• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail: Cinema Display 30 and Macbook Pro

    Flicker (off/then back on) every 10 minutes or so. Once a week, the screen goes to static. This is neither a faulty monitor, nor a faulty MBP. Hook the Cinema Display 30 to an old MB with dual dvi out, works great.

    This adapter is a faulty product, and Apple should recall and replace it. Many have the same problem.

    I expect compatibility when I do pay the premium prices for all Apple products.

    Apple, are you listening, at all?

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connected to my Dell 30" U3011

    I reluctantly purchased the Dual-Link DVI to MDP adapter after reading the horrible reviews on this site and elsewhere. Yes, $100 to get full resolution seems excessive.

    I was able to get my 30" Dell hooked up and working properly. It works about 90% of the time, as I have multiple computers connected to the monitor, and sometime 1/10, when I switch the source input to my MBP, I see snow on top of my Mac OS screen. This is usually fixed by changing the input source to a different PC, then switching back to the MBP, or unplugging/replugging the MDP.

    For $100 it should work 100% of the time. 3.5 stars in my book.

    If you don't need USB pass through, you can pick up a cheap MDP to DP adapter from Monoprice

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Cintiq to iMac problem

    If you're having problems connecting a Cintiq to an iMac, this adapter worked for me.

    A regular DVI to mini adapter wasn't working to connect my Cintiq 21UX to my iMac. The Cintiq screen remained blank and was not recognized as a monitor by the iMac. A forum I found suggested this adapter would fix the problem. I was skeptical. In my admittedly limited understanding of how computers work, I didn't see how it would solve my problem, plus there are numerous bad reviews of this adapter. But once I used it to connect my Cintiq to the iMac, everything worked perfectly. I've been running it for a few days with none of the glitches some people seem to be experiencing.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Flicker, Randomly won't work - terrible product

    Quite simply - DO NOT BUY!!!

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst thing ever, can't even believe it's an official apple product

    this is the 3rd one i got from apple and in less than 3 months it's already showing problems... screens goes black, you can't even touch or even think on touching one of the cables and everything dies than you have to unplug and plug everything back again... my screen shows little pixels flashing on solid black images... it's terrible... buy only if you don't have any other option...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with Mini / Air + Dell WFP3007

    I was reluctant to buy this given some of the reviews, but I've been using for a while to connect my late 2010 Mac Mini to an old Dell WFP3007. No fuzziness or noise at all, and it's nice to finally have my old monitor back. ;) Also tested with my MacBook Air and it's just as faultless.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    Hooked up 15" MB-Pro to 30" HP monitor (256 MB video card). Works perfectly on highest resolution.

    1/17/2011

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working well with ACD 30"

    Recently replaced an ATI Radeon XT 1900 with an ATI Radeon 5770 in my Mac Pro 2,1. I was using 2 ACD 30" monitors so I needed this adapter for the second monitor since the 5770 has only one DVI port and 2 Mini Display ports. After 1 month, everything is working fine. No display issues.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but not through an amp

    I was going to use this adaptor to send the signal through my HDMI equipped AV receiver via my 27" Core i7 iMac. This would not work and sent no signal to the TV at all, despite all my other equipment working fine through the amp, even my PC.

    It does work when connected straight to both my 42" Plasma and my 32" LCD though, so it must be some sort of handshake issue or issue with the power of the cable?

    Not particularly impressed with it overall, especially at the price Apple charges!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    defective product, KNOWN ISSUE, demand replacement

    Hundreds of people, if not thousands, have suffered with this failure, perhaps Apple's worst product. If you look through discussions and the most helpful reviews, you will find hundreds of people with expensive 20+ and 30-inch monitors that will not function with this device and a new Mac. Do not buy this product.

    See Discussions Topic : Display flashes to solid black intermittently for solution

    As you can see from the post above, I believe I have a solution, jury-rigging an iPhone AC-to-usb charger with a USB extension to power the adapter. This brought back my 30-inch monitor. Also, the monitor works flawlessly with a 4 year-old Macbook Pro that has dual-link DVI native (no dongle/adapter).

    After spending an hour and half on hold, a senior tech admitted the KNONW ISSUE and is sending replacement now with firmware v1.02. I hope this resolves it, but others have said it is worse.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work

    Just doesn't work, unusable. I have an early 2010 iMac and a Dell U2711 and it is totally useless. The screen keeps going to sleep for no reasen, keeps loosing signal and often the image becomes all noisy and unrecognizable.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBookPro and Dell U3011

    This dual link adapter did not provide the 2560 x 1600 resolution capable on the Dell U3011. My MBP is a mid-2008 with Nvidia graphics card 9400M and 9600GT. Using the minidisplay port to HDMI I could achieve 1920 and using the minidisplay port to VGA I could achieve even higher resolution, but still short of about 400x550 -- ish.

    I am going to return this product. And try the minidisplay port to display port cord. Otherwise, I'll be sticking with the VGA adapter.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, just expensive

    Works fine with my MacBook Pro and Dell U3011. 30" display.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HAD NO CHOICE

    I have been using my 30" ACD for over a year now with my 2 year old Macbook Pro. It had the DVI port so I was able to connect the monitor directly. I decided it was time to upgrade and I bought a new i7 17" Macbook Pro. Guess what? No DVI port. So I had to buy the Dual-Link DVI Adapter. They should have never taken the DVI port off of the Macbook Pro. So here I am stuck with either a double image (like that you see when looking at 3D without the glasses on) or blue/green/red interference lines.

    So I took the Macbook Pro, monitor and cable to the genius bar. Some genius. After trying 3 cables I was told that there was nothing he could do and that I should sell my monitor. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE MONITOR!!!!!!! He told me I was taking up too much of his time as he was only allotted 15 minutes to work out the problems. He let me pick the best Adapter and sent me on my way.

    NOW WHAT??????

    I am calling Apple tomorrow . . . . .

    Until the next post :(

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but does the job fine

    It is pricey, and honestly it is one of the things that help me off from buying a new macbook pro. Unlike some of the people here that have had issues though, I am using this with a new 15" macbook pro i7 and a Dell 3007WFP-HC 30" monitor for the last week and have not had any issues. No flickering, needing to restart, etc. I am also not a fan of this taking up another usb port, but if you use a good powered usb hub, it isn't really an issue. i don't see many alternatives for this and it works fine for me.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine ...

    I'm not sure why others have panned this product. I bought a 30" Cinema Display to use with my Mac Mini and obviously needed the Dual-Link adapter for maximum resolution. Well, it works just fine. No problems. Gorgeous screen images every time.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but so pricey

    Seems to work without any issues so far described by others. I am just very surprised that my adapter has firmware 1.01 even though this seems very old and supposed to not work. Hence only three stars as it is very expensive and with outdated firmware.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering Horizontal Lines

    Computer is a new i7 iMac, secondary display is a 30" Cinema Display. In black areas of the screen, there are horizonal lines flickering across the screen. It's usable, but ugly.

    Apple won't send a replacement until they receive this defective one, which will leave me out of commission for a week or two. I stopped by an Authorized Apple Retailer, and got another DisplayPort adapter. The replacement was WORSE than the original.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most un-Apple product from Apple ever

    I pretty much buy everything Apple makes and love it. However, this adapter is junk by any standard. I hooked it up to two different Dell monitors and in each case the screen will randomly flicker or go fuzzy. I usually spend 15 min of my day just unplugging and plugging in the display to get rid of the fuzz. Apple, I still love you, but please right this wrong and fix this product.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with MacBook Pro, but surprised me a bit.

    Because I work with both Mac and PC, needed to hook-up a Dell RazorSharp U2711 Monitor to my MacBook Pro. Found out *after* I bought the monitor that I needed this adaptor if I wanted to access the monitor's full 2560x1440 resolution (that was after the AppleCare rep told me I needed to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 8GB, which I questioned and he found out to be wrong). I bought and hooked up the adaptor, but was surprised to find out that I was *required* to also hook up the USB plug, as this apparently provides the extra power to handle the dual-link hi-res display. Without the USB plugged in, no go. Also, needed to change out a Single-Link DVI-D cable to a Dual-Link DVI-D (didn't work without it). It now works fine, but I sure would prefer an Apple LCD Display. The Cinema Display's lack of ports and exclusive use of the MiniDisplay Port cable prevents me from hooking it up to a PC via a reasonably-priced KVM switch.

    28 of 31 people found this useful