• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iScrewed again

    I bought these cables because I had to if I wanted my new Unibody MacPros to drive my great old 30" HD Cinema displays. Doesn't work work at all. (Hmm, maybe they want to force me to dump my perfectly good display and buy a new $3000 display. How green is that!) I buy tons of high end Mac equipment, at least they could provide some support on what is obviously a high end problem. When you guys screww up you do it well. Apple - Take your (eye)Fingers out of your (eye)Aces and give your core customers some decent support on this issue. And DO IT NOW! (Expletives and the letter (I) removed to appease the filters)

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I am getting all of the same issues as the other commenters. My Dell 3007WFP which works fine with my old Macbook Pro is as good as unusable with my new MacBook Pro thanks to this adapter. Every 30 minutes or so the display gets these lines and the white static is nearly continual and especially noticeable when watching a video or editing text on a black background. None of the tricks suggested (such as using a USB hub) make a bit of difference and the Apple Store staff refuse to acknowledge the problem to the extent that I am considering hauling my 30 inch monitor into the store and showing them.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I purchased this cable to run my 30" screen from my new 27" iMac.

    As an 18 year user of Apple/Mac products this is by far the worst one I've ever purchased. The static lines in black areas of the screen on the 30" are annoying and distracting to say the least. If you have the time to disconnect and reconnect the cable and power on/off the monitor... yes, you will eventually get it to where it does go away. The question is... who has time for that?

    This has also been an issue for such a long time I'm floored that it has not been addressed! Can it really be that difficult? Why would you leave DVI connectors for this abomination? Looks like they really jumped the gun on the whole mini-disply port connection.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!! Just try it!!!

    Many of the online reviews for this adapter are negative. I hope to dispel some of these rumors with this review. The Apple Mini Display Port to Dual-Link DVI adapter works flawlessly for me.

    I have a new Samsung T240HD 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor that I bought specifically to use with my 13" Macbook running Leopard. I researched both the monitor and this adapter before making either purchase. I'm not happy that the adapter was $99, but I am very very happy with results.

    Without any configuration, I plugged the adapter into my laptop and attached the DVI cable that came with my monitor. After pressing the power button on my laptop, I immediately close the cover and presto!! I have a 24" monitor. The monitor goes to sleep at the specified time and always wakes up when I move my Bluetooth Logitech MX revolution mouse (with the USB receiver plugged into the ADC adapter's aux USB port) or press a key on my wireless Bluetooth Apple keyboard.

    I couldn't have asked for better.

    12 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly! Awesome Display on my 30" HP LP3065

    This Dual-Link DVI adapter works perfectly -- provided you supply it with adequate power (1A) via the usb plug on this adapter's cable. To ensure adequate power, you are seriously encouraged to buy the Apple USB Power Adapter ($29) with this (it should really be included in the box with this adapter :-( ). Yes, it is an additional $29, but you won't be disappointed with the results!

    The other reviewers had bad experiences because their Macs did not supply enough power to this adapter via their native/built-in USB ports. Bypass those issues and buy the correct power adapter and enjoy Dual-Link DVI excellence at 2560x1600!

    70 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker = Power Issue

    Great intentions for this apparently quick fix solution. Yeah, for what is rare to happen, Apple botched a bit on this extension. I can't complain in the end though because at least it works as desired.

    USB on almost every class of machine have the tendency to have power related issues. Devices that have a separate power adapter don't have to rely on this voltage. Bus powered devices are all trying to pull the voltage they need. In this case v1.02. If for any reason you get power fluctuations, your monitor will flicker, have issues, or not work at all.

    The Fix, plug the USB cable that is on the Y with the Mini DisplayPort and plug it into an external powered USB Hub that has its own power adapter.

    Don't have a powered USB Hub? No problem. Try using the 2nd Monitor's built in USB Hub. Plug the USB from the Y and plug it into your iMac and then take the USB out from the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter and using a iPod/iPhone power cable and plug it into a Wall outlet for AC.

    Not sure any other way of doing it is worth it. Still glad I got it because there isn't really a better solution out there at this time.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked perfect for me. Just Like it was designed.

    I used the cable to connect my 13" MacBook Pro to my 50" LG TV. The cable connected to my MacBook Pro correctly then I used a DVI to HDMI cable to connect the Apple cable so I was able to use the HDMI port on my LG TV. From there I just the Mac's systems preferences to clone the display. The picture was wonderful and I did not experience any of the issues like some of the other reviewers.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a power issue

    Folks - 2 simple steps to make this work
    1. verify you have v1.02
    2. plug adapter's usb into a ipod/iphone ac power adapter and plug that into ac

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just a cable that does what it's supposed to

    Not sure why so many reviewers are blaming a wire for the fact that their computer can't connect with an external monitor. The cable is perfect and lets me add a 30in monitor to my new iMac. Don't blame the wire. The wire does just what it's supposed to do. if you use it for what it's not supposed to do, well, it's not the cable's fault.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dark areas of the screen full of noise.

    New unibody Macbook Pro. Older 30" cinema display.

    The only way to connect the two and run at native resolution 2560x1600 is to use this adaptor. But in any areas on the screen that are close to black there is random red / green / blue static noise. It is maddening. Especially when using any of the Apple Pro apps (Final Cut Studio etc.) which all have dark, dark interfaces.

    Apple are sending a replacement cable but with all the reviews on here I do not hold out much hope.

    $10,000 dollars of Apple hardware and software ruined by an overpriced cable that does not work to spec.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Flicker

    Using this device to connect my Cinema HD 30 to my brand Macbook Pro I get terrible static flicker. This occurs with or without the GPU turned on. I don't recommend this combination, or this adapter. This is poor execution on Apple's part

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snow and Flickers

    I depend on my mac and 30" monitor for making a living. I have a brand new macbook pro and 30" monitor. This adapter causes fickering and snow several times a day, sometimes requiring me to put the mac to sleep and wake up to fix it. Unacceptable!!! Apple needs to fix this!!!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How to run with Dell 30"

    The is a comment from a gentleman in this thread that mentions the USB connection. That is the key. I have a 3 year old Dell 30" monitor that would not work with the adapter. I have noticed that none of these laptops have enough juice to power the USB devices on a chain of hard drives, etc. So I had purchased an AC adapter powered Tripplite USB hub. When I plug the USB cable from the Apple dual link adapter to the powered hub the adapter works fine so far.

    Summary: If you want it to work you need an AC adapter powered USB hub or similar device.

    C.A.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen blackouts

    After about a few minutes my screen goes beserk.
    the dual link to dvi adaptor is not only a waste of money, but also my 3000 dollars 30 inch cinema display is a complete waste.
    Worst is that apple has known this bug for a year and does not fix it.
    And im running it to a brand new 27 inch core i7 Imac.
    disapointed.....YES

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda sort of works

    My work monitor is a 30" Apple monitor and so when I got my new 15" MBP, I went out and bought this cable. After about 2 mins, I noticed that there were random spots light (just like that old Window's Stars screen saver). After about 5 mins, the screen started flickering on and off. I did some research and found out that apparently, there are multiple versions of this product, and if you don't have Firmware 1.02, the problems are terrible. (You can find out your firmware in the System Profile.) So, I did a "Firmware upgrade", which for this product means returning it to the store and asking for a new. The problems are *mostly* gone (the random spots of light are gone, but the screen will still flicker after the computer has woken up). Still, what I would consider to be unacceptable for a $2,000 laptop, $2,000 monitor, and $100 cable.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great NO Problems

    I used this cable to connect a new Mac Mini to my Apple 30-inch LCD.

    Complete plug and play - just plugged it in and it worked perfectly.

    It seems the people who have problems with this cable are those using non-apple displays. I would suggest using a third party adapter if you don't have the Apple 30-inch display.

    11 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK

    Much to my disappointment, this cable does not work - at least not anymore. I have a new 15" Unibody MacBook Pro and a 30" Apple Cinema Display. I had no problems with the cable for the first 3 weeks. I was shocked after reading all of the terrible reviews it got. I thought maybe I was lucky. But true to form, my luck ran out, as did the functionality of this cable. Flickering, static, color bars, blacked out screen, etc. now consumes my $2000 monitor. I was even more shocked when I called Apple Support and they danced around the issue until I was told to "just take it to the store." Apple flat out does not acknowledge the problems being reported about this product. I never thought compatibility would be an issue with an APPLE computer and an APPLE display. This chord has rendered my studio useless, as my 30" monitor was its cornerstone. I bought the chord because I had to. This is not an accessory!!! It is a necessity!!! APPLE, PLEASE RESOLVE THIS ISSUE!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed! F - 30" Cinema Display w/Oct2009 2.66Ghz Mac Mini

    First of all... this cable is $100. They are charging the same amount for a cable as they charge for the base model iphone (at the time of this review)?! Ok, so I swallow the fact that it costs 10 times what it really should cost...but the overly priced product doesn't work well. Over two years I've run my 30" cinema display from a macbook pro with absolutely ZERO problems. It has been flawless. Brand new mac mini w/ 2.66Ghz processor, and the special $100 cable to connect my 30" display... I have to restart my computer twice a day to make the fuzzy vertical lines disappear. If you like having your display not function well, and if you enjoy fuzzy lines, and loss of color all over your screen, then buy this product. Otherwise... I recommend you find an alternate solution.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally Working. Pricy.

    Finally working under the following condition. Price is too high. Should be $30.

    Gefen DVM KVM DL Switch
    Dell 30"
    Macbook Pro 2.53 9400M GT
    OS 10.6.2
    Dual-Link DVI Adapter Firmware 1.02

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works sometimes, doesn't work other times, is always annoying.

    As I write this review, I've had to unplug and replug the adapter 3 (count 'em, 3! times). I am using an HP LP3065 display. I have all the same issues as everyone else on this thread. Apple should fix this adapter and replace all the ones that we bought.

    15 of 15 people found this useful