• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super flaky

    Like many others I get "snow" on the screen and 4-8 times a day (every hour or two, basically) I have to unplug it and plug it in again (sometimes several times) to reset it to get the screen readable at all.

    I use a Dell 30" monitor - it works great on a regular DVI output; but I can barely use it at all with my MacBook Pro (late 2008 version).

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does. Not. Work.

    My Samsung Syncmaster 305T+ 30" monitor worked wonderfully with my old MacBook Pro (2008 model), but after I bought a new MacBook Pro (late 2009), it no longer works. I get extremely poor picture quality, and the picture disappears in about 15 seconds. One star is too much for a product that does not work.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I don't see what all the fuss is about. I have not had a problem with this at all. Plug it into your macbook and to your 30 inch screen and away you go. Couldn't be simpler!!

    No dramas. Great product. Make it less expensive and i'd give it 6 stars :)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I was just about to curse my apple store having read these reviews and bought one to use with my HP LP3065 screen...and of course it came up as a jibberish screen.

    Fortunately I also have my PC hooked into the same monitor and decided to check the cable I was using for it to hook up and get its 2560x1600 res, it was different ....oops I had totally forgotten that I needed a duallink cable as well as the adapter.....a quick swap over and it works fine now. I don't think everyone here will have made the same mistake but its possible some will so I hope this helps.

    Anyway..as far as a review goes, it does its job well enough now that I have the correct cable, but I'm not mad keen on the hanging out the back concept here, would surely have been easier to have a duallink dvi on the unit itself?

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product needs work

    Interesting product. Using my 30"Cinema HD with the adapter I was getting "snow" in the dark areas of the screen.

    I moved the Dual link adapter to my Wacom Cintiq 21" and it worked without a hitch. The adapter was harder to insert initially for the Cintiq but after attachment there were no problems.

    I am using another adapter to connect to my Apple monitor but it only drives to the 1280x800 resolution. There is not another product that will allow me to get the high resolution on the 30" Cinema Display. I now have to decide if I should buy another $99 Dual-Link DVI and try it out or wait for a product to come out that will drive my monitor.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is defective?

    I'm seem to have all the problems that others reported here with the Adapter creating "snow" signals and "interference" after using it for random intervals. The only way to resolve it is to unplug and plug in the DVI cable connected to my 30" Dell screen, so I often find myself unplugging and plugging in the DVI cables about a dozen times a day, which is seriously annoying me. This seems like a defective product, and I'm surprised that Apple is allowed to keep selling it.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am using a 30'' screen SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T plus plugged with this Famous cable to a iMac 24'' and I am having all the problems described in this post:
    -Snow sometimes
    -Some kind of blurriness
    And I need to unplug/replug the cable several times a day!!!!
    This is extremely annoying and also my first deception from apple!!!

    I really wonder if they take those problems in consideration and try to solve it!!!????

    If any one get news about that (like a firmware update coming or in preparation), please let me know...

    Now if you want to know if I recommend it... I am obliged to say that I do since we are obliged (as far as I know... If I wrong let me know!) to use this cable to plug a 30'' screen...

    Good luck with it!
    Best regards

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I use it with my 17'' 3,06 Ghz MAc Book Pro with my Apple CD 30'' display...
    It flickers now and then, and if I connect anything (be it a ketboard fx...) to the hubs on the back of my 30 '' dsiplay - the display goes crazy in couples of minutes or after waking up from sleep. The display and the hubs work just fine on my other Mac Book Pro 2,6 Ghz without the crazy dual adapter... I'ts not OK Apple! You dropped the traditional DVI port, now I pay the price... I want this fixed.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 3007WFP-HC

    I've read many reviews, i just want to confirm that the new adapter (1.02) works perfectly with the Dell 3007WFP-HC.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Working with LG W3000H

    Running fine with Mac mini and LG W3000H. Was quite worried about buying this with all the negative feedback for it, I'm glad its working.
    1.02 firmware on the adaptor.
    4 Stars because of the ridiculous price for the thing.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works! MacBook Pro 17" 1.66 connected to HP LP3065 30"

    I'm totally impressed! I purchased an HP LP 3065 30" monitor and I am able to run my 17" MacBook Pro at 1920 x 1200 AND the 30" display at it's full resolution of 2560 x 1600 simultaneously! It also works just as well in "clamshell" mode. This is exactly what I need: a professional desktop work environment combined with the flexibility of having a laptop.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me, but has some display issues

    I was also scared off by the reviews, but since this was really the only option available to connect my 24" iMac to my 30" Cinema Display (which I already owned and previously used with a PowerMac G5), I decided to bite the bullet and order it.

    Luckily, it works, and for the most part, works well. The image quality is very good and I love having two big high quality monitors for apps like Aperture, Photoshop and Final Cut Express.

    However, I'm a tad disappointed that there are flickering horizontal pixels lines visible in the dark areas. The lines are usually red, but occasionally other colors and seem to appear toward the bottom of the screen most frequently. If I set the background to pure black, they are more visible throughout, but under normal use, it's not noticeable enough for me to return it...especially since I have no other option.

    If I can find a way to fix this, I'd give it 4 or 5 stars, but as is, it's just an average 3 for me.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not reliable, and bulky

    First of all, this thing is huge for a display cable adapter, and the fact that it needs external power from the USB shows a fundamental failure in the Mini DisplayPort design. It's obviously needing to do far too much processing just to drive a display, and the $100 cost proves that.

    If the problems stopped there, it might even be acceptable, though far from ideal.
    However, this thing doesn't even keep working properly. Sometimes it goes for most of a day without flaking out, and other times it happens multiple times per hour. From time to time it flickers and threatens to stop functioning, and then when it finally happens the screen ends up all scrambled. (if you search the web you'll find pictures of this from others). When this happens, you have to unplug it and plug it back in again, or suspend and resume your machine, or do some other trick to re-initialize the display.

    I would get my original unit replaced with a newer one, except that from what I've heard even the new ones have problems, and sometimes worse than the original ones. So until I hear that the problems are fixed, I'm stuck with what I've got.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine for me!

    I have upgraded my monitor to Apple 30" cinema and used it with my old system for about 3 months. Then I decided to upgrade my system to the latest 15" macbook por with 2.8Ghz.

    I freaked when I knew later that this was the only way to connect those two and it basically sucked based on the reviews. But I bought it anway.

    I should say that everything is working fine for a week now. There is no issues what so ever. I played some movies on it and all worked fine. I also used it for photo editing and didn't notice anything yet. It may be because everything I have is brand new (the monitor, the laptop, the osx, and the converter) or mabye because I got lucky. Mabye, I have not noticed anything as of yet. So, I'm going to keep using the system and update this my comment if anything comes up. But until then, this converter works fine.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    I was skeptical after reading all of the problem reports but went ahead and purchased an adapter to connect my new mini (nVidia graphics chip) to a Dell 3007 30" display. It worked perfectly and has continued to do so for a week. Initially I did have to manually change my display resolution from the default up to the true monitor resolution in system settings but after that I've had no problems on Leopard or Snow Leopard.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEC 3090WQXi works

    Took the plunge to see if it would work with my new monitor and therefore if I needed a new graphics card in order to run two of them (as it connects with a dual link dvi). I'm relieved to report that it works perfectly. Still it's less than ideal that it seems to be a lottery if your monitor will work with this adapter. I have listed my spec below, hope this helps someone.

    Mac Pro (MacPro4,1 / 2009) - Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2 x 2.93 GHz
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 - 512MB
    NEC 3090WQXi Monitor

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my Dell Monitor

    I was terrified about ordering this when I read the reviews, but now that I've used it for two weeks I wanted to confirm that it works well. I'm using it with a 30" Dell for about 10 hours a day and the only flaw is occasional blinking (maybe 3-4 times per day.)

    FYI, I'm using it with a 2.66ghz MacBook Pro, not sure if other issues are video card related.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The key is v1.02

    Like many, I found that my newly purchased 15" MBP no longer worked with my 30" Apple Cinema Display, even though I thought I purchased the correct adapter.

    After receiving the "correct" adapter, I worried after reading so many bad reviews. But I plugged mine in, selected the resolution, and bingo: it worked, first time.

    I checked the adapter firmware version and it is, indeed, v1.02. As a previous poster has already stated, it seems that this is the key to the success (or failure) of the adapter fixing the problem with the new unibody Macs. At least for me!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly not usable

    I've had this adapter since I bought my new MacBook in May. It was always flaky but it's getting worse. It loosing sync with the Mac and bounces back and forth between just the Mac's screen and the Cinema Display screen. And sometimes it just doesn't work at all.

    I need something that WORKS.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassment to the company

    My 30" Dell monitor worked great with my original MBP, but I've been suffering with apparently many others since upgrading to a 2009 MBP. Upgraded to SL and exchanged my adapter to v1.02 and now I have to deal with a frequent "blinking" of the screen (though now I only infrequently have the distortion issue I had with v1.01). Seems to become less frequent as the work session goes on (is it a 'warming up' issue?), and unplugging/replugging and ctrl-shft-cmd don't always do the trick like they used to.

    The worst part is the apparent lack of acknowledgement by Apple that there is any problem. I understand this may work just fine for some or even many, but it certainly seems like there are enough folks with problems to justify some response.

    27 of 28 people found this useful