• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    • Written by from WALLASEY

    Despite reviews from others suggesting this does not work with data projectors, it worked perfectly with mine. First time, no hassle, no fuss, no problems.

    9 of 10 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

  • 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

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent Success!

    • Written by from Stockton on Tees

    This worked fine for my MacBook Pro for the first two days with my LG monitor and now it just flashes up the display every so often, after restarting, unplugging various times it still will not work so I am left rather frustrated with it! I bought a new monitor so it would work as a dual screen with my laptop especially - not happy!

    7 of 7 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

    This lead is fine!

    • Written by from LONDON

    This is the correct lead for connecting a MacBook with a mini display port to a data projector, and it works fine.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Leicester

    This connects to VGA physically but does not always work. Beware.

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This does work with data projectors

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Don't be put off by previous reviews saying this adapter doesn't work with data projectors. I've tried it with my new MacBook Pro and can confirm it works with at least 3 different brands of data projector cnnected via VGA type (3 rows of 5 pin) connectors. There may have been a problem, presumably now fixed.

    47 of 49 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally bad aesthetic design

    • Written by from Ealing

    Apple computers and accessories are functional AND beautiful. Not this one! When the VGA plug is connected to the white block it looks exceptionally ugly 3" away from the laptop.

    I cannot imagine why the designers did not make the lead on this about 12" to 15" allowing the silly white block to be hidden over the back of the desk. .

    Astonishingly poor design (even if it functions well)

    25 of 61 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

    samsung problems

    • Written by from Staines

    Bought this for a Sony monitor which it works perfectly with.

    I thought I'd give it a go on my Samsung TV. With my original cable that I had for my TV it would not work, so I checked the pins in the cable. I noticed there was one missing which was not missing in my Sony cable. When I use the cable with all pins it works perfectly with my Samsung TV.

    Make sure you have a full compliments of pins in your VGA lead is my advise and you are unlikely to have any problems.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly with my Macbook Unibody and Samsung R8 TV.

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I don't usually write reviews but I feel that some people might be getting misinformed by some of the reviews already posted.

    This adapter worked perfectly with my Samsung R8 LCD tv. I plugged it in, the TV detected my Macbook and it worked straight away (and looked awesome!).

    I can only speak from my experience here with the combination of using a Macbook Unibody and Samsung R8, I don't doubt that this adapter might not work with some Samsung tv's, but given that the R8 is very popular model I thought I'd better mention how well this adapter worked for me.

    29 of 30 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

  • 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

    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 with Samsung TV after firmware update!

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    Plug adapter into your machine and connect up to the display then run software update to download the firmware. Works beautifully with tv now :)

    28 of 28 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but ....

    • Written by from london

    on 1920 x 1080, picture keeps vibrating. Had to reduce resolution to get a steady picture. also doesn't give me a full screen, instead 2 black bars on both sides !!!

    I use the adapter with a Sony BRAVIA Full HD TV KDL-40W4500

    8 of 9 people found this useful