Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter

  • Overview

    The Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter allows you to connect your Mac with built-in HDMI to a DVI display or projector. You can use an external display as your primary display, extend your desktop to a second display, or work in mirroring mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

    Use the HDMI to DVI Adapter to connect a single-link DVI digital monitor, such as the 20-inch or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, that includes a DVI connector. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.

    Highlights

    Enables Mac mini, MacBook Pro with Retina display, and Mac Pro systems with built-in HDMI to connect to a DVI display.

    Supports single-link DVI devices up to 1920-by-1200 resolution.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter

    System Requirements

    Compatible with Mac systems with built-in HDMI.

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great MBP to Cinema Display

      I got tired of waiting for Apple to update its Thunderbolt Display (looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon), so I decided to connect my MacBook Pro I got tired of waiting for Apple to update its Thunderbolt Display (looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon), so I decided to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2013) to my 23-inch Cinema Display (mid 2004). The HDMI to DVI adapter works perfectly. The male HDMI end hooks to the MBP. The female DVI connects to the monitor's cable. Great way to extend the display space.

      • Written by HIMANSHU G from North Reading

      105 of 121 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great MBP to Cinema Display

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Adapter exactly as described!

      Contrary to M Connor J from Tulsa's review, this adapter is both properly named and works as described. It takes the signal from an HDMI port on systems with H Contrary to M Connor J from Tulsa's review, this adapter is both properly named and works as described. It takes the signal from an HDMI port on systems with HDMI ports, and converts the connector form to DVI-D, which then connects to appropriate input on a display. Works perfectly with every Mac Mini and current Mac Pro on which I've tried it, totaling about 12 different individual computers.

      • Written by Henry M from Boulder

      13 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Adapter exactly as described!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Make sure you cable and display device support DVI-D!

      Look closely at the DVI end of this adapter: to the side of the array of pins, there is a single wide horisontal pin. That's because it's "DVI-D" and doesn't ca Look closely at the DVI end of this adapter: to the side of the array of pins, there is a single wide horisontal pin. That's because it's "DVI-D" and doesn't carry analogue signals. Unfortunately, many DVI cables have a cross in this position and/or extra pins, and such cables WILL NOT WORK WITH THIS ADAPTER! Similarly, your display device must support DVI-D, though this is less of a problem: if they have DVI at all, they'll probably have the digital version. Note that the other DVI possibilities are DVI-A (analogue), DVI-I (integrated, carrying both analogue and digital signals). To be fair, macbook HDMI ports are apparently not powered (which is why HDMI to VGA adapters don't work - such adapters need power to convert the digital signal to analogue), so converting to HDMI-I for example is not really feasible (without some source of power from e.g. a usb plug). Still, if you're cables (even if not your device) are not DVI-D, you're in trouble with this adapter.

      • Written by Ian W from Canberra

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Make sure you cable and display device support DVI-D!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Make sure you cable and display device support DVI-D!

      Look closely at the DVI end of this adapter: to the side of the array of pins, there is a single wide horisontal pin. That's because it's "DVI-D" and doesn't ca Look closely at the DVI end of this adapter: to the side of the array of pins, there is a single wide horisontal pin. That's because it's "DVI-D" and doesn't carry analogue signals. Unfortunately, many DVI cables have a cross in this position and/or extra pins, and such cables WILL NOT WORK WITH THIS ADAPTER! Similarly, your display device must support DVI-D, though this is less of a problem: if they have DVI at all, they'll probably have the digital version. Note that the other DVI possibilities are DVI-A (analogue), DVI-I (integrated, carrying both analogue and digital signals). To be fair, macbook HDMI ports are apparently not powered (which is why HDMI to VGA adapters don't work - such adapters need power to convert the digital signal to analogue), so converting to HDMI-I for example is not really feasible (without some source of power from e.g. a usb plug). Still, if you're cables (even if not your device) are not DVI-D, you're in trouble with this adapter.

      • Written by Ian W from Canberra

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Make sure you cable and display device support DVI-D!

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Do not update to iOS 8.4.1 if you want this to work

      This adapter worked for 2 months- it was great, I could rent and buy movies and tv episodes from iTunes, and stream from my ipad to TV with this...until I updat This adapter worked for 2 months- it was great, I could rent and buy movies and tv episodes from iTunes, and stream from my ipad to TV with this...until I updated last week to iOS 8.4.1. Now this adapter won't work at all! Bad move, I guess I won't be making tv or movie purchases or rentals from iTunes any more. Very disappointing

      • Written by Desiree Joy M from Airdrie

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Do not update to iOS 8.4.1 if you want this to work

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Adapter exactly as described!

      Contrary to M Connor J from Tulsa's review, this adapter is both properly named and works as described. It takes the signal from an HDMI port on systems with H Contrary to M Connor J from Tulsa's review, this adapter is both properly named and works as described. It takes the signal from an HDMI port on systems with HDMI ports, and converts the connector form to DVI-D, which then connects to appropriate input on a display. Works perfectly with every Mac Mini and current Mac Pro on which I've tried it, totaling about 12 different individual computers.

      • Written by Henry M from Boulder

      13 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Adapter exactly as described!