• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointing product from apple - not working at all

    i tried two different adapters on five (!) different 30" apple cinema displays.
    it did not work AT ALL! the results were mostly no external monitor found, but also system freezes occurred and the main notebook display went crazy (only a part of the upper left screen was displayed). very low quality product - WE ARE DEMANDING A RECALL!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product

    Solid performance. Flicker occurs once every couple of hours, otherwise works like a charm.

    Display: LG W3000H 30"
    Resolution: 2560x1600
    Computer: Aluminum Macbook 13"

    4 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fuzz of Death and flickering

    As is this product is broken. For me when used with a Dell 30 I get random flickering from time to time and at least once a day the famous "Fuzz of Death". The only solution at that point is to disconnect the mini-dvi and reconnect. I was not happy to wait 2 months for this box, and I am not happy that it does not work. Stay away until Apple fixes it.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic fail

    This product does not work. I returned it, and the replacement is just as bad.

    I'm using it with a new MPB unibody 15" 2.8 GHz in clamshell mode running discrete graphics. I get all the fuzzing and de-syncing reported here, and a new unit did not solve the problem. This is with a Dell 30" display.

    The same Dell display and Belkin TruAV cable worked just fine for 3 years with my old MBP (15", first-generation Intel, early 2006). No problems at all.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    I have MacBook with 30 inch cinema HD and it works great! not surprised...

    6 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Am I luck ? It works flawlessly

    I'm using the new PB 15" in non energy saver graphics mode, a 30" Apple Cinema Display and the new mini display port DL adapter. I'm powering the DL adapter from a powered USB hub. Works flawlessly. Sleep/Awakes fine, no flicker, no schumtz. Stays synced for the 8-10 hours I use my monitor every day.

    My only complaint was having to wait since October for it. That was unacceptable on Apple's part I will not make that mistake again.

    4 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure when laptop goes to sleep

    I'm using this cable for connecting to matrox triplehead digital.Works fine, only when computer going to sleep resolution get sometimes corrupt. Disconnecting the cables and connect again solves the problem most of the time.
    When it works it's great, but it looks like the os got some bugs with this adapter.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but I'm having pretty good results

    I have a 15" MBP unibody and a Dell 3007 WFP-HC 30" Monitor. I received the adapter two days ago. I have seen the fuzzy blur and have also experienced the brief flicker, but not to the extreme that others have.

    I'm finding that when I first turn on the MBP, that is when I (sometimes) get the fuzzy screen. If I disconnect then reconnect the USB cable from the adapter at the MBP it will re-sync with the monitor and the fuzziness disappears and stays gone. The flicker happens from time to time (maybe 2-3 time over an 8 hour day) and I don't know the cause or a solution, but aside from being frustated that it occurs at all, it hasn't been too annoying.

    I'm really hoping that a firmware update will come from Apple, as I suspect that it is not the hardware. I was encouraged that the MBP 17" also has the mini display port. I cannot imagine Apple's entire laptop line not being able to work properly with standard 30" monitors using DVI cables and also the current 30" Apple Cinema Display.

    I purchased the MBP in December and have been using just it's monitor. I have to admit that at this point I'm just so happy to be using my 30" display again!!!!

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with Apple 30' Screen

    I read the reviews and almost bought the new 24 inch screen made especially for the new MBP but after plugging it in it works just fine. I don't like the fact that I had to spend another $99.00 after buying the new MBP but it was better than spending $899. Color is correct, there is no stripping, banding or sleep problems. Connects easily and works as advertised.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dismal - Was hoping the reviews were wrong but they're not...

    I have the unibody 15" and the Dell 30" LCD display, had to wait 3 months to get the adaptor to make them work, and now I got it I am having the same nightmares as everyone with the flickering, screen blur, and the worst, complete static on-screen. DO NOT BUY if any of that is a concern. I say the product works as advertised 20% of the time.

    67 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully.

    I use this with a MacBook Air and the Apple 30 inch display. The adapter seems flawless. However display intensive functions, like the screen saver, keep the cooling fan on the Air going.

    3 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broken 125 dollar cable...

    I bought mine at the Tokyo Apple store (Ginza) on the 11th of january 09, betting a first faulty batch would have been swiftly corrected.

    Wong. Not only does it cost 125 USD (my god, have they lost touch with reality?) (and why is it so huge ?) but it also flat out does not work. Every hour or so, I have to unplug the USB cable, and replug it, after the screen gets it all wrong.

    I can't be mad at Apple, as the Macbook Pro I bought it for is an incredible piece of hardware, a pure jewel, but this cable thing is just plain ridiculous.

    I really hope Apple comes up with a satisfactory solution, and one that does not cost a dime.

    60 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No signal..

    I ordered this from Apple Store in October and had to wait over 2 months.. After receiving this, I have now tried to get my HP LP3065 30" monitor to work... Macbook Pro doesn't even detect it!! This is so frustrating, I wanted to use Logic with 2560x1600 and now I can't. I need to contact Apple and ask a substitute.. Maybe I haven't waited enough? Maybe HP is not compatible with this? We'll see..

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug & Play, Works like a Charm

    Just received my Dual-Link adapter today. Plugged it into my 30" Apple Cinema Display. Works perfect. Nice to once again have the massive screen real estate.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    so far so good

    Using this to connect to my Apple 30" from the latest model MacBook. No issues so far. In the mix is a hub w/ 2 hard drive enclosures.

    Cable is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE considering what it is.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent screen issues

    I finally received my adapter last week. I use a 30' monitor at work and wouldn't live without it, so my new MacBook Pro has been in a drawer until yesterday (purchased the computer in October). I have purchased all 3 adapters for various purposes, but the Mini DisplayPort Dual DVI adapter is a great disappointment. On my Samsung 30', the screen flickers periodically or goes completely out of sync and this is incredibly annoying. I have tried a number of solutions as suggested in various on-line forums all to no avail. The only way to temporarily resolve the problem is to disconnect the adapter cable. If you regularly use a 30' monitor then I would delay purchasing a new MAC notebook computer until this problem is rectified.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickers and shuts off

    I've got one of the brand new unibody MacBook Pros and also just purchased a 30" Cinema display, seemed like a great idea to me. Then I realized that I needed the $99 adapter, ok, well drat, whatever as long as it works. Got my adapter in the mail two days ago. So far I don't have all the artifacts that people are talking about, but if I shut the lid on my MBP I can't get it to wake up for more than about 3 sec at a time then it flickers and goes back into sleep mode. The only way so far I've found is to restart my machine (in those 3 sec its awake, gotta be fast) then it'll work ok for a while. I haven't used it long enough to see the artifacts or lines yet.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They must have known

    This thing only works part of the time. When its good its good, but it goes bad many times a day requiring either sleep display, disconnect cable, restart etc.. to get it to work again. Snow, garbled screen whatever you want to call it.. How could this have possibly gotten through QA?

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am very disappointed. $99 and two months of waiting later, I got a product that doesn't work to spec. My Samsung 30" display (which conforms to ALL the specifications Apple laid out on its product literature for the MacBook) goes out of sync every few minutes. Unplugging it and plugging it back in gives me a few more minutes. This is not a useful product for me. Considering that I purchased the MacBook for the sole reason that it featured Dual Link DVI output, I am feeling swindled.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointed

    Just bought a new MBP and also a 30" Gateway Monitor to use with it. Right after I bought the MBP, I purchased this adapter and apple said it would ship in 5-7 days. After waiting a few weeks I checked online and then found out I'd have to wait 2 months to receive. It gets better. Now after I finally received the adapter, it simply won't work with the Gateway 30" monitor, the monitor is only seeing it as a plain DVI and I can only get 1900X1200 res. SO frustrated. If anyone has a solution please post.

    26 of 26 people found this useful