• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Perfectly

    • Written by from Trenton

    Hooked this up to my MacBook (not Pro or Mini) and plugged it in to my 35 inch Samsung LCD monitor to play videos through iTunes. Once I went in to settings-displays and set up the monitors for dual use it worked great. Only had to uncheck one box to do it.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS JUST GREAT!!!

    • Written by from Chicago

    I Have recently bought a macbook pro, and got this adapter to hook it up with a VGA projector and works just perfect!!!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works half the time when using as only video output

    • Written by from Dearborn

    There are numerous circumstances where the external display will not work. If you plug it in after you were in a session it will extend the desktop from the laptop display to the external monitor, however if you want to only use the external monitor it will not work reliably. More often than not the display will flicker, go on and off, or will not sync.

    One way to get it to work every time is to power off your MB, hook everything up, power it on, and shut it immediately! If you don't, you will run into problems.

    Lastly, often times when it goes to sleep the display will not wake up. It will initially appear that it is going to work, show the desktop, but then it will go black. It will continue to cycle on and off until you power it off, turn it back on, and shut it immediately.

    This kind of performance with an external display for a laptop as absolutely ridiculous; there are those of us that need to use an external display for work, presentations, and the like. I can't believe after all this time (over a year) this still isn't resolved.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought a 46" Samsung LCD yesterday and today decided it was time to see how my MacBook looked on it. I see a few reviews of people having issues connecting it to Samsung TVs. Not sure if my model just lacks the issues others are having or if they are doing something wrong. The all I had to do to make it work was connect Mini-Disp to VGA adapter, connect VGA cable from that adapter to back of TV, change TV source to "PC", and change the display settings on my MacBook to mirror the display. Looks great to me!

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen blinking intermittently even after firmware update

    • Written by from DURHAM

    I have a Samsung 2253bw monitor, and I was having the same problem others have described. Every two minutes or so, the screen blanks for about 3 seconds and then comes back on. I wrote down the timing once, the interval can be less than a minute and up to at least 10 minutes. I was psyched when I saw the firmware update for this exact problem, but not psyched when it was not fixed afterwards; there is no improvement. Also, I was generally annoyed to have to pay $30 to output to ANY device, since when this machine came out there was no device on the market that had a mini DP input -- not that it comes with a mini DP cable anyway.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as designed.

    • Written by from Tucker

    I don't know what problem Others have had, but I had no problems connecting this to my 52" Philips LCD or to My 42" Hitachi Plasma. Or to data projectors.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SAMSUNG HDTV?...DO NOT GET THIS....IT WON'T WORK....BUT I KNOW WHAT WILL!

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I purchase this product this week expecting it to work as seamlessly as the previous iteration of Macbook Pro (DVI to VGA to 26’ Samsung LCD HDTV) With this cable my unibody MBP would recognize the TV, but my 26’ Samsung LCD would not register the computer. I then opted to purchase the mini display to DVI and added a DVI to VGA converter to it. This did not work either. Today I read some reviews about the Belkin HDMI to DVI cable. I have HDMI inputs on my TV... hmmm. To my utter exuberance this worked. It is my very NOT professional opinion the signal coming from the mini display port is too complex to be downconverted to VGA. When I connected the mini display to DVI and then added the HDMI-DVI cable it worked like a charm. The picture is much more clear than I was getting from the DVI to VGA connection I had on my last generation MBP. I even have more resolution options. Definitely go with this configuration until Apple or Samsung figure out a more simple solution.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 have died on me so far!

    • Written by from Cochran

    We use these at our church to display song lyrics on a screen. So far, we go through about one of these cable each year. Not cool apple. Not cool.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with MacBook Pro 13" Retina (and old Samsung monitor)

    • Written by from New York

    Some reviewers reported problems with this adapter; I bought it anyway as the Apple site indicated it would work and I didn't see any alternative.

    It works great. At least for me. I'm using it to hook up my old Samsung SyncMaster 175v VGA monitor to my new MacBook Pro 13" Retina (using the Thunderbolt port). I am not using it for sound. (Some reviewers were disappointed that the adapter did not work for sound; I wouldn't expect it to but have not looked into that.)

    Two critiques: First, I don't think Apple is very clear that the Thunderbolt port can be used as a "Mini DisplayPort." (It can be, but it wasn't immediately obvious as it should have been.) Second, at nearly $30, I feel like I'm being gouged a bit. Mr. Cook, I already paid a premium for my Macbook. (Not to mention my iPads, iPhones, iPods, other Macbook....)

    I also laughed a little at the classic Apple packaging -- totally over the top. This being just an adapter, I would have been ok with less ornate packaging, especially if you could have sold me this thing for $9 instead of $29 -- or made it in the USA.

    I would give it 5 stars but deducted one for value -- this thing should be less expensive.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it to work! With a Samsung monitor widescreen.

    • Written by from Royal Oak

    This thing doesn't make much sense. It only works if the picture of the monitor on the adapter is facing up. But it fits in the Thunderbolt jack either way. I've tried three monitors and I was about to go back to the store when I tried it one more time and decided to flip the adapter over. I wonder how many people just gave up.

    20 of 21 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

    Don't work on Windows

    • Written by from Houston

    Well, on Lion it's work perfect! But when you install win7 (boot camp) this don't work :/

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works with Panasonic HDMI T.V.'S

    • Written by from rockville centre

    i just bought a 27 inch iMac and vga adapter easy hook up, to my 56 inch panasonic tv mirror effect, bam. itunes blast through tv, netflix is clear, i got a 56 inch computer screen. lol apple your the best. now i can play my video games from my computer on my t.v. too. when you hook it up, dont forget to read the second half of the set up. the Mirror Effect.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent!

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    I was very scared of the bad reviews related to this product, but the one I got works PERFECTLY... I have not had ANY problems, it has been smashed to the floor about 10 times from a 1 meter high table and it steel works.
    I've tested on VGA projectors (3M mostly), Plasma Tv (Lg), LCD Tv (Panasonic) and everyting was good... Sometimes, depending on the sharpness of the Tv or how close you are to the screen, a rainy/grain effect can be noted, but nothing disturbing from 3 meters away...

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING AND IT DOES WORK WITH SAMSUNG

    • Written by from Hialeah

    hello everyone i bought this product 1/4/11 and i tried it with all of my T.V'S including a samsung lg and sharp it worked amazingly for all 3 idk id they fixed the bug but know it workds

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing - Works with difficulties

    • Written by from London

    The sockets in the VGA end are set in too deep and on majority of cables the screws in the plugs cannot catch the tread, resulting in the connection not being secure at all. The smallest movement of the cables cause break in connection.
    In terms of compatibility, it works with all VGA devises including projectors.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it's supposed to be used with a monitor not TV's

    • Written by from wilton

    You are all complaining about the adapter not working on your TV or that it is not compatible with large resolutions. but if you go back to the description it doesn't say TV anywhere. it worked fine for me on my monitor and guess what it never broke!

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing...... No support for 1920x1440

    • Written by from Huizen

    Bought a new mac mini to use it with my home theater setup. Old mac mini with the intel graphics chipset can do up to 1920x1440 on analog VGA output. (via dvi to vga adapter). New setup with this cable can do max 1920x1200.... And even that doesnt work properly. Signals seem to be distorted....

    Waste of money.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Don't Last And They're Expensive

    • Written by from CONCORD

    I'm at a public school full of Macs. The preview adaptors lasted forever and were only 20 bucks. Now this one is 30 bucks and I've lost 3 so far this year. They just die. Not what you want in an public educations setting where funds are tight. Just a complication and they fall out...I could go on and on.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect, over priced

    • Written by from Toronto

    The adapter works perfect for projects and presentations with my MacBook, never had a problem with it. The only problem is the price. I use to have the old black MacBook and at that point the adapter was $25, still expensive and overpriced, but not as bad as $34 for basically the same thing for a new computer.

    However, being on Stage Crew for school and running assemblies and doing presentations for classes, this was a mandatory buy because macs do not have ports suitable for projector cables.

    This cable would not be necessary if Apple would put a VGA port on their macs like every PC has, its just a cash grab.

    23 of 27 people found this useful