• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by from Kifissia, Athens

    doesn't even fit right with normal vga cables...mulfunction of connecting a new macbook with a Sony MRX-1 tv...the previous miniDVI-VGA adapter worked just fine...the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter also works well...please do something

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter works poorly with Sony GDM-F520 monitor

    • Written by from PARIS

    When my old Mac Book Pro (late 2007) +DVI-to-VGA adapter was plugged to my Sony GDM-F520 professional monitor (which does not feature any digital input) with a 1.8m meter long cable, I could get resolutions of 1440x1920 at 85Hz without any problems. My new Mac Book Pro (2.53GHz)+Mini-Display Port-to-VGA adapter + the same 1.8m long cable offers only 1200x1600 at 60Hz or 1400x1050 at 85Hz. In addition the monitor is re-synching at random time (black screen), hopefully not too often. The is also a mechanical flaw: depending on the cable fabrication, the cable screws may not reach the threads on the adapter side.
    It is an understatement to say that it is disappointing. Now I fear that I will have problems when using my laptop for conferences where projectors use almost exclusively VGA connectors and sometimes long cables + switches. I hope that apple is taking care of that problem and will find a solution quickly.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Samsung LCD TV Problem

    • Written by from SALT LAKE CITY

    Too bad 0 stars isn't an option. Time to take it back...

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No go on my 52" Samsung

    • Written by from North Miami Beach

    LN52A650, new unibody MBP 15". Will not work. :-(

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter won't work with Samsung LCD TV

    • Written by from San Jose

    My aluminum Macbook with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter won't work with a 46 inch Samsung LCD TV. Apparently lot's of users are having this problem. The Samsung TV won't even switch to the VGA PC mode with the Mini DisplayPort connected, in order to get the Samsung TV in the PC mode you have to unplug the DisplayPort, put the TV in VGA PC mode, and then you can plug in the Mini DisplayPort, but it still won't display any video from the MacBook. My Samsung TV worked fine in this mode with a Windows XP laptop, and displayed 1080p fine. It appears to be a problem with the DisplayPort Adapter, and it's inability to either drive the VGA signals or send the proper serial data stream informing the Samsung TV of it's resolution.
    To get around the problem I had to buy the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter along with an HDMI to DVI cable. With this solution my Samsung TV worked fine with the cable plugged into the HDMI port, and it displays perfectly in 1080p mode. I think this is the only solution for the vast number of MacBook users out there trying to drive LCD TV's.

    52 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from DENHAM SPRINGS

    I've bought this part twice trying to get my Unibody Aluminum Macbook to work with my Samsung LN40A550 40" LCD. Does not work. The Macbook finds the monitor, and even shows supported resolutions and refresh rates, but the TV acts like no signal is getting to it.

    Come on, Apple. It's only the most popular television / monitor brand out there. Let's get a fix on the way, please. Or, at least acknowledge the issue.

    101 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No go with 50" Samsung

    • Written by from Louisville

    Brand new Macbook Pro Late 2008 using this cable to my 50in Samsung TV - MBP finds the display in the Sys Prefs/Displays but no signal detected on TV. Not sure if the fault is the Mac or the TV? Either way it stinks it doesn't work.

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't detect displays and poor color and resolution

    • Written by from Oshkosh

    I just got my new MBPro and had to present at a meeting. I assumed that this adapter would just be plug and play into a Panasonic LCD projector. I was wrong.

    I plugged it in and chose (Detect Displays) which it did but the resolution and color were terrible. I grabbed my colleagues HP laptop and it worked just fine and the color was great.

    Very concerned as I use this laptop for presentations and spent a lot of money on it. Thankfully my old Macbook Pro (which always worked) is still in my office so I can switch back. Disappointed.

    67 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars I would

    • Written by from Seattle

    Same problem as the others. Just flat-out DOES NOT WORK on Samsung TVs.

    Gives me immense confidence, by the way, that the Dual-DVI adapter will work when it comes out 12 weeks late. NOT.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed (and embarrassed)

    • Written by from Parkland

    So I picked up the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter for my new MacBook to give a presentation at work. I was connecting to a Samsung 52" HDTV display. Keep in mind, I've done dozens of presentations on my previous MacBook Pro with the standard DVI to VGA Adapter and it has always worked flawlessly. Well, needless to say, this new Adapter is worthless. I could not get it to work and, from the looks of the other reviews here, I'm not alone.

    Thankfully, my colleague had his PC notebook (running Windows Vista, mind you) and I was able to give my presentation. Unfortunately, I had to convert my Keynote presentation to a PowerPoint presentation so it didn't come out as good. I'm the resident Mac user in the office, so you can imagine there were a lot of PC vs. Mac jokes going on that day.

    I hope Apple Inc. is reading these reviews and will come up with a solution, i.e. firmware update, to get this adapter working. Otherwise, I'm back to using a PC at work. Ugh, I'm cringing at just the thought.

    177 of 197 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as others

    • Written by from Clinton

    My JVC tv worked just fine with my old macbook using the mini DVI to VGA. No luck with this product and my new macbook pro. I used the same resolution as before and got nothing. I thought I was upgrading!

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Markham

    This adapter failed to recognize either of two separate external monitors (one is a Samsung 22" syncmaster and the other a 22" HansG). My new macbook pro failed to recognized anything as being attached. The Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter, however, works for both montiors.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with HP w2408h

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    I bought this after trying the Displayport to DVi, and then converting it to HDMI. The result was lots of interference and a poor connection, so i thought i'd "downgrade" to the VGA. IT DOESN"T EVEN WORK!! Seems like this new displayport is a scam to get people to purchase apple's monitors. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pointless

    • Written by from bluemont

    This is completely useless equipment. I opened this, plugged it in, and the computer is incapable of detecting my 24inch VG2030 monitor. Older Macbooks work just fine. If you own a new Macbook pro, chances are you can't use your VGA monitor. This is merely another attempt by apple to force us to buy THEIR products and not use our own.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Samsung TV

    • Written by from Bryn Mawr

    I'm very disappointed with this. I bought a new MacBook last week and got the VGA adapter so I could use it with my TV as I did my old PowerBook G4 (via the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter). The new adapter worked fine when I connected it to an overhead projector, but it doesn't seem to send a readable signal to my Samsung LN40A650 television.

    I tried booting in to Windows via Boot Camp and got the same result.

    I guess I'll have to try the DVI adapter with a converter from DVI to HDMI to use this with my TV. A Mini DisplayPort to HDMI (or even regular DisplayPort, which can be directly converted without using audio) would be ideal, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of that.

    2796 of 4069 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another user with Samsung issues

    • Written by from San Carlos

    This connector also does not work with my Samsung LCD TV, at ANY resolution output. Model LN-T4065F.

    I suppose I'll try the DVI version, then go DVI-->HDMI.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Burr Ridge

    I can not get this thing to output to my Samsung LN-4042H 40 inch LCD. The old miniDVI to VGA worked no problem with my old MacBook. I have checked and it is not a TV problem, so certainly something hardware or driver related. Also $29.99 for a video dongle seems steep to me.

    1687 of 2494 people found this useful