• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Display Quality

    • Written by from San Dimas

    First I thought it was my projector, but when I used a PC with the VGA cable it was clear and contrast was perfect. There can't be anything wrong with my new mac, it's new! Every time I set up my Mac to my Projector the contrast resolution is dark, no matter how much I change the setting of my projector. It definitely the mini DisplayPort

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not use for presentations

    • Written by from Chicoutimi

    This makes the macbook pro a horrible/useless product for important presentations. You NEVER know if the VGA output to the projector will work or not. I've pinpointed the problem to the VGA cable between the adapter and monitor/switcher/projector. Some cables work, others dont. But more often than not, you CANT change that cable.

    I'm fed up with the poor quality of Apple products lately. But no VGA output that works? This is ridiculous. DO NOT BUY.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is not working for me

    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    This item is giving me a lot of headaches since I cannot get it to work with my new macbook... I have tried with 4 different monitors and at least 6 VGA cables and the best result that I got was a single day of trouble-free video, the first day.. after that it's been a nightmare and the monitors keep turning off and on, or not turning on at all.

    I've tried everything that I could think off: the firmware update (that is not working for me), software updates, restarting, shutting down, searching the forums for hours looking for a solution and even posting my own (still unanswered) question in the support forums.

    I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this product until the company comes up with a solution, there seem to be many people with the same issue.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ratio problems. no wide screen support

    • Written by from Spearfish

    i just got it yesterday. VGA apparently does not support widescreen. connected it to my 19 inch HDTV and was only able to get half the resolution capable of my tv and could not set it to wide screen on the computer part so all i got a was poor, stretched picture quality.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    • Written by from Amesville

    I am changing from PC to Mac and bought this to connect to my MacBookPro to the television. The adapter was to be used with the cable that had, previously, gone directly into my PC as it had a VGA port. Unfortunately, after we settled in for a movie on a snowy winter night, all we could get was a partial screen. No sure what the solution is, can't find a cable that goes directly from VGA to the display port.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useable with projectors

    • Written by

    Have tries several adapters on several projectors. I got a picture on the beamer, but only in 1024x768 which is wrong format and wrong resolution.
    What I wonder is if ther's anyone who knows if it is nessecary to have IDbits connected as well. This is not possible in this building. At ALL. Therefore the signal is "only"
    RGBHV which all standard PC's can handle. It is not possible to change the resolution on the Mac's own screen neither on the projector.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MINI DVI. A WASTE

    • Written by from philadelphia

    i am extremely dissappointed, PLEASE CHECK SPECIFICATIONS ON YOUR MAC BEFORE BUYING CABLES LIKE THESE.YOU WOULD THINK ALL MACS ARE BUILT THE SAME WAY UNTIL SOMETHING YOU HAVE WAITED FOR A WHOLE MONTH DOES NOT FIT. APPLE SHOULD SHOW SPECIFICATIONS, NOT JUST PICTURES..DO NOT BUY..DO NOT BUY

    28 of 139 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

    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

    Bad Move by Apple

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    Mr Apple needs to listen to these comments. On a professional piece of kit, you should not be reliant on a flimsy adaptor to perform a basic task like display on an external display or projector. I understand the reasoning behind the change to smaller connections, Space. But if you can't fit a professional connector on the laptop, make it bigger! A professional grade laptop like the MacBook Pro should have a professional 25 pin DVI connection with the industry standard adaptor for VGA. there is a reason why the DVI connector is the size it it, and that is reliability.

    Sort it on the next model!!!

    24 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Muskego

    Was very frustrated to find out that despite buying hd movies legally through itunes I am unable to play them on my lcd tv because it is not" hdcp compatible." Will be returning the product tomorrow.

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No image anymore

    • Written by from VÄSTERÅS

    I bought this adapter in February 2009 and used it to connect my unibody macbook to:
    1. Panasonic PT AE500 Projector
    2. Samsung 42" Plasma
    3. My External 19" LG LCD

    I worked for the first four days with the projector. Then it stopped working.
    I then tried the TV and the Monitor as well, no dice. In system preferences the screen is not detected at all. I have tried different cables and monitors.

    When I try to upgrade the firmware (Mini_DisplayPort_to_VGA_Firmware_Update) it says my monitor needs to be connected for the upgrade. It is. But the Mac won't detect the screen.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    • Written by from Burbank

    This adapter is so sensitive that if I breathe wrong it will disconnect from the back of my mac mini. The result is i lose my Samsung Syncmaster 225bw monitor and cant get it back short of holding a voodoo ceremony. What a pain!

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Design FAIL

    • Written by from BELLBOWRIE

    Before buying my adapter I read some other reviews about the poor VGA connector design and thought seriously, they can't have stuffed that up?...

    ...But they have! I've tried two different VGA extension cables and both fail to fully push home into the VGA connector block. The rebate around the metal connector is too small to fit the slightly wider base of a standard male VGA connector. The connector threaded holes are even recessed in too far to be able to tighten up at all. The cable still works, but the VGA connector falls out at the slightest touch.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw: Check before buying!

    • Written by from Hawthorne

    The adapter cannot be secured to a VGA cable. You can tell just by looking at the holes; the first few millimeters of the holes are smooth plastic and the threads are recessed. This results in the adapter not having the ability to be secured to the cable, and every time it moves, the video becomes distorted. After discovering the flaw, I went back to the Apple store and looked at the rest of the Mini DisplayPort VGA adapters...they all had the same flaw. Wait until they fix this before you buy one.

    76 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terribble, does not work

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    i downloaded the new firware and it still does not wok,
    my old mindvi to vga worked great with my powerbook g4,
    why does this not work.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Leicester

    This connects to VGA physically but does not always work. Beware.

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but is poorly engineered

    • Written by from Hawthorn Woods

    The adapter works, but it adds to the clutter due to apple's putting all the connectors on the left. To make up for the poor placement of the display port, this cable should be at least a foot long to get some of the clutter behind the computer. the display port (usually always connected when on the desktop) is the front most port, getting in the way of the USB ports (which usually get plugged in and out). A 3-6 foot cable would be better to clean the cable mess.

    73 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook owners beware

    • Written by from SEAHAM

    It is not made clear in the product description that a mini display port is not the same as a Mini DVI port so it will not connect to a Macbook. You need the Mini DVI port to VGA adapter for this, as I learned to my cost.

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced - underperforming

    • Written by from Houston

    I was using the miniDVI to VGA adapter on my Macbook (black) just fine with a Hanspree 21 inch HDMI display. I recently got a Macbook pro and the old adapter didn't fit on the Mini Displayport on the Pro so got this VGA adapter. Now the text is fuzzy as I type this and it just doesn't work as well.

    22 of 30 people found this useful