• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    Adapter version 1.03 bought 16/08/2011. Terrible noise interference on starting up. It is necessary to drop resolution to 1920 x 1080. Then back up to 2560 x 1440. Works fine until next reboot. Mac mini -> Dell U2711. Disgusting price for this item, even if it worked correctly.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft like solution

    Sure it works but instead of plugging directly into the computer now I need two adapters plus it takes up additional USB port. A major hassle not to mention that it's expensive!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but then not completely

    The noise in black when connecting a MacBook Pro to a 30" Cinema Display seems to be a 50/50% occurrence, yet nobody at Apple Support or at Apple Dealers know about this or what to do about it.

    It's quite odd that Apple hasn't sent out a replacement program for the default ones of these. Seems like a subcontractor that made an error, yet you feel that you have to convince Apple folks about that the problem exist.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable was hassle free (for me at least)

    I've never written a review but felt that this is such a hotly debated item it deserved some current input. I purchased the item new on July 27th from the 5th Avenue apple store and received the cable with firmware version 1.03 installed on it. I connected my 2008 Macbook Aluminum (version 5,1) to my newly acquired 30" mid-2007 apple cinema display and have not had any problems, it worked perfectly right out of the box.

    I mention all the technical details because maybe the problem is a combination of the a) firmware version of the cable b) computer and c) production date and type of monitor being incompatible. I can confirm that at least this combination works without problems.

    Either way, I'm really happy with the purchase as it works just like a cable should, does its job without any hassle. Only problem is the price, but if you are purchasing a 30" apple cinema display (a professional dual-link DVI monitor), I think it is understood that you may need to spend a little more to support it given that it is a specialty item and there is likely not a very large market for this product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for me

    I've been using it for over a year with a macmini and older 30" cinema display. Worked first time, every time with no problems. I was worried by the negative reviews, but I had no trouble.

    Some monitors don't require the dual link, so the regular dvi adapter that comes with the macmini works for them.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable and Apple Support is Unable to Provide Solution

    I purchased a Makpro with two graphics cards supporting a total of six monitors and four of these adapters for a trading application. Every now and then a monitor will go blank at random and when that happens all the monitors fail to blue screens and when they reinitialize, the contents of all screens are scrambled. Support has asked a lot of questions but has not provided any solutions and now is not responding to my emails. I will have to return the computer and adapters and go back to the dreaded PC's (which have other issues but not this one). Too bad, otherwise, the computer is quite good. I have 8 Macs total so I am not new to them.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    For $100, you'd expect a reliable piece of electronics. These adapters have done nothing but break and act completely unreliably.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New IMac + Dell 3007WFP

    Like others I was leary about buying this device, given all the bad reviews. But decided to take a chance and glad I did so far. It was easy to install and setup. I did see it flicker my screen to white and back again, but this only occurred once. I do have firmware 1.03.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No worries!!

    I agonised over buying this because of all the negative reports but really had no choice to try to get my new Dell U2711 display to work at its best resolution, 2560 x 1440. Much to my relief, when I connected up to my MacBook Pro 17" this evening, it works perfectly!!!!!

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work GREAT.

    I have three of these and am planning to buy a fourth one today for my research office. They are attached to my 30 in HP LP3065 monitors at different offices and I use them with my MacBook Pro machine without a problem:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    I wonder if the issues others are having are due to using them with an Apple Monitor or bad video outputs? I use the HP monitors since they have three HDMI inputs built in so they display the desktop information most of the time, then switch to the laptop when I need it.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with 17" Macbook

    This adapter works fine with my 17" Macbook Pro. Note that the adapter draws power over the USB connector, so that must be plugged in even if this is used with a non-dual-link display.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance under the best conditions

    This adapter causes the Apple 30" Cinema Display to turn on and off after being plugged in for more than an hour. It worked better that this initially, but after owning it for a few months, it started causing problems. The flickering occurs every one to 30 seconds, rendering the display essentially useless.

    I seldom rate any product with one star. Generally, it seems overly harsh. In this case, though, the product is so expensive, so cumbersome, and works so badly, it's really the only review I could give.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product I have ever got. Very unstable

    Connect to dell 30" to my new macbook pro with this adapter. Every hour I need to replug it because the display turns to something unreadable. Snow noise, zig-zag, etc. The worst, bluetooth keyboard and mouse suddenly stop working. Suggest others not to buy it!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Works flawlessly! I got two of those so that my 5770 supports all three displays.

    Side note: plugging in the USB part of the adapter is required, as it may cause flickers when not powered.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Displayport to Dual-Link DVI gives static

    I have a 2010 model 17" MBP with a Dell 30" monitor and the adapter causes static on the screen when the MBP is woken up from sleep. The problem is fixed by unplugging the adapter from the MBP then re-plugging, sometimes 2-3 times. MBP works fine with other monitors; monitor works fine with other computers (without adapter). Clearly a problem with this product.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money and time on this product.

    Using a mid 2010 Macbook pro and 30" Dell screen. Everyday for 8 months I had to unplug and replug the dual line or turn the monitor on and off to get it to work. For 8 months I have endured this useless, expensive cable but what choice did I have? I didn't want a glossy 27" monitor. After taking the cable back to Mac several time and even buying a new dual link cable, still no better. Replaced my Dell with the latest version 30" and still the screen was static or black. I was even thinking of buying a new laptop.
    But the answer is a simple- mini display port to display port cable. $13.75 for a 2m cable. Works perfectly and gives 2560 x 1600 res. Makes me sick I wasted my energy and time. I still can't believe Apple would sell such a bad product after owing Macs for nearly 30 years.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still flickering!!

    I thought after more than 2 years since reports of flickering with this adapter became apparent Apple would have fixed the problem. Unfortunately I am experiencing the same problem connecting my Mac Mini 2010 to my 30 inch Apple Display. I am trying to ignore the flickering. Its probably because the 30 inch Display is old technology and not really compatible with current Macs.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    It pains me to write this because I am a huge fan of Apple and own a ton of their products. This is the WORST product Apple has ever put out. It just doesn't work. I use it to connect a 30" Samsung 305T to my 15" MBP. Lots of flickering and noise, and that is when it isn't cutting out on me. It has been happening for YEARS with no fix in sight. Avoid at all costs!

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail: Cinema Display 30 and Macbook Pro

    Flicker (off/then back on) every 10 minutes or so. Once a week, the screen goes to static. This is neither a faulty monitor, nor a faulty MBP. Hook the Cinema Display 30 to an old MB with dual dvi out, works great.

    This adapter is a faulty product, and Apple should recall and replace it. Many have the same problem.

    I expect compatibility when I do pay the premium prices for all Apple products.

    Apple, are you listening, at all?

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Cintiq to iMac problem

    If you're having problems connecting a Cintiq to an iMac, this adapter worked for me.

    A regular DVI to mini adapter wasn't working to connect my Cintiq 21UX to my iMac. The Cintiq screen remained blank and was not recognized as a monitor by the iMac. A forum I found suggested this adapter would fix the problem. I was skeptical. In my admittedly limited understanding of how computers work, I didn't see how it would solve my problem, plus there are numerous bad reviews of this adapter. But once I used it to connect my Cintiq to the iMac, everything worked perfectly. I've been running it for a few days with none of the glitches some people seem to be experiencing.

    17 of 20 people found this useful