• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    144Hz White spot display problem

    I have BenQ 2430T. I use Dual-Link DVI Adapter. when I change to 120Hz, the display is ok. but When I change to 144Hz, there are too many white spot on Display. How can I solve this problem. But when I change to 144hz in WIndow7(bootcamp), it's ok. not ok in osx.....

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly

    MBP 8.1 / OSX 10.9.3 / ACD 30" / 1.03 firmware [adapter].

    No issues, at all.
    This adapter can use significant power.
    I'm powering it with an Apple 10W USB charger as a dedicated USB power source.
    If you have problems or have other USB devices that can use significant power, a dedicated supply can make a difference.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works as designed

    I'm pleasantly surprised how this adaptor resurrected my Apple 30 inch Cinema Display. I've tried the adaptor with the Display on these Macs: early 2011 MBPro 17 inch, mid 2012 rMBPro and a 2013 Mac Pro. No flicker, full resolution and no problems. The adaptor connected to the thunderbolt port on all three Macs. Of course the only draw back is on the Macs with one thunderbolt port that the port is 100% tied up with the monitor. I imagine a thunderbolt dock could be used and daisy chaining a device for expansion.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    I have used this adapter every day for four years with my MacBook Pro. It has never caused the slightest problem.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    I am using this cable to connect a new Mac Pro (2013) to a NEC monitor. I have attached the associated USB cable to an Apple 12W USB charger and this arrangement allows full resolution of the monitor.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks to other reviewers, I got this to work beautifully.

    So here is the scoop (although some of my facts might be a bit off).

    The computer industry was going along fine with DVI outputs on computers, but they produced these wonderful 30" monitors with 2560 X 1600 resolution that the standard outputs wouldn't handle. So they developed the Dual Link DVI connectors and standard so the computers could support enough throughput to power these monsters.

    A bunch of them were sold by various companies. Mine is a Hewlett Packard LP3065c, but Apple sold one and a number of other companies sold them as well. I got mine in a package deal from Costco, others bought the monitors for graphics manipulation or photography applications or what not.

    Then the standard became HDMI, which, although a step up from standard DVI output, was actually a step back from Dual Link DVI. For the most part those of us who owned these beautiful 30" monsters were now orphans--HDMI would only support 27" monitors.

    At least that was true until the 4K standard came out and and then new computers started packing extra high powered graphics cards and DP ports to support them.

    Apple developed the Mini Display Port to Dual Link DVI adapters to allow people who had the super-duper 30" monitors to hook them up to the new systems that could now support them.

    So I bought a Mac Mini to use with my HP LP3065c and got the adapter to hook them together. Most other reviewers had a hard time getting the adapters to work. Mine is the 3rd generation one with version 1.03 firmware, so that might make a difference. The problem seems to be from a lack of power.

    The Dual Link DVI adapter has two plugs on it: The mini display port plug that carries the video signal, and a USB cable to provide the power to the whole mess. Unfortunately there sometimes isn't enough power in the host computer to take care of it. The solution is to not plug the usb into the host computer, but to use a little usb power pack. I used my I-pad power pack ($19.95 at any best buy or Mac shop). When I did it all worked perfectly. Another reviewer said that you need one rated at least 1 amp. The I-pad one is rated 2.4 amps which is more than enough power.

    I didn't even try to hook the USB up to the Mac Mini. I just used the power pack when I first hooked it up and shezam, it all worked perfectly and my Mac Mini's display is shown beautifully on my 30" screen.

    If you have one of these monitors, you can't take advantage of the graphics by using the HDMI port. You need either one of the new display port computers, or one with Dual Link DVI output, which is usually only found in higher end graphics cards.

    I did have one incident where the monitor refused to display the output of the Mac Mini, and that was when I bought a new one of the little adapters from Best Buy. The new adapter didn't work the 2nd time around, so I swapped it back out with the old one from my I-pad Air, and everything worked fine again.

    Good luck with this product if you are buying it.

    I kept all my receipts and boxes just in case it didn't all work. You would be wise to do the same thing since YMMV.

    .....Rocky

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly, I had no issues!

    After reading all the reviews on here, I was terrified to try this cable out. But since I just bought a new 2013 macbook pro retina 15" and there are no other options to use it with my mac 30" cinema display, I bit the bullet and bought it. I'm actually surprised that I've had no issues with connection and resolution. Works just fine (for me at least!)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Have this plugged into my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Hazro HZ27WD 27" 2560x1440 monitor and a powered USB hub. Works flawlessly so far and I didn't have to configure anything. Shame these kind of adapters are so expensive :(

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! People with 1-star reviews were using incorrectly.

    I'm using this adapter right now from my 15" mid-2012 rMBP to a QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ2 27" 2560x1440 PLS Monitor, which states on the seller page on ebay that it is "not compatible with laptops and mac computers," and that "Internal GPU, APU, and low-profile GPU are not compatible." The rMBP uses a GT 650m low-profile GPU. It later states not to use a port converter (eg mini dp -> dual-link dvi), this warning does not account for active adapters like this one, which uses a usb plug to provide additional power. If cabling permits, plug the usb port INTO AN OUTLET to ensure that it's receiving sufficient power. In any case, don't plug it into your laptop, run it off battery power in integrated graphics mode and write a one-star review when it doesn't work.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works with New Macpro 2014

    I almost did not buy this due to all the negative reviews but i had no choice. I purchased the new macpro 2014 but needed a solution to run the 30 inch cinema display at max resolution 2560. The adapter works perfectly. I had no issues.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing cable

    Works great. Was able to output from MBP Haswell through the 2 thunderbolt outlets to two 5MegaPixel Barco mammography grade monitors. Flicker-free and seamless.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on Dell 3007 and latest MBA

    I've had very few problems with this running my Dell 3007 monitor. I also run 2 other screens via display link (so 3 external including this one).

    A lot of people complain about the cost of these, but if you look at the market place and other manufacturers prices, the apple cost of one of these is actually OK. As the signal conversion between dual link DVI-D and mini DP is not straightforward, there is a chip inside these that has to convert the image, and if running at 2560*1600 at 60Hz, that is 245,760,000 pixels per second it has to do - hence the power requirement of USB and the cost.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    I don't usually write reviews, but I felt like this product needed a good one. I bought a 27 inch monitor for my job and found that I couldn't get its full resolution from my MacBook Air. I purchased this adapter, hooked it up and it works great! Picture is crystal clear, color is accurate. Like most Apple products, it simply works. Period.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS a DVI-D dual cable!!!!

    IMPORTANT: make sure you're using a DVI-D dual cable!!!!!

    I initially used this with a regular DVD cable I had laying around, plugging my MacBook Pro into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor. I got all of the scrambling and other issues way too many people are reporting here. As soon as I found the DVI-D dual cable that came with the 30" display, it was all simple plug and play!

    To tell the difference, a single-link DVI cable has 3 pins, a gap, and then another 3 pins whereas a dual link DVI cable has pins running all the way across with no gap.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on Dell 3007 WFP-HD

    Bought with big apprehension reading all the bad reviews. Plugged it in and worked right out of the box @ 2560x1600 resolution. Now, I have been using it for just 15 minutes. Will update if things start going wrong. I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Mini 2012

    Work perfectly with the "Thuderbolt" port on the Mac Mini. I have a 30" Cinema Display that I purchased about 6 years ago from Apple (a testament to Apple quality). I had a second generation 2,3 Mac Mini and purchase the Dual-Link inorder to display the full resolution of the Cinema Display. Recently I purchase a new i7 Mac Mini and hooked up the display using the DVI to HDMI and was amazed at the low resolution. I got online with Apple and they figured out that the "Thuderbolt" port supports the "Mini-Display" plug. I hooked it up just like the old Mac Mini and it works perfectly! I guess "Thuderbolt" is either "Mini-Display" with a new name or it just is very flexible?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well.

    Just got this altho i saw some of the negative reviews. I have it hooked up to a IPS 2560 by 1440 monitor and my macbook pro 2010 model. Works fine, works from sleep and i have yet to see any issues. I'm happy with it

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter works - check the cable

    Bough the adapter and tested two cables that LOOKED like dual-link DVI - didn't work for DELL3007WFPHC. Thought I would return it.
    When putting the cables back, noted another one labelled Dual-Link DVI. Tested, works perfect.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    I bought this a few months back, and I've found it to be reliable and free of defects. I use it for work to connect my 2009 13 inch macbook pro to my even older 30 inch cinema display. It works perfectly all day long, every day.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic with my new MBP and the Apple 30" cinema display

    After reading the bad press on the adapter I wanted to be 100% sure that my 30" display was going to work with the new MBP, so I boxed it up and took it to our local Apple store. The sales people were more than willing to provide this adapter to connect it to the new MBP. They only had the Retina display models, but since the Retina and the anti-glare models (which is the one I wanted to buy) use the same video card and I figured if it works with one it will work with the other and IT DID. As soon as I saw it worked I placed the order.

    I just received my new MBP 2.7GHz I7, 8 GB ram, 512 SDD with the 15" antiglare screen and connected to my 30" cinema display this adapter and I have full 2560x1600 resolution. In fact, I would say the overall quality being displayed on the 30" is actually better than it was using my 2008 MacBook Pro that I just replaced.

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