• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But,

    • Written by from Montgomery

    Very good and does what it is supposed to. The only thing bad about it is that the screws from my VGA cable won't go in to it. It might only be my cable, but it might also be the adapter. Over all good picture and a decent value.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With My Mac Mini (Late 2009)

    • Written by from Brampton

    The only problem I've had with the product is when using with older VGA connection cables, where the side-screws aren't long enough to reach the hole, but the VGA signal still goes through with no problems.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    • Written by from Bristol

    Been using the adapter for several months to connect both to my Dell monitor and to several projectors. Never had a problem so thumbs up.

    Four stars because of price, and it's not very long so you end up with bulky vga plug and cable right by your MacBook which is untidy but not the end of the world!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    • Written by from Chudleigh

    I spent £20 or so buying the adapter so I can connect to VGA for projectors etc - and it won't work! Why on earth Apple don't just have a VGA output on the Macbook Pro? Most of the world still use this in professional contexts. I have to do lots of presentations etc and this issue is a REAL PAIN for me. I'm an educational IT consultant - and don't want to muck up a simple thing like connecting to a projector. I love my Mac, having recently changed from PCs - but this sort of a problem is inexcusable for professionals like me. I need my computer to be an extremely reliable workhorse in every way - not just a fancy media plaything..!! Anyone got any helpful ideas?

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I got it at an Apple Retail Store, and it's great! It works brilliant connecting my MacBook to my DGM 19" Flat Screen TV, but it's very expensive for a cable, so it only got four stars. Please lower the price apple!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adaptor

    • Written by from Darlington

    It wont work with my TV but it works fine with any projector i use

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Review, on the road experience & tips on starting up the device

    • Written by from London

    In order to use this you should have a Macbook that has a Mini DisplayPort, always check the model of your Macbook before buying as you can easily end up buying the mini DVI to VGA adapter instead of this or have a mini DVI connector older gen Macbooks.

    In terms of whether it's compatible with projectors and LCD TV, so far I used it on two LCD TVs, both work flawlessly (LG and Samsung). The trick here is MAKE SURE THE MAC BOOK IS OFF/SHUTDOWN, attach the adapter to the Macbook, follow by the VGA connector. Once those are ALL CONNECTED, switch ON your Macbook. The OS will detect the port and enable the external screen normally. It's an IMPORTANT step, if you miss it the screen WILL BE BLANK, trying to click on detect screens in preference probably wont work as well.

    When it works, you might want to switch to mirror mode, you can configure that in the display preference. I use that for presentations as I have to get a view on what I was presenting every now and then in front of me. Best resolution in mirror mode probably is nearer to the 720p (1280 x 720), which is a HD standard resolution, less distortion for what you try to display on the TV/Projector.

    On the technical side, the adapter contains a Digital to Analog signal convertor (that's why it's a bit long, there is a circuit board and ICs in it), which may only be enabled if it detects a screen attached during initial boot up.

    Another note is that there is a mini Displayport to HDMI adapter available on (Check Apple/Amazon). These are digital links which will probably provide better compatibilities or resolution to any HDMI capable HD TV. Some will even allow audio on the TV via adapter.

    My 2 cents is for Apple to provide simple picture/graphical guide for users (on package or at display) or ask Apple store staffs to guide buyers. This can be very frustrating for normal users who isn't aware of the (simple) startup procedures.

    Thanks for reading! Hope it helps :-).




    Cheers,
    Zen

    385 of 394 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    • Written by from IPSWICH

    I use it with my MacBook and a data projector, and a 52" Samsung TV. Just lost mine and replacing straight away.

    Lost 1 star as a bit pricey.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine for me.

    • Written by from Arlington

    No issues. Plugged everything in and i worked. No loose connections or trouble that everyone else seems to have mentioned. Very secure. I use it every day to dock my MBP to a Dell LCD.

    My only compaint that the adapter is even needed. Apple, I like you a lot, but play nicer with other manufactuers. Use more common technologies.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but needs a firmware update

    • Written by from Oakland

    This adapter worked quite well for me, but then it began cutting out
    or flickering. I did a web search and learned that Apple now has a
    firmware update for the adapter which you can download.
    Just plug in your computer with its power supply and with the external
    VGA display connected, and run Software Update. So this problem
    might explain some of the less-than-positive reviews.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from ISLE OF MAN

    I have a 13" Unibody MacBook and an old 19" TFT (Samtron 73v).

    The adapter works as described out of the box, no problems at all. Only things that could be better is that the lead could be a bit longer, other than that, all OK.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product; Works Fine

    • Written by from Watsonville

    This is a solid little cable that does what it says it will. I'm using an older Dell monitor, and there's no problems in terms of connection or image. My only gripe is the $30 price tag, but I like Apple and would rather pay a little more for their products than a little less for a third-party alternative.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it is supposed to do

    • Written by from Tualatin

    Works with my Samsung TV.

    Design is better than old mini-DVI and mini-VGA versions, but I sure would have been happier if I didn't have to buy yet another adapter.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works with new mac mini

    • Written by from Farmersville

    Okay I got this mainly so I could use it with my old iogear kvm switch (vga only no dvi) and use my new 2009 mac mini and my pc machine at the same time.
    First thing I did was connect it directly to my Acer x243w via vga cable to make sure it worked correctly and it did except that at 1900x1200 resolution part of the screen was cut off! So I tried the miniport firmware update on Apple's website but when I ran it it said I already had a newer firmware 1.03 and the one I downloaded was only 1.0.
    Anyways, that didn't help so I got the bright idea of manually hitting the autoadjust button on my LCD monitor and that did the trick and got the screen recentered at 1900x1200! The display looks as sharp and clear as using the default DVI that the mini comes with and no strange flickering or any other problems mentioned by others.
    So after all that I tried my old KVM switch and it also works great still so I"m happy since I can now use my mac and pc at the same time. Also can now use 2 monitors with my macmini now ;)
    Reason I knocked off a star was for high price and plastic where screws are supposed to go in don't work too good.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from bakersfield

    At first I was disappointed. It wouldnt work on my 40 inch Samsung, but I was able to fix it. Now, it works fine. By going to Sytem Preference-Display-(DETECT DISPLAY and fool around with GATHER WINDOW), I was able to make it work. Hopefully this will help you guys out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    • Written by from Boulder

    Well It works as I thought it would/should.
    No problem at all.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Problem with Reviews

    • Written by from Richardson

    The problem with product reviews is most people who submit reviews are those with a problem. This products works fine. Plugged it in and it worked. A product this simple is not usually commented on because there is not much to go wrong. I read a few reviews before I bought it but I had no problems. Does what it is supposed to do.

    134 of 169 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update the Firmaware

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Try updating the firmware of the Mini Displayport to VGA adapter to fix the intermittent black issues from Apple Support. Use the latest firmware, May 6, 2009 or later.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly with my Macbook Unibody and Samsung R8 TV.

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I don't usually write reviews but I feel that some people might be getting misinformed by some of the reviews already posted.

    This adapter worked perfectly with my Samsung R8 LCD tv. I plugged it in, the TV detected my Macbook and it worked straight away (and looked awesome!).

    I can only speak from my experience here with the combination of using a Macbook Unibody and Samsung R8, I don't doubt that this adapter might not work with some Samsung tv's, but given that the R8 is very popular model I thought I'd better mention how well this adapter worked for me.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete plug and play device.

    • Written by from Marietta

    I purchased this adapter so that I could extend my MacBook Pro display onto an old NEC 1770V LCD. As soon as I plugged everything in, the Mac instantly recognized the device and brought up the display settings. Two or three clicks later, everything was running perfectly fine.

    My only complaint is the price. $30 is a little much, but I'm completely satisfied with the product.

    30 of 34 people found this useful