• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but you need to set up the resolution

    • Written by from Rockville

    I struggled for about 20 minutes to make it work with a macbook pro an infocus projector, was about to give it up and return the adapter to the store when I realized that macbook pro is a high resolution monitor, and infocus projector has low resolution (as the majority of the projectors).

    So after I lowered the resolution everything worked great.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had an issue with VGA connectivity

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    This adapter has proven reliable for us. My only issue is that the perfectly flat "face" of the VGA connection requires relatively long screws on the joining VGA head. Shorter screws don't have enough "bite" to ensure a secure connection, which is a problem not found on the earlier VGA adapters. Stylish and clean, but functionally not quite as easy to get a firm attachment depending on the VGA cable.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do.

    • Written by from Avondale

    I bought the adapter to use with my Macbook Pro and Samsung Tv. Initially, had some difficulty figuring out how to actually get my video to transfer to my TV. I looked on my TV settings and did not show the adapter being recognized. I did however notice my macbook screen flicker blue when I connected the adapter. I realized that the macbook and TV were recognizing each other at different times. To make it work follow these steps:
    1. Turn off TV and Macbook(can just close cover and let it hibernate)
    2. Connect the Adapter to TV and Mac
    3. Turn TV on first VERY IMPORTANT
    4. Turn on Macbook (flip cover open)
    5. Look at settings on Macbook to see what display output you have.
    I opted to use TV as another monitor, so I just dragged my Safari window over.
    This worked for me....
    Side note: did not realize sound was going to be coming through Computer than TV.
    This product does what it supposed to but APPLE should have gave "some" direction to getting the adaptor to work.

    52 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Perfectly Fine

    • Written by from Newport News

    Just bought this and a samsung sa550 for my macbook. I plugged it in and it worked. I have to say that those people having problems with it, it is most likely a user problem and not a hardware one.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont See Why People Complain?

    • Written by from Yucaipa

    I really like this adapter it gives me a chance to put my puny 13" MBP on a 27" 1920x1080 screen. It formats the orientation correctly, unlike my old windows machine wear I had to use a lower res. because windows wouldnt change the orientation. So overall I love this adapter it does what its meant to which is make your Mac have a external display. Stop complaing :)

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its works great except for 1 problem thats bugging me

    • Written by from Southern River

    I got this adapter the other day to use on a smallish screen i have mounted on the wall next to my iMac.
    However every time i start up the mac the second screen is not adjusted correctly
    I press the auto resize on the screen but it just stays the same with the screen being cut off at the bottom and the side, the only solution to this problem i have found it to unplug the reinsert the MDP plug in the mac, then once the screen dosent need to be resized and the screen is fine

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed Accessory

    • Written by from Carson

    Great product! I have an old 19" monitor at home that use with my macbook to help me with my research projects.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by from West orange

    If your complaining over price WHY buy a MAC??? Anyway I purchased even though many people had complaints. Let me say it works perfectly with some adjustments.

    First make sure you request the right cable.

    Second update update update your OS.

    Third if you don't understand multi display settings then take a class. They do offer them free you know!

    Fourth Check your projector/TV to see what IT can support. You would be amazed what changing a resolution can do.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good, but macbook pro freezes

    • Written by from Canton

    i bought mine a couple of months ago, and i love it. It is great for doing projects on multiple screens it makes things so much quicker...once and a while when attached to another screen, my macbook pro freezes thats the only down side :(

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    Connected to Samsung Monitor.... functions well with no errors

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great...

    • Written by from Davenport

    ...on my Viewsonic.

    I also have the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI for my big Vizio screen. That works fine too.

    I only wish they were cheaper. C'mon Apple, if you are going to use a custom port design, can't you at least bring it down to $19?

    52 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with my 2010 Macbook Pro...

    • Written by from Perth

    I originally purchased a 3rd party adapter which would not work at full (native, 1680x1050) resolution: the text on screen looked fuzzy and blocky. And the ability to display anything at all was intermittent, often just a blank screen. I tried all the 'fixes' I could find online but none worked.

    However, after purchasing an Apple branded adapter, my external display began to function perfectly straight away.

    Hope this helps some of the people out there having problems with 3rd party adapters.

    Only 4 stars due to the excessive price.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes too deep

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    The adapter works just fine. I have used it to connect to several different projectors and have not had any problems. The only complaint I have is the threads meant to secure the adapter are set in too deep. None of the VGA cords I have tried have a long enough screws to reach into the adapter for a secure connection. Most of the time the fit between the VGA cord and the adapter is snug enough not to fall out but it would be nice if you could secure them better, especially if it were to be a more permanent installation.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Opens possibilities

    • Written by from Skive

    Though a little pricey I am very content with this product. After reading numerous reviews varying from positive to rather negative I received the cable with anxiety. But after checking with a couple of TVs and a number of projectors I have no complaints. It just works. I now can take my MBP around and use it for a number of new purposes.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Bristol

    Personally I feel it's a shame that most people only write reviews to complain about a product. I'm using this adaptor to connect my macbook to an external Dell S2409W monitor through the vga connection. It works well at high resolutions (1920x1080) and sustains a strong video signal. After colour calibration my monitor matched the colour alost identically to that of my macbook's monitor.

    Sadly there is one downside, only a minor one but it's worth considering. Don't run your audio cables near the vga cable for the monitor, even with ferrites on both of the cables outputting dark colours on screen will produce a slight hum in your audio signal. There is a simple fix, as you could have guessed... reroute your audio cables to stay around 10cm away from the video cable and you will have no problems.

    Overall, good product and any problems are easily avoidable.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price, no issue with my Samsung LCD

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I finally got my Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter after migrating to a Macbook (Unibody, late 2009). I was reluctant at first due to the high cost, and questionable reviews of the product. But when the situation demanded it I went out and got myself the adapter. After a few hours of playing around with my mac hooked up to my 46" Samsung LCD TV, I can say that I am very happy with the product and I find the high price justifiable, I had no problems with the adapter not working, and I am very impressed with the high levels of functionality available on Mac OSX for dual displays. Well done Apple!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a permenant setup.

    • Written by from gold coast

    i recently brought this cord via the apple store at Robina and has been working fine.

    I changed my room around and put it all on a misted glass desk. I hooked my macbook 13' up to my 21.7 inch flat computer screen and now works fine.

    I also brought a apple wireless mouse and keyboard so i could sit on my bed and play COD 4 on a way bigger screen.

    I'm yet to connect my Macbook to my Palsonic plasma but I'm confident it will work.
    -Joel

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple minidisplsplay to VGA

    • Written by

    long and short...

    to the failed adaptors... stuff happens

    i had mine for a while no issues to date(none)

    29.00... little steep man... little steep

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just the connection I needed

    • Written by from Ferndale

    This adapter was just what I needed to connect my new MacBook to our Toastmasters club's Epson projector. The projector's VGA cable plugged into the VGA adapter securely enough without my having to use the screws.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Duluth

    I bought this about a year ago and never had any problems up until about a month ago when it stopped working completely. It would appear that the wiring inside of it is junk or there is a bad connection in the adapter itself.

    9 of 11 people found this useful