• 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

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Worcestershire

    I have never had a problem with any of these and have used multiple different ones in multiple different places, hooked up to projectors - yes they work fine with it, Samsung TV's - yes they also work with it - i use on every day. Does exactly what it was designed for and looks sleek at the same time

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display

    • Written by from Hometown

    This is the worst apple product I've ever purchased, it worked for like 2 months and never worked again. I'm extremely disappointed because I didn't think apple would make such cheap products, next time I look for something to hook up to my t.v I'm going to avoid buying apple products at all cost.

    24 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Marinette

    I use this in class everyday with a projector. Easy set up and works just like it should.

    28 of 28 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.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i keep losing it

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    The main problem with this object is that I keep losing it, rendering it useless for its intended task of altering the properties of things near to me. It may be useful to whoever finds it, but I can't vouch for that.

    16 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People aren't using common sense.

    • Written by from Eagle

    I have used this product A LOT. It works fantastic, with no problems. Looking at the reviews, however, any normal person would realize that... maybe this product just doesn't work with Samsung products, which is Samsung's fault, as Samsung and LG like to make it so that their products only work exclusively with their own products. As a result, just don't get it if you have a Samsung product, as it obviously doesn't work for them, and you won't have to write a bad review

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SECOND Mini to VGA I've purchased

    • Written by from Austin

    This is the second Mini Port to VGA adapter I have purchased within 8 months or so and I have never been able to return for a refund or to swap product, which is VERY IRRITATING! Apparently, if you remove it and try to reattached, it decides not to register that it's hooked up. My macbook does as my info goes to the other screen but my BRAND new Samsung monitor just can't read it.

    I also purchased a Mini Port to HDMI... SAME PROBLEM!... However, I never replaced this item because I can't afford it....

    Definitely can't afford to keep purchasing the SAME product from APPLE that goes out within a month or two.

    Come on APPLE!!! I'm a believer, I have a MacBook Pro, and Ipad and and Iphone... I'd really like to connect my flat screen monitor or TV to my EXPENSIVE, awesome gadgets, as that's why I bought Apple... BUT THIS BAD PRODUCT IS MAKING MY PRODUCTIVITY TERRIBLE!!!!

    Please offer support for someone like myself with these constantly failing accessories you make... Provide a solution to me to ease my frustration...

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    • Written by from Dayton

    An Apple product that is so far perfect for me.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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!!

    3 of 3 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!)

    7 of 7 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