• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Opens possibilities

    • Written by from Skive

    Though a little pricey I am very content with this product. After reading numerous reviews varying from positive to rather negative I received the cable with anxiety. But after checking with a couple of TVs and a number of projectors I have no complaints. It just works. I now can take my MBP around and use it for a number of new purposes.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting a MacBook (white) to a projector

    • Written by from Swaffham

    Old iBook G4 worked fine with Benco projector. USing Apple adaptor and VGA prot on porjector.
    New MacBook (Jan 2009) did not work with projector.
    Eventually have benn able to resolve:
    Instead of conencting to the VGA port on the projector I now connct to the DVI. However I bought a thrid party an adaptor to connect the vga lead to the projector dvi. The Apple one is the incorrect DVI plug for the projector. Works perfectly. Can now use my new laptop for presentations.
    This has taken me 18 months to resolve.
    Hope this helps others.

    13 of 19 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 great with projectors

    • Written by from Eastleigh

    I work at a uni and often need to present data on a projector and have never had a single problem with any of them. Works seamlessly every time.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment!

    • Written by from Leyburn

    I recently started using an Imac & decided I wanted to use Keynote for presentations, so decided to buy a new Macbook. Big disappointment! As soon as I plugged in the VGA adaptor cable I was struck by how poor a fit it was - it wouldn't stay in place due to the weight of the VGA connector blocks at one end and the tiny mini display port connection at the other. Worse still, even when I physically held it in place I couldn't get any output to either Optoma or Epson projectors; the Macbook screen just went blank for a split second. I rang technical support who talked me through various possible solutions, but there was still no picture and I was advised to return the machine as it might have a faulty port. Reading the other comments on here I suspect the problem is more widespread than one 'faulty' Macbook, and I will sadly have to return it & carry on using my clunky (but stubbornly reliable) old Dell laptop for presentations or find an old Macbook that has better ports.

    13 of 26 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

    useless

    • Written by from Leytonstone

    I wanted to used it with my new Macbook, but it doesn't see the monitor (new HP 2309v).
    I've tried it with my Mac Mini and it doesn't work either. Only the mini-DVI/VGA adapter works with my Mac Mini.
    Mini Display/DVI can't be used with DVI/VGA, because the combination doesn't carry the analog signal...
    As both Macbook and Macbook Pro don't have the mini-DVI port, this adapter will give many people a headache and will force them to buy much more expensive Apple monitors.

    It's useless. My brand new 23" monitor will have to go to the skip, because of that.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Buckingham

    Ok, it didn't connect automatically like i was hoping, but after going into displays and clicking detect displays, it found the projector within 5 seconds. Now i can give high quality presentations direct from my mac without needing to export to a Microsoft Powerpoint. Cheers.

    9 of 10 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like an apple product should.

    • Written by from Cannock

    Plug into the display port , attach to VGA (and realise how archaic this is after the ease of display port) and the new display works !
    Used with an LCD projector and a VGA to TV adapter with no problems whatsoever.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely useless

    • Written by from Chambesy

    Simply does not work with a variety of CRT monitors. And updating the firmware did not help for my 19 inch LaCie Electronblue monitor.

    Not to mention that the DVI adaptor, which is supposed to have addressed these issues, is a DVI-D so it carries no analog signal, forcing you to buy a VGA adaptor, not to mention how pricey they are.

    I am very very disappointed with apple lately, and I have been using them for years, but for the past two years i have only had one good product from apple, my unibody MacBook Pro and still have complaints about it that never arose with my old G4 iMac or G5 Mac Pro.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA display port adpt.

    • Written by from Pontefract

    This is an excellent little device which works fine in all situations that I have come across with projectors and monitors. Suggestion: why don't Apple make one which is VGA and DVI? That would save carrying two dongles arround.

    7 of 9 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    as good as it should be

    • Written by from Swadlincote

    read these reviews as it seems this does not work for all monitors/tvs but i have had high resolution, quality display through both my samsung tv and sony monitor using this product

    7 of 8 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

    Had to buy for an Xserve

    • Written by from Surbiton

    So cheap they dont give you one of these in the server box, however this is the adaptor you need if you want to integrate your new xserve into a KVM setup.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I got it at an Apple Retail Store, and it's great! It works brilliant connecting my MacBook to my DGM 19" Flat Screen TV, but it's very expensive for a cable, so it only got four stars. Please lower the price apple!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adaptor

    • Written by from Darlington

    It wont work with my TV but it works fine with any projector i use

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fantastic

    • Written by from Grimsby

    Bought this product when purchasing a new iMac for the study in my house. I had also bought a new LG TV to go with it, i decided it might be pretty nice to wall mount the TV above the mac, and using it as an extended desktop when I need to focus on work and the TV shouldn't be on.

    Constant praise should be given to apple for making such a seamless product, I switched the TV onto the VGA input, and connected the minidisplay port to the mac. Instantly I had an extended desktop.

    It even allows me to tell the mac where the second monitor is, above it. This seems to be a problem for many Windows users that you cannot have an extended desktop above the original and dominant screen.

    Overall, just five stars for absolute satisfaction, and just thank you Apple! For making such a superb product, (although the wire is a touch short).

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    • Written by from IPSWICH

    I use it with my MacBook and a data projector, and a 52" Samsung TV. Just lost mine and replacing straight away.

    Lost 1 star as a bit pricey.

    8 of 10 people found this useful