• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replace Dual Link DVI Adapter

    This has been driving me crazy for months.... I had streaks going across my 30'. I tried everything except replacing....

    It took a trip to the APple store and demanding a replacement.... they tried to say that this was not an issue with the cable but i just demanded an exchange after reading this thread.

    Replaced cable drives my 15' macbook pro with 30 monitor perfectly.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    stop working after OSX upgrade from 10.6.2 to 10.6.3

    My cinema 30" display worked fine with this adaptor on my macbook pro 17" (late 2009) up until I upgraded my OSX to 10.6.3 , upgraded again to 10.6.4 and in both cases external display is not detected

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    Plugged it in to my MacBook Pro with my 30" Cinema Display, worked once only with flickering results. Apple doesn't seem to be interested in resolving this faulty issue with this product. Very sad.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works enough.

    Connected successfully to my third party monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 220WM). Although, when display wakes up from its "sleep" the resolution is all wrong and cannot be changed; computer must be restarted to use correct resolution. Apple support could not help me resolve this issue so I disabled my sleep settings.

    If I don't let my displays sleep there is no problem. I prefer this solution (because of performance and price) to my easily breaking, Matrox multi-screen device.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    Using this product I connected a circa 2008 30" HD Cinema Display to a brand new 27" iMac quad core with Intel I7 processor and ATI HD Raedon 5750. The 'install' took about 90 seconds, and it worked perfectly from the get go. I suspect those reporting of flickering or diminished quality are running on insufficient processsors and/or video cards.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DELL 3007 and Dual Link 1.03

    I got my Dual-Link month ago. Version 1.03. Screen goes to 'snow mode' or flickering for 10-15 min randomly. Someone had success with putting it on powered USB hub. So I went to local Apple store and got Belkin powered USB hub. No difference. Again, searched net and got someone that used usb wall power plug. Went to Apple store and shed $40 for that gizmo. Worked for 24 hrs. Back to random flickering and snow.
    Macbook Pro 17 Unibody early 2009 model. Now I was thinking about replacing Dell 30" with Apple 30" but I see post that people have problems with that too... Completely cornered! I need 30" and don't want to give up Mac OS..

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker Issues on Black/Dark Backgrounds

    Like a lot of people, I too am experiencing green & blue flickers on black/dark parts of the screen when connecting my brand new 15" MBP to an Apple 30" Display. I had hoped this wouldn't happen to me with brand new equipment but there you are...

    69 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive & Made my 30" Cinema Display unstable

    For the price I would expect good quality, but no. The screen flickers and render my cinema display unusable when the 30: display is already very unreliable.

    I just have to deal with the flickering forever.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    no troubles here -- "It just works"

    Connecting 13" MBP (2009, OS 10.5.8) to 30" HD Cinema Display. Plugged it in and it works.

    I do notice occasional flashing lines on a black background (on the cinema display only), but that's it. I'm very pleased. I had no idea I'd be able to drive a monitor of this size with my MBP.

    Sweet!

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The problem isn't this part, it's your DVI cable

    I have the pleasure of working at a company that gave me a 30" monitor, and right off the bat this adapter worked perfectly.

    When I moved to a new desk, I moved everything but my old DVI cable. Instantly I started to experience the flickering and snow problems described here.

    Ran back to my old desk and grabbed my old DVI cable, and it solved the problem.

    If this adapter doesn't work for you, try a different cable.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep it display port if possible

    I bought one of these Dual-Link DVI adapters to cover all the potential connection options for a new set up, and given the reviews here was very happy to return it. My advice would be to use a mini display port to display port cable - if possible - I realise that slightly older screens may not feature a display port connector. These cables (mini display port to display port) don't seem to be widely available yet and Apple certainly don't make one, but they are out there, so if your screen has the capability this is by far the best solution. I've just connected a 17" MBPro pro a 27" NEC screen (PA271W) using one, the cable cost £7, and carries the digital signal with no conversion or indeed interference.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Pro with Radeon HD 5770 card and this adapter

    The Mac Pro Radeon HD 5770 card has one dual link VGI port and two mini display ports. It can carry three screens.

    I have one carrying three Apple Cinema 30 in displays flawlessly.

    However the mini display ports are NOT LIKE THE ONES in Mac Books.

    VGI and DVI screens - even small - don't work if connected with a cable adapter to the mini display port.

    Every VGI and DVI display (any other than the new ones with the mini display plug built in) NEEDS THE $99 Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter in order to work with the mini display port, Apple just confirmed to me.

    With 2 of these adapters there are no problems with 3 screens/card. The adapters are powered though their USB cable so plan on an USB powered hub as well.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable, way overpriced

    Non-stop problems, as others have experienced, with snowy screen and flickering, especially when coming out of sleep mode using this adapter and a Dell U2711. Found a mini displayport to displayport cable that works flawlessly for a fraction of the price.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with HP3065

    I've been using this cable with my new 15" MacBook Pro and an HP3065 30" display for a couple of months now with no problems whatsoever. Works perfectly.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly.

    MBP 17in, 8gb RAM, 7200 512MB, i7 2.66 - 30in Cinema Display.

    it worked just fine... everything arrived the same day --- out of the boxes... plug up... perfecto. :)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problem with a Dell 3007 WFPHC

    Contrary to some of the reviews I've read about this adapter, I've had no problem using it between a MacBook Pro 2009 and a Dell 3007 WFPHC. I don't notice any flickering and I've haven't lost video.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG...!

    Okay...Here it comes:
    This is the worst disappointment of all time.
    The Dual-Link DVI Adapter is an absolute failure by Apple in my opinion.
    Being quite the Apple nerd, I was certain that I could get it to work....NO...!
    It didn't work....I faced a barrage of problems: Screen flicker, video drop-outs, noise.. Finally just nothing at all. ZERO. Why Apple would take away a perfectly good DVI port on their MBP, and put this pathetic low-power mini-display port in, is beyond my understanding. The DVI port worked perfectly...PERFECTLY...I could EASILY drive the 30-inch monitor from my "old" MBP. Then..I buy a brand new MBP (with a mini display port) and it's a step BACKWARDS. Shame on you, Apple. You must have KNOWN that this wasn't going to work...why in the world would you EVER sell a band-aid for a hundred dollars...? You can drive a 23" inch monitor fine...by using the mini-diplay to DVI pig-tail plug. No prob. But I hope no one else goes through what I did. Tearing out an entire system out of office furniture...wires and plugs, etc..to put this thing in...all excited about a big, rich 30" screen. Now I have to tear it all out, and go back to 23"... Sorry Apple...this ranks worse than the reception problems on your iPhone 4....which I also own...when did it become okay to do this to your customers...? You are suppose to be different from all the others. Now it seems you're cutting corners....sad.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works as advertised

    I've had this adapter for about 2 weeks now. Contrary to what its name implies, it does NOT allow you to use it to drive two displays, though that's what I am doing with it by means of a second piece of hardware: Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital. Every time you attach two active adapters together, problems are bound to follow, and I do have problems waking my displays from sleep (I need to power-cycle the Matrox box to do that). Still, for an unsupported configuration, it works quite well.

    My adapter has firmware 1.3. People around here complain it does not solve the problems with firmwares 1.1 and 1.2, but that has not been my experience: I do not see noise in black areas. I do not see distorted graphics. I do not see odd lines on my displays. Neither of these is also a problem when I run QuickTime or iTunes. Pixel-wise I am driving slightly more pixels than what your average 30" display has, so I am pushing this adapter close to its limits.

    My complains are the following: (1) compatibility with my video extender (I wish). (2) price: this is effectively a $80 fine for running decent graphics! (3) design requiring this adapter be powered through a USB port on your laptop: show of hands, how many people enjoy being able to cook eggs on their keyboard? (4) USB port on the face of the adapter is drained of virtually all power, so nothing works off it.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for nVidia 3D Vision

    Using this Dual-Link DVI adapter with my 2010 Macbook Pro (Core i7 + nVidia GT 330M) allowed me to use nVidia 3D Vision under boot camp with Windows 7. The regular DVI adapter is only capable of 60hz output, but under boot camp this adapter will allow a 120hz output from the GT 330M thus letting 3D Vision work. I primarily need 3D Vision in order to view stereoscopic visual effects footage for work and was thrilled to discover I could do this with my existing Macbook Pro. I'm using the Asus VG236H monitor and it works perfectly. I also fired up Portal just to see if it would work in 3D vision and to my amazement it ran well in 3D even under fairly high settings despite the fact that nVidia's system requirements state you can't do this.

    Unfortunately, I have to deduct a star as I'm unable to output 120hz to my Asus display under Mac OS X with this adapter. It shows options up to 75hz but they are all greyed out and the only mode I can use is 60hz under OS X. Windows 7 will allow you to use the full 120hz.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker, flicker, flicker.

    I have read all these reviews and decided to give it a try (I have Samsung Syncmaster 305T+ 30" display). People at Apple Store told me if I got any problems with the adapter, I can get my money back. At first, it worked more or less OK (the image was scrambled occasionally, but turning display off and back on via Hot Corners solved the issue). Then, Snow Leopard graphics update happened few days ago (or was it the EFI update?), and it started to FLICKER. Several times per day, for 20-30 minutes. That drives me completely mad; I having headaches, and if I had epilepsy, I would immediately got a seizure. This is insane, and if Geneva Apple Store doesn't solve the problem, I will do something awful, I swear. I need my 30" display, I can't work without it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful