• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad work

    • Written by

    if you connect to a TV samsung it works only if you turn on first the tv and then the MAC.

    But going deeper it seem a driver problem.
    On vista and 7 installaed on boot camp it works everytime!!!!!!!!

    Apple, please check the external VGA to a samsung monitor

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Adapter

    • Written by from Brimfield

    The Adapter worked really good with my Dell monitor for almost a year. Now out of a sudden it sometimes works, but more often it does not or shut disconnects for several seconds at a time. It is not worth paying $35 to get an unreliable product!!!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    Used this cable for a few months. Worked flawlessly. Big presentation day comes and I can't get it to work in client's boardroom. Red faced and frustrated I had to stand in front of the client and apologize on behalf of Apple. I was a PC guy and switched to Mac b/c of design and ease of use. Have to rethink that......

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Transfer information onto a monitor!!!! really????

    • Written by from Littlebourne

    It doesn't work,waste of my money
    Please do avoid been taken for a ride. Tried it in my class it doesn't work.Surprise,Surprise!!! . Before claiming victory over a particular product do test it before. Look forward to any wise advise in regards to the VGA Adapter.........?

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Worked well for a month or so, but didn't last any longer than that.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    oh.

    • Written by from Malta

    on my 3rd exchange in 2 weeks because it stopped working...... again.........Also the fact that I have to even give this one star is an over statement of its quality. Get a different adapter.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is janky.

    • Written by from Portland

    I used this thing on and off for a year and it was always a bit touchy but now it doesn't work at all. I would suggest a direct cable for 1/3 the price. This product is faulty and should not be offered by the Apple store

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter

    • Written by from Valentine

    I just got a new school MacBook Pro and I love the machine unfortunately it isn't able to hook up to my View Sonic projector at all. I am extremely disappointed that the connection end was changed that much!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Blue Island

    Disappointed that Apple didn't design an adapter which would stay connected. We have to use electrical tape or rubber bands to keep the adapter connected. This is not right. There is not a way to use the tightners which come with any projector's cord.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummer

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have a Samsung display that has worked perfectly with my 2008 imac. But now, using the adapter and a new powerbook, I can't get the proper resolution on my external display. It is no longer being recognized properly.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Limitations Not Clearly Stated.

    • Written by from Geelong

    The limitations of this adaptor are not mentioned anywhere on the store page.

    Only by digging though support does one find out that "VGA displays that use higher refresh rates (such as 85 Hz) at resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or greater may not generate video properly until you lower the refresh rate."

    "May" the DAC chip on the adaptor is either designed and the firmware is written to support 1600 x 1200 @ 85 Hz or it is not.

    The solution is simply to make technical specifications available to the buyer or at least provide the above warning amongst the overview.

    83 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might not work between MacBookPro 8,1 and display LG W2353V

    • Written by from LEANDER

    LG W2353V (a 1920x1080 native) did not correctly identify through the "Mini DisplayPort to VGA" adapter, but *did* through the "MiniDisplayPort to DVI" adapter, when used with a new MacBook Pro 8,1 (early 2011).

    Using the VGA adapter, the W2353V only identifies as "VGA" and I am unable to use the higher resolutions. (I think "VGA" might be a fallback when it can't identify the device).
    I found a solution: Using "Mini DisplayPort to DVI" adapter instead (with a DVI cable) *worked* - I was able to test it because when I purchased my MBP8,1 I also purchased both adapters). The W2353V has three ports on it: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
    I did also test using the "Mini DisplayPort to DVI"
    inline with a long Belkin DVI to HDMI cable I already owned, and that also worked
    with the MBP8,1:
    W2353:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes
    .

    I do not know why the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is unable to identify this particular display.
    I do know that this same display works fine (gets recognized) by my older MBP 2,1
    using a DVI to VGA adapter of that same era. (That's an old full-sized DVI to VGA
    adapter by Apple, though, not this new Mini DisplayPort, and also talking to an older MacBook Pro 2,1)

    This testing was done with both MBPros (the old 2,1 and the new 8,1) running
    Snow Leopard 10.6.8 plus all latest updates (including firmware) through today (07/22/11).
    Hope this helps someone - who like me, is buying the latest MBP, and needs to
    use it with the same external display as the older MBP.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but flicker!

    • Written by from Mesquite

    Just bought the Mini DP to VGA Adapter and plugged into one of my 23" HP2338h displays. After about 10 minutes of being powered on I get nothing but flicker. I tried my second HP2338h display with another VGA cord and I am getting the same flicker after a few minutes. My resolution for the external monitor is set to 1920 x 1080. Not sure if this is a problem with the adapter or the core i7 imac 27" 2011. Calling apple support!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    My old MacBook pro played nicely with both my Xerox external monitor and Toshiba TV. The image was crisp and sharp, not as good as the MacBook screen but pretty good nonetheless.

    With my new MacBook Pro plus this adapter my external monitor looks rubbish. The screen is off centre, the resolution is stretched (yes I've tried different settings and continue to search the forums for a fix) and text is really blurry. As for the TV I get nothing, nada. A blank screen and a 'Video format not supported' error message.

    This is all rather poor and annoying. I expect better from Apple for the sort of prices we pay - please sort it out!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly!

    • Written by from Coimbatore

    I got this for my 15' High End Macbook Pro for connecting to my Samsung 23" monitor. Disappointingly it supports all the resolutions but does not support the native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is visible but the screen is moved to the sides leaving a big black bar in left of the screen.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing result

    • Written by from Leeds

    Used this to plug my new Macbook Pro 13" to AG Neovo F419 external monitor.
    Nothing wrong with the monitor. It works fine with other laptops including old Macbook Pro 15".

    Now it flickers continuously and is completely unwatchable. Why??!!

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of junk apple has released yet

    • Written by from northbridge

    "It just works..."

    No it doesn't just work, this plug despite the high price constantly fails and requires rebooting reconnecting and much browsing of forums to try and figure out solutions to the problems it creates. Fuzzy screen, constant drop outs of the signal, not recognising he signal, wont attach to lots of DVI cables or other devices, you need to buy different adapters for that, all at VERY high prices, great for apple's bottom line terrible for users of apple products.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blurry Display from MacBook Air 11"

    • Written by from Berkeley

    Well, I bought this one since my monitor had a DisplayPort and a VGA port. So, the only easy way to connect my MacBook Air 11" to the monitor was to use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. It turns out that often the screen becomes blurry and then comes back to normal. By often I mean every couple of minutes. It is very inconvenient when concentrating on something and your full 23" display goes blurry. I tried another monitor which had a DVI port and used the same MacBook Air. It worked fine. So, bottom line is that there is some issue either with the VGA Adapter or with the MacBook itself (though less likely) when using VGA. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are desperate and have no other alternative. As much as possible, go for DVI. Thanks.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely unreliable, waste of money and time

    • Written by from London

    I wanted to use my MBP for presentations but NONE of the displays, projectors or TVs which I tried to connect with this adapter could be detected without a reboot. So each time I connect a new display I have to restart with CMD+OPT+P+R buttons pressed to make it work. And if I disconnect it for a while then I need to restart again.

    That's a real disappointment and this just adds to a bunch of reasons why I won't recommend my friends to buy a Mac. Apple products reliability is a total myth.

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Oulu

    It was simply a waste of money. And a lot of money for a totally non-functional adapter.

    This adapter does not work with any data projector or TV I have tried. All support I can get is "it should work". Well, it doesn't. Many people complain on the internet about this product not working and Apple still sells it. And charges so much!

    18 of 28 people found this useful