• 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

    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

  • 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

    Very disappointing

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Less than two months after purchase and I need to replace it. The Apple tech support team ruled out all other possible problems that might be preventing a mirrored display. They determine I should invest in an Apple TV device.

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't select 8:5 resolutions.

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have a monitor with native resolution 1920x1200. The VGA cable works fine from my desktop, but from my MacBook with this adaptor it won't let me use 8:5 (16:10) resolutions.

    17 of 20 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