• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dual-Link DVI Adapter with Nov 2009 iMac and NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi

    The Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter rates 5 stars for driving the NEC MultiSync LCD3090WQXi 30" monitor at 2560 by 1600 pixel resolution from my Late 2009 iMac. The problem is that I cannot calibrate the monitor color using NEC's SpectraView II software and the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. It appears that the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter hardware and/or OS X software drivers do not provide for proper communication between the SpectraView calibration software and the display's internal processor. I have to remove the Dual-Link Adapter, install the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (Single-Link), and calibrate the monitor at a 1600 by 1200 pixel resolution. I then have to reinstall the Dual-Link DVI Adapter to get the 2560 by 1600 pixel resolution.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Hardware Ever

    I've never felt compelled to write a review of hardware before but this is different. After buying my shiny new mac mini (late 2009) I also found I had to buy a dual-link adapter to use it with my 30" apple cinema display so I was stung for another £70!!! This adaptor really is the pits, It just doesn't work, no display when waking and intermittent problems constantly. Surely either sort the firmware (currently 1.02 or something) or issue a product recall. Ive spent over £700 quid on this stuff and expect for better for my hard earned cash. Apple need to accept there is a problem and sort it out, just because you dont admit it doesnt mean its not happening. Dont buy this adapter if you really dont have to. Get a machine that has a normal dual link connector. There are far more cheaper alternatives out there.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete rubbish!!! Does not work well!

    I would have had more enjoyment sitting on my roof and folding 20 ten euro notes into paper airplanes and watching them go...

    I run this between my 30" HD Apple Display and my 17" MacBook Pro. 9/10 times it doesnt work and when it does more often than not the display becomes un-viewable. The screen flashes on & off all the time. Very very very unhappy with this product.. DO NOT BUY. Opps screen just did it again...

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my 30 inch

    I just receive it and it works at full resolution with my 30 in Apple Cinema Display with both my new Mac Mini and new Macbook Pro. I thought there may be a flicker problem with the MBP because I saw flickers when I first plugged it in but they went away after the computer came on.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    With some apprehension I ordered this adapter for connecting my recently acquired Mac mini (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, double-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, Mac OS X Snow Leopard) to my 30" Apple Cinema display.

    It worked immediately, which is essential because the Mac mini is in fact my spare computer for getting on should my main computer, an early 2008 Mac Pro, break down.

    Normally, the Cinema screen is connected to my Mac Pro (early 2008 model, now running under Snow Leopard), and the Mac mini is connected as a target disk via FireWire800 for cloning the Mac Pro hard disk to the Mac Mini hard disk.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On 3rd one in 4 months

    Running a 2009 MacBook Pro connected to a Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC 30-inch WideScreen Flat Panel Monitor. The monitor works perfectly when I use it with my older MacBook pros and older connectors.

    Using the 2009 MBP with Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, my external monitor does the following:

    * Flashes garbled white horizontal lines randomly.
    * When the computer wakes up after a long sleep, the external display shows 'double vision' with some vibration.
    * While the computer is awake the external display sometimes just goes black (while still powered up).
    * When the image being displayed is full black, there are random flickering white pixels distributed over the black.

    For each of the above issues, my remedy is to unplug the DVI Adabpter cable from the MacBook Pro and then plug it in again. It resets the external display to 'normal'.

    I've had Apple send me two new cables and the problem persists.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective by design

    Everyone I've talked to has problems with this adapter. I personally get blank screens at random times. The USB port is basically useless, as it balks a "not enough power" error every time I plug something into it (even powered USB hubs). To top that, they charge $100 for the device, which you didn't even need with the old MacBook Pros.

    I'm not sure if this trouble is caused by the Laptop, Video Card, or Adaptor, but I am not impressed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perpectly!!

    I bought the 27" iMac last week, and I wanted to use my 30" Cinema Display in dual-setup mode. After reading the reviews here, I was hesitant about buying this adapter, but this was my only option. So, I went ahead and bought it.

    I plugged in the 30" DVI and USB cable to the adapter, and boom, it worked immediately. I did not experience any issues whatsoever.

    The only negative thing I can say, is the price. $100? Seriously Apple? At least provide a discount for all people who bought your Cinema Displays.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super flaky

    Like many others I get "snow" on the screen and 4-8 times a day (every hour or two, basically) I have to unplug it and plug it in again (sometimes several times) to reset it to get the screen readable at all.

    I use a Dell 30" monitor - it works great on a regular DVI output; but I can barely use it at all with my MacBook Pro (late 2008 version).

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does. Not. Work.

    My Samsung Syncmaster 305T+ 30" monitor worked wonderfully with my old MacBook Pro (2008 model), but after I bought a new MacBook Pro (late 2009), it no longer works. I get extremely poor picture quality, and the picture disappears in about 15 seconds. One star is too much for a product that does not work.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    I don't see what all the fuss is about. I have not had a problem with this at all. Plug it into your macbook and to your 30 inch screen and away you go. Couldn't be simpler!!

    No dramas. Great product. Make it less expensive and i'd give it 6 stars :)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is defective?

    I'm seem to have all the problems that others reported here with the Adapter creating "snow" signals and "interference" after using it for random intervals. The only way to resolve it is to unplug and plug in the DVI cable connected to my 30" Dell screen, so I often find myself unplugging and plugging in the DVI cables about a dozen times a day, which is seriously annoying me. This seems like a defective product, and I'm surprised that Apple is allowed to keep selling it.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dell 3007WFP-HC

    I've read many reviews, i just want to confirm that the new adapter (1.02) works perfectly with the Dell 3007WFP-HC.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Working with LG W3000H

    Running fine with Mac mini and LG W3000H. Was quite worried about buying this with all the negative feedback for it, I'm glad its working.
    1.02 firmware on the adaptor.
    4 Stars because of the ridiculous price for the thing.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me, but has some display issues

    I was also scared off by the reviews, but since this was really the only option available to connect my 24" iMac to my 30" Cinema Display (which I already owned and previously used with a PowerMac G5), I decided to bite the bullet and order it.

    Luckily, it works, and for the most part, works well. The image quality is very good and I love having two big high quality monitors for apps like Aperture, Photoshop and Final Cut Express.

    However, I'm a tad disappointed that there are flickering horizontal pixels lines visible in the dark areas. The lines are usually red, but occasionally other colors and seem to appear toward the bottom of the screen most frequently. If I set the background to pure black, they are more visible throughout, but under normal use, it's not noticeable enough for me to return it...especially since I have no other option.

    If I can find a way to fix this, I'd give it 4 or 5 stars, but as is, it's just an average 3 for me.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine for me!

    I have upgraded my monitor to Apple 30" cinema and used it with my old system for about 3 months. Then I decided to upgrade my system to the latest 15" macbook por with 2.8Ghz.

    I freaked when I knew later that this was the only way to connect those two and it basically sucked based on the reviews. But I bought it anway.

    I should say that everything is working fine for a week now. There is no issues what so ever. I played some movies on it and all worked fine. I also used it for photo editing and didn't notice anything yet. It may be because everything I have is brand new (the monitor, the laptop, the osx, and the converter) or mabye because I got lucky. Mabye, I have not noticed anything as of yet. So, I'm going to keep using the system and update this my comment if anything comes up. But until then, this converter works fine.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    I was skeptical after reading all of the problem reports but went ahead and purchased an adapter to connect my new mini (nVidia graphics chip) to a Dell 3007 30" display. It worked perfectly and has continued to do so for a week. Initially I did have to manually change my display resolution from the default up to the true monitor resolution in system settings but after that I've had no problems on Leopard or Snow Leopard.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The key is v1.02

    Like many, I found that my newly purchased 15" MBP no longer worked with my 30" Apple Cinema Display, even though I thought I purchased the correct adapter.

    After receiving the "correct" adapter, I worried after reading so many bad reviews. But I plugged mine in, selected the resolution, and bingo: it worked, first time.

    I checked the adapter firmware version and it is, indeed, v1.02. As a previous poster has already stated, it seems that this is the key to the success (or failure) of the adapter fixing the problem with the new unibody Macs. At least for me!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!

    Purchased a brand new macbook pro - 30" cinema display this adapter and it just plain stinks!

    I had the cinema display for the past 2 years running but using this adapter and the latest macbook pro 2.8ghz laptop I notice tons of feedback in the display.

    So bad that after 2 days I went back to my older 2.2ghz macbook pro.

    Apple please fix!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent horizontal lines, snow, noise on black...

    ... just like so many others are experiencing.

    Other issue is that waking up the MacBook 17" from sleep will result in the 30 inch Cinema Display to wake up first, causing that monitor to be the default controller/finder monitor (#1).

    13 of 14 people found this useful