• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all interfaces created equally

    Just a warning:

    I purchased this to use with a Dynex DVI to VGA adapter. I could not use it. Dynex has extra pins around the wider and flat "pin"on its DVI interface that the Mac DVI interface does not support.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine as long as you force a good connection.

    I'm very happy I read the negative reviews which alerted me to possible problems. Connecting the female DVI-D to a male DVI-D to HDMI cable was a bit of a nuisance since the fit was EXTREMELY tight. I very carefully forced the two connectors together. The amount of force required to get a good connection (the connector bodies touching) is very much more than would be ordinarily expected. But once the connection was made, the secondary display appeared on my Sharp Aquos 52" TV. A 2m Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable would probably sell well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    This is an Apple product and I am an Apple evangelist and have been for many years. Imagine my disappointment when something as simple as an adapter doesn't. What's the problem? That's even more disappointing - it doesn't make a secure connection between my Cintiq and the adapter. On any DVI female connection, there is a slot for the "blade" pin to go into; with two regular pins above and below it. On our Apple version, the holes above and below are simply too small to accept those pins.

    It just doesn't fit. From a company that engineers it's laptops from solid blocks of aluminum, I'd expect a little better. If I could give this zero stars, I would - a complete waste.

    50 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection is not solid; picture snows or blacks out.

    I am using this with a late 2008 MacBook (aluminum).

    Bought two adapters. First one was awful. I connected the cord to the adapter with varying degrees of snugness. No matter what I tried, it would not maintain a connection. The screen (Samsung SyncMaster) was either black, snow, or worse and equally often, it would would just constantly flicker/sorta oscillate between my desktop and snow (many times per second). There was no consistent pattern to get it to maintain a picture (I mean, I tried to wiggle the adapter), which meant that it wasn't the actual mini-display port for which I was having the problem, and that it was the DVI side of the dongle that was having issues. Sometimes I would get lucky, and it would hold a picture for 10 minutes (this happened twice). I wasted four hours on this defective product. I tried switching the DVI monitor cables, but the situation was consistent (and for the past year, the cables have worked and are working just just fine connecting the monitors to the desktop PCs).

    Next, I bought another adapter. This worked much better for the most, but it is still not perfect. I've only used the new one for a day, but I am very concerned that it will last, and that it will soon regress to the defective performance of the first adapter that I bought. Once during the day when the new adapter shifted, I did lose the picture on my monitor. That's how I know things are not perfect.

    Might try buying a third adapter.

    25 of 29 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with a perfecty fine Samsung monitor

    I had read all the reviews on the Apple Store before buying this adapter. Turns out, it doesn't work with my SyncMaster 940bw, even with a brand new DVI-D cable...
    I have had it with Apple...Not only does this adapter is too expensive, but also it simply do not do the job.
    Thumbs down on this one.

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be sure your battery charger is attached to use this adaptor

    At first I thought this cable didn't work. Well... unless your macbook pro is attached to its charger - it won't work. It will work for a few seconds - then lose the external monitor signals.

    Once I hook it up to the charger - it works fine.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G

    I bought a MBPro with the intention to use it with my Optoma projector using a DVI-D connection. (I confirmed with Apple whether this would work, of course, long before I decided to purchase. And the answer was YES.) Well, this adapter DOES NOT work! I just wasted several hours trying to figure this out and sifting endlessly through forums to find a solution. A LOT of people have the same problem. It seems like Apple is stumped by this one!

    I'm a first time Mac user on his first day of usage (TODAY) who wants to convert to Mac out of his frustration with Microsoft products. What a disappointment! Apple, please give me a solution or give me a refund! NEGATIVE FIVE STARS!!!

    58 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with my Dell, Samsung and Apple LCD monitors that use DVI

    The adaptor works great. It's nice they shrank the huge DVI input down to this small little plug.

    26 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless for larger hi-res displays

    My old MacBook Pro worked perfectly with my Dell 30 inch display. This new MacBook Pro with this Adapter will not bring up higher than 1280 x 800.

    Why Apple is going backward is a mystery to me. Applecare says it can't find any way to select the NVIDIA 9600 using this adapter. WHAT??? The same people that developed the iPhone can't figure it out? Unbelievable.

    The supposed fix is buying the Dual DVI Adapter at $99. Can I get my old MacBook Pro back???

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Displayport to DVI Adapter

    The Female DVI-D Adapter end has limited compatibility with many other Male DVI components. ie. The apple DVI adapter end does not have the necessary holes for the additional 4 pins found in many Male DVI adapter ends. (I learned the hard way). *FYI: You may save yourself time, money, & hassle if you buy a more compatible 3rd party adapter w/ the 4 holes in the beginning.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works with digital displays

    While this adapter is overpriced, it does exactly what it says it does. In another review a user states that they are frustrated as this adapter drops the analog signal. This is NOT true.

    Mini DisplayPort can NOT do analog to begin with.

    If you notice, Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters use a chip to convert the digital signal to an analog one. This adapter does NOT have that chip.

    For $30 Apple should just make a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA hybrid adapter to avoid consumer confusion, but if you have a digital display, this will work perfectly.

    Minus one star for consumer confusion.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible With Cintiq

    This adapter is not compatible with the Cintiq. I didn't bother reading the other reviews before purchasing it.

    It gets 2 starts because it looks really neat.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesnt work with syncmaster t200m

    just got the adapter and it actually finds out the monitor, but the signal doesnt come out, it keeps on a black screen and everytime i try to use the external monitor, the macbook tryes to open it and the signal is lost (there was no signal actually)
    gonna change it for a vga tomorrow, lets see how it works....

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk, no analog, picture drops out

    This is junk. It should support analog over the same wire. Picture occasionally just drops out and I have to "power cycle" my adapter by unplugging it and plugging it back in. This of course drags all my windows onto the same screen. Not worth it.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI problems

    Ok so I can live with the fact that this is now not included (as it always was) with my Macbook Pro - but why on earth is the horizontal receiver slot MISSING the 4 extra pin slots that the majority of DVI cables contain, on either side of the horizontal pin? This will not even receive the Apple DVI to VGA adapter!!!!

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    noise

    I bought both this and the dual DVI adapter and this one does not work well with my iogear KVM switch and 23 inch cinema display, whereas the $99 dual adapter works perfectly. The problem is horizontal red and green lines - red in the dark parts of the image and green in the white.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI

    does not work with dvi extention cord (didnt even fit correctly)
    this was a horriable desion
    does not work with a dvi to vga

    44 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook dvi adapter

    This adapter worked perfectly with my 20" Dell monitor. The mini displayport plug is long enough that it does not detach randomly from my MacBook Pro. As for the DVI side, Other reviews mentioned that they had trouble screwing in their cable into the adapter, I didnt. Probably depends on your cable.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems good to me...

    I use this adapter with my Macbook and a 17" (maybe?) Dell LCD monitor capable of 1280x1024. It works perfectly so far. I've only had it for about 6 hours, so I can't really say anything about how well it holds up. The cable is about twice as thick as an iPod cable, but it is only about two/three or so inches long... It is obviously designed to function only as an adapter, with a separate DVI cable (which is fine).

    I would change two things about this product... mostly to make it worth its $30 price tag.

    1) I would lengthen the cable by an inch or so. (Not hugely important... but it'd be nice.)
    2) It would also be nice if you could use a DVI->VGA adapter with this, but this is only Digital DVI, so that should not work. I'm not sure if this is due to some technical limitation, or if Apple just wants me to buy a VGA adapter too.

    But, all in all, this does exactly what it is designed to do, and the build quality seems decent.

    But remember, this will only work with the newer Mini DisplayPorts, NOT with the MiniDVI ports. Make sure you check if you're unsure.

    17 of 22 people found this useful