• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of luck

    • Written by from San Juan

    I tried all the tricks I know and was unable to get any image on the Sharp LCD Aquos.

    20 of 34 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not redesign this adapter?

    • Written by from Paradise

    As noted by others, the housing does not allow a proper attachment with a standard VGA cable. The female connecters are set too deep for the male VGA connectors to reach. I, like others, have resorted to the use of duct tape to hold the cable to the adapter. I don't understand why Apple does not listen to the suggestions and modify the design. (Used left over duct tape on iphone4 for good measure...)

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away from this adapter if at all possible

    • Written by from Deer Park

    This adapter does not work on ANY of the 3 monitors and 2 tv's i tried to use it on. I exchanged the adapter, VGA cable, and then had my macbook pro looked at to see if it was defective; going through the normal troubleshooting flows. My mbp works just fine when i use the MDP to DVI adapter. The only logical explanation is this adapter is defective and is clearly a widespread and known issue. Hopefully apple will release a fix for it sometime soon.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Amazing

    • Written by from New York

    It has excellent quality and works on projecters too. A bit small though

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    connectors cant be secured

    • Written by from Newport News

    The housing shoulder it to large. when connecting a cable the screws don't even reach the threads inside the housing. this is a very poor housing design. it dose what they say it dose but i would not trust this adapter during an important presentation. you have no way to secure the connector to your cable because the screws just wont reach.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECTLY!!!

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I bought this cable to give a presentation for a college class (yes my grade was riding on the presentation) and it worked perfectly. Not only did it automatically register the projector when I hooked it up but it changed the resolution to match the projector. I did not shut down or reboot, I just plugged it in and it worked like a MAC... Flawless.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's that piece of cr..?

    • Written by

    Sorry for the bad language but what the heck is wrong with you? I just bought the adapter online and just received it, even my pinkie finger is longer than that, what's up with that? You can't imagine to go nowhere with that, 40$ for a piece of cr.. that's ridiculous. So now I gotta buy another VGA cable because your freaking adapter won't go to my TV...What's up with you guys? I loved you because your Macs are way better than PC but your freaking accessories are way too expensive for their value...

    73 of 121 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this plug!!!

    • Written by from GLENDALE

    Why couldn't the just have made it like the older mac pro.
    I had mine for 6-7 months and now it doesn't work.
    The connection the last 4-5 months has been very unstable. Where the screen goes goes green or read. The actual HDMI to VGA works fine on my girlfriends pc, but as soon as I connect it to my mac pro with the Mini DisplayPort it doesn't seem to make a connection. I think also the female mini port is damaged because of the heavy weight pulling it down.
    I just think the plug is very stupid, expensive and very disappointing compared to my old mac pro.
    This seems like an attempt for mac to again force us to buy there products.
    Mac please do us your dedicated users a favor and please fix this. Make a new plug.
    I would like a HMDI to Mini DisplayPort. Think that would work better.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy this one and not any of the knock-offs.

    • Written by from OVERLAND PARK

    And to all the price whiners, if you bought a Mac, you should know that it's worth it and if you go Apple-brand, you're getting what you pay for.

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Toshiba Regza

    • Written by from Adrian

    I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my MacBook to our Toshiba Regza 52" flat screen TV to show the iphoto slideshow of my son at his graduation party. A huge success! One lessons learned was that I initially did not unplug our HD cable from our Toshiba and plugged in the PC cable into the TV. It initially did not work and I was so frustrated. I thought it was because it was a Mac vs. PC, however my PC did not work either. I unplugged the HD connection from my PC and my Mac projected perfectly with the adapter. Mac's iphoto slideshow with music is very easy to use and looks very professional. I also purchased the audio adapter to have the music I selected from my iTunes library to sync with the slide show play on our surround sound.

    *Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter .....$30
    *Audio Adapter.................................$30
    *Showing a 236 picture iphoto slide show of your son from ultra sound to high school graduation synced with music at his party with friends and family..............................................PRICELESS!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but cheap quality and expensive

    • Written by from Calgary

    Summary: Works on Macbook Pro with Samsung TV and projector. Cheap quality and expensive.

    Detail:
    I love how user friendly, virus-free, and stable Macs are, but I hate Mac accessories. All the cables that go with Mac products were cheap to produce and the quality shows it; but Apple marks up the price because they know you'll pay for it.

    The wrapping at the joints, like those found on the power adapter, headphones, or iPhone USB cables, end up splitting due to stress from wear even when handled with extra care. Cables from non-Apple devices are constructed so that they allow some flex to relieve some stress which adds life to the product (and reduces e-waste).
    The packaging for the adapter is unnecessary and wasteful - this adapter could have been sold as a loose item in a bin to reduce the usage of plastic and paper, and also reduce transportation costs and pollution by packing more items in a smaller space.

    Besides the negative environmental impact of cheaply produced electronic accessories, you have to consider the financial aspects of Mac accessories. Having spent close to $3000 on a Macbook Pro, it would be nice if Apple offered some complimentary accessories with the initial purchase. But for argument sake, let's say that it would intact additional cost as a whole to Apple products. Selling a single adapter for $35 that only cost pennies to produce is a bit much. This accessory should be priced more reasonably at about $5. Because the mini-display port is an propriety technology, consumers have little choice but to pay whatever price determined by Apple .

    What I would like to see from Apple in the future is that they produce higher quality accessories, reduce the environmental impact, and price their accessories more reasonable. On the plus side, it works out of the box without any hassle as expected.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a practical design

    • Written by from Auckland

    I feel Apple designers have foregone practicality of use for aesthetics.
    The adapter provided does not fit conventional vga plugs securley.
    The shoulder around the female plug prevents the use of standard fittings, leaving the screws unable to attach the two plugs together without the use of oversized screws. I have tried both supplied Data Projectors/Monitor cables from Sony and Canon with no avail. As well we use custom made leads for the projector these plugs and these are even more problematic due to the retaining flange that holds the plug plate in place.

    The only possible option has been for us to purchase adapters that work from a third party

    On the hole a poor design to the adapter. A recent outside presenter attended the school to give a presentation with their MacBook Pro and I had to hold the two plugs together with rubber bands. The adapters we had with the standard MacBooks before had the female socket standing proud and did not give any problems.
    As it is now the Ministry of Education position for supplying MacBook Pros in the future for Teachers I see the problem increasing.

    I feel that the adapters plugs have always had a weak link at both ends of these adapters plugs, due to the weight of cable connections and attaching plug. This puts a tremendous pressure on the Mac adapter interface and defiantly needs a redesign quickly.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS GREAT!

    • Written by from Frisco

    I have a Mac 2.0 duo core and needed an extra monitor to run windows 7. Plugged it and works perfect! One problem I ran into was not being able to close the laptop and the external monitor stay on. After trying everything I realize I just needed to hit the space bar on the wireless keyboard and Wallla! Simple solution to what seemed to be a major problem. Only tried to do this because my PC crashed at work and needed something to work quick. When I get the PC back I will be putting it on Craig's List and NEVER again will I buy another Pc! Unfortunatly the rest of the world has not transformed to MAC. When will people realize they spend twice money in the long run buying software and ultimently getting them fixed. With Mac theres never any down time!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do you feel lucky?

    • Written by from Chicago

    The Mini Display Port is a failed product, as you can discover when you type in "flicker" and the name of the product into Google and see how many hits you get. That Apple continues to sell this is a real stain on their reputation. And yes, I applied the "fix" that Apple has offered, and it had no effect. I also took my laptop to a "genius," who ran some tests and declared it in tip-top shape. I find that sometimes tightening the screws on the connection helps, but only temporarily. Unless Apple comes up with a genuine fix to this, I think those of us who have computers with this port will have to accept that external displays are not going to work. (Well, they seem to work for some people. But clearly you are taking a gamble - read the reviews, and do the Google search...)

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Set up?

    • Written by from Sugar Land

    I rated this 4 stars only for my iMac. On my iMac I have the Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter and it works fine.

    So far I can not seem to make it work for my Macbook Pro. Is there a different way to configure it for the Macbook?

    For the iMac, I went to System Pref, Display, Detect Display and it works. Not so on the Macbook.

    18 of 19 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