|Item model number||106904|
|Item Weight||0.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches|
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Monoprice Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Plus USB To Dual-Link DVI Adaptor (106904)
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- Thunderbolt compatible
- Supports Mini display port 1.1a input and Dual-Link DVI or Single-Link DVI output
- Complies with the DisplayPort version 1.1 standard
- Supports Dual-Link DVI resolutions up to 2560x1600
- Supports Single-Link DVI resolutions up to 1920x1080
- Supports up to 24-bit Deep Color (8-bits per channel)
- Draws power from the Mini DisplayPort and USB connections
- Supports up to 268.5 MHz bandwidth
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This device is not bi-directional. It can only connect a Mini-DisplayPort source to an DVI display. It will not work in reverse.
Supports Mini display port 1.1a input and Dual-Link DVI or Single-Link DVI output
Supports resolutions up to 2560x1600 on the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display
Supports Dual-Link DVI video resolutions to WQXGA 2560x1600
Supports Single-Link DVI video resolution to 1920x1080
Supports 24-bit Deep Color
Supports 268.5MHz bandwidth
Powered from Mini display port source and USB port
Note: On some Mac models the connector may block access to the adjacent USB accessory port.
Top Customer Reviews
1) Problems waking from sleep, and
2) That the adapter consumes one of the precious USB connections in addition to the mini display port.
Note that the Apple-branded adapter has many reviews with the same complaints, so I think this is more of a design issue rather than a quality issue. Although some say the newest Apple version with firmware 1.0.3 is better.
I think I have come up with a work around that addresses both of these issues. The USB connector on the adapter appears to be for supplying power only. It also explains why the adapter freaks out when the computer wakes up: it is trying to both establish the video connection while at the same time, power is just becoming available through the USB connection.
I simply connected the USB cable from the adapter to a spare Apple iPhone USB power supply. Now the adapter has continuous power and seems to wake from sleep without issue. Doing this also freed up the USB port on my MacBook Pro previously used by the adapter.
I just did this today, but so far, so good. I'll update this review if things change.
If anyone has an alternative product that might work, please let me know. Thank you.
wanted to add , still having issues , basically upon power on and any wake from sleep, you get fuzzy. also, I am running firmware 2.0
1. overheating can occur, so as other reviewer said, unplug when you can
2. try putting your monitor in standby mode, if you step away
I have no complaints for the picture quality or lag time paired with NEC 3090WQXI @2560 x 1600 resulution.
However, it won't wake up the display sometimes, need to unplug it from either usb (power) or DP, but this happens very rarely, once a week or so while the mac is in heavy daily use, and it's unclear, if this is by some apple firmware / USB 3.0 drivers (sleep/wake) bugs... I tend to consider this Apple bugs since with 10.8.3 (beta) updates it was working more and more stable (fewer issues with each beta update).
It is also well made of quality materials (aluminum case) and not as hot as Apple genuine.
I haven't tested it at 2560 x 1440 or smaller resolutions, though.
The distortion is irregular but happens when I run either OS X (10.8.5) or Windows 7 64-bit. It looks like pixels that are the wrong color. They usually come in dashed rows or columns. They most frequently occur in mid-gray-tones, but can occur anywhere. Usually it is fully-red or fully-green pixels. The distortion is usually fixed when the monitor's display is unchanging, but moving windows or even the mouse cursor can cause the distortion to go away or change.
I should note that this monitor works perfectly fine with my desktop computer, which has an AMD 5870 card driving two of these Dells.
There is some possibility that this distortion is caused by my Gefen DVI-DL switcher that allows me to use the monitor with the laptop or the desktop. However, the desktop mode does not have the distortion, so I feel that the switcher causing it is unlikely.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't get past 1080 no matter what I do, don't know if it is the cable included with the monitor or the adapter.Published 4 months ago by Diego N.
Works great but as others have mentioned powering off a USB port can cause it to be flaky sometimes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Christian Sauer
CRAP. don't get it. Cuts out many many times a day. Snow.. Distortions... Blinking monitors.. "NO INPUT"Published 22 months ago by S. Kim
When it works, it does exactly what it's supposed to and drives my 27" 2560x1440 monitor.
However, it fails in several ways:
* It takes too long to power up -... Read more
Quality Product! Works Well. Needs a restart on some systems but then works perfectly when initialized coming out of sleep mode or after power cycling the monitor. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bharat Somany
I am not sure if it's poorly connected wiring within the device, bad circuit, driver, or what, but it does not work. Unplugging / plugging back in does not resolve. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by Adam
It didn't work for my situation. 2560x1600 monitor w/ dual link dvi.
Could be my monitor, but it works on my Linux box. Stupid Mac's.
this product is not working at all.while connecting to mac book its is showing that some thing is connected
but it is not giving output at all to monitor or any... Read more