• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do.

    • Written by from Avondale

    I bought the adapter to use with my Macbook Pro and Samsung Tv. Initially, had some difficulty figuring out how to actually get my video to transfer to my TV. I looked on my TV settings and did not show the adapter being recognized. I did however notice my macbook screen flicker blue when I connected the adapter. I realized that the macbook and TV were recognizing each other at different times. To make it work follow these steps:
    1. Turn off TV and Macbook(can just close cover and let it hibernate)
    2. Connect the Adapter to TV and Mac
    3. Turn TV on first VERY IMPORTANT
    4. Turn on Macbook (flip cover open)
    5. Look at settings on Macbook to see what display output you have.
    I opted to use TV as another monitor, so I just dragged my Safari window over.
    This worked for me....
    Side note: did not realize sound was going to be coming through Computer than TV.
    This product does what it supposed to but APPLE should have gave "some" direction to getting the adaptor to work.

    52 of 59 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed Accessory

    • Written by from Carson

    Great product! I have an old 19" monitor at home that use with my macbook to help me with my research projects.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by from West orange

    If your complaining over price WHY buy a MAC??? Anyway I purchased even though many people had complaints. Let me say it works perfectly with some adjustments.

    First make sure you request the right cable.

    Second update update update your OS.

    Third if you don't understand multi display settings then take a class. They do offer them free you know!

    Fourth Check your projector/TV to see what IT can support. You would be amazed what changing a resolution can do.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good, but macbook pro freezes

    • Written by from Canton

    i bought mine a couple of months ago, and i love it. It is great for doing projects on multiple screens it makes things so much quicker...once and a while when attached to another screen, my macbook pro freezes thats the only down side :(

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    Connected to Samsung Monitor.... functions well with no errors

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great...

    • Written by from Davenport

    ...on my Viewsonic.

    I also have the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI for my big Vizio screen. That works fine too.

    I only wish they were cheaper. C'mon Apple, if you are going to use a custom port design, can't you at least bring it down to $19?

    52 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes too deep

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    The adapter works just fine. I have used it to connect to several different projectors and have not had any problems. The only complaint I have is the threads meant to secure the adapter are set in too deep. None of the VGA cords I have tried have a long enough screws to reach into the adapter for a secure connection. Most of the time the fit between the VGA cord and the adapter is snug enough not to fall out but it would be nice if you could secure them better, especially if it were to be a more permanent installation.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple minidisplsplay to VGA

    • Written by

    long and short...

    to the failed adaptors... stuff happens

    i had mine for a while no issues to date(none)

    29.00... little steep man... little steep

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just the connection I needed

    • Written by from Ferndale

    This adapter was just what I needed to connect my new MacBook to our Toastmasters club's Epson projector. The projector's VGA cable plugged into the VGA adapter securely enough without my having to use the screws.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from Duluth

    I bought this about a year ago and never had any problems up until about a month ago when it stopped working completely. It would appear that the wiring inside of it is junk or there is a bad connection in the adapter itself.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But,

    • Written by from Montgomery

    Very good and does what it is supposed to. The only thing bad about it is that the screws from my VGA cable won't go in to it. It might only be my cable, but it might also be the adapter. Over all good picture and a decent value.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With My Mac Mini (Late 2009)

    • Written by from Brampton

    The only problem I've had with the product is when using with older VGA connection cables, where the side-screws aren't long enough to reach the hole, but the VGA signal still goes through with no problems.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    • Written by from Chudleigh

    I spent £20 or so buying the adapter so I can connect to VGA for projectors etc - and it won't work! Why on earth Apple don't just have a VGA output on the Macbook Pro? Most of the world still use this in professional contexts. I have to do lots of presentations etc and this issue is a REAL PAIN for me. I'm an educational IT consultant - and don't want to muck up a simple thing like connecting to a projector. I love my Mac, having recently changed from PCs - but this sort of a problem is inexcusable for professionals like me. I need my computer to be an extremely reliable workhorse in every way - not just a fancy media plaything..!! Anyone got any helpful ideas?

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Review, on the road experience & tips on starting up the device

    • Written by from London

    In order to use this you should have a Macbook that has a Mini DisplayPort, always check the model of your Macbook before buying as you can easily end up buying the mini DVI to VGA adapter instead of this or have a mini DVI connector older gen Macbooks.

    In terms of whether it's compatible with projectors and LCD TV, so far I used it on two LCD TVs, both work flawlessly (LG and Samsung). The trick here is MAKE SURE THE MAC BOOK IS OFF/SHUTDOWN, attach the adapter to the Macbook, follow by the VGA connector. Once those are ALL CONNECTED, switch ON your Macbook. The OS will detect the port and enable the external screen normally. It's an IMPORTANT step, if you miss it the screen WILL BE BLANK, trying to click on detect screens in preference probably wont work as well.

    When it works, you might want to switch to mirror mode, you can configure that in the display preference. I use that for presentations as I have to get a view on what I was presenting every now and then in front of me. Best resolution in mirror mode probably is nearer to the 720p (1280 x 720), which is a HD standard resolution, less distortion for what you try to display on the TV/Projector.

    On the technical side, the adapter contains a Digital to Analog signal convertor (that's why it's a bit long, there is a circuit board and ICs in it), which may only be enabled if it detects a screen attached during initial boot up.

    Another note is that there is a mini Displayport to HDMI adapter available on (Check Apple/Amazon). These are digital links which will probably provide better compatibilities or resolution to any HDMI capable HD TV. Some will even allow audio on the TV via adapter.

    My 2 cents is for Apple to provide simple picture/graphical guide for users (on package or at display) or ask Apple store staffs to guide buyers. This can be very frustrating for normal users who isn't aware of the (simple) startup procedures.

    Thanks for reading! Hope it helps :-).




    Cheers,
    Zen

    389 of 398 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine for me.

    • Written by from Arlington

    No issues. Plugged everything in and i worked. No loose connections or trouble that everyone else seems to have mentioned. Very secure. I use it every day to dock my MBP to a Dell LCD.

    My only compaint that the adapter is even needed. Apple, I like you a lot, but play nicer with other manufactuers. Use more common technologies.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but needs a firmware update

    • Written by from Oakland

    This adapter worked quite well for me, but then it began cutting out
    or flickering. I did a web search and learned that Apple now has a
    firmware update for the adapter which you can download.
    Just plug in your computer with its power supply and with the external
    VGA display connected, and run Software Update. So this problem
    might explain some of the less-than-positive reviews.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product; Works Fine

    • Written by from Watsonville

    This is a solid little cable that does what it says it will. I'm using an older Dell monitor, and there's no problems in terms of connection or image. My only gripe is the $30 price tag, but I like Apple and would rather pay a little more for their products than a little less for a third-party alternative.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it is supposed to do

    • Written by from Tualatin

    Works with my Samsung TV.

    Design is better than old mini-DVI and mini-VGA versions, but I sure would have been happier if I didn't have to buy yet another adapter.

    39 of 44 people found this useful