• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK

    • Written by from Decherd

    I bought this for my mac to connect to my Sony 44 inch LCD tv. It hooked up good and the picture was clear and crisp. My biggest thing about it is that there is no sound coming from the TV and my surround sound. If its HDMI output adapter, then the sound should work.

    14 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid !

    • Written by from Geneva

    The most stupid thing about apple is it's stubborn head when it comes to connecting mac to screens, HDMI is the standard get over it, seriously !

    I do not care about thunderbolt I don't care about the mini display I want to work my screen on the go.

    I've bought this connector to use it with projectors, then I bought a full HD screen why do i have to buy another convertor to HDMI.

    Apple be realistic about this matter, I hope you do someday.
    PS: USB2 will survive for the next 10 years the main reason is that it covers the need of exchanging the data, thunderbolt is another high end connection but not preferable standard.

    28 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice adapter

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I really don't know why people say theirs don't work with the TV especially Samsung's. I don't have Samsung's TV, but mine works great. It works with Dell screen, Sony TV, Acer projector... There is only one Con in my opinion. It is just way too pricy. Otherwise, this is just a fabulous product.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for HP L1710 VGA LCD to Mac Pro 5,1

    • Written by from Boulder

    My 20-inch Apple Cinema Display plugged right in to the ATI Radeon 5770 Display Card DVI port in my new Mac Pro 5,1 but I needed the MB572Z/A Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my HP L1710 17-inch VGA LCD.

    The DP to VGA Adapter works so well that I am seriously considering getting another HP L1710 Display and another MB572Z/A Adapter for a three-display configuration; the Radeon 5770 can handle one DVI display and two VGA displays.

    Perfect!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These ALWAYS Break!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I love Apple products and I am a lifetime user, but I must say, Apple adapters and cables are BEYOND DISAPPOINTING. I have already purchased 3 of these adapters and 2 have broken on me within 4 months of purchase. This is ridiculous.

    27 of 29 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from Kailua

    Connected from iMac home computer to a HP vp17 display and works perfect! All you do is insert cable into mac and connect display to cable. The imac recognizes without doing anything. Then to select your personal configuration, click the apple on the top of the imac, go to system preferences, go to display and thats it - I hit arrangement and made the monitor on the left because it defaults to the right. Great job apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well, TV might be problematic

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I bought the minidisplayport-vga adaptor for my Sanyo tv, hooked it up, and it works great. The only real problem comes within the resolution options for a second screen on the Mac OS, so there really isn't a problem with the adapter. Either way, it isn't too fuzzy, it stays connected, and is overall a good product to own.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!!!

    • Written by from APO

    This product worked great for about a month and then it quit working completely!! Apparently Apple has this problem with all of their adaptor cables! So basically don't buy Apple products when it comes to any type of adaptor!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product.

    • Written by from San Jose

    This adapter has been working absolutely FLAWLESSLY for me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters are always the problem

    • Written by from Boston

    I work as a tech at a university and we have these small adapters connected to iMAC's, mac mini's and Laptops... these adapters give out on a regular basis. It's a HUGE waste of money to purchase a mass load of replacements... unfortunately it's the only choice we have. EXTREMELY disappointed in this product.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 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.

    58 of 64 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