• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Bellerose

    Bought it from the Apple store on Fifth Ave. Went in, asked for help with finding the product. The guy found it in a second and then I found out the line was huge (at least 30 mins waiting). He took out the Apple Store iPhone and swiped my credit card on it. It was awesome. Didn't have to wait on the big line, and the receipt was emailed to me on the spot.

    I've used this a couple of times at college with the built in projectors and it works fine. I also connect a spare computer monitor and that works great too.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow rented HD movies to be played on external displays

    • Written by from ooltewah

    I continually get an HDCP error stating my TV is non-compliant. I had none of these problems on my old mbp with the standard DVI out. This is unacceptable. I might as well continue illegally downloading movies in this case. Ever wonder why people do that? So they don't have to get on here and write bad reviews for something they spent hard earned money on that doesn't do what it's supposed to do. Guess it's back to the old BT sites...

    Also, it will not allow me to mirror my display with my sharp TV like the last MBP. I end up with widescreen bars on the top and bottom and the only solution I've found it to disable mirroring.... you know, so I can watch my rented HD movies on my 15" screen and stare at my desktop on my 42" TV. Thanks so much apple. You rule.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adaptor

    • Written by from Norman

    This is an excellent adaptor! I use it constantly! It's great because I'm in college and have to give lots of presentations that all require an adaptor to connect to the projectors.
    I don't understand the problems other people have because I have never had any trouble at all.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of junk apple has released yet

    • Written by from northbridge

    "It just works..."

    No it doesn't just work, this plug despite the high price constantly fails and requires rebooting reconnecting and much browsing of forums to try and figure out solutions to the problems it creates. Fuzzy screen, constant drop outs of the signal, not recognising he signal, wont attach to lots of DVI cables or other devices, you need to buy different adapters for that, all at VERY high prices, great for apple's bottom line terrible for users of apple products.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blurry Display from MacBook Air 11"

    • Written by from Berkeley

    Well, I bought this one since my monitor had a DisplayPort and a VGA port. So, the only easy way to connect my MacBook Air 11" to the monitor was to use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. It turns out that often the screen becomes blurry and then comes back to normal. By often I mean every couple of minutes. It is very inconvenient when concentrating on something and your full 23" display goes blurry. I tried another monitor which had a DVI port and used the same MacBook Air. It worked fine. So, bottom line is that there is some issue either with the VGA Adapter or with the MacBook itself (though less likely) when using VGA. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are desperate and have no other alternative. As much as possible, go for DVI. Thanks.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    I use this to connect to the VGA port of my Asus back-lit LED monitor. It works great. (I'm not sure what other's are saying that it doesn't work.)

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely unreliable, waste of money and time

    • Written by from London

    I wanted to use my MBP for presentations but NONE of the displays, projectors or TVs which I tried to connect with this adapter could be detected without a reboot. So each time I connect a new display I have to restart with CMD+OPT+P+R buttons pressed to make it work. And if I disconnect it for a while then I need to restart again.

    That's a real disappointment and this just adds to a bunch of reasons why I won't recommend my friends to buy a Mac. Apple products reliability is a total myth.

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Oulu

    It was simply a waste of money. And a lot of money for a totally non-functional adapter.

    This adapter does not work with any data projector or TV I have tried. All support I can get is "it should work". Well, it doesn't. Many people complain on the internet about this product not working and Apple still sells it. And charges so much!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolution Limited!!

    • Written by from Spartanburg

    Like the DVI-D adapter, the maximum resolution on this adapter is limited. The max I could get was 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz on my TV (Similar to MiniDP to DVI complaints) and 1600 x 1200 at 60Hz on my monitor. Very annoying to run 75Hz on the Mac Pro and then have to dumb down to 60Hz for the MacBook Pro (2010) over my KVM.

    Reports about the holes being too deep are valid as well. Had to apply a lot of pressure just to get 1/8th a turn in.

    It also has exhibited some weird wavy interference randomly.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    LIMITED USEFULNESS

    • Written by from Murray

    Before buying this adapter, I phoned the Salt Lake Apple Store to find out if this adapter about which so many critical comments had been posted, would work with PAGES, NUMBERS, and KEYNOTE. I was told it definitely worked with PAGES and NUMBERS, and PROBABLY with KEYNOTE since it worked with the other two. I purchased the adapter based on this information. It does not work on EITHER PAGES or NUMBERS, but DOES work on KEYNOTE.

    18 of 27 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I bought the Samsung 46" UN46C6300! Just give the PC input! Never seen a better product in my life!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It all depends...

    • Written by from London

    I think the best that can be said for this & the DVI adaptor is, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
    The older your monitor, it seems the less chance of success. I have tried both of these adapters on a pair of IBM C220P CRT screens. DP-DVI fails to be recognised at all, DP-VGA will see it, but only up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz. I've even tried the software hacks, no joy.
    So my purchase of a new 200 quid graphics card to replace a failed 8800 now means I have to spend another £1400 on 2 new matched monitors:-(

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Sharp Aquos TV

    • Written by from Minato-ku

    I bought this adapter expecting to be able to hook up laptop up to my 46" Sharp Aquos TV. Alas this is not the case. I did review the specs before purchasing but guess I got it wrong. Too bad, was looking forward to playing with this function.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent!

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    I was very scared of the bad reviews related to this product, but the one I got works PERFECTLY... I have not had ANY problems, it has been smashed to the floor about 10 times from a 1 meter high table and it steel works.
    I've tested on VGA projectors (3M mostly), Plasma Tv (Lg), LCD Tv (Panasonic) and everyting was good... Sometimes, depending on the sharpness of the Tv or how close you are to the screen, a rainy/grain effect can be noted, but nothing disturbing from 3 meters away...

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    • Written by from Brighton

    Previously used a Mini DVI to VGA adaptor for presentations and screening film clips on my Macbook without problems. After upgrading to a Macbook Pro, I bought this adaptor only to find that it delivered dim, washed out images. Black and white films are an indecipherable mess. Tested on multiple systems with the same result. An inferior product, and I'm not sure there's any alternative.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING AND IT DOES WORK WITH SAMSUNG

    • Written by from Hialeah

    hello everyone i bought this product 1/4/11 and i tried it with all of my T.V'S including a samsung lg and sharp it worked amazingly for all 3 idk id they fixed the bug but know it workds

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with all projectors that have a vga input

    • Written by from KĂžbenhavn V

    I am a professional in the video industry and I can tell you that I have used a macbook Pro with countless video projectors out there. And this adapter will work just fine. If you have problems with the projector look into the menus of the projector to find the vga input. The problem is most definitely not the adapter (as long as it's not defect of course).

    68 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT!

    • Written by from Grand Terrace

    I have used this cable to show presentations, slide-shows, watch movies and many other things through projectors, monitors, and TVs from all walks of life!
    Great Investment!
    =D

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did last - should last eyars

    • Written by from Falls Church

    Died after only a few weeks use on a Mac Air to 23" screen. Very low impact use. It should have lasted years!
    Seemed to be a loose connection inside.
    Not user repairable

    18 of 21 people found this useful