• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Noise (static)

    Blacks are a sea of static. I've taken back the adapter twice to replace it - but it appears that electrical interference is a design feature of this device.

    I'm worried that this adapter will be the only way to connect the new 2014 Mac Pro to the (otherwise very good) apple 30" cinema displays.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing cable

    Works great. Was able to output from MBP Haswell through the 2 thunderbolt outlets to two 5MegaPixel Barco mammography grade monitors. Flicker-free and seamless.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on Dell 3007 and latest MBA

    I've had very few problems with this running my Dell 3007 monitor. I also run 2 other screens via display link (so 3 external including this one).

    A lot of people complain about the cost of these, but if you look at the market place and other manufacturers prices, the apple cost of one of these is actually OK. As the signal conversion between dual link DVI-D and mini DP is not straightforward, there is a chip inside these that has to convert the image, and if running at 2560*1600 at 60Hz, that is 245,760,000 pixels per second it has to do - hence the power requirement of USB and the cost.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Mac Mini

    After seeing all the negative reviews for this display adapter, and the high price, I was hesitant to order, but I really had no choice if I want to get full resolution out of my 30-inch display.

    I'm glad to say that it works trouble-free for me. I'm using it to connect my 30-inch Cinema Display to a mid-2009 Mac Mini and I have not encountered any of the problems that have been reported by so many other users. No flicker, no lines, no static, no freezing -- just a nice, crisp, huge, high-res display.

    Only 4 stars, though because it costs so much and because Apple ought to consider the significant investment their loyal customers have made before changing display platforms again and again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    I don't usually write reviews, but I felt like this product needed a good one. I bought a 27 inch monitor for my job and found that I couldn't get its full resolution from my MacBook Air. I purchased this adapter, hooked it up and it works great! Picture is crystal clear, color is accurate. Like most Apple products, it simply works. Period.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps turning off and on

    Using it on a brand new 2013 Macbook Pro into a Dell 2713 - and the screen keeps turning black (off) then on for a minute before it "stabilizes".

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly I've Had ZERO Issues With It

    I was very reluctant to purchase this because of all the bad reviews but took a chance and couldn't be happier. This cable works great with my 27" external display. I did read that you need to be using the dedicated graphics card for this to work properly so maybe that's were all the Bad reviews are coming from. I haven't tried it with any other systems but I can say that it works great with a 17" MacBook Pro.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A piece of garbage...

    …after I spent so much for the 30HD!!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine at first, now won't wake up my monitor most times

    As the title suggests, the cable worked fine at first. However, over time, it has stopped waking up my monitor when I turn on my computer. I know how to turn my computer on 4 or 8 times before it will wake up my HP LP3065. And I don't suppose that hard resets of the computer are good for it long term. Very disappointed. I will see what the Apple service line will do for me. I did buy AppleCare.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS a DVI-D dual cable!!!!

    IMPORTANT: make sure you're using a DVI-D dual cable!!!!!

    I initially used this with a regular DVD cable I had laying around, plugging my MacBook Pro into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor. I got all of the scrambling and other issues way too many people are reporting here. As soon as I found the DVI-D dual cable that came with the 30" display, it was all simple plug and play!

    To tell the difference, a single-link DVI cable has 3 pins, a gap, and then another 3 pins whereas a dual link DVI cable has pins running all the way across with no gap.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    2560 x 1440 solution for Macbook Pro

    I have dell screen with 2560 x 1440 and try different cables to get maximum resolution.

    I called Apple, Dell and other people about solution but no body told me this will work.

    I will recommend for High Res screens. Give 3 stars because of price too high.
    I could buy Apple TV instead of Adapter. Where is Quality in Value???

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on Dell 3007 WFP-HD

    Bought with big apprehension reading all the bad reviews. Plugged it in and worked right out of the box @ 2560x1600 resolution. Now, I have been using it for just 15 minutes. Will update if things start going wrong. I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect with Mac Mini 2011

    I recently had to switch from a Mac Pro 2007 with an Apple 30" Cinema Display to a Mac Mini and bought the DisplayPort adapter to continue using the old 30" monitor. After reading a lot of negative reviews on the adapter I was a bit nervous and unsure if it would work with the Mac Mini. But I just plugged in the adapter between the monitor and the Mac Mini and it works like a charm—no flickering, no snow patterns or slow response from the Mac. So I can personally give the adapter a full rate with this configuration. It may of course have problems with other Mac models or other monitors, but with the Mac Mini and Apple 30" Cinema Display there seems to be no issues. The only downside is the price of course. But the size of the adapter tells it contains quite a lot of hardware which results in a high price. Still, since it works as intended and the Apple monitor was very pricy when I bought it, I have no problems giving it the highest score. I'm happy...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dual link Dvi - Expensive

    I bought this adapter for my korean PLS monitor and as many says it did give me some troubles when i woke the computer up from sleep. This is caused due to the loss of power in the usb port and when the computer wakes the adapter is off. To counteract this problem, try to hook the usb to a normal iphone charger that wont power off when the computer goes to sleep.
    Works good but way to expensive..

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for Macbook Pro to 30" CInema Display

    I purchased this adapter as I had to after purchasing a 30 inch Apple Cinema display for use with my Mid 2009 MacBook Pro. The device itself works very well and as it should, allowing a flawless connection between the two devices. However the price of £70 is ridiculous, I had no choice but to pay the fee however it shouldn't be that much, maybe £40.

    If you are going to buy this and use it with a big monitor make sure that your graphics card is up to scratch as in full screen mode (watching a video or film) the monitor is dropping frames sometimes. It's really not an issue for me though. And movies in VLC media player always seem to work flawlessly for some reason.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First truly awful Apple product I've ever owned.

    Sorry to say it, but all the negative reviews are right. This adapter is really great at displaying snow all over your display with what's actually supposed to be there just barely showing through!

    When it works, it works great. Problem is, it displays snow about 20 times a day.

    Total fail. :(

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Pro Retina 15"- Ultra WideScreen

    Seems to a bit of pot luck in terms of success rates with differing large format displays, be it 2560x1600 or 2560x1080, depending on manufacturer, 16:9, 21:9 aspect ratios. For those considering a Ultra wide screen (21:9), 29", I can tell you that the DL-DVI adaptor worked first up no hassles with my Philips 298P4QJEB UWD, with native resolution of 2560x1080.

    The only downside is not many Apple stores stock these so have to be ordered, and are a bit pricy, however, in my case having something work first up without stuffing around with drivers, different cable options, pays for itself straight up.

    I can't speak to reliability or longevity, it being new, but having it work as expected
    is a good start.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep problems with firmware update 1.3

    Setup: Mac Pro 2010 with ATI Radeon 5870 with two duallink DVI to minidisplayport adapters and three DELL 1920*1080 LCD monitors.

    After sleep the computer frequently hangs for a while and then responds again. Time for another firmware update?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works reliably after 2 years of usage but has a bug

    I have been using this adaptor for 2 years to connect my Mac Air to a Dell U2711 27-inch display. The connector is needed to drive the display at its high resolution native mode. The connector has worked reliably except that, every once in a while, the display shows static white noise. The problem disappears after I unplug the display's dvi port from the adapter and plug it again. I honestly do not know if this is an adapter problem or a display problem, but some other reviewer has also commented having this problem when using his adapter, so I suspect that it must be a problem with the adapter. The problem, although annoying, hasn't been serious enough for me to diagnose it further.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after 4 months

    I read the negative reviews of the adapter... but having a 30 inch cinema display I need to use with my Retina MacBook Pro, there weren't a lot of options.

    Worked fine until... yesterday when I came back to my desk and my system had shut down due to a kernel panic. Joy, upon reboot discovered that all my email accounts were wiped out. 3 hours later after restoring MacOS and all my data from backups i discovered it was the DVI Adapter that failed and caused the panic. Wow.

    16 of 23 people found this useful