• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Display Adapter Mis-Use

    • Written by from CAlgary

    There seems to be confusion about the Apple VGA adapter that changes from the video port to VGA. In general TV's cannot be run on this connection. Computer monitors are not not like TV's as far as signal type and pin-outs go. This adapter was meant to connect to another analog computer monitor or similar device like a projector, not a connection to a digital TV. Some of the newer LCD TV's have the electronics to do both TV and VGA computer type displays. I won't get any more Technical than that. Apple should give more detail about how and when to use this adapter.

    59 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On and off

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    I tried with my sharp 37" LCD tv, it worked by its on and off. Its giving message "not compatible with analog signal" !

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy

    • Written by from Daytona Beach

    One of the few apple products that I would rate so lowly. It won't work with many display models and fails to detect most common Samsung products. It's a headache that's not worth your time.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    loose connection

    • Written by from Gravenhurst

    Connection is VERY loose ... slightest touch and it disconnects! And that's oodles of fun ... really.

    But ... I need the cable. When in doubt duct tape. :)

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video on Samsung LCD

    • Written by from Antalya

    This is so disappointing. Apple has a mini display port and a mini display port to VGA adapter. I can connect many PC's with Windows to my Samsung LCD via VGA but not my new mac book air. Also there is no warning for Samsung LCD compatibility problem.
    Why Apple is not making a solution for this issue???

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Weston

    I have no trouble at all with this product except loosing them! I'm buying my third today. I had much more trouble with the previous generation of video out to VGA converters that worked with my old laptop. The mini DVI adapter has worked consistently for video output to a variety of overhead projectors (10+) hundreds of times.

    Apple does charge a lot for all its cables, put in my experience they are more reliable than 3rd party cables.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Sure

    • Written by from SAINT CHARLES

    Used this for a few months without issue. Just returned from a big training that was seriously compromised b/c the adaptor projected a purple hue on the screen. It was determined with some troubleshooting it was the adaptor - not my macbook, or the company's state of the art projection equipment. I changed adaptors and it worked fine. VERY disappointing!!! As others have said - probably the FIRST Apple product I really dislike and at $30 for the cable -what a waste as I know go in search of replacing it with a new one only 4 months later. APPLE REVISIT YOUR SUPPLIER ON THIS ONE PLEASE! There is clearly a theme here on how mediocre this product is and I disregarded the negative comments here before I bought it and clearly paid the price literally......!

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    • Written by from Chicago

    it works perfectly every time

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from HANWELL

    This is the first time I have been disappointed with a Mac product. The product worked great for the first three months then stopped working with no apparent reason or any warning. Steep price for something that doesn't stay working. Had no problem with the earlier version for my MacBook. Disappointed with this one.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Moshi Mini Display Port Simply Useless

    • Written by from Spalding

    Bought it and it worked great until i plugged something into a usb port next to it, and that knocked the signal out to the external monitor. After wiggling the adapter it came back on again, but now it doesn't even connect when it's plugged in on its own, this is after maybe 3 months of occasional use. Would never buy another over priced hunk of junk from this company again.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly from Mac mini to Samsung TV

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I have just bought a 2011 Mac mini and connected it from the Thunderbolt port to my rather old Samsung LA37R71B TV using this adapter. It works perfectly.

    I have set the Mac mini to 1280 x 768 60Hz.

    It's a much better picture on the TV using this instead of using the straight HDMI to HDMI which I also tried.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    • Written by from tijuana

    I bought this item about 4 months ago and at first I was very happy with the product but because of the weight of the VGA cable you have to hook up, the adapter is always hanging and it looks like the middle wire of the adaptor got screwed up, now the picture quality is poor and usually I see lines on my screen.

    Apple should come up with something different....either a longer middle cable or eliminate the cable somehow.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Columbia

    Title says it all. It does what's needed (for me at least). Im using a LG Flatron and it works just fine. Only wish it had a longer cord. The short distance between the MiniDisplay and VGA ports is small enough that it interferes with my USB devices on my MacBook Pro 13"

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well

    • Written by from Boise

    I think that it worked really well.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    • Written by from Oakvlille

    It worked for the first six months, last few have been a disaster. It doesn't work that well. Probably going to need a replacement one.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    i'm very disappointed. I spent the whole day trying to connect it from my macbook pro to my samsung monitor with no luck. I thought I was doing something wrong. I took the mini displayport to VGA adapter out and connected the screen to my hp laptop and it worked right away. So It seems like the problem is with the mini displayport. It says that its not connected. I'm not sure what the problem is but I wouldn't recommend it. Hope apple fixes the problem.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work

    • Written by from TAVISTOCK

    I have used this adaptor for some time with no problem, until I upgraded to Lion. Since then, it will not work with my LG TV, and despite Apple being made aware of the problem, no answer has been forthcoming. It appears to depend on the type of TV monitor you have whether it works or not. A big thumbs down for the OS, rather than the adaptor itself.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't select 8:5 resolutions.

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have a monitor with native resolution 1920x1200. The VGA cable works fine from my desktop, but from my MacBook with this adaptor it won't let me use 8:5 (16:10) resolutions.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK ON SOME MONITORS

    • Written by from Ft Walton Beach

    I am a new Mac User and am getting extremely frustrated with the workaround I had to do in order to show a display on my Sony Tv. Luckily being an engineer I was able to figure out how to get it working in two hours... but it is only a temporary fix, as soon as I unplug it it wont work again.


    When I first plugged my Macbook Pro (Late 2011 Lion 10.7.2) into my 40" Sony TV (KDL-40SL150) via VGA it wouldn't connect for some reason. I know it wasnt the VGA cable, as I had directly unplugged it from my desktop. I also know ti wasnt my Mini DisplayPort to VGA as I tested it on a Samsung SyncMaster 204BW and it worked immediately. After banging my head against the wall I found that if I mirrored the display, unplugged it from the monitor into my tv, and selected the correct resolution 1280x960 @60Hz that it would show up on my Sony TV. But every time I clicked the box to turn off Mirroring it stopped functioning. I found that I had to show displays in the menu bar and then after I unclicked Mirror Displays I could go up to the monitor and return the resolution to 1280x960.


    This FINALLY got it to work. Unfortunately every time I reset/close my computer I would have to redo this nonsensical process.


    It is obvious that the Macbook CAN display to my TV, but it wont. Is there a program where I can set it up, and then save teh settings so I just have to click a button to get it all working? Is there a way to Force Detect? This is crazy!


    Also the strange thing is I went to the Hardware Settings for the Display and it showed the following:

    Intel HD Graphics 3000:


    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Type: GPU

    Bus: Built-In

    VRAM (Total): 384 MB

    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

    Device ID: 0x0126

    Revision ID: 0x0009

    Displays:

    Color LCD:

    Resolution: 1280 x 800

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off <----- IT IS MIRRIRORD

    Online: Yes

    Built-In: Yes

    Display Connector:


    Why is there nothing for the display connector?



    I looked in the Thunderbolt section and it says no device is connected... this is nonsense!


    Port:

    Status: No devices connected

    Link Status: 7

    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.1


    Please give me a work around for this. How can I manually set resolution to 1080? How can I save the monitor configuration so I dont have to do this every time?


    The only reason this works is because it thinks my TV is my SyncMaster monitor! Ridiculous!!! Is this some plot to get us to by Thunderbolt Displays???

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years of use with no problems

    • Written by from Broomfield

    I bought this adapter in Nov 2009 to use with my then-new MBP for use in interfacing with our Proxima projectors for meetings, approx. 8-10 a month. So, that's now two years without any weird quirks or issues (knock on wood?). Then again I take great care in re-packing and protecting the accessories I use for for this laptop when finished using them and am putting it all away... for example this VGA adapter... so therein might be a good reason these fail for others (certainly not in all cases). I read some reviews and had to wonder... how carefully are they treating the stuff? How honest are they being with themselves? Just sayin'.

    16 of 19 people found this useful