• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOOOOD product

    this is goooood product for dual display ^^;

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile for daily setup

    I've gone through 2 of these adapters in the past three months. They simply do not stand up to the stresses of being packed up and handled everyday. Recommend to try other brands.

    1 of 1 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    These reviews are out of date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

    On to our 4th in less than 1 year

    Beautiful product, but having to replace them every 3 months due to failure. At $49.95 a piece, the cost is starting to rack up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    I've bought one of these and I'm pretty disappointed. I use it to connect a 2010 15" MacBookPro (8.2) to an ASUS PB278Q. Very often when I turn on the computer, the image in the monitor is completely grained (full of noise) and I can see the desktop below the noise. I need to unplug the USB part of the adapter (the power I suppose) and then re-plug it. Sometimes I need to do this twice. It may also work turn off and on the monitor. One thing is for sure: When I turn on the computer, or awake it from sleep, it's completely impossible to know whether the noise/grain will appear. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I regret a LOT having bought this, specially because later I learned that I could simlpy have bought a cheap Mini Displayport to Displayport cable........

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    Works brilliantly. I don't understand the problems with digital since DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface...

    If the cable is loose then there can be some interference so just make sure the connections are tight then there are no problems. I use a Samsung 1080p monitor and have had absolutely no problems.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adaptor worked very well with an Epson projector. No issues whatsoever, just plugged it in and connected the Scart; presented a project with no problems.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure its screwed in tight

    I bought this to connect my Mac Mini to an eternal LG 27inch IPS monitor.

    It caused no end of flickering and screen blackouts and fuzzy grey screens.

    My solution was to make sure the DVI plug was screwed SUPER TIGHT into the adaptor and I mean super tight...tighter than I've ever screwed a DVI plug into any socket ever before....

    This solved all my problems.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The answer to a question no one asked

    $30? Not in this lifetime buddy.

    Do an eBay search and pick up one from Hong Kong, they're $25 dollars cheaper and exactly the same.

    4 of 10 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good - Dell 2405P

    Does not output a clear resolution when connected from Macbook Pro Retina to Dell 2405P (1920x1200). It "works" in the sense that you can see the screen, but the display is super blurry, and not usable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work the way it should

    According to "Apples" FaQ Page on this adapter it is "Active" not "Passive" it isn't close to being Active because it does not work with a tripple monitor setup one has to be disabled for it to work. Great work Apple not... One unimpressed customer

    1 of 1 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    It does what it sets out to do and does it well. I have used it to connect my macbook pro to an HD 50inch tv as well as plasma screen using an hdmi/dvi adaptor. I have also used it to add an extra monitor to my macbook. Works great. No problems.

    The only thing is that it could be a bit longer as the chunky DVI bit gets n the way.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    30 not fully supported

    I bought a 15" macbook pro this weekend at the apple store in Sydney and was also sold this adaptor after stating that i needed to connect to old displays (as well as 30's). The apple rep told me this would run the 30" display fine but it does not. You can only get 1280x800 out of the 30 which looks terrible. It should state this in the product description. I'm not sure why this is but I have had to resort back down to a 23" old style display in the studio. Not too impressed.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, can be better

    Bought the adapter today for my MacBook 13.3" 2.0 Alum. Pleased with the performance on my 19" LCD monitor so far, but not quite convinced that I have to leave my MB monitor on-unclosed. Actually I hate the fact the I saw reviews saying I must connect my external input devices (which I own), and boo! then I can use it as I wish. MB is generating a lot of heat and I do not want the heat to cook my MB monitor, that's not a comforting experience using the MB. Mirror display seems not a good choice because things get a little blurry on my external monitor even after I set the corresponding size.

    I know it is just an "ADAPTOR", but come on, make it perfect !! Apple !!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter doesn't give you full resolution

    I just bought recently 17" unibody MBP. Before this I used 15" MBP and used it very neatly with a Samsung SyncMaster305T external monitor (2560x1600). The new 17" doesn't have DVI port, as the older 15" MBP, so I just bought a A$45 MiniDisplayPort DVI adapter, just to find out that the maximum supported resolution is 1280x800. No matter what I did on the 17" MBP. After going through all the posts on Apple's web site, I just found out that this is actually not the correct one to work in such a high resolution (!), but I would need the much more expensive $150 (and difficult to find) dual adapter. For what it was expected to do this is a very bad product.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    After all the hub-bub about where it works or not or whether it is DVI-I or DVI-D, all I can say is look at the picture. In fairness to Apple, you can zoom right into the connector to see if it will connect to your monitor. I agree is might be clearer if it stated that it was DVI-D but this is easy enough to check. I think most of the confusion has come from the fact that there are two types of DVI cable. This is not actually Apple's fault. For the record DVI-I carries Digital AND Analogue (over the extra 4 pins) and DVI-D is just Digital.
    All I can say about it on the down side is I think it should be priced at £15 along with all the other Mini adaptors. Have connected up to various 24" panels in the office and it works great off my new MiniMac.

    54 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you get the right one!

    Usually Apple products just work, thats why they are so great. Things aren't as easy as you'd think with the mini DisplayPort Adapters though.

    The DVI version seems to be only for DVI-D (digital DVI) and not DVI-A (analog DVI), which is more common on older hardware. They are only compatible one way, as the DVI-A connector has some extra pins. Cleverly you can't even use Apples own DVI-to-VGA Adapter due to the extra pins. If you plan on using both and don't absolutely need the digital signal, get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a seperate VGA-DVI Adapter.

    So make sure you spend your hard earned wisely on this and check what inputs your monitor has. Unless its fairly new, chances are it will be DVI-A.

    I haven't had any picture related issues, but chances are the earlier reviewer has problems with the new NVIDIA chip and its not the adapters fault.

    2 Stars as should cost half the price for what you get.

    509 of 575 people found this useful