• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works with new mac mini

    • Written by from Farmersville

    Okay I got this mainly so I could use it with my old iogear kvm switch (vga only no dvi) and use my new 2009 mac mini and my pc machine at the same time.
    First thing I did was connect it directly to my Acer x243w via vga cable to make sure it worked correctly and it did except that at 1900x1200 resolution part of the screen was cut off! So I tried the miniport firmware update on Apple's website but when I ran it it said I already had a newer firmware 1.03 and the one I downloaded was only 1.0.
    Anyways, that didn't help so I got the bright idea of manually hitting the autoadjust button on my LCD monitor and that did the trick and got the screen recentered at 1900x1200! The display looks as sharp and clear as using the default DVI that the mini comes with and no strange flickering or any other problems mentioned by others.
    So after all that I tried my old KVM switch and it also works great still so I"m happy since I can now use my mac and pc at the same time. Also can now use 2 monitors with my macmini now ;)
    Reason I knocked off a star was for high price and plastic where screws are supposed to go in don't work too good.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from bakersfield

    At first I was disappointed. It wouldnt work on my 40 inch Samsung, but I was able to fix it. Now, it works fine. By going to Sytem Preference-Display-(DETECT DISPLAY and fool around with GATHER WINDOW), I was able to make it work. Hopefully this will help you guys out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    • Written by from Boulder

    Well It works as I thought it would/should.
    No problem at all.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Problem with Reviews

    • Written by from Richardson

    The problem with product reviews is most people who submit reviews are those with a problem. This products works fine. Plugged it in and it worked. A product this simple is not usually commented on because there is not much to go wrong. I read a few reviews before I bought it but I had no problems. Does what it is supposed to do.

    134 of 170 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update the Firmaware

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Try updating the firmware of the Mini Displayport to VGA adapter to fix the intermittent black issues from Apple Support. Use the latest firmware, May 6, 2009 or later.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete plug and play device.

    • Written by from Marietta

    I purchased this adapter so that I could extend my MacBook Pro display onto an old NEC 1770V LCD. As soon as I plugged everything in, the Mac instantly recognized the device and brought up the display settings. Two or three clicks later, everything was running perfectly fine.

    My only complaint is the price. $30 is a little much, but I'm completely satisfied with the product.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Use with Samsung 2333HD Monitor

    • Written by from Hailey

    I got this adapter and bought a new 2333HD monitor to use with it. I couldn't get it to work with my old monitors cable and was thinking I would need to convert to HDMI as mentioned in other reviews. When I got to the store I saw there was a VGA cable for monitors over 17" in size. I went ahead and tried it and worked great. This product works just make sure you have the right cables to go with it.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't use VGA for an HDTV, use DVI/HDMI!

    • Written by from Littleton

    This adapter works well with my HP w2007 20" LCD monitor. The picture is crisp and steady. It's hard to distinguish from a DVI connection.

    I do find it's best to let the monitor sync itself when I plug it in and then just leave it and not fuss with it. If I hit the monitor's "Auto Sync" button the result is often a blurry display. If this happens, unplugging and plugging the adapter fixes it, as does performing a "factory reset" using my monitor's menu. I suggest trying these things if your monitor is having trouble getting a good sync.

    For those of you having trouble using this to connect a MacBook to an HDTV, let me offer this advice: Your HDTV probably has an HDMI port, so that's what you should be using, not VGA. Get the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and also a DVI to HDMI cable. You will get a far better result. I use this method to connect my MacBook to a Panasonic HDTV and it works beautifully. Please, do yourself a favor and do not use the VGA port if your HDTV has HDMI (or DVI). Hope that helps!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Portland

    When I migrated to the aluminum MacBook I was disappointed I had to buy yet another display adapter and that there wasn't one for SVGA. That said, the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter lets me continue using my inexpensive ViewSonic monitor and has always worked reliably. One of the sockets doesn't seem to accommodate the thumbscrew from the VGA cable but it hasn't affected performance as far as I can tell.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    After reading the other reviews, I thought this was going to be a disaster. I'm using it with a ViewSonic video projector.

    I plugged the adapter into the Mac (15" MBP current model), plugged the projector cable into the adapter, the Mac immediately recognized the projector. I went into the utility to mirror the screens (which was not the default), it knocked the resolution on the projector down to one the projector could handle. This was all displayed in the Monitors dropdown in the toolbar. And everything worked absolutely perfectly.

    Yes, it doesn't look anywhere near as good on the projector as it does on the Mac. What a surprise. And this is the Mac's problem why??

    My only complaint is that $29.95 is a bit expensive, but all Apple cables are absurdly expensive.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    • Written by from Walnut

    I am new to MAC and just got my macbook a week ago. I've already used this adapter on 2 different projectors for different presentations I have given. It worked without any problems. I just hooked it up and it worked. Very simple (and I am definitely not computer savvy).

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Halifax

    This dongle worked as advertised. I picked up the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter for my new Apple Macbook (unibody) 2.0GHz machine, and connected it to two seperate Samsung 20" 206BW monitors, and both functioned fine over VGA. My reason for only using VGA was that both of the monitors are currently tied up in a dual-monitor setup through DVI to my PC, so this was easy to do and I could just click "Source" to move over to my Mac.

    After reading all the reviews I was hesitant, but I figured i'd give it a try for the sake of hoping it would work, and it does (for now). If your only choice is VGA, this will likely work for you (fingers crossed).

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but.....

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    The adaptor works, but why not simply make a mini display port to hdmi cable? It would be cheaper and eliminate the big ugly connector needed to hook 2 disparate cables together. Come on Apple. After creating the beauty that is the new MacBook, you shortcut the cables?

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to VGA Monitor

    • Written by from Carrollton

    I'm using the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my new MacBook to an old, but perfectly functional, Nokia 446XPro 19" CRT. It works at all supported resolutions through 1600 x 1200 @ 65 Hz just fine (I use it at 1280 x 1024 @ 85 Hz). The picture on the CRT looks slightly less sharp than my old iBookG4 did at the same resolution, but not enough to spring for a new Apple LED Cinema Display (yet).

    I haven't connected it to any other monitor.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works

    • Written by from FREMONT

    It works fine... it actually looks better on my tv than my computer. you just have to fix the display settings on the computer for your television and it will stretch accordingly

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with Optoma projector and Samsung LN-R328W LCD TV

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I am using this adaptor with Macbook Air and have no problem with it. However, it is bigger and more expensive than other previous adaptors (mini DVI-VGA or micro DVI-VGA).

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Samsung SyncMaster 210T

    • Written by from Quincy

    I connected my new 15" MacBook Pro to Samsung SyncMaster 210T LCD display and it worked. It recognized with no problem. Of course, it is overpriced.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive but works as expected

    • Written by from Pelham

    Almost $30.00 seems a little high, but cheaper than a new monitor and dual screen desktops are the way to go.
    I wish the lead on the adapter was a bit longer say 2 inches, with all the plugs on the left side of the aluminum MacBook, its a little cramped getting all the cables to fit nicely without a big rats nest of cables coming out the side of the MacBook.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, only one nit

    • Written by from Alexander

    Works fine in my experience with Apple Displays (not saying it doesn't work with others; I haven't had the chance to try it). My only complaint would be the short length -- I would like to see the cable about two to three times as long, or at least have Apple offer up the adapter in various lengths.

    16 of 18 people found this useful