• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    mac mini - A1347 thunderbolt - worked with samsung tv monitor le19r86bdx

    • Written by from London

    mac mini - A1347
    okay, just to advise some people I went completely agains the reviews because I did not wanted to buy a new monitor. samsung tv monitor LE19R86BDX 720p.
    Also went thru apple support over the phone, they advised me to try pressing shift on the keyboard on boot, also unplug from mains and press power button for 10seconds, which did not help with hdmi cable.
    1) hdmi did not work (mode not recognised)
    2) hdmi to vga adapter did not work (mode not recognised)
    3) mini displayport to vga (worked flawlessly with 1440x900)

    hope helps people with samsung tv/monitor

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Blue Island

    Disappointed that Apple didn't design an adapter which would stay connected. We have to use electrical tape or rubber bands to keep the adapter connected. This is not right. There is not a way to use the tightners which come with any projector's cord.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! Just Took Some Experimenting With Things.

    • Written by

    Connected the Audio, and Video, of my MacBook Pro, with OSX Lion, to my SAMSUNG LED TV. Went to: Apple Menu --> System Preferences --> Displays. Clicked on Detect Displays. The SAMSUNG TV was now an EXTENSION of the computer's screen.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummer

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have a Samsung display that has worked perfectly with my 2008 imac. But now, using the adapter and a new powerbook, I can't get the proper resolution on my external display. It is no longer being recognized properly.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Limitations Not Clearly Stated.

    • Written by from Geelong

    The limitations of this adaptor are not mentioned anywhere on the store page.

    Only by digging though support does one find out that "VGA displays that use higher refresh rates (such as 85 Hz) at resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or greater may not generate video properly until you lower the refresh rate."

    "May" the DAC chip on the adaptor is either designed and the firmware is written to support 1600 x 1200 @ 85 Hz or it is not.

    The solution is simply to make technical specifications available to the buyer or at least provide the above warning amongst the overview.

    83 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    • Written by from Sonoma

    I've had this adapter for over a year. There is no issues using it with my Sony 15" 4:3 Monitor. Resolution is great, even though it is Standard Definition.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One month range

    • Written by from Antioch

    I got this to connect my 13 macbook to my 37" LCD HDTV to and it worked beautifully for about one month then it just stopped. Wires gets messed up easily inside the adapter with everyday use and moving around. Really good product besides that though!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my SAMSUNG

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Bought a new Samsung and works get with it. Have a lot of movies on my iTunes and finally get to watch them on a big screen instead of my MacBook Pro. Just make sure you have an audio cable so that your tv plays the audio. So works get if you want to watch you movies from 13" to 55"

    8 of 8 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

    Absolutely Great Adapter!

    • Written by from Bristol

    This adapter has worked with every VGA Monitor I've used. This is definitely worth the money if you have a VGA TV or monitor to use with your Mac!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Morristown

    Very easy to use. It's kind of like a link between the PC world and Mac, small and easy to large, clunky, and hard. The only thing I would recommend is that Apple also sell a cable that has a female Mini DisplayPort so that it is Thunderbolt compatible.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might not work between MacBookPro 8,1 and display LG W2353V

    • Written by from LEANDER

    LG W2353V (a 1920x1080 native) did not correctly identify through the "Mini DisplayPort to VGA" adapter, but *did* through the "MiniDisplayPort to DVI" adapter, when used with a new MacBook Pro 8,1 (early 2011).

    Using the VGA adapter, the W2353V only identifies as "VGA" and I am unable to use the higher resolutions. (I think "VGA" might be a fallback when it can't identify the device).
    I found a solution: Using "Mini DisplayPort to DVI" adapter instead (with a DVI cable) *worked* - I was able to test it because when I purchased my MBP8,1 I also purchased both adapters). The W2353V has three ports on it: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
    I did also test using the "Mini DisplayPort to DVI"
    inline with a long Belkin DVI to HDMI cable I already owned, and that also worked
    with the MBP8,1:
    W2353:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes
    .

    I do not know why the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is unable to identify this particular display.
    I do know that this same display works fine (gets recognized) by my older MBP 2,1
    using a DVI to VGA adapter of that same era. (That's an old full-sized DVI to VGA
    adapter by Apple, though, not this new Mini DisplayPort, and also talking to an older MacBook Pro 2,1)

    This testing was done with both MBPros (the old 2,1 and the new 8,1) running
    Snow Leopard 10.6.8 plus all latest updates (including firmware) through today (07/22/11).
    Hope this helps someone - who like me, is buying the latest MBP, and needs to
    use it with the same external display as the older MBP.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Perfectly Fine

    • Written by from Newport News

    Just bought this and a samsung sa550 for my macbook. I plugged it in and it worked. I have to say that those people having problems with it, it is most likely a user problem and not a hardware one.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but flicker!

    • Written by from Mesquite

    Just bought the Mini DP to VGA Adapter and plugged into one of my 23" HP2338h displays. After about 10 minutes of being powered on I get nothing but flicker. I tried my second HP2338h display with another VGA cord and I am getting the same flicker after a few minutes. My resolution for the external monitor is set to 1920 x 1080. Not sure if this is a problem with the adapter or the core i7 imac 27" 2011. Calling apple support!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really good

    • Written by from Houston

    it worked on my AOC monitor that i had as a spare monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont See Why People Complain?

    • Written by from Yucaipa

    I really like this adapter it gives me a chance to put my puny 13" MBP on a 27" 1920x1080 screen. It formats the orientation correctly, unlike my old windows machine wear I had to use a lower res. because windows wouldnt change the orientation. So overall I love this adapter it does what its meant to which is make your Mac have a external display. Stop complaing :)

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great

    • Written by from kansas city

    works good used it on a 23 inch acer. works just like it says

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adapter

    • Written by from West Saint Paul

    This adapter works perfectly. I use it to connect my 13" MBP to my 23" Samsung monitor as well as 46" Samsung TV. Both the monitor and TV support 1080p, so when I connect my mac to either one it puts out 1920x1080 at 60 hz which looks crystal clear. I believe some of the problems people are having with this is that they are using the adapter to connect their macs to monitors or televisions that do not support macs so the picture is either distorted or does not come through clear. This is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone, however do your research to be sure that the monitor or tv you are trying to connect your mac to is supported.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    My old MacBook pro played nicely with both my Xerox external monitor and Toshiba TV. The image was crisp and sharp, not as good as the MacBook screen but pretty good nonetheless.

    With my new MacBook Pro plus this adapter my external monitor looks rubbish. The screen is off centre, the resolution is stretched (yes I've tried different settings and continue to search the forums for a fix) and text is really blurry. As for the TV I get nothing, nada. A blank screen and a 'Video format not supported' error message.

    This is all rather poor and annoying. I expect better from Apple for the sort of prices we pay - please sort it out!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May have trouble syncing with monitors at higher resolutions

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and use this adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    The reason I'm mentioning this on the adapter page is that the build quality of the adapter appears to contribute to this. Perhaps there isn't proper shielding. In any case, I have tried three of these adapters and some are worse than others.

    Hopefully this issue can be fixed in the MB Air so that VGA is more usable at higher resolutions.

    Variables I have eliminated by trying different options: monitors, VGA cables, computer (2009 Mac Mini has no problem with same monitor and cable), USB or no USB attached, wireless networking disabled, and locations (home and office). Things that definitely fix it: using a DVI adapter or resolutions under 1600x1200 with VGA.

    So, if you have a single monitor, get the DVI adapter instead. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution.

    21 of 21 people found this useful