• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as others

    • Written by from Clinton

    My JVC tv worked just fine with my old macbook using the mini DVI to VGA. No luck with this product and my new macbook pro. I used the same resolution as before and got nothing. I thought I was upgrading!

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do.

    • Written by from Avondale

    I bought the adapter to use with my Macbook Pro and Samsung Tv. Initially, had some difficulty figuring out how to actually get my video to transfer to my TV. I looked on my TV settings and did not show the adapter being recognized. I did however notice my macbook screen flicker blue when I connected the adapter. I realized that the macbook and TV were recognizing each other at different times. To make it work follow these steps:
    1. Turn off TV and Macbook(can just close cover and let it hibernate)
    2. Connect the Adapter to TV and Mac
    3. Turn TV on first VERY IMPORTANT
    4. Turn on Macbook (flip cover open)
    5. Look at settings on Macbook to see what display output you have.
    I opted to use TV as another monitor, so I just dragged my Safari window over.
    This worked for me....
    Side note: did not realize sound was going to be coming through Computer than TV.
    This product does what it supposed to but APPLE should have gave "some" direction to getting the adaptor to work.

    52 of 59 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed connectors

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I do a lot of video work and these adapters don't securely connect to most VGA cables I've used. The two threaded holes are too deeply recessed so the VGA cable bolts don't connect (sorry for the weird terminology, but Apple appears to have censors that block the word "s see are ee double u). I end up needing to tape the two cables ends together to keep them attached.I never had this problem with Apple's DVI/VGA adapters. My recommendation: don't waste your money.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this to use in my classroom with my MacBook so I could connect it to the projector for large class presentations. It works great and I've never had an issue with it. The price is right as well, not too expensive for a teacher buying her own technology to use in the classroom. :)

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A possible solution...

    • Written by from Krusevac

    Why don't you (apple) just make a longer cable for adapters like these?

    This bulky VGA connector would be further from the computer, making less mess, and having less chance to be pulled out by cable itself.
    A lot of people have problems with it, maybe just a longer cable would do some trick?

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This does work with data projectors

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Don't be put off by previous reviews saying this adapter doesn't work with data projectors. I've tried it with my new MacBook Pro and can confirm it works with at least 3 different brands of data projector cnnected via VGA type (3 rows of 5 pin) connectors. There may have been a problem, presumably now fixed.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I bought the adapter for a 2011 13" MBP, and it works fine so far with an ASUS monitor, and an LG HDTV. No problems, no flickering, very simple product. I think the ones who has problems with flickering, and such, the problem is NOT in the adapter, but the Mac's VGA. Anyway, a recent update for MacBook Pros featured a fix for external displays, and Intel graphic cards.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Not the Issue

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    Just got the new MacBook Pro and the adapter will not work. It worked fine on my MacBook. I think it's the computer not the adapter. Just today had to make a presentation and could not get the adapter to work with my MacBook Pro. Fortunately, another teacher loaned me her computer, a MacBook. Plugged in the very same adapter and it worked perfectly. Hard to give this adapter a good rating when it doesn't work with all computers that it is designed for. Here's a thought how about creating an adapter that works with your new line of MacBook Pros. Loyal customer for many years. Hard to recommend your products when you can't fully use them. The ability to project my computer screen using an LCD is essential.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works - always...

    • Written by from HARTFIELD

    I deliver training programmes round the world in all sorts of venues. Projectors provided by hotels, conference centres or client meeting rooms always have a VGA connection (never a Mac port) and, in the last four years, my MacBook has always connected without problems using this adaptor. It does what it says - at £21 you might argue it's expensive for a bit of cable with a connector, but if you're being paid to present stuff on the screen it's not exactly expensive

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It comes off about once a day.

    • Written by from fort lee

    The display adapter is so small and lacking any fasteners it falls off very easily just from the weight of the VGA cable.

    I ended up just taping the adapter to the Mac.

    Its such a obvious design flaw. Because of this I cannt really recommend using a Mac for mission critical assignments. Once the cable falls out, it often crashes the system.

    Just a little shake of the table or someone bumping into the Mac will cause the adapter to slip out, losing all work on the system. Even with the tape the adapter slowly comes lose.

    51 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can not output to projector with this and MacBook Air 11" 2012

    • Written by from 台中市

    MacBook Air 11" 2012 has only one Thunderbolt port, and my "old" Mini-display to VGA convert cable is able plugging in. It was so disappointed, while I done this, nothing appeared on the projector screen and flashing with "non compatible signal". What's going on, is Thunderbolt different to Mini-display?

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I’ve used this with my Sony Bravia, a Samsung TV/Monitor, and two ViewSonic monitors, and it’s worked wonderfully on all three. I haven’t had any compatibility problems whatsoever, and the picture is displayed in maximum resolution.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!!!

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I just purchased this Mini Displayport to VGA ADAPTER on 10-19-12 and must say i am really pleased. Bought it to use with my new macbook pro, but i was really nervous about all the reviews saying that it doesn't work. Well for those of you that were like me if you have a monitor or TV with a VGA port chances are its going to work. I have used it on various 1080p dell monitors. I wish i could say why all these people are having bad experiences maybe i was just lucky? Besides that i think product does work its the monitors or tvs that are having the problems.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA male will not attach to this piece of junk

    • Written by from Richmond

    Piece of *censored* - non-standard holes are set back too far for any standard male VGA plug to attach. This means your cables will work loose and come apart. *censored* *censored* - expensive overpriced *censored*, Steve.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable--NOT a Wast of Time or Money

    • Written by from Whittier

    The product works as advertised. I've used one for 3 years with no issues. The reviewer who said to read his/her review before wasting your time and money mistakenly purchased the wrong product due to a misunderstanding.

    If you have a recent iMac (not the quad-core version) you have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This is different from an Intel Core Duo processor which was used in the first Intel iMac (Early 2006) model. The claim from Apple is that this adapter will work with the early 2006 model iMac, the first MacBook (also from 2006), and 12-inch PowerBook G4 (the 12-inch PowerBook G4 is the model which might cause some confusion as there was one 12" model in early 2003 that had a mini-VGA out and a later 2003 12" model that used a mini-DVI out). These ports have changed as technologies change and advance, and Apple is always at the forefront of new and improved technologies. The newer iMacs use a mini-DisplayPort video out which requires Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.

    Apple can and should do a better job of alerting people to these differences, but I would suggest that you call an Apple Store and ask for guidance if you are unsure about the compatibility of a product or if you are unfamiliar with the technology. I hope this helps.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    samsung problems

    • Written by from Staines

    Bought this for a Sony monitor which it works perfectly with.

    I thought I'd give it a go on my Samsung TV. With my original cable that I had for my TV it would not work, so I checked the pins in the cable. I noticed there was one missing which was not missing in my Sony cable. When I use the cable with all pins it works perfectly with my Samsung TV.

    Make sure you have a full compliments of pins in your VGA lead is my advise and you are unlikely to have any problems.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBA 2012

    • Written by from jouy le moutier

    Doesn't work properly on 2012 MBA with majority of monitors & projectors. The only workaround is to shutdown and restart with the monitor connected. This means that this is a software issue (not hardware) and it appears that Apple is not working for a driver update. Without solution I will return my MBA and return to WINDOWS.....

    54 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design - Why fix what ain't broke?

    • Written by from Greenville

    Works flawlessly transmitting video, but as others have said, the female port on this adapter is recessed flush with the casing and standard screws on a male VGA cable aren't long enough to reach the threads on the adapter. I have to use rubber bands to secure the adapter to the VGA cable (thankfully, the rectangular design of the adapter makes this easy). I even attached some #4-40 standoff screws to the adapter threads, hoping this would avoid having to use rubber bands. Unfortunately, with the standoff screws in place, the VGA cable pins could not now reach the female port, as the port is recessed too far. You would need shorter screws. Not worth the hassle, so I'll use rubber bands to avoid the cable coming unplugged. I love Apple products, but sometimes you have to wonder what they're smoking with certain design changes.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! Just Took Some Experimenting With Things.

    • Written by

    Connected the Audio, and Video, of my MacBook Pro, with OSX Lion, to my SAMSUNG LED TV. Went to: Apple Menu --> System Preferences --> Displays. Clicked on Detect Displays. The SAMSUNG TV was now an EXTENSION of the computer's screen.

    37 of 39 people found this useful