• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious noise / interference problems - as widely reported

    I purchased one of these (expensive) adaptors for use with a new MacBook. Unfortunately there is serious interference on black parts of the screen. Many other users have encountered this, so I don't believe my experience is uncommon.

    146 of 167 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work properly with Macbook Pro (late 2008) and Dell 30" monitors

    beware, doesn't work with a Macbook Pro (late 2008) and any Dell 30" (3007wfp /3007wfp-hc), every so often the infamous 'fuzz of death' appears and your screen will be unreadable, leaving only a re-boot or unpluging/repluging the adpater to bring the screen back, but only for awhile.

    check out the forums for details, especially the thread intitled - 'periodic Dual-link display problem with new adapter'.

    very poor show from Apple to release a faulty product.

    139 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble, even with 30" APPLE Cinema Display

    I've read a lot of comments and reviews around the web about problems with this cable and 30" monitors. I've seen several suggestions with several people blaming the problem on 3rd party monitors. I've got a very new MacBook Pro, this cable and a 30" Apple Cinema Display. Mostly we get blackouts (i.e., the monitor goes black for 1-2 seconds) several times an hour. We have 3 setups like this in the office, we all have the same problem. We have tried swapping cables, monitors and computers and all exhibit the same problem.

    Very disappointing - $3,000 or more in Apple gear and they can't get it to work.

    31 of 32 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

  • 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.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Noise issues

    This adaptor has terrible noise issues in the blacks. The fact that Apple doesn't fix this or recalls the product leaves me totally baffled. A complete shamble.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    I have an i7 Mac Mini and a Dell 27" monitor. EVERY time the Mac wakes from sleep, the screen is all snowy, needed me to switch the monitor off and back on. On a couple of occasions the screen will not clear until a full restart, and one a few occasions, I have had the Mac lockup showing the "Please Restart Your Computer' screen.

    Absolute rubbish!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep it display port if possible

    I bought one of these Dual-Link DVI adapters to cover all the potential connection options for a new set up, and given the reviews here was very happy to return it. My advice would be to use a mini display port to display port cable - if possible - I realise that slightly older screens may not feature a display port connector. These cables (mini display port to display port) don't seem to be widely available yet and Apple certainly don't make one, but they are out there, so if your screen has the capability this is by far the best solution. I've just connected a 17" MBPro pro a 27" NEC screen (PA271W) using one, the cable cost £7, and carries the digital signal with no conversion or indeed interference.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Occasional flickering

    I'm using this product with a just-bought unibody 17" MacBookPro and a 30" Apple CinemaDisplay, and whilst it generally works ok, every 15-20 minutes it flickers (to black for half a second, then back on).

    It's annoying rather than catastrophic, but I have no other option for connecting my screen to my laptop as far as I know.

    Disappointing.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work properly with Dell 3007WFP-HC

    Pixel noise is apparent all of the time especially on larger blocks of dark picture content. Intermittent display corruption requires putting the machine to sleep and waking up again to recover. I personally would not have released this product in this state.

    Adapter version is 1.0.1 and the machine is a MacBook Pro 17" 2.66.

    10 of 11 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Firewire connection

    Not a well considered product, as it only provides 2 of the required 3 connections between laptop and Cinema Display. There is no provision to connect the Firewire 400 cable from the Cinema Display to the Firewire 800 port on the laptop. Any Firewire devices that you have connected to the Firewire hub on the Cinema Display therefore will not be connected to the laptop.

    As this is an expensive Apple product intended to connect two other Apple products, it is not fit for purpose without the addition of a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter at more expense. Apple does not offer such an adapter in its store, so you will have to get a third party product.

    Surely Apple knows that the 30" cinema display uses Firewire 400, and that the new MacBook Pro for which this adapter is intended uses Firewire 800, and that they need to be connected. Apple prides itself on everything working right out of the box, but have failed in this case.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with DELL 3008WFP, but price is silly

    Plugged it in, selected correct source on DELL 3008WFP, worked first time and no problems yet. Not had any of the problems reported in other reviews.

    Price is steep (about £30 would have been reasonable, £69 is rip-off -- you can buy an iPod for less than that!) hence 4 stars.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but not through an amp

    I was going to use this adaptor to send the signal through my HDMI equipped AV receiver via my 27" Core i7 iMac. This would not work and sent no signal to the TV at all, despite all my other equipment working fine through the amp, even my PC.

    It does work when connected straight to both my 42" Plasma and my 32" LCD though, so it must be some sort of handshake issue or issue with the power of the cable?

    Not particularly impressed with it overall, especially at the price Apple charges!

    6 of 9 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don'y buy to use in mirror mode!

    Buyers Beware!! Just bought this to use between a new 2010 13" MacBook Pro and a 2005 20" Cinema Display with a view to using it in 'mirror' mode - ie mirroring what's on the laptop to the larger screen, while leaving the laptop idle. Apparently it only works at the same res as the laptop - 1280 x 800 which is absolute pants on the big screen. Only buy this if you intend to use your second screen as extra real estate!

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very very unreliable

    Almost every day I have to unplug this device from my Imac 27" Retina, and plug it back in to reboot it to power my external Benq monitor to unscrew the image on the Benq. What a load of rubbish!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent problems to the point it's unusable

    From the start of using this product there was the occasional problem where the external screen would boot with a lot of static, then turning it off and back on would sort that... okay. Next got a bit more serious where the external screen would have red lines appearing all over it, then it would slow down and fade away. Pulling the cables in and out multiple times eventually sorted that. Finally the screen would disconnect completely and moving the cables around would fix that however this time even when making as little movement as possible at the desk it will randomly drop off then kick back into action or just completely drop dead. I know it isn't the monitor as connecting directly through DVI from my PC works without fault every time. This has happened on my mac mini and then my Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Oh well, time to go cable hunting I guess but won't be buying that from apple again.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    144Hz White spot display problem

    I have BenQ 2430T. I use Dual-Link DVI Adapter. when I change to 120Hz, the display is ok. but When I change to 144Hz, there are too many white spot on Display. How can I solve this problem. But when I change to 144hz in WIndow7(bootcamp), it's ok. not ok in osx.....

    1 of 4 people found this useful