• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable ...

    • Written by from Livermore

    Like others, I too work as a traveling teacher in a school district that uses a lot of Apple hardware. I have also been through three of these adapters since the school year started. They all just stopped working. At what... 40 bucks a pop, with no useable tech budget, that adds up fast. I wish I could recommend an alternative! Tough to recover from 30 blank stares when the lesson starts and the tech doesn't work...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Volenam

    I got a belinea 24'' screen and it works very good. Cuz you go from digital mini display to analog vga you cannot use it for to big screens...

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People aren't using common sense.

    • Written by from Eagle

    I have used this product A LOT. It works fantastic, with no problems. Looking at the reviews, however, any normal person would realize that... maybe this product just doesn't work with Samsung products, which is Samsung's fault, as Samsung and LG like to make it so that their products only work exclusively with their own products. As a result, just don't get it if you have a Samsung product, as it obviously doesn't work for them, and you won't have to write a bad review

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ?Reliability, great support.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I teach at a University and a couple of times, students have instantly fried this adapter by plugging it into the Ethernet port. This seems to instantly render these things useless. However, the bright side is that Apple has provided exceptional, no questions asked, instant support.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product.

    • Written by from San Jose

    This adapter has been working absolutely FLAWLESSLY for me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Weston

    I have no trouble at all with this product except loosing them! I'm buying my third today. I had much more trouble with the previous generation of video out to VGA converters that worked with my old laptop. The mini DVI adapter has worked consistently for video output to a variety of overhead projectors (10+) hundreds of times.

    Apple does charge a lot for all its cables, put in my experience they are more reliable than 3rd party cables.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly from Mac mini to Samsung TV

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I have just bought a 2011 Mac mini and connected it from the Thunderbolt port to my rather old Samsung LA37R71B TV using this adapter. It works perfectly.

    I have set the Mac mini to 1280 x 768 60Hz.

    It's a much better picture on the TV using this instead of using the straight HDMI to HDMI which I also tried.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but briefly

    • Written by from Findlay

    I've used this adapter 2x a week for 6 months. Yesterday, it burnt out on me...which is tough, because I need it to do presentations to royalty, and there is no Apple store for quite a distance.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, So Easy - Use for your TV!

    • Written by from University Park

    Fantastic. Just make sure your TV has the right ports, silly people!! Not one meant just for PCs. I have an old Insignia 42" (4 years old) a 5-yr-old macbook, and a new macbook and this works perfectly for both set ups. Have the macbook screen and sound plugged into the DVI port and its associated sound input port. Do NOT have them plugged into the RGB PC port.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    I've been using this quite a fair bit now for three months straight and it works perfectly. I have had no issues connecting it to a projector and I can dual-screen just fine with my Acer AL2216W monitor. OSX made adjustments automatically for me; simply plug it in. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to carry around with me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Toshiba Regza

    • Written by from Adrian

    I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my MacBook to our Toshiba Regza 52" flat screen TV to show the iphoto slideshow of my son at his graduation party. A huge success! One lessons learned was that I initially did not unplug our HD cable from our Toshiba and plugged in the PC cable into the TV. It initially did not work and I was so frustrated. I thought it was because it was a Mac vs. PC, however my PC did not work either. I unplugged the HD connection from my PC and my Mac projected perfectly with the adapter. Mac's iphoto slideshow with music is very easy to use and looks very professional. I also purchased the audio adapter to have the music I selected from my iTunes library to sync with the slide show play on our surround sound.

    *Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter .....$30
    *Audio Adapter.................................$30
    *Showing a 236 picture iphoto slide show of your son from ultra sound to high school graduation synced with music at his party with friends and family..............................................PRICELESS!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed...

    • Written by from Valdosta

    Cannot understand why Apple would not go ahead and include this adapter with the Mac Mini instead of the DVI !! Absurd! Have spent a significant amount of money with Apple recently to add some nice items to my classroom. Come on, Apple! Help us out here! Have LG flat screens waiting to be connected, and a useless adapter.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worried about nothing

    • Written by from Bromley

    I needed this cable for my Macbook Pro in a hurry to do a slide show. I read the reviews and with the three and a half star average I became a bit worried about whether or not it would work for me. In the end I decided that I had little choice and went to the Apple store in Regents Street, taking a VGA cable with me. After purchasing it I made sure both ends fitted by using my cable and one of the display laptops. The next day I did my slide show. I really can't see what I was worried about. In the end it was just a cable that did its job. Yes it was a bit expensive, but it did the job and now its there anytime I need it.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    • Written by from Roselle

    I use this adapter everyday at work - and disconnect it several times a week - and reconnect it. I have not had problems. Some of the issues described I believe are related to changing display settings (mirror display etc) The best use of this cable for everyday workflow is to make use of two screens- the laptop and the external monitor next to each other. It is important with all kinds of cables to avoid too much pressure on the port or the cable.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by

    Not only was the actual connection to the vga cable horrible, it caused my display to be messed up. When I attempted to change the display back to the original settings, system preferences would not quit and the computer would not turn off normally.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorta...

    • Written by from Springfield

    Connects to my HP 24" LCD monitor. However, even at the highest resolution setting (which is native to my monitor) the picture is not completely sharp. I also experience the intermittent blackouts every 3-5 minutes. This is a major problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. Apple needs to get busy. This setup is unusable!

    17 of 19 people found this useful