• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought 4/6/09 fails exactly as described by others.

    Bought new Mac Mini, + dual-link DVI adapter together. Its driving a 30" Samsung 305T at 2560x1600.

    Video looks perfect for about 3-10 minutes then becomes scrambled with an interlacing artifact. Unplug/replug the DVI cable fixes the issue momentarily. Video flashes on/off at random every few minutes.

    There is nothing wrong with the monitor, I've been driving it at 2560x1600 from my previous generation 17" Macbook pro with 0 problems.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Initial problems now solved with Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC

    I had the same problem as anyone else with flickering and bad noise intermittently. It got so bad at some point that every switch back and forth with my Dual DVI KVM switch screwed up my display.

    What finally solved my problems was to connect the usb cable directly to the usb hub in my Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC monitor. As another review states here the problems seem to have to do with the quality of the power that the usb cable receives. Apparently my monitor does a good job with that.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Believe the Hype

    I just purchased a new MacBook Pro 17" to replace my older 15" MacBook Pro. I have a Dell High Color 30 inch UltraSharp Widescreen Digital Flat Panel - Model 3007WFP (about a year old).

    The older 15" connected straight through DVI and worked flawlessly everyday. I was worried about all the negative reviews here on the MiniDisplay Port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter but didn't have much choice but the buy it and see what happened.

    What happened? Nothing - I plugged it in and it works - flawlessly. I've been using this for 3 days now and haven't seen a single flicker, snow, static, nada.

    My guess is that for people reporting problems with the new 17" MacBook Pro - they may not have the graphics set to Higher Performance under the Energy Saver Preferences.

    I may not be out of the woods yet as I've only been using this for 3 days - but I don't see any reason to anticipate a problem at this point.

    So... $99 is awfully steep for a simple cable - but it does the job: 5 stars (just to up the average here!)

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A fix for some problem cables

    I was able to get good performance from this adapter by powering it from a high quality external USB power supply.

    My adapter will lose sync several times a day when powered from my MBP's USB port. The CDR in my adapter loses phase lock during laptop power transients, such as during HD spin up. I tried various USB power sources and found a Belkin powered USB hub that fixed the problem. My adapter has not glitched when plugged into the powered hub.

    I believe the powered hub provides cleaner USB power than the laptop does.

    This trick will probably work for some people and not for others. Due to manufacturing variation individual hubs and adapters differ slightly. The current adapter design seems to be marginal so that these small variations can have a functional impact. So caveat emptor and YMMV.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really wanted this to work, I didnt want to believe all the bad reviews about this product. But as soon as I got it home and connected it to my new mac mini (Nvidia) within 10 minutes my 30" Apple cinema display got the snow and artifacts on the screen and the only way to get the picture back was to restart the mini and replug in the adapter. Lately apple has been really disappointing me. It seems to me that there quality is going down the drain. I wont even get into what a bad experience I had trying to return the mini and the cable. They wont be getting my business anymore if this continues.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have they recalled this yet?

    Flickers the monitor to the point of uselessness.
    Worked great for 5 minutes. Since then it is worthless.
    Almost as if something burned out inside once it was plugged in to a 30" monitor. Seriously, Apple, overheating batteries, cracking logicboards, and now this!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works after attention so far...

    I bought this Dual-Link DVI Adapter for my Triplehead2go.. Max resolution before was 2400x600px.. Now i can get op to 3840x1200px!!
    But I would have prefered a DL-DVI plug at the side, like the previous macbook pro.. And savede 99$ and all these adapters.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering problems!

    I bought this adapter so I could plug my new unibody, 17-inch MacBook Pro to my 30-inch Cinema Display. The problem is that my monitor flickers unpredictably during use. I've had this Cinema Display for over a year, and it was hooked up to two other MacBook Pros. This problem only occurred after this adapter was used to hook up to my computer.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple owes us a refund! (Avoid this product)

    There are lots of complaints in lots of places about this product, and they are all justified -- you won't get more than a few minutes at a time flicker-free if if you buy this product. Avoid it until Apple provides a real fix.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work well with the Mac Book Air and Apple 30 In display

    I have been using this for the last several weeks and have not had any difficulty with the quality or the connection using a new Mac Book Air. I do not experience any flickering with extended use.

    The only gripe that I have is that each time I connect it up again it asks me to verify my keyboard (Microsoft Natural 4000).

    I use this side by side with my Mac Pro desktop and I honestly can not tell any difference in color quality or performance.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker

    I purchased the 2.8GHz MacBook Pro. I have a 30" Cinema Display at the office and the new 24" LED Cinema Display at home. I was disappointed that I had to order a $99 cable for the 30" display. Initially worked fine but develops an annoying flicker in the background. Usually not seen in an active window. This is an annoyance and significant disappointment considering the upfront costs.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious issue with non Apple displays

    Beware of buying this accessory, if you have a non-Apple 30" display then it will almost certainly cause problems. It is regrettable that Apple should put its loyal customers in this position. A 30" monitor is a significant investment, and it may not be viable for people to replace their perfectly good displays with the Apple display so that they can receive reliable performance. My hope is that this is merely a software issue that can hopefully be corrected via a software update.

    135 of 151 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me!

    I have the Apple 30" HD Display hooked up to my unibody Macbook Pro. It works perfectly. The only issues I ever have is once ever few hours the screen will flicker, but it lasts a millisecond so it's easy to ignore! This product has been fantastic!

    9 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined My Experience

    I was looking for a new computer to drive my 30 inch Dell Monitor, and I decided to make the switch from PC to Apple -- but after dealing with this cable, I'm going back to PC.

    After hooking up this adapter I experienced sporadic issues with screen flickering, blurriness, and white lines. I've tried several work-a-rounds to eliminate the problems but none of them work.

    Don't buy a new Macbook if you want to run it on a monitor that requires dual link DVI, you will be disappointed.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stability issues

    I've been having some of the same issues with this adapter. It works (mostly) fine with my Dell 2009W, but it has weird issues and cuts out occasionally. Also, it doesn't have DVI-I and so my other DVI adapters don't work with it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Agreed: worst Apple product ever.

    I really hope this is a software problem with the NVidia chip and not a problem with this adapter... but the flickering is ridiculous! They say it's not compatible with non-Apple monitors and say that's the reason for many users' problems (complete nonsense...) but that doesn't explain the identical problems I have with my NEW Apple 30" that worked perfectly with my old MBP 17".

    There had better be a fix soon because this is ridiculous.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst Apple product ever

    I've been happily using my 30" Dell monitor with previous MacBook Pro (which had dual-link dvi output), when I upgraded my notebook I purchased this adapter, hoping that it will work fine too. Unfortunately, it didn't! Simply put, this adapter is very unstable. I'm always using with power adaptor is connected, with "High Performance" graphics mode. Couple days it worked fine for couple hours, but usually it goes crazy after 10-15 minutes usage; seems like having a refresh/synch problem. Some times unplugging and plugging it back solves the problem for another 10-15 minutes... This is really frustrating....

    71 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    At least it doesn't catch fire

    Unfortunately I ignored all the reviews and gave apple the benefit of the doubt. I get the distorted unreadable picture about 20-25 times a day and have to press option > command > eject to put the display to sleep. When I wake it up, it is fine again.

    I will probably retire my new macbook and fire up the old and rusty but trusty HP desktop. It's faster anyway.

    Do buy this product until Apple can recognize (let alone fix) the issue.

    59 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes pixel snow with new Unibody MBPro and 30" Apple Cinema Display

    I just bought a new 2.66Ghz 17" Unibody MBPro 2 days ago and hooked it up to my 30" Apple Cinema Display with the Dual-Link DVI adapter. At first, it worked fine and I thought I got lucky, but after the first waking from sleep, I started getting the flickering pixel snow in the background. Now, after 2 days, it's gotten worse--and it's really distracting while I work.

    I've tried unplugging/replugging the adapter, tried both graphics cards settings, detached all USB peripherals from the 30", but it doesn't solve the problem. I don't know if it's even worth exchanging the adapter or MBPro given how persistent these problems seem to be based on what I've read here and in various forums. I'm hoping there's a software fix in the works and it's not a hardware issue. I love Apple products and have been a customer for 15 years, but this is extremely frustrating.

    67 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I'm using the dual link DVI adapter with a 15" Macbook Pro and its working flawlessly. All I had to do was make sure that power saving was not on for graphics and was able to set up a sweet dual monitor setup. Now my mac is my secondary screen with just a little bit of tweaking in the system preferences.

    Using it on a HP LP3065 monitor.

    10 of 19 people found this useful