• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its rough being on the leading edge of technology...

    I bought this adapter with my new aluminum unibody macbook a couple of weeks ago. I immediately rushed home to try it out with my samsung LN46A550 TV... To my dismay the TV nor the macbook recognized that they were connected to eachother...

    After some hard research and digging i found out that this particular adapter only supports up to a 30" display. For whatever reason, apple made it this way. So i returned my adapter and asked employees at the apple store what was up with only supporting 30" or smaller displays. To my surprise i was told good news and bad news... The good news, theres another adapter coming out for my macbook with mini display port... The bad news is that it is not shipping yet and they dont know when it will start shipping. My guess is it has something to do with signal strength for the display size....

    Either way, I have an awesome new computer and im just gonna have to wait to hook it up to my 46" TV.

    104 of 116 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A possible solution...

    Why don't you (apple) just make a longer cable for adapters like these?

    This bulky VGA connector would be further from the computer, making less mess, and having less chance to be pulled out by cable itself.
    A lot of people have problems with it, maybe just a longer cable would do some trick?

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    TO ALL SAMSUNG LCD OWNERS

    This adapter works just fine, just change the VGA cable that you got with Samsung LCD. It misses some wires in it, and this is why this displayport adapter wont work with it.

    P.S.
    Apple should test this issue and write a notice somewhere, cause many users waste a lot of time experimenting this.

    36 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, Overpriced

    Does the job. Too expensive (but it's not like I had a choice).

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    monitor keeps re-syncing

    $29 is of course too much to pay for a video dongle.

    on top of that, my monitor right now always keeps re-syncing (blanking out and then realizing that yes, it does have input). it could just be this monitor model (samsung syncmaster 216bw), but definitely does it on several different ones around the office.

    i'm hoping that when the dvi one comes in the mail that it'll stop the constant blanking.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Advice

    I am not an owner of this product, however I am writing to share some experience I've had with connecting HDTV's to macbooks. In my experience the resolutions detected by the macbook for some HDTV's were incorrect, to make it work I've had to enable mirror mode.

    After setting mirror mode up, I then choose a resolution that I know the tv should support(to get it to show up on the list of available resolutions for the HDTV once I turned off mirror mode)

    Hope this helps at least someone.

    My friend had thought that their new HDTV would not connect to their macbook, but are much happier after I fiddled with it and got it to work. Once I made the proper resolution show up as an available option, future re-connections have not needed to go through the entire process of setting up mirror mode etc....

    my 2cents.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One month range

    I got this to connect my 13 macbook to my 37" LCD HDTV to and it worked beautifully for about one month then it just stopped. Wires gets messed up easily inside the adapter with everyday use and moving around. Really good product besides that though!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable "works" but has issues

    This cable does the job but the connector screws to the VGA don't fit properly and I needed to use electrical tape to keep them together.

    Also, I work at a College and we provide these adapters for student loan. It is VERY frustrating to purchase a new $34.00 adapter every 4 months because Apple keeps changing the "standard".

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    How to make it work...

    If you having signal detection problems with your Mini Displayport to VGA adapter theres simple fix. The problem is that there's no ground on pin 10 (DDC Ground - to check which one is it search for VGA connector on wikipedia) of the vga connector. To fix this you can just wrap thin wire around this pin and attach it to the outside ring of the plug before connecting the adapter.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless? Or not?

    I connect my new MacBook Pro to an LG 22" display. It's resolution is 1680x1050. For some reason, It'll let me output 1680 to the monitor, but the display won't show anything but a black screen. VERY annoying, since my old MacBook with the miniDVI port or whatever worked PERFECTLY! Although one absolute upside to this port is that the connection is a TON stronger (the adapter won't just simply fall out like the miniDVI one) and that it actually supports the PowerSave mode for my display.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to, almost…

    I bought the VGA adapter to avoid getting multiple adapters (monitor is DVI and VGA in, but need VGA for projectors). I figured an adapter should just work, why would there be issues?

    Every few minutes my screen goes black for a few seconds (I am running an external 22" at 1680x1050, I don't know if that would be the reason). The old ADC -> VGA adapter on my 800 MHz iBook worked just dandy. This should do the same.

    I have yet to hook it up to a projector, I'll see what happens then.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Picky Adapter

    If you are having trouble with this adapter, try a different VGA cable. I tried four cables before I found one that worked. All of the cables I tried worked with both my old MacBook Pro's DVI to VGA adapter and my MacBook mini-DVI to VGA adapter, but only one of them worked with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. This is one picky adapter.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but ....

    on 1920 x 1080, picture keeps vibrating. Had to reduce resolution to get a steady picture. also doesn't give me a full screen, instead 2 black bars on both sides !!!

    I use the adapter with a Sony BRAVIA Full HD TV KDL-40W4500

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as I expected

    With the exception of the price ($30 is about twice what I would expect to pay for this) - it has worked great for me on an inexpensive SOYO 23" LCD.

    The only problem I found is that the VGA cable screws aren't long enough to reach into the adapter... so I had to leave it loose....

    Apple should have made the cable a lot longer also.... its only about 3 inches of wire between the 2 connectors - a 1 foot wire would have been a nice help in keeping clutter away from the side of my macbook pro.... not very good 'ergonomics' for something this expensive.

    Despite these problems... it does work as expected.... so I give it a 3....

    As of now, this was the ONLY option - eventually an OEM vendor will offer something similar and Apple will find out how inadequate this was for the price.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    O.K.

    On my MacBook, when connected to my Vizio, T.V cuts in and out while hooked up. Other than the occasional blank screen, that fixes it self within seconds of going off, it does what it is supposed to. It's an O.K. product.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Samsung Series 5 40' LCD TV

    The VGA adapter works perfectly with my Samsung Series 5 40 inch LCD TV, I can get up to 1900 x 1080 resolution output and it looks beautiful. The only complain I have is the price of this little converter.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has Issues in Mac OS X and Windows XP at Higher Resolutions

    I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my unibody MBP to an external monitor, NEC LCD2490WUXi. For the most part the adapter works as advertised, but I cannot get it to display 1920 x 1600 in both OS X and Windows XP. If anyone has had similar issues or success at this resolution it would be a great help if you commented on it.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    CRT Monitor @ 1600x1200 Refresh stuck at 60hz

    Works great, but if will not allow to change refresh rate when using a CRT monitor at 1600x1200, your only option is 60HZ so much for the 512MB of Video Ram. I am guessing the issue is the NVidia drivers, wish Apple would have used ATI for Video Card, they have better Drivers.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great!

    Use this with MBA Mid2012 on Mountain Lion. No problem connecting with with LG LED TV 24". At first it did not detect the external display. But after restarting the MBA, it just worked! Still exploring to connect it with various model of LED TVs and projectors.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with smaller resolutions

    I haven't experienced any problems with this adapter when using it with the projectors on campus. However, when I try to use it with my 24" Dell UltraSharp monitor it will sometimes add a yellow hue to the screen. It appears to be random when it occurs, but its fairly frequent. The DVI adapter would be a better solution probably, considering the resolution of the screen, but I didn't want to deal with switching the DVI cable in and out for each computer.