• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Weston

    I have no trouble at all with this product except loosing them! I'm buying my third today. I had much more trouble with the previous generation of video out to VGA converters that worked with my old laptop. The mini DVI adapter has worked consistently for video output to a variety of overhead projectors (10+) hundreds of times.

    Apple does charge a lot for all its cables, put in my experience they are more reliable than 3rd party cables.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adapter

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Bought this adapter in September 2011 to use my Mac during presentations and it has been excellent. Abosultely no problems with it. Quality of the images are great and it doesn't slow down the speed of the presentation, so everything happens in real time, without delay.

    Great bit of kit. Would definately recommend!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Sure

    • Written by from SAINT CHARLES

    Used this for a few months without issue. Just returned from a big training that was seriously compromised b/c the adaptor projected a purple hue on the screen. It was determined with some troubleshooting it was the adaptor - not my macbook, or the company's state of the art projection equipment. I changed adaptors and it worked fine. VERY disappointing!!! As others have said - probably the FIRST Apple product I really dislike and at $30 for the cable -what a waste as I know go in search of replacing it with a new one only 4 months later. APPLE REVISIT YOUR SUPPLIER ON THIS ONE PLEASE! There is clearly a theme here on how mediocre this product is and I disregarded the negative comments here before I bought it and clearly paid the price literally......!

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    • Written by from Chicago

    it works perfectly every time

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from HANWELL

    This is the first time I have been disappointed with a Mac product. The product worked great for the first three months then stopped working with no apparent reason or any warning. Steep price for something that doesn't stay working. Had no problem with the earlier version for my MacBook. Disappointed with this one.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Moshi Mini Display Port Simply Useless

    • Written by from Spalding

    Bought it and it worked great until i plugged something into a usb port next to it, and that knocked the signal out to the external monitor. After wiggling the adapter it came back on again, but now it doesn't even connect when it's plugged in on its own, this is after maybe 3 months of occasional use. Would never buy another over priced hunk of junk from this company again.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly from Mac mini to Samsung TV

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I have just bought a 2011 Mac mini and connected it from the Thunderbolt port to my rather old Samsung LA37R71B TV using this adapter. It works perfectly.

    I have set the Mac mini to 1280 x 768 60Hz.

    It's a much better picture on the TV using this instead of using the straight HDMI to HDMI which I also tried.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    • Written by from tijuana

    I bought this item about 4 months ago and at first I was very happy with the product but because of the weight of the VGA cable you have to hook up, the adapter is always hanging and it looks like the middle wire of the adaptor got screwed up, now the picture quality is poor and usually I see lines on my screen.

    Apple should come up with something different....either a longer middle cable or eliminate the cable somehow.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly. MacBook to Plasma TV

    • Written by from London

    I wanted this so that I can mirror what's on my MacBook (late 2009 model) onto a Panasonic plasma screen (non HD & 8 years old). The item arrived very quickly through the post and has worked perfectly. I can see mirrored exactly what is on the Mac screen onto the TV screen.

    You can surf the web.
    Watch videos from your MacBook.
    Watch BBC iPlayer and other iplayers.
    View photographs from your MacBook.

    The sound will come from your MacBook, however you can easily attach a speaker to your MacBook via it's 3.5mm jack output.

    You can also have different things displaying at the same time on the two screens (Mac & TV) being controlled from the Mac. Sounds a little confusing at first, becomes clear when you play about with it a little. You may need to adjust the resolution in your Mac's preferences to get the desired size you want on your TV screen.

    I found looking at YouTube videos very useful in helping with the setup.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Columbia

    Title says it all. It does what's needed (for me at least). Im using a LG Flatron and it works just fine. Only wish it had a longer cord. The short distance between the MiniDisplay and VGA ports is small enough that it interferes with my USB devices on my MacBook Pro 13"

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT

    • Written by from Hornchurch

    Bought this for my MacBook Air 11" and it worked within a few seconds of connecting it all up. Works perfect. Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz). Would highly recommend.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well

    • Written by from Boise

    I think that it worked really well.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    • Written by from Oakvlille

    It worked for the first six months, last few have been a disaster. It doesn't work that well. Probably going to need a replacement one.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    i'm very disappointed. I spent the whole day trying to connect it from my macbook pro to my samsung monitor with no luck. I thought I was doing something wrong. I took the mini displayport to VGA adapter out and connected the screen to my hp laptop and it worked right away. So It seems like the problem is with the mini displayport. It says that its not connected. I'm not sure what the problem is but I wouldn't recommend it. Hope apple fixes the problem.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work

    • Written by from TAVISTOCK

    I have used this adaptor for some time with no problem, until I upgraded to Lion. Since then, it will not work with my LG TV, and despite Apple being made aware of the problem, no answer has been forthcoming. It appears to depend on the type of TV monitor you have whether it works or not. A big thumbs down for the OS, rather than the adaptor itself.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't select 8:5 resolutions.

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have a monitor with native resolution 1920x1200. The VGA cable works fine from my desktop, but from my MacBook with this adaptor it won't let me use 8:5 (16:10) resolutions.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK ON SOME MONITORS

    • Written by from Ft Walton Beach

    I am a new Mac User and am getting extremely frustrated with the workaround I had to do in order to show a display on my Sony Tv. Luckily being an engineer I was able to figure out how to get it working in two hours... but it is only a temporary fix, as soon as I unplug it it wont work again.


    When I first plugged my Macbook Pro (Late 2011 Lion 10.7.2) into my 40" Sony TV (KDL-40SL150) via VGA it wouldn't connect for some reason. I know it wasnt the VGA cable, as I had directly unplugged it from my desktop. I also know ti wasnt my Mini DisplayPort to VGA as I tested it on a Samsung SyncMaster 204BW and it worked immediately. After banging my head against the wall I found that if I mirrored the display, unplugged it from the monitor into my tv, and selected the correct resolution 1280x960 @60Hz that it would show up on my Sony TV. But every time I clicked the box to turn off Mirroring it stopped functioning. I found that I had to show displays in the menu bar and then after I unclicked Mirror Displays I could go up to the monitor and return the resolution to 1280x960.


    This FINALLY got it to work. Unfortunately every time I reset/close my computer I would have to redo this nonsensical process.


    It is obvious that the Macbook CAN display to my TV, but it wont. Is there a program where I can set it up, and then save teh settings so I just have to click a button to get it all working? Is there a way to Force Detect? This is crazy!


    Also the strange thing is I went to the Hardware Settings for the Display and it showed the following:

    Intel HD Graphics 3000:


    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Type: GPU

    Bus: Built-In

    VRAM (Total): 384 MB

    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

    Device ID: 0x0126

    Revision ID: 0x0009

    Displays:

    Color LCD:

    Resolution: 1280 x 800

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off <----- IT IS MIRRIRORD

    Online: Yes

    Built-In: Yes

    Display Connector:


    Why is there nothing for the display connector?



    I looked in the Thunderbolt section and it says no device is connected... this is nonsense!


    Port:

    Status: No devices connected

    Link Status: 7

    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.1


    Please give me a work around for this. How can I manually set resolution to 1080? How can I save the monitor configuration so I dont have to do this every time?


    The only reason this works is because it thinks my TV is my SyncMaster monitor! Ridiculous!!! Is this some plot to get us to by Thunderbolt Displays???

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years of use with no problems

    • Written by from Broomfield

    I bought this adapter in Nov 2009 to use with my then-new MBP for use in interfacing with our Proxima projectors for meetings, approx. 8-10 a month. So, that's now two years without any weird quirks or issues (knock on wood?). Then again I take great care in re-packing and protecting the accessories I use for for this laptop when finished using them and am putting it all away... for example this VGA adapter... so therein might be a good reason these fail for others (certainly not in all cases). I read some reviews and had to wonder... how carefully are they treating the stuff? How honest are they being with themselves? Just sayin'.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly straight out of the box

    • Written by from Lytham St Annes

    i don't understand all the negative comments, I am a new Mac user so still learning the OS differences but the VGA adapter gave me no trouble at all just plugged it in selected the VGA source input on my 42" Nikai flat screen LCD TV to find my laptop view mirrored on the TV.

    I did try different resolutions from my MAC System preferences - Hardware - Displays. I found that the only resolutions that worked were 60 Hz frequencies.

    One final note although I selected different resolutions to get a full screen picture I found that once I closed the laptop clamshell screen the TV automatically became fullscreen as the main view with the laptop screen automatically shutting down. I could then drive my laptop, view videos from iTunes by using the Trackpad. Very pleased with the VGA Adapter.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but you need to set up the resolution

    • Written by from Rockville

    I struggled for about 20 minutes to make it work with a macbook pro an infocus projector, was about to give it up and return the adapter to the store when I realized that macbook pro is a high resolution monitor, and infocus projector has low resolution (as the majority of the projectors).

    So after I lowered the resolution everything worked great.

    18 of 18 people found this useful