• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with projectors

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    I work at a uni and often need to present data on a projector and have never had a single problem with any of them. Works seamlessly every time.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter!

    • Written by from Hamshire

    Apple's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter works great for me, using HP monitors. The adapters are really easy to use—just make sure all your connections are made properly and securely, then it just works. By using Displays in System Preferences, you can arrange the order of monitors and drag the menu bar to which ever monitor you want to use it on. It is a great, easy to use, product—thanks Apple.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine with MacBook Air June 2012 edition

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    Not sure why others have had trouble using this - but luckily for me, it seems to work just fine with my brand new MacBook Air that I purchased two weeks ago. I plugged it into a Samsung monitor, used the VGA cord and it worked well.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Carteret

    It takes a second to hook up and it works. I don't understand all the bad reviews. If you need it, buy it.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this plug!!!

    • Written by from GLENDALE

    Why couldn't the just have made it like the older mac pro.
    I had mine for 6-7 months and now it doesn't work.
    The connection the last 4-5 months has been very unstable. Where the screen goes goes green or read. The actual HDMI to VGA works fine on my girlfriends pc, but as soon as I connect it to my mac pro with the Mini DisplayPort it doesn't seem to make a connection. I think also the female mini port is damaged because of the heavy weight pulling it down.
    I just think the plug is very stupid, expensive and very disappointing compared to my old mac pro.
    This seems like an attempt for mac to again force us to buy there products.
    Mac please do us your dedicated users a favor and please fix this. Make a new plug.
    I would like a HMDI to Mini DisplayPort. Think that would work better.

    43 of 52 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete fail with '12 MBA

    • Written by from Tucson

    This connector does not work with the 2012 Macbook Air. Period. Tried connecting to several external VGA displays and was unsuccessful in each case, despite trying every conceivable combination of resolution settings, powering off and on, connecting and disconnecting, etc. Just doesn't work. Until Apple solves this problem, I would highly caution Macbook Air owners against this product.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by from West orange

    If your complaining over price WHY buy a MAC??? Anyway I purchased even though many people had complaints. Let me say it works perfectly with some adjustments.

    First make sure you request the right cable.

    Second update update update your OS.

    Third if you don't understand multi display settings then take a class. They do offer them free you know!

    Fourth Check your projector/TV to see what IT can support. You would be amazed what changing a resolution can do.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality connector

    • Written by from Cupertino

    This connector fits snug (but not too snug) on my unibody MacBook. Works perfectly with VGA projectors and a Sony HDTV.

    Make sure it's plugged in when running a software update so that it can be updated.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nervousness overcome by relief

    • Written by from New Hamburg

    I was hesitant to buy it because I have a 42" Plasma Samsung. I've heard horror stories that the adapter wouldn't work with a Samsung. But with the recent Firmware update, reports circulated that it would work fine with a Samsung TV. I've happy to report it works great with my TV. Thanks Apple for fixing this!

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With new firmware in Adapter now works with Samsung LCD TV

    • Written by

    With the old firmware, the Adapter did not work with my LN-S4095D 46 inch LCD TV. The new firmware for the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter now fixes all of these problems. My Samsung LCD TV now works great, thanks Apple for fixing this!

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it!!!

    • Written by from LONDON

    If you think that you need this converter just buy it!! After reading all the reviews I was bit confused but the cable working perfect with my "Sumsung"!! You should atleast give a try before second thought as Apple got 17 days return policy!!!

    Peace!!

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works - what else to say?

    • Written by from Chestnut Hill

    Unibody MacBook to old-style 24inch cinema display -- no issues, just plug it in and just start typing.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Screws won't attach - also had temporary issue with detection

    • Written by from Needham

    The screws of my VGA connector don't reach the embedded nuts of the apple adapter, which are too far below the surface to be engaged by the screws. This is either poor quality of construction in my unit or poor design overall. However the adapter does have a decent friction fit so I'll keep it as trying to get another is a waste of my time (but writing an overly long review isn't, apparently).

    I also had an initial problem with no monitor detection like other reviewers (I have a Samsung SyncMAster 192N) but after I rebooted, the monitor was detected. Furthermore, if I unplug and plug the adapter in, it will remove then re-detect the monitor. So I'm not sure if the detection problem is that of the adapter. Maybe it has to do with the video circuit. Again, works enough for me.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly documented

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The documentation says this adapter lets you connect your computer to any "standard analog" device. Does any manufacturer describe its product as a "standard analog" device? So, the buyer doesn't know whether Apple warrants the adapter as compatible with any particular target device.

    I have a Samsung 450 (LN32D450G1D), and its (nearly incomprehensible) documentation describes it as a "digital" device, so I can't assert that this adapter should work with it. And it doesn't. My MacBook Pro (early 2011) doesn't recognize the Samsung monitor when connected via this adapter. But my ancient G4 PowerBook (2001) works just fine with the Samsung when directly connected with the same VGA cable (for which no adapter is required).

    If Apple were more helpful, it would post a compatibility table with each such adapter and let users fill in "yes" and "no" for any combination of host and target device.

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch max resolutions on dual monitor setup with this adaptor!

    • Written by from Juno Beach

    In addition to the Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor, I purchased this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor for my dual monitor setup on Mac Mini (2009). Worked great with my first set of lower resolution monitors that only had VGA in. However, upon upgrading monitors to higher resolution, I found out the hard way that there is a limitation on the resolution this adaptor will support. While the Mini-DVI to VGA worked fine in 1680x1050 mode, this adaptor did not! It only would work at the next resolution down, 1600x1200, not acceptable for identical dual monitor setup. Discovered that it was because of the analog output of this adaptor will not support resolutions this high. Fortunately the monitors also had DVI connectors, so I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor instead and used theMini-DVI to DVI adaptor that came in the Mac Mini box. Everything now works fine but I am out another $29. Moral of the story: Go all DVI for best image quality and support for highest resolution, if you can!

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a practical design

    • Written by from Auckland

    I feel Apple designers have foregone practicality of use for aesthetics.
    The adapter provided does not fit conventional vga plugs securley.
    The shoulder around the female plug prevents the use of standard fittings, leaving the screws unable to attach the two plugs together without the use of oversized screws. I have tried both supplied Data Projectors/Monitor cables from Sony and Canon with no avail. As well we use custom made leads for the projector these plugs and these are even more problematic due to the retaining flange that holds the plug plate in place.

    The only possible option has been for us to purchase adapters that work from a third party

    On the hole a poor design to the adapter. A recent outside presenter attended the school to give a presentation with their MacBook Pro and I had to hold the two plugs together with rubber bands. The adapters we had with the standard MacBooks before had the female socket standing proud and did not give any problems.
    As it is now the Ministry of Education position for supplying MacBook Pros in the future for Teachers I see the problem increasing.

    I feel that the adapters plugs have always had a weak link at both ends of these adapters plugs, due to the weight of cable connections and attaching plug. This puts a tremendous pressure on the Mac adapter interface and defiantly needs a redesign quickly.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by from Derry

    I use the adapter primarily for connecting to projectors for keynote presentations and, as you might expect, it works perfectly for that. Recently, I tried using it to connect to my Toshiba Regza 42RV535U 42" 1080p tv, and it is fantastic. I'm streaming Netflix movies with ease in beautiful quality and using every inch of screen space.

    What can I say, it does what it's supposed to do. Not sure what all the negative reviews are about (unless of course your adapter is DOA, in which case just have it replaced).

    13" MacBook Pro, Intel Core2 Duo 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, OSX 10.5

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How to Make It Work! (on samsung T220 at least)

    • Written by from Vaerloese

    SOLUTION: get a hold of a bunch of normal VGA cables and connect them directly to the display (this is of cause impossible with roof mounted projectors), try all the cables until you find one that works and then hold on to it with you life! This will sort out the problem, especially for those with Samsung monitors.

    For those interested here is the EXPLANATION WHY:
    I got myself a Samsung T220 monitor and out of the box it didn't show a picture using the Apple MiniDisplayport -> VGA adaptor (also tried the apple mini displayport -> DVI, didn't help either, but others have reported it to work).
    After hours of reading on forums it turns out that the problem is that some monitor and projectors require VGA pin 5,6,7,8 and 10 (or a combination hereoff) to be grounded or at least connected. Normally this is not a problem - therefor the cable manufacturers dosent always ground these, and sometimes even connect these pins. In my understanding Apple could have solved much of the problems by making grounding these pins directly in the adaptor. Anyhow, the solution is as described above; get a hold of a bunch of normal VGA cables and connect them directly between the monitor and the VGA adaptor, when you find one that work because it got all the grounds and conenctions hold on to it with your life! As a rule of thumb when looking for a VGA cable: it needs to be thick as this is a sign it got all 15 wires inside the cable.
    Hope it helps.

    34 of 37 people found this useful