• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not consistent! - Work around required.

    • Written by from London

    First time I tried it no problem - wiring my MacBook Air up to a Dell MP3400 so I thought great - silly me! Next time same set up but although the Mac changed screen resolution the projector did nothing! MAJOR PAIN! Like I had people over and it just would not work! Finally I found the only work-around - and so far this does work every time. You have to turn your Mac completely off. Make sure the projector is ON - plug the projector into your Mac and then turn your Mac on. In that order and only in that order - and then when your Mac comes on about 10 seconds later the projector will pick up the signal and you're in business. Not that impressed though! You would think Apple would have gotten this sorted.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Rugby

    Abit over price but the build quality is fantastic! Brilliant for extending your screen or using in with keynote!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ?Reliability, great support.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I teach at a University and a couple of times, students have instantly fried this adapter by plugging it into the Ethernet port. This seems to instantly render these things useless. However, the bright side is that Apple has provided exceptional, no questions asked, instant support.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Ojai

    this product works great for what its supposed to do, but apple really needs to just switch to hdmi

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's fine

    • Written by from San Diego

    It converts your Mac's HDMI signal to VGA. Done. That's it.

    If it doesn't work, you have a monitor that doesn't support the refresh rates of your Mac's graphics card.

    Or, if you assume VGA carries an audio signal (!?) which VGA never has since it's inception (unless your hack the hardware yourself to do so), then you might be disappointed.

    But your disappointment stems from ignorance, not the fault of the product.

    31 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK

    • Written by from Decherd

    I bought this for my mac to connect to my Sony 44 inch LCD tv. It hooked up good and the picture was clear and crisp. My biggest thing about it is that there is no sound coming from the TV and my surround sound. If its HDMI output adapter, then the sound should work.

    14 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly- even on Samsung TV!

    • Written by from Arundel

    I was a little worried about buying this after reading the reviews, but figured that having worked as an AV technician, I'd be able to make it work, even if it wasn't as simple as the Mini-DVI on my old PowerBook G4.

    It arrived today. I plugged it into my Samsung TV to test it. It worked- I plugged it in, it worked. I checked mirroring the display still worked fine. It did. (I usually use a split screen, but the mirror is useful at times).

    I can only conclude that the most common problem with this bit of kit is "user error". It sits much more securely in the socket than the mini-DVI did, which frequently fell out, and works without an issue. I look forward to using my Mac at work for my presentations, as I've been stuck with their old Windows PC for months.

    Only downer is the price- but since it stops the problem of dead/damaged VGA ports common on Windows PCs, I can't complain too much. I'd sooner pay £21 to replace the adapter than £££ to replace the port.

    Well done, Apple. This MacBook Pro user is delighted (again!)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid !

    • Written by from Geneva

    The most stupid thing about apple is it's stubborn head when it comes to connecting mac to screens, HDMI is the standard get over it, seriously !

    I do not care about thunderbolt I don't care about the mini display I want to work my screen on the go.

    I've bought this connector to use it with projectors, then I bought a full HD screen why do i have to buy another convertor to HDMI.

    Apple be realistic about this matter, I hope you do someday.
    PS: USB2 will survive for the next 10 years the main reason is that it covers the need of exchanging the data, thunderbolt is another high end connection but not preferable standard.

    28 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice adapter

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I really don't know why people say theirs don't work with the TV especially Samsung's. I don't have Samsung's TV, but mine works great. It works with Dell screen, Sony TV, Acer projector... There is only one Con in my opinion. It is just way too pricy. Otherwise, this is just a fabulous product.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for HP L1710 VGA LCD to Mac Pro 5,1

    • Written by from Boulder

    My 20-inch Apple Cinema Display plugged right in to the ATI Radeon 5770 Display Card DVI port in my new Mac Pro 5,1 but I needed the MB572Z/A Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my HP L1710 17-inch VGA LCD.

    The DP to VGA Adapter works so well that I am seriously considering getting another HP L1710 Display and another MB572Z/A Adapter for a three-display configuration; the Radeon 5770 can handle one DVI display and two VGA displays.

    Perfect!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These ALWAYS Break!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I love Apple products and I am a lifetime user, but I must say, Apple adapters and cables are BEYOND DISAPPOINTING. I have already purchased 3 of these adapters and 2 have broken on me within 4 months of purchase. This is ridiculous.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it to work! With a Samsung monitor widescreen.

    • Written by from Royal Oak

    This thing doesn't make much sense. It only works if the picture of the monitor on the adapter is facing up. But it fits in the Thunderbolt jack either way. I've tried three monitors and I was about to go back to the store when I tried it one more time and decided to flip the adapter over. I wonder how many people just gave up.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from Kailua

    Connected from iMac home computer to a HP vp17 display and works perfect! All you do is insert cable into mac and connect display to cable. The imac recognizes without doing anything. Then to select your personal configuration, click the apple on the top of the imac, go to system preferences, go to display and thats it - I hit arrangement and made the monitor on the left because it defaults to the right. Great job apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well, TV might be problematic

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I bought the minidisplayport-vga adaptor for my Sanyo tv, hooked it up, and it works great. The only real problem comes within the resolution options for a second screen on the Mac OS, so there really isn't a problem with the adapter. Either way, it isn't too fuzzy, it stays connected, and is overall a good product to own.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    • Written by from APO

    This product worked great for about a month and then it quit working completely!! Apparently Apple has this problem with all of their adaptor cables! So basically don't buy Apple products when it comes to any type of adaptor!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product.

    • Written by from San Jose

    This adapter has been working absolutely FLAWLESSLY for me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters are always the problem

    • Written by from Boston

    I work as a tech at a university and we have these small adapters connected to iMAC's, mac mini's and Laptops... these adapters give out on a regular basis. It's a HUGE waste of money to purchase a mass load of replacements... unfortunately it's the only choice we have. EXTREMELY disappointed in this product.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Display Adapter Mis-Use

    • Written by from CAlgary

    There seems to be confusion about the Apple VGA adapter that changes from the video port to VGA. In general TV's cannot be run on this connection. Computer monitors are not not like TV's as far as signal type and pin-outs go. This adapter was meant to connect to another analog computer monitor or similar device like a projector, not a connection to a digital TV. Some of the newer LCD TV's have the electronics to do both TV and VGA computer type displays. I won't get any more Technical than that. Apple should give more detail about how and when to use this adapter.

    58 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On and off

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    I tried with my sharp 37" LCD tv, it worked by its on and off. Its giving message "not compatible with analog signal" !

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First time everytime

    • Written by from Tuncurry

    Just plug in and go.
    Have used the adaptor on a variety of projectors and smartboards. Works every time.

    Even played with it at home and connected to the Panasonic Plasma, again worked great.