• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor

    I've got one of these to connect my Macbook Pro to my Samsung TV but as with everyone else, the TV doesn't recognise the output from the laptop. (It works find with my Dell laptop and Windows XP).

    The result is that the adapter is useless.

    260 of 399 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware - Certain Monitors Have Problems With This Adapter

    I bought a new Alu MacBook back in November 2008. After a few weeks I decided to buy one of these adapters.
    Every 5 mins or so my screen goes black for 2-3 seconds before coming back on. This has been mentioned by other reviewers here but just wanted to add this is a common problem.
    I have called AppleCare and been into Apple Stores too many times. Apple do not appear to even acknowledge there is a problem! Look on Apple's own Forums and you will see the numbers having issues. I would stay clear until Apple fix the issue.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn´t work properly with a Samsung 226BW

    The VGA Adapter makes the screen blank out several times during use.
    The DVi Adapter doesn´t do this. It works properly. So I recommend using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter if you own a Samsung 226BW.

    12 of 12 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SAMSUNG LCD TV OK

    Bought the new macbook this year as well as this adapter and connect to my Samsung LCD TV and it works just fine. Once the MAC detects the LCD TV you're pretty much good to go. Go to System Pref , Display.....be patient wait for a few minutes until the MAC configures everything, go to the top menu of Display and check you optons.
    You also need to configure the LCD TV , and make sure the PC connectivity is activated and that's it......all it takes is 15 to 20 minutes to figure it out....and it's all good.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with data projectors

    This adaptor is very disappointing. I found that it works fine with some small (20 inch) Samsung monitors that have a VGA input but it doesn't work with any of the data projectors I have in my university department so I can't use my new MacBook Pro (unipart aluminium case) for Powerpoint presentations, which was one of the main reasons for buying the laptop. The problem seems to be that the laptop senses the data projector ( and scales down the laptop display to VGA) but the projector doesn't detect the laptop (and so fails to display the image from the laptop screen). My old MacBookPro (Intel core duo) works fine with all data projectors (using the DVI to VGA adaptor) and I'm now in the silly position of having to use the old laptop for all travel (conferences etc) plus teaching in the university. The wonderful looking new MacBook Pro has to stay at home. Apple needs to issue a firmware fix or a better adaptor as soon as possible.

    616 of 820 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad!

    I just got a $3000 macbook Pro for Christmas and finally got this adapter. I connected it to my 28" ViewSonic which never had issues and it worked right away. But the sad part is, that every so often (irregular) the screen goes black for 2 secs and then comes back. I also experienced the flickering others have taked about.
    Apple, please update the firmware for the macbook Pro soon!

    Thanks

    8 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    This cable adapter works great! I bought it so I could connect my Samsung SyncMaster 17" LCD monitor and have more space for editing with Final Cut Express. It's easy to set up and it makes editing so much better now.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Samsung LN46A550

    I own a 46" Samsung LN46A550 LCD TV and this cable does not work with it. The System Preferences on the mac detects the monitor but the cable won't output my Macbook Pro screen. What a waste of money

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No go with Samsung LCD

    Thought I would put in my two cents. I purchased this adapter in order to use it with my 46" LCD Samsung only to have the same problem as most people here.

    Macbook detects the TV but the TV can't detect the macbook. I tried many things with no success. I called Apple and they told me that I would have to call Samsung to see what they could do since it was a problem at their end (I don't believe that for a second).

    I'm hoping for a firmware/driver update that can fix this. Otherwise, when Monoprice comes out with their mini display port to HDMI adapter, I'll just buy that instead.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical, but bought anyways

    So I read all the reviews and a ton of people seem to be having trouble with this adapter. It worked on my Sony WEGA Bravia 40" without any issues. I plugged the VGA cable into the adapter first and then plugged it into my unibody macbook 13". The screen on the laptop blinked and the imaged displayed on the tv. So far so good...keeping my fingers crossed

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but.....

    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?

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked straight out the box

    Worked np with a panasonic TH-42PX80BA 42" plasma.

    Those that are having problems check you mac is set at the correct resolution for the LCD/Plasma that you are using.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    Does not work with 46 inch samsung. Sees it but cant display anything

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works amazing

    works and looks great

    3 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to VGA Monitor

    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pioneer TV

    Worked perfectly out of the box, directly connected to pdp-pioneer TVs series 508 XD VGA and worked easily (even the right LCD TV was detected in display settings with all possible settings, colors, ...) a breeze.

    20 of 27 people found this useful