• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor display quality

    I tried to use this to connect a Mac Mini to a 30" monitor. There was a lot of flicker. Also, quite weird was that there were horizontal "ghost lines "projecting outwards from the edge of the windows.

    A rather poor performing product, especially given the price!

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    hooked up my 2006 30" Apple Cinema Display with this adapter to my 2009 MBP and it works perfectly. The display has the pin connector, usb and FW400 and of course the adapter just has the pin connector and usb... BUT... letting the FW400 dangle with no connection, it worked perfectly. Very happy I got this, as my Mac Pro is already surpassed by the MBP I have, and the 2012 version on order.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Got it working, but no thanks to Apple

    Bought this to use my old Dell 3007WFP monitor with the new Retina Macbook Pro. On initial hookup the display was only detected in 1280x800 mode. The full 2560x1600 resolution was not available as an option. A call to Apple support was less than helpful with the end result of the support person giving up because it wasn't Apple monitor. She was also unwilling to escalate the call, or to put in a request for an engineer to look into it. A terrible experience, and it really tarnishes Apple's reputation in my mind.

    I was able to confirm the adapter works by testing on the old MacPro, so I was pretty sure it wasn't actually a hardware issue. Many hours later I did find a solution to let the laptop use the full resolution. It involved using the SwitchResX app, which you can find using google. It's still not a perfect solution since it costs a few bucks, and the solution doesn't use the Macs built in UI. But it does save me a grand for a replacement monitor. As a side result SwitchResX lets you use the full resolution of the Macbook Retina display. So now you can have a bigger desktop than the 30" display crammed into a 15" display. Get out your reading glasses.

    I am hopeful Apple will fix this with a patch to Lion, but given that the support staff refused to bring it to the attention of the developers I probably shouldn't be.

    76 of 81 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not with a Macbook Pro Retina

    I bought this to use with my Macbook Pro Retina laptop and found that it only provides DVI-D Single Link - not Dual Link - output. My 30" Dell 3007WFP display requires DVI-D Dual Link in order to display its native 2560x1600 resolution. With this adapter, I can only use the display at a resolution of 1280x800. Others have reported getting Dual Link output from systems like the Macbook Air, so it seems like the problem is with the MBP Retina, not necessarily with this product.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine except when waking up

    Works just fine with my MacBook Pro much of the time, but has periods when it flakes out: sometimes after waking up from sleep I get a bunch of static on my display (NEC PA271W). Power cycling the monitor clears things up, but it is annoying. Fortunately my monitor also has a DisplayPort input so I've switched to using a mini to regular DisplayPort adapter (also much smaller, cheaper, and doesn't need a USB port). If you've got no other option besides dual-link DVI then this adapter works OK, but I'd go with other options first if you can.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mirroring

    With a MiniDisplayPort To HDMI I already know how to mirror, you go to System Preferences then click display then go to arrangement then click mirror or whatever it says.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine but too expensive

    Despite the endless series of negative reviews, I bought this to connect a Samsung 305T to my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, and it seems to be working just fine at 2560x1600 (not mirroring) for now. It is too expensive so I really can't give 5-stars.

    Hope my words could help hesitant people make their decision to buy this adapter for non-Apple displays.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of Display using Samsuns S27A850

    The quality of display is poor. The characters seem to be grey of interleavely.
    Potentially is the Dual-Link Cable problem which I suspect, as I used a 3m length cable.
    Will get another 1m length and try out.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish there was an alternative

    This allows me to use my 30" Apple Cinema Display with my new Macbook Pro, however it is not a product i feel is up to Apple's standards. occasionally, my screen will develop digital noise across it, as well as the USB connections on the back of the monitor can be flaky as well. i actually have to restart my machine to fix these issues which is a real pain. You would think that since this is just a piece of hardware that there wouldn't be so many issues. Been using it for over a year now and really hate it, but there is no other alternative that i know of besides buying one of Apple's newest monitors, which don't go up to 30"

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    This adapter works exactly as described with my Macbook Air, and both my small and v. large 2007 Apple cinema monitors. After a bit of tinkering with the display settings, I have an excellent high-resolution display with none of the problems experienced by other users.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete and utter junk

    Causes snow on the monitor every time after waking up from sleep and the only solution is to turn off then on the monitor. For $100 I expected much much better quality which this product is far from.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with 2007 Dell 3007WFP

    I can only get a small % of the dell 3007WFP resolution.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointingly poor

    1.03 firmware does improve matters, but i still get a screen of snow at least once a day (the 1.01 firmware was pretty much unusable). I'm on a hazro 27" monitor running at 2560x1440.
    When it works it's fabulous, but i really don't expect rubbish like this coming from apple.
    Is it really this difficult?

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Static mess

    This adapter is terrible. It works sometimes, but most of the time is my display shows static. I have to power the monitor off then on to get it to work again. I can't believe Apple is selling this product for $99. Boo

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glitchy but functional

    Like others I have to unplug and reconnect a few times to get the screen to come on, but once it does I enjoy the 30" cinema display in all its 2560x1600 glory. Now if they could just get it working on the first time you connect it that would be great.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless - don't heed the others

    I was too very reluctant to buy one after see many widespread negative reviews of the product. But I went ahead and purchased one for my 27" U2711 Dell Ultrasharp and 2011 15" MBP.

    For all the nay-sayers, they're probably using the normal DVI cable with is INCORRECT. Any resolution larger than 1900x1200 requires DUAL-LINK DVI. The cable may appear the same to the lay person, but there are very important differences.

    Make sure you have a DUAL-LINK DVI cable and you will enjoy your large resolution external display.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working.

    Worked great for a few months and then....bang. Nothing. For an outrageous $99 this thing should at least last a year!! What was wrong with the old system and a direct DVI connection? One of the nicest features of the older MacBooks. Is this progress? Or just an evil method of Apple collecting another $100 from everyone to be able to plug into a monitor?

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissappointed

    This adapter only works for does not work as specified which is for anything above 1920x1200. I have tried this adapter using: Dell 3007WFP, MacBookPro5,1 and Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter firmware version 1.0.3.

    I am really hoping that Apple will fix these issues because a lot of people in Tech Writing, IT, Software Development, Engineering, and Movie/Photo editing require 2560x1600 on 30" monitor (whether generic or Apple manufactured) making their day to day lives easier.

    Please help us Apple! :-)

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great so far

    First, I have the correct cable for this product. I have a dual link DVI cable. I'm not trying to use a single link cable which I think some folks are. It was the same cable I used when I had my Dell 3007 WFP hooked to my PC.

    I was really worried this part would not work, would flicker or otherwise cause me issues. So far so good. It's only been a few days and I'll come post again if I run into issues.

    So far so good on my 2011 MacBook Pro w/ Mini DisplayPort -> Dell 3007WFP-HC

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another fail for Dell 3007WFP-HC

    I got this a while back for my 15 inch Macbook Pro. Although 2560x1600 looks amazing on OSX, there was so much obvious distortion that the adapter obviously has a design flawed. I tried jigging the cable numerous times. Overall, it just doesn't work. Judging by the other reviews, seems like Apple completely ignored fixing this problem. If this happens to you, Apple will give you a full refund, so save your receipt. It's a shame though, I've been using Windows all these years because of this issue (and some other), while I could have been on OSX.

    10 of 10 people found this useful