 iMac, plugged DVI from monitor into it, monitor is recognized, but no video is output.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble Free Connection

    I used this adapter to connect my new 13" Macbook Pro to both an LG 22'' Monitor (DVI cable with male ends) and to a Philips 37" HD LCD Flat Screen TV (Same DVI cable but with a DVI/HDMI adapter for the connection to the TV). Word of warning if you want sound through the TV, you will need to run a separate cable (3.5mm jack to phono). I posted this because I had difficulty deciding which cable I needed.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display to DVI TOO SHORT!

    I Went to the Apple store in burlington mall and bought a brand new macBook. I already had an HP screen from my old PC. I found this adapter and thought of connecting my computer to the screen or my High Def TV. I opened the the box and the things like 3" long. I Think it is a Good investment if you have annother 70 bucks to blow on a DVI extention cord.

    21 of 41 people found this useful