• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great with Panasonic HDTV

    • Written by from Annandale

    I used this device to hook my MacBook (mid-2007 vintage) to my Panasonic Vieja Plasma TV, in order to watch streaming TV (e.g., Netflix). It was incredibly easy - I plugged in the adapter, connected the VGA cable, and the computer automatically did the rest of the work (it auto-adjusted the screen settings to optimize for the TV and mirrored the display to the TV). When I was done, I just pulled out the adapter, and the MacBook display returned to normal. The resolution was great - much better than my previous connection via component cables.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    How to make it work...

    • Written by from Tychy

    If you having signal detection problems with your Mini Displayport to VGA adapter theres simple fix. The problem is that there's no ground on pin 10 (DDC Ground - to check which one is it search for VGA connector on wikipedia) of the vga connector. To fix this you can just wrap thin wire around this pin and attach it to the outside ring of the plug before connecting the adapter.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt Out Within 9 Months

    • Written by from Denver

    I used this thing a lot and it eventually burnt out like a bad fuse. As best I can tell, all brands are equally worthless. I expected it to last as long as my macbook will, but it looks like this is just the beginning, and I'll be replacing these adapters until someone gets it right.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but take cure if using gfxCardStatus

    • Written by from Værløse

    If you use gfxCardStatus then you may have to switch away from Intel only mode.

    Don't worry - nothing is broken. If your external display is not being detected while you're using gfxCardStatus, it means that you have a newer i5/i7 model, and you're currently on Intel Only mode. Switch to Discrete Only or Dynamic Switching to use the display. The Intel graphics chipset is incapable of outputting video through the Mini DisplayPort.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    • Written by from San cristobal

    Hi everyone, I'm using this with Samsung 15" LCD TV LE15S51BPX/XEU - Silver/Black and works like a charm. I'm not sure if this thing will go in a month or two like others say but def it works for me and my MBP 13 inches late 2011. probably not the best construction but if it works then we are all set. actually i want to know if someone have one that worked for at least more than a year.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well, TV might be problematic

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I bought the minidisplayport-vga adaptor for my Sanyo tv, hooked it up, and it works great. The only real problem comes within the resolution options for a second screen on the Mac OS, so there really isn't a problem with the adapter. Either way, it isn't too fuzzy, it stays connected, and is overall a good product to own.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    • Written by from tijuana

    I bought this item about 4 months ago and at first I was very happy with the product but because of the weight of the VGA cable you have to hook up, the adapter is always hanging and it looks like the middle wire of the adaptor got screwed up, now the picture quality is poor and usually I see lines on my screen.

    Apple should come up with something different....either a longer middle cable or eliminate the cable somehow.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a couple months

    • Written by from MARKHAM

    it works for a couple months and then just stops working out of the blue, will not buy this product again

    20 of 26 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Ordeal

    • Written by

    I bought this expensive item and it only worked for a short time before causing problems. Worked intermittently, screen went black, needed cold-starts to reconnect, then finally fail to connect under the proper screen resolution.
    It took several weeks to get Apple to diagnose and I'm still waiting for the replacement to be shipped. Will the new one also fail in short order? I suspect it will. In the meantime, I can't do my usual work without the monitor.

    19 of 24 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

    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.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECTLY!!!

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I bought this cable to give a presentation for a college class (yes my grade was riding on the presentation) and it worked perfectly. Not only did it automatically register the projector when I hooked it up but it changed the resolution to match the projector. I did not shut down or reboot, I just plugged it in and it worked like a MAC... Flawless.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless? Or not?

    • Written by from Ashburn

    I connect my new MacBook Pro to an LG 22" display. It's resolution is 1680x1050. For some reason, It'll let me output 1680 to the monitor, but the display won't show anything but a black screen. VERY annoying, since my old MacBook with the miniDVI port or whatever worked PERFECTLY! Although one absolute upside to this port is that the connection is a TON stronger (the adapter won't just simply fall out like the miniDVI one) and that it actually supports the PowerSave mode for my display.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced - underperforming

    • Written by from Houston

    I was using the miniDVI to VGA adapter on my Macbook (black) just fine with a Hanspree 21 inch HDMI display. I recently got a Macbook pro and the old adapter didn't fit on the Mini Displayport on the Pro so got this VGA adapter. Now the text is fuzzy as I type this and it just doesn't work as well.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply didn't work

    • Written by from Brookline

    I bought this to hook up my new macbook to projectors. Tried to hook it up to a Dell projector and although the macbook seemed to recognize the display, the projector just kept displaying "searching for signal." Would love to find a solution.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Samsung TV

    • Written by from Richmond

    all the LCD TV in the office are samsungs ... there's no way for me to connect for presentations!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another problem with Samsung TV

    • Written by from Thorold

    I have a Samsung 530 series LCD tv and this adapter doesn't work with my macbook. The display system preferences panel detects that it's a Samsung tv, but the TV doesn't detect a signal. I tried an older macbook with the mini-DVI to vga adapter and it works perfectly, so it seems like apple messed up on this one. I have yet to see whether any display works. I hope it's just a software thing.

    17 of 20 people found this useful