• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems…

    • Written by from HAILSHAM

    Have purchased 3 for my art department staff. There have been no issues with using external monitors or projectors/smartboards. I have used one to connect my MBP to HD TV which also works fine. Tempting fate?

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Portlethen

    I bought this to use alongside an AOC e943Fws 18.5" monitor to go with my macbook pro for dual display - it really works brilliant - plug & play, love it :-D

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Woodley

    This cable gives me dual screens on my MacBook Pro (2009) via an older LCD HP1702 monitor.

    Just plugged everything in and it works great at a good resolution on the HP1702.

    Not a lot more to say really :)

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from MIDDLESBROUGH

    So cheap... does exactly what it says on the tin! Thanks once again Apple ;)

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It all depends...

    • Written by from London

    I think the best that can be said for this & the DVI adaptor is, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
    The older your monitor, it seems the less chance of success. I have tried both of these adapters on a pair of IBM C220P CRT screens. DP-DVI fails to be recognised at all, DP-VGA will see it, but only up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz. I've even tried the software hacks, no joy.
    So my purchase of a new 200 quid graphics card to replace a failed 8800 now means I have to spend another £1400 on 2 new matched monitors:-(

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with all projectors that have a vga input

    • Written by from København V

    I am a professional in the video industry and I can tell you that I have used a macbook Pro with countless video projectors out there. And this adapter will work just fine. If you have problems with the projector look into the menus of the projector to find the vga input. The problem is most definitely not the adapter (as long as it's not defect of course).

    69 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it!!!

    • Written by from LONDON

    If you think that you need this converter just buy it!! After reading all the reviews I was bit confused but the cable working perfect with my "Sumsung"!! You should atleast give a try before second thought as Apple got 17 days return policy!!!

    Peace!!

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un reliable

    • Written by from Tonbridge

    It will work perfectly when connected to a Computer monitor, But anything else it will need to reboot to be able to connect to it... which is very inconvenient!

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked first time - brilliant!

    • Written by from EXETER

    I just finished getting my brand new Macbook Pro 17" configured and ready to go when I needed to do a presentation at short notice. I went to the local Apple shop bought this device, plugged it in and it worked straight off without any hassle. I re-booted to Bootcamp and ran Windows 7, plugged the device in again and hey-presto it worked perfectly. And my presentation went well!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I got my MacBook Pro 17" with my 37" mon

    • Written by from Littlehampton

    This is great to have must be the best thing for you device

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with my 2010 Macbook Pro...

    • Written by from Perth

    I originally purchased a 3rd party adapter which would not work at full (native, 1680x1050) resolution: the text on screen looked fuzzy and blocky. And the ability to display anything at all was intermittent, often just a blank screen. I tried all the 'fixes' I could find online but none worked.

    However, after purchasing an Apple branded adapter, my external display began to function perfectly straight away.

    Hope this helps some of the people out there having problems with 3rd party adapters.

    Only 4 stars due to the excessive price.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Alnwick

    Using this adapter to connect a second display to a Mac Pro. Mac will not recognise the correct resolution for the display.
    An identical display is connected to the DVI port via a VGA>DVI adapter without any problems.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from London

    It quite simply doesn't work. I invited an International Rugby Referee to give a lecture to 30+ rugby referees and my brand new MacBook Pro failed to get the images to the screen through the projector. What on earth is this about? Some people say it works beautifully. How? This is supposed to be "plug and play". What have I failed to understand?

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from St Austell

    I have bought the adapter (Mini DisplayPort to VGA) and tried it with my new MacBook Pro and it works beautifully - I only adjust to "mirror" the screen at Display at system preferences. Apple will never let me down while the other PC let me down during my important presentations as their laptop sometimes freezes, etc.

    Well done Apple!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says on the packet!

    • Written by from Barnet

    We have used this adapter on interactive white boards, VGA projectors, LCD screens, plasma screens etc. and it has worked every time. It has worked flawlessly through our MacBook Pro 17" i7 (May 2010) when our partner consultant's windows machines have crashed and burned. (no surprise there!)

    It is expensive but worth the money because like most apple products it "just works".

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with LCD data projector

    • Written by from Stillorgan

    As with other reports, the data projector refuses to recognize the MacBook Pro when I plug the cable in. I've used Detect Displays in the Displays control panel, but still no joy. The only thing that works is rebooting the machine with the display plugged in. The same projector had no problems with my old white MacBook via a mini-DVI to VGA adaptor. This is simply not acceptable for a laptop that cost over 2000 Euro. Do Apple ever actually *test* any of these things? I can't understand why they abandoned the perfectly-adequate mini-DVI for the mini-DisplayPort on their most recent machines.

    11 of 16 people found this useful