• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work on Windows

    • Written by from Houston

    Well, on Lion it's work perfect! But when you install win7 (boot camp) this don't work :/

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the perfect choice for projectors

    • Written by from Ahmedabad

    I have recently bought Infocus IN102 DLP projector and connected my macbook 2010 model with it through this cable and believe me it worked as a charm with nice crisp and clear image of about 100 inches. I would stongly recommend this product though bit costly but its worth the money you spend.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works For Me

    • Written by from Toronto

    I use this to attach my macbook air to a projector. I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews as they work fine and last a while. It is a little expensive I guess but it is good quality and does seem to last a while. I would recommend this.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from Iowa City

    There is nothing wrong with this product. I don't know why the rating is low.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    significant number of these break after a short time

    • Written by from Round Lake

    I work in a school district where we have had to replace many of these where they just stop working. It gets expensive very quickly. This is a poorly constructed product, and you risk having it just die on you for no good reason.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had an issue with VGA connectivity

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    This adapter has proven reliable for us. My only issue is that the perfectly flat "face" of the VGA connection requires relatively long screws on the joining VGA head. Shorter screws don't have enough "bite" to ensure a secure connection, which is a problem not found on the earlier VGA adapters. Stylish and clean, but functionally not quite as easy to get a firm attachment depending on the VGA cable.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm saying the same thing as everyone else is?

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I've bought two of these and I'm not happy. Twice it has just abruptly stopped working for no reason. It worked great at first both times. Now I need another one (or something comparable... Again.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a couple months

    • Written by from MARKHAM

    it works for a couple months and then just stops working out of the blue, will not buy this product again

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad work

    • Written by

    if you connect to a TV samsung it works only if you turn on first the tv and then the MAC.

    But going deeper it seem a driver problem.
    On vista and 7 installaed on boot camp it works everytime!!!!!!!!

    Apple, please check the external VGA to a samsung monitor

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Adapter

    • Written by from Brimfield

    The Adapter worked really good with my Dell monitor for almost a year. Now out of a sudden it sometimes works, but more often it does not or shut disconnects for several seconds at a time. It is not worth paying $35 to get an unreliable product!!!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    Used this cable for a few months. Worked flawlessly. Big presentation day comes and I can't get it to work in client's boardroom. Red faced and frustrated I had to stand in front of the client and apologize on behalf of Apple. I was a PC guy and switched to Mac b/c of design and ease of use. Have to rethink that......

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Transfer information onto a monitor!!!! really????

    • Written by from Littlebourne

    It doesn't work,waste of my money
    Please do avoid been taken for a ride. Tried it in my class it doesn't work.Surprise,Surprise!!! . Before claiming victory over a particular product do test it before. Look forward to any wise advise in regards to the VGA Adapter.........?

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt!

    • Written by from Malolos

    bought it few weeks ago, I used it for my Keynote presentation. This adapter is simple, elegant and easy-to-use. In my opinion I think the owner is responsible for the care and use of this device. The first time i plugged it in my MacBook Pro Thunderbolt port it was easy, effortless. works fine. Thumbs up APPLE :) I wish that there would be an original Apple Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Addt'l Uses

    • Written by from Cebu

    The adapter works fine and perfect for multitasking. Was just wondering if its possible to attach another splitter to the VGA part of the adapter so I can use 2 monitors + my macbook instead of only one external monitor.