I've never used Apple adapters or cables for dvi, hdmi, etc. There was a great place in Las Vegas called Fry's Electronics that had them for CHEAP! My friend told me many of their products are refurbished. I don't mind as long as they work, and they have. If it malfunctions, I can buy another one, and still won't be spending as much for one Apple adapter. I've never seen an Apple adapter, cables... used before. Is the quality/results better?