• 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

    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

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter review!

    • Written by from swindon

    Hi,

    I have recently purchased this product, and I must say, despite all the bad reviews, it worked perfectly for me. I used it with my LG PG4000 (50 inch) TV and it worked perfectly.

    Anyway, if you want my opinion, I recommend you buy it, if you are thinking about purchasing this product, well worth the £20 you have to pay for it.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worried about nothing

    • Written by from Bromley

    I needed this cable for my Macbook Pro in a hurry to do a slide show. I read the reviews and with the three and a half star average I became a bit worried about whether or not it would work for me. In the end I decided that I had little choice and went to the Apple store in Regents Street, taking a VGA cable with me. After purchasing it I made sure both ends fitted by using my cable and one of the display laptops. The next day I did my slide show. I really can't see what I was worried about. In the end it was just a cable that did its job. Yes it was a bit expensive, but it did the job and now its there anytime I need it.

    16 of 17 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Bristol

    Personally I feel it's a shame that most people only write reviews to complain about a product. I'm using this adaptor to connect my macbook to an external Dell S2409W monitor through the vga connection. It works well at high resolutions (1920x1080) and sustains a strong video signal. After colour calibration my monitor matched the colour alost identically to that of my macbook's monitor.

    Sadly there is one downside, only a minor one but it's worth considering. Don't run your audio cables near the vga cable for the monitor, even with ferrites on both of the cables outputting dark colours on screen will produce a slight hum in your audio signal. There is a simple fix, as you could have guessed... reroute your audio cables to stay around 10cm away from the video cable and you will have no problems.

    Overall, good product and any problems are easily avoidable.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Tewkesbury

    I have recently got this as I wanted to use my Macbook Pro for work. I have tried it on two different light projectors with no issues. I decided to do some experimenting with cables after reading a lot of negative feedback just to see what might be happening.

    It turns out that four of the five cables i used with the two projectors worked fine but one was giving me a Dual Screen effect without the benefits.

    My thoughts would be that it's a cable issue rather than the Adapter.


    I have also run with a Samsung monitor in dual screen, again no issues.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable does not do its job with MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Southfields

    This cable is supposed to work with MacBook Pro, but doesn't. No video output whatsoever, and I've tried it on two different screens and a data projector. Tried changing all possible settings, detecting displays, restarting, sleep, shutting down computer, tried all different combinations of events successions, NOTHING has worked. There is apparently a firmware upgrade, but the upgrade told me that NO cable was recognised. Can't manage to find an email address that will put in touch with Apple for support, I have tried different adaptors, none of them worked with my macbook pro.
    Very disappointing from Apple!!! What is the point making a cable that doesn't work? I cannot believe that I have NO way of connecting my laptop to a data projector (which only has VGA input) - how do business people do KEYNOTE presentations??? Apple really needs to address this issue!

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    • Written by from Bristol

    Been using the adapter for several months to connect both to my Dell monitor and to several projectors. Never had a problem so thumbs up.

    Four stars because of price, and it's not very long so you end up with bulky vga plug and cable right by your MacBook which is untidy but not the end of the world!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook owners beware

    • Written by from SEAHAM

    It is not made clear in the product description that a mini display port is not the same as a Mini DVI port so it will not connect to a Macbook. You need the Mini DVI port to VGA adapter for this, as I learned to my cost.

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Crawley

    I would have preferred MiniDisplay to HDMI, but as it doesn't look like happening for a while, VGA is the next best thing for me (I do not have a DVI slot on my Telly).
    I think I will tweak it to hopfully give me the best quality, but on first impressions I am liking what I see! HD looks good and the colours are vibrant,

    My only negative is that it doesn't quite fill the screen (Sony Bravia 26"). I have 1 inch or so either side of the screen which is black. Does any one know how to change it? Perhaps a little tweaking will help?!?

    On the whole very impressed!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked straight out the box

    • Written by from Hartlepool

    Worked np with a panasonic TH-42PX80BA 42" plasma.

    Those that are having problems check you mac is set at the correct resolution for the LCD/Plasma that you are using.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pioneer TV

    • Written by from London

    Worked perfectly out of the box, directly connected to pdp-pioneer TVs series 508 XD VGA and worked easily (even the right LCD TV was detected in display settings with all possible settings, colors, ...) a breeze.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does work with Samsung TV!

    • Written by from Carshalton

    Just thought I'd say in response to other reviewers using Samsung TVs that this adapter works fine. Just make sure you are on mirror settings which is under System Preferences - Display - Arrangement, and you should be fine!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works a treat

    • Written by from ST LEONARDS ON-SEA

    Works very well with my projector and my Samsung 42"plasma, basically just plug and play with my new MacBook Pro

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works! Samsung owners, read your manual first!!!!!!!

    • Written by from London

    Great product, works perfectly. Those Samsung owners complaining that this product doesn't work on Samsung TV's, well, perhaps you should have read your manuals first. Samsung has restricted certain modern TV's to use DVI, not VGA. So it's a Samsung Support Issue! Don't blame Apple for it not working. Remember folks, VGA only supports picture, you need a separate stereo/phono cable for audio.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, light and works

    • Written by from Tampere

    So far this adapter has worked 100% of the time, and I use video projectors quite a bit in many different locations.

    10 of 10 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

    AMAZING!!

    • Written by from Longfield

    After reading other peoples reviews, I was a bit weary about buying this adapter, but I thought I'd give it a go anyway, turns out it works perfectly, took me a while to figure out how to use my second screen with my MacBook closed, but apart from that, i really like this adapter, it even works at 1920x1080 at 60hz.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on a wide range of equipment

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    I've used my adapter to connect my MacBook Pro to a range of monitors, televisions and projectors (made by Dell, Sharp, Sanyo, Toshiba, Panasonic and others) and have had nothing but total success on every occasion.

    12 of 14 people found this useful