• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to VGA as well!

    • Written by from Renton

    I didn't realize that Mini DisplayPort is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt display technology. In other words, if you have a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and need to display to a VGA display, this cable will do the trick.

    199 of 204 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How to make this work.

    • Written by from INDIANAPOLIS

    There is a trick to getting this adapter to work with bigger tv's. I have a 32 inch LCD samsung and my friend has a 42 inch plasma samsung and it worked with both of them. First connect the adapter to the VGA cable, the tv should then recognize there is a pc connected so select the pc input. Then plug the adapter into the mini displayport and enjoy.

    147 of 167 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS WITH CORRECT SETTINGS

    • Written by from Bixby

    I read a lot of the reviews about how this adapter didn't work and I must admit my first experience wasn't successful either. Check the following: Go to system preferences and look under "display." Click on the "detect displays" button on lower left. If that doesn't help make sure "mirrored" is checked. My problem was trying to display too high of a resolution on my TV thru the VGA hookup. Once I set the resolution to 640 X 480 everything worked perfectly!

    Mac Book Pro
    2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved My Business School Presentation

    • Written by from Powder Springs

    This adapter saved my bacon by allowing me to connect my new 13" Macbook Pro to the classroom's projector VGA plug and present my term paper! My laptop doesn't have the VGA connection like the Windows PCs that most of the students were using. I didn't have to reboot my mac to activate the mini displayport; it automatically worked when i made the connection. Warning: There were two students in my class with older mac laptops and this Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter wouldn't fit in their macs. I bought my 13" macbook pro (MB990LL/A) in August so it's important to get the right adapter for your mac. If unsure, I recommend taking your mac into an Apple store or other retailer to get the right adapter.

    59 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from hudson

    For those of you giving poor reviews because of the adapter "Not Working", enter "displays" into spotlight, then "Detect Displays"

    Seriously you guys, you went out and spent $29.99, it takes 1 minute to set this thing up...

    67 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EEBKAC

    • Written by from Madison

    Error exists between keyboard and chair. People give these products a bad review because they buy the wrong item, then say it doesn't work. This display port plug-in works perfectly with the products it is SUPPOSED to work for.

    68 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this to use in my classroom with my MacBook so I could connect it to the projector for large class presentations. It works great and I've never had an issue with it. The price is right as well, not too expensive for a teacher buying her own technology to use in the classroom. :)

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I bought the adapter for a 2011 13" MBP, and it works fine so far with an ASUS monitor, and an LG HDTV. No problems, no flickering, very simple product. I think the ones who has problems with flickering, and such, the problem is NOT in the adapter, but the Mac's VGA. Anyway, a recent update for MacBook Pros featured a fix for external displays, and Intel graphic cards.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I’ve used this with my Sony Bravia, a Samsung TV/Monitor, and two ViewSonic monitors, and it’s worked wonderfully on all three. I haven’t had any compatibility problems whatsoever, and the picture is displayed in maximum resolution.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!!!

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I just purchased this Mini Displayport to VGA ADAPTER on 10-19-12 and must say i am really pleased. Bought it to use with my new macbook pro, but i was really nervous about all the reviews saying that it doesn't work. Well for those of you that were like me if you have a monitor or TV with a VGA port chances are its going to work. I have used it on various 1080p dell monitors. I wish i could say why all these people are having bad experiences maybe i was just lucky? Besides that i think product does work its the monitors or tvs that are having the problems.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable--NOT a Wast of Time or Money

    • Written by from Whittier

    The product works as advertised. I've used one for 3 years with no issues. The reviewer who said to read his/her review before wasting your time and money mistakenly purchased the wrong product due to a misunderstanding.

    If you have a recent iMac (not the quad-core version) you have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This is different from an Intel Core Duo processor which was used in the first Intel iMac (Early 2006) model. The claim from Apple is that this adapter will work with the early 2006 model iMac, the first MacBook (also from 2006), and 12-inch PowerBook G4 (the 12-inch PowerBook G4 is the model which might cause some confusion as there was one 12" model in early 2003 that had a mini-VGA out and a later 2003 12" model that used a mini-DVI out). These ports have changed as technologies change and advance, and Apple is always at the forefront of new and improved technologies. The newer iMacs use a mini-DisplayPort video out which requires Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.

    Apple can and should do a better job of alerting people to these differences, but I would suggest that you call an Apple Store and ask for guidance if you are unsure about the compatibility of a product or if you are unfamiliar with the technology. I hope this helps.

    43 of 48 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter!

    • Written by from Hamshire

    Apple's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter works great for me, using HP monitors. The adapters are really easy to use—just make sure all your connections are made properly and securely, then it just works. By using Displays in System Preferences, you can arrange the order of monitors and drag the menu bar to which ever monitor you want to use it on. It is a great, easy to use, product—thanks Apple.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine with MacBook Air June 2012 edition

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    Not sure why others have had trouble using this - but luckily for me, it seems to work just fine with my brand new MacBook Air that I purchased two weeks ago. I plugged it into a Samsung monitor, used the VGA cord and it worked well.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Carteret

    It takes a second to hook up and it works. I don't understand all the bad reviews. If you need it, buy it.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality connector

    • Written by from Cupertino

    This connector fits snug (but not too snug) on my unibody MacBook. Works perfectly with VGA projectors and a Sony HDTV.

    Make sure it's plugged in when running a software update so that it can be updated.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nervousness overcome by relief

    • Written by from New Hamburg

    I was hesitant to buy it because I have a 42" Plasma Samsung. I've heard horror stories that the adapter wouldn't work with a Samsung. But with the recent Firmware update, reports circulated that it would work fine with a Samsung TV. I've happy to report it works great with my TV. Thanks Apple for fixing this!

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With new firmware in Adapter now works with Samsung LCD TV

    • Written by

    With the old firmware, the Adapter did not work with my LN-S4095D 46 inch LCD TV. The new firmware for the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter now fixes all of these problems. My Samsung LCD TV now works great, thanks Apple for fixing this!

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works - what else to say?

    • Written by from Chestnut Hill

    Unibody MacBook to old-style 24inch cinema display -- no issues, just plug it in and just start typing.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by from Derry

    I use the adapter primarily for connecting to projectors for keynote presentations and, as you might expect, it works perfectly for that. Recently, I tried using it to connect to my Toshiba Regza 42RV535U 42" 1080p tv, and it is fantastic. I'm streaming Netflix movies with ease in beautiful quality and using every inch of screen space.

    What can I say, it does what it's supposed to do. Not sure what all the negative reviews are about (unless of course your adapter is DOA, in which case just have it replaced).

    13" MacBook Pro, Intel Core2 Duo 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, OSX 10.5

    35 of 39 people found this useful