• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Display Quality

    First I thought it was my projector, but when I used a PC with the VGA cable it was clear and contrast was perfect. There can't be anything wrong with my new mac, it's new! Every time I set up my Mac to my Projector the contrast resolution is dark, no matter how much I change the setting of my projector. It definitely the mini DisplayPort

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    Bought this cable when I was buying my MacBook Pro. It works perfectly with my tv. When I connect it to my Mac, the Mac automatically changes to the correct display resolution for my tv. When I disconnect the cable, it automatically changes back to the correct display resolution for my MacBook Pro screen, very simple indeed

    All the negative reviews of this product are from people who bought this cable for the wrong purpose or bought the wrong cable.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product; Works Fine

    This is a solid little cable that does what it says it will. I'm using an older Dell monitor, and there's no problems in terms of connection or image. My only gripe is the $30 price tag, but I like Apple and would rather pay a little more for their products than a little less for a third-party alternative.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    I don't know why so many people are having problems. I have used this cable to successfully connect my unibody MacBook Pro to an Optoma projector and a SAMSUNG 32" LCD television. It is currently connecting my new MacMini to the exact same television as a media centre, without a glitch! And my TV is 2-3 years old, newer ones should work even better!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice !

    It's working well for my 17" proview screen. 40 secs to take it out of the box and make it work. I didn't need to configure it. BUT ATTENTION: for those that have 20" screen or more, It may be better to go with the DVI output because the frequency of refresh is better for bigger screens. And for tv, it might not work with all tv. For example, some Samsung TV dont work properly with it ! But for me: IT'S AWESOME

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Working with 42 inch Samsung Plasma

    I had already bought a mini dvi to vga adaptor and worked out that it was the wrong one for my late 2008 macbook pro.
    Then I Bought this making sure that it fitted and everything, came in the post about 2-3 days later...
    Fitted and everything just wasnt working on my samsung 42 inch Plasma hdtv
    As i can see many other people have had this problem,
    check before you buy is my answer!

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter works poorly with Sony GDM-F520 monitor

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    An Apple product that is so far perfect for me.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for HP L1710 VGA LCD to Mac Pro 5,1

    My 20-inch Apple Cinema Display plugged right in to the ATI Radeon 5770 Display Card DVI port in my new Mac Pro 5,1 but I needed the MB572Z/A Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my HP L1710 17-inch VGA LCD.

    The DP to VGA Adapter works so well that I am seriously considering getting another HP L1710 Display and another MB572Z/A Adapter for a three-display configuration; the Radeon 5770 can handle one DVI display and two VGA displays.

    Perfect!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Connected from iMac home computer to a HP vp17 display and works perfect! All you do is insert cable into mac and connect display to cable. The imac recognizes without doing anything. Then to select your personal configuration, click the apple on the top of the imac, go to system preferences, go to display and thats it - I hit arrangement and made the monitor on the left because it defaults to the right. Great job apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really good

    it worked on my AOC monitor that i had as a spare monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great

    works good used it on a 23 inch acer. works just like it says

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of junk apple has released yet

    "It just works..."

    No it doesn't just work, this plug despite the high price constantly fails and requires rebooting reconnecting and much browsing of forums to try and figure out solutions to the problems it creates. Fuzzy screen, constant drop outs of the signal, not recognising he signal, wont attach to lots of DVI cables or other devices, you need to buy different adapters for that, all at VERY high prices, great for apple's bottom line terrible for users of apple products.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    this adaptor is too expensive for the length of cable. (See other reviews) With all the other problems with firmware and failure to run on some TVs apple developed a clunker. But unfortunately only one on the market, no third party choices.

    26 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Use with Samsung 2333HD Monitor

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Monitor goes blank intermittently with the adapter

    I have connected my 13inch unibody MacBook to an HP 24inch hi res monitor using the VGA adapter. Every 5 mins or so the screen goes blank and then comes back on. This is extremely irritating. Apple needs to have a solution for this -- either new drivers or graphics card software update ASAP. Other than this issue -- the MacBook works flawlessly with the external monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth operation so far

    I've used this to connect my MacBook Air to projectors for presentations and so far the connections have been perfect. Based on the other reviews, I am now concerned that it might not work on some occasions, but no problems yet.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works AWESOME

    I recently bought a 13.3 inch MacBook (2.4 GHz) and both DVI and VGA adapters. I used this adapter to connect my legacy CRT monitor and use the DVI adapter along with a DVI to HDMI cable to connect it to my Samsung TV, AMAZING quality and resolution.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with Samsung LCD monitor

    Not working as properly with a 24" LCD Monitor. Macbook detects a display but Samsung monitor does not inputs data from computer

    16 of 27 people found this useful