• 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

    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

    Bad Move by Apple

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    Mr Apple needs to listen to these comments. On a professional piece of kit, you should not be reliant on a flimsy adaptor to perform a basic task like display on an external display or projector. I understand the reasoning behind the change to smaller connections, Space. But if you can't fit a professional connector on the laptop, make it bigger! A professional grade laptop like the MacBook Pro should have a professional 25 pin DVI connection with the industry standard adaptor for VGA. there is a reason why the DVI connector is the size it it, and that is reliability.

    Sort it on the next model!!!

    24 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    • Written by from Athy

    Bought this cable when I was buying my MacBook Pro. It works perfectly with my tv. When I connect it to my Mac, the Mac automatically changes to the correct display resolution for my tv. When I disconnect the cable, it automatically changes back to the correct display resolution for my MacBook Pro screen, very simple indeed

    All the negative reviews of this product are from people who bought this cable for the wrong purpose or bought the wrong cable.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by from BEVERLEY

    I don't know why so many people are having problems. I have used this cable to successfully connect my unibody MacBook Pro to an Optoma projector and a SAMSUNG 32" LCD television. It is currently connecting my new MacMini to the exact same television as a media centre, without a glitch! And my TV is 2-3 years old, newer ones should work even better!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked with Samsung instantly

    • Written by from Southwark

    Connected a 2010 MBA (OSX 10.6.8) to an old 2008 Samsung VGA monitor, not feeling hopeful after reading the reviews here. Came on immediately, works perfectly, I had to do absolutely nothing. Brilliant.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adaptor for MBP 13inch

    • Written by from Hereford

    I bought a MBP In July, to date i have had one visit to store and two calls from support yet the thunderbolt port still fails to synch. As a tutor and student, the one thing I hate is being embarrassed. After borrowing other windows systems for presentations, Apple has allowed this to occur now, as they fail to rectify the fault! Be very aware the cable to attach MBP to VGA often doesn't work. The forums support this! The fault is there, but they fail to advise before purchase and don't help after...

    4 of 4 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from ISLE OF MAN

    I have a 13" Unibody MacBook and an old 19" TFT (Samtron 73v).

    The adapter works as described out of the box, no problems at all. Only things that could be better is that the lead could be a bit longer, other than that, all OK.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor

    • Written by from Northwich

    This product is not at the high standard you come to expect from apple.

    I am unable to connect my brand new Macbook to my Samsung TV as it would seem apple did not properly test this product before releasing it.

    Do NOT buy this product if you have a Samsung TV...

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Well

    • Written by from Farley Green

    Rarely do I bother to write a review, but I bought this after seeing the negative comments (really needed it), but it worked excellently when I used it. In case I did something different, the VGA output was converted using a splitter into a Composite output which was sent to the projectors (not samsung so I don't know whether this would work). On the whole pretty good.

    5 of 7 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with Samsung TV

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I bought this from apple shop and delivered to my home a few days later and found it not working with my 40" Samsung HDTV (while my other notebook with built in vga port worked without problem). Called them up, they sent a courier to pick up the device and refunded to my credit card. Excellent service, Poor Product. Not sure if the new firmware update solved this problem, but until now, I cannot enjoy using macbook on my 40" TV via vga port in the year of 2009~

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Rugby

    Abit over price but the build quality is fantastic! Brilliant for extending your screen or using in with keynote!!

    2 of 2 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useable with projectors

    • Written by

    Have tries several adapters on several projectors. I got a picture on the beamer, but only in 1024x768 which is wrong format and wrong resolution.
    What I wonder is if ther's anyone who knows if it is nessecary to have IDbits connected as well. This is not possible in this building. At ALL. Therefore the signal is "only"
    RGBHV which all standard PC's can handle. It is not possible to change the resolution on the Mac's own screen neither on the projector.

    5 of 8 people found this useful