• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Analog Video versus Digital Video

    • Written by from Centreville

    I purchased this to connect my imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo to an external HD monitor. It was to replace Moshi's Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptor, which was causing problems to my system (rattling noises, computer overdrive, etc)

    imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo and early imacs without HDMI ports are technically pushing out Analog Video. To use Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptors is an unnatural process and compromises your computer because it is up-converting analog video into digital video when it connects to your external monitor. If you notice, Apple does not produce a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor. They dont want to be accountable for something that doesnt really work but kinda does, like Mini DisplayPort to HDMI.

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA is your best bet for imacs without hdmi out ports.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad!

    • Written by from Fuquay Varina

    I'm so frustrated. We love Apple in our school district but these adapters wear out so quickly. The last two that we purchased didn't even last two months. Very disappointing.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from Concord

    I almost purchased a wireless DVD player just so I could stream Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, and Itunes movies.....but went in and asked if there was an adapter for our macbooks. I already had the HDMI connector for the Sony Bravia I have. Best $29.00 I've spent this year. For those people who are having trouble setting it up, you may have to adjust your settings to get it to work. My daughter's MacBook Pro set up differently than my MacBook. Hers seemed to sync right away. It took changing my settings to sync with my TV. There just isn't enough hours in the day to watch everything we have access to now!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I must say i'm quite impressed with the adapter. While I was disappointed that Apple charges $30+ for it and it really should be provided as standard with a new Macbook Pro, that's a whole other story. i have used it on my 2009 13" MBP, Pioneer 507 XDA plasma, 32" LCD TV, various data projectors and never had a problem with it. My experience is It doesn't matter if the MBP is on or off, or whether the tv is on or off, it just seems to work. Also, cloning the MBP display or extending the screen is simple and never causes a problem.
    The only problem i've had with it is if i let the MBP go into 'sleep' mode, disconnect the adapter and 'wake' the MBP, sometimes i can't get a picture back on the MBP and have to restart it. It was never a problem with OS X Snow Leopard, only with Lion; so i'm blaming Lion for this problem.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I purchased this last week with some trepidation due to mixed reviews here. I tried it out on projectors and displays at work. Here are my results:

    Displays: Dell U2410 and HP LA2205wg both were auto detected and worked fine
    Projectors: Panasonic LB30U, Panasonic PT-L735U and Optima DLP were auto detected and worked fine.

    I am using a late 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) with the auto switching of graphics enabled. I went from one display/projector to the next without rebooting or fiddling with the display settings. I never had any difficulties at all.

    I am pleased with my purchase so far.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This would be great if it worked properly

    • Written by from Henderson

    I have a brand new 2012 Macbook Air. I needed to connect it to the LCD projector in my classroom. It will project but the thunderbolt port connection is loose - it doesn't fit in there tightly at all and so it loses the connection all the time and then it's really hard to get it working again. Very problematic when you're trying to teach a group of 40 high school students. I don't have time for technical issues. FAIL

    31 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Working Expensive Peripherals

    • Written by from Andheri west

    I have a LG LED LCD TV model 32LS4600.ATR
    When I was told that mini display port to HDMI converter will enable me to watch streaming videos on internet on my TV screen, I purchased one. However, the audio is absent. I have tried almost all tricks within my knowledge but to no avail. The video is excellent but no audio. Now I am advised that since a VGA input is available in the TV, I should buy MDP2VGA converter cable and watch the video and for the audio I should connect the TV through another cable. I want to know whether Mini Display Port carries audio signal or not. My Mac Book Pro is Mid 2012 model.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Raleigh

    PROS
    -Works perfectly
    -Feels well-made/high-quality

    CONS
    -a bit high priced

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with MBP Retina

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought this at New York along with my MBP Retina. I asked the apple guy if it would work with the Thunderbolt port and he said it would. Well it doesn't. This was a waste of my money. It works on MBP but not on MBP Retina. USELESS.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad overall quality.

    • Written by from Monterrey

    I only had it for a month and then it would stop working. Bad quality for such an expensive adapter.

    35 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!!!

    • Written by from tulsa

    I had it for a month and it worked fine then it began to short out. It would flicker and then it totally stopped working. I did not even use it often.

    122 of 143 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not function with my Mac Mini

    • Written by from philadelphia

    I am at the point of losing hope in making this adaptor work with my mac mini. I would really appreciate it if I could get some help to make better use of the portability of the mac mini and connect it to a projector. By the way, I have two mac minis 2010 and 2011 and I have used other adaptors as well but was always disappointed.. They work fine with DVI but never with VGA.
    Still hoping for some support

    127 of 149 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from Clinton Township

    It worked fine at first, then one day as I was disconnection it from the MiniDisplay port on my MacBook Pro, the plastic came apart from the wire slightly. It still works but now there are lines across my secondary monitor and when I first plug it in, I have to wiggle the wire around for a minute in order to get the other screen to turn on. If I bump into it on accident, the secondary monitor will lose signal and turn off momentarily.

    Compared to other Apple products, this adapter is very low quality.

    100 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!!!

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I just purchased this Mini Displayport to VGA ADAPTER on 10-19-12 and must say i am really pleased. Bought it to use with my new macbook pro, but i was really nervous about all the reviews saying that it doesn't work. Well for those of you that were like me if you have a monitor or TV with a VGA port chances are its going to work. I have used it on various 1080p dell monitors. I wish i could say why all these people are having bad experiences maybe i was just lucky? Besides that i think product does work its the monitors or tvs that are having the problems.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good adapter

    • Written by

    Hello,
    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is very good.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worthless

    • Written by from Porto Alegre

    Does not work with any of the 6 samsung tv's I have at home. On other brands, just fine! Next step, I'll be dumping my iphone for a galaxy! C'mon guys!

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy system

    • Written by from Belmont

    Doesn't work with most LCD projectors.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Product

    • Written by from Florence

    Although you have to plug the VGA end in before you plug in the mini display port, the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter works great in my 2012 Macbook Pro. I run it through the thunderbolt port and it works great.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never Been More Pleased

    • Written by from Irwin

    I ordered this yesterday afternoon, and it arrived this morning. Hooked it right into my Thunderbolt port on my 15 inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina...works excellent. Love the shipping speed and the cord worked right out of the box. Great job Apple.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly documented

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The documentation says this adapter lets you connect your computer to any "standard analog" device. Does any manufacturer describe its product as a "standard analog" device? So, the buyer doesn't know whether Apple warrants the adapter as compatible with any particular target device.

    I have a Samsung 450 (LN32D450G1D), and its (nearly incomprehensible) documentation describes it as a "digital" device, so I can't assert that this adapter should work with it. And it doesn't. My MacBook Pro (early 2011) doesn't recognize the Samsung monitor when connected via this adapter. But my ancient G4 PowerBook (2001) works just fine with the Samsung when directly connected with the same VGA cable (for which no adapter is required).

    If Apple were more helpful, it would post a compatibility table with each such adapter and let users fill in "yes" and "no" for any combination of host and target device.

    38 of 44 people found this useful