• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says on the packet!

    We have used this adapter on interactive white boards, VGA projectors, LCD screens, plasma screens etc. and it has worked every time. It has worked flawlessly through our MacBook Pro 17" i7 (May 2010) when our partner consultant's windows machines have crashed and burned. (no surprise there!)

    It is expensive but worth the money because like most apple products it "just works".

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS WITH CORRECT SETTINGS

    I read a lot of the reviews about how this adapter didn't work and I must admit my first experience wasn't successful either. Check the following: Go to system preferences and look under "display." Click on the "detect displays" button on lower left. If that doesn't help make sure "mirrored" is checked. My problem was trying to display too high of a resolution on my TV thru the VGA hookup. Once I set the resolution to 640 X 480 everything worked perfectly!

    Mac Book Pro
    2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with LCD data projector

    As with other reports, the data projector refuses to recognize the MacBook Pro when I plug the cable in. I've used Detect Displays in the Displays control panel, but still no joy. The only thing that works is rebooting the machine with the display plugged in. The same projector had no problems with my old white MacBook via a mini-DVI to VGA adaptor. This is simply not acceptable for a laptop that cost over 2000 Euro. Do Apple ever actually *test* any of these things? I can't understand why they abandoned the perfectly-adequate mini-DVI for the mini-DisplayPort on their most recent machines.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    read many samsung tv complaints.

    i have a 50" samsung flat screen. just bought an imac and the mini display port to vga cable, read reviews and was worried when so many people were complaining that it didnt work, it works fine for me. it took me a minute to figure it out because i only owned pc windows based type systems before, but you have to go into display and couple then at the top right of your safari tool bar click on the display then mirroring and it works just fine. not sure if people are doing this or what the instance is but i am very satisfied with the quality and clarity i can watch youtube and netflix on my samsung...it works and is worth the 30 bux i paid.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Purchased this adapter to use a new Mini (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo) with an old 15" Samsung Syncmaster 570V. (The Mini is being used as a FileMaker server so monitor size/quality not critical.) The adapter hooked up easily and is performing very well.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix For External Display Problems

    I've had the same problem as others have posted using the adapter with an iMac on a Sampo/Net TV monitor. The monitor would just make a fast clicking noise and nothing would display regardless of the resolution setting or resetting the PRAM.

    The solution is to use a VGA cable that's missing a pin (Pin 9).

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly!

    Simply put this cable worked flawlessly. I was able to use my old HP monitor as "extra" space. Of course next to my new iMac monitor the old one looks less than endearing. But it works. I will only use it when working multiple apps, eventually I will get another Mac display. Thanks to all the good folks at my local Apple Store (Altamonte Mall in Florida)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adaptor in 4 years

    I have used the first style MacBook in 2006, which had a mini-DVI port. I had to buy an adaptor for that one. Then I switched to a MacBook Pro, which has normal DVI port, so another adaptor. Recently I got the new unibody MacBook Pro, which comes with mini-DVI port. I thought that my old mini-DVI-to-VGA adaptor from my Macbook would work, but no! So I have had to buy a third adaptor in order to use my MBpro for presentations ... that is annoying. Why not using the same ports in all models - Apple?

    Back in 2006, the adaptors cost only 25 bucks. I love Macs, but find it outrageous that I have to buy new dongles all the time in order to use my MacBooks with standard peripherals such as projectors.

    63 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I just bought one of this and it works just great!!! I try it on a HD tv and a projector and outputs a great image and video!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design..

    I use both pc and mac in my work. I know there are a lot of die hard mac users but I just don't get it. Mac's have always been style before substance for me. I agree with many of the posters. There are certain laptop connections that laptops presenters need. With pc they are there. With mac, oh know, I need another dongle. Buy a new and improved mac laptop. Oh know, I need new dongles because the old ones don't fit the new laptop.

    The new mini displayport indeed does not fit standard vga connections. Why? Poor design... So here is the problem and the solution. It doesn't tighten down because the recessed area around the female connection is not deep enough. If you look at the attempted connection, there is a space between the 2 connectors. That's why the screws don't touch and tighten. To solve this, I bought a cheap 3' vga extension. When I received it, I went to my grinder and carefully shaved the metal sides down as close as I dared so as not to grind the pins. I was then able to get a closer connection. The screws reached and I could tighten the connector down and I never take the extension off. Now when I go to connect to a projector system, I just have 3 extra feet of extension. I never have to fuss with the overpriced, poorly designed but oh so cool looking apple dongle. Who said, 'form follows function'? Apple should take note, listen to your customers and stop changing the peripherals with each new release.

    146 of 182 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just got this and it works like a charm

    Today i was sick and tired of not having another screen for my mac so i went to my local best buy and got my self the Mini Display Port to VGA adaptor and i must say for the price of it it was a good buy cause it was cheep and it did not need for the driver to be uploaded to the Mac so i recommend it to any one

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it every day!

    I use the VGA adapter to deliver lectures in rooms fitted with projectors. I simply take in my Apple Mac, plug in the VGA adapter to the VGA port on the projector console and I'm up and running. I also use it on my TV at home (LG) to watch movies I download.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!!

    Not sure why some people have a problem with this adapter. I have successfully connected my IMac using this adapter to Samsung, LG, Sony plasma and LCD Tv's, plus Infocus, Acer and Sony projectors. Its true that on some you initially get a no sync or blank screen, but with a quick screen resolution and or Hz reconfig, they all worked perfectly.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me.

    I've been using this quite a fair bit now for three months straight and it works perfectly. I have had no issues connecting it to a projector and I can dual-screen just fine with my Acer AL2216W monitor. OSX made adjustments automatically for me; simply plug it in. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to carry around with me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but won't mirror when lid is shut

    I bought the Mini Display Port so that I could use my computer screen instead of the Macbook screen however when I put the screen on mirror and close the lid on the Macbook the LG screen turns off. I'm very disappointed with this product and is of little use because my Macbook stops sending the display signal. As dual screen it works well.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design is flawed

    I can't even give this product a one star rating because the design is flawed and it just doesn't work but they won't let you not rate it. The screws are too short and the pin housing is not inset far enough to get a good connection with the VGA cable. I returned it to the Best Buy store and, after trying three other Apple VGA adapters that were the same, finding that mine wasn't a lemon, the manager of the Geek Squad went above and beyond to help me find a different VGA cable that would work with this adapter. After going through all the VGA cables he had there in Best Buy, and there were several, we came to the conclusion that none of them would work with the new Apple VGA adapter.

    My boss gives presentations on color all over the world and we have NEVER had a problem with earlier Apple VGA adapters for previous models of Macs. But this one just doesn't work. You need a tight connection with the pins for a projector to project colors correctly. And yes, both my computers and the projector are calibrated for color. When I saw the colors projecting totally incorrectly and flaring off the screen and realized what the problem was, I put the exact same presentation on our MacBook, instead of the new MacBook Pro, using the older VGA adapter and it projected perfectly.

    I see that MM from Newport News and JP from Paradise both had the same issue in their reviews. Unfortunately, duct tape may keep the adaptor hooked to the cable, but it still will not enable it to project colors correctly because you cannot get a tight pin connection.

    Please, please redesign this product as soon as possible!

    108 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting a MacBook (white) to a projector

    Old iBook G4 worked fine with Benco projector. USing Apple adaptor and VGA prot on porjector.
    New MacBook (Jan 2009) did not work with projector.
    Eventually have benn able to resolve:
    Instead of conencting to the VGA port on the projector I now connct to the DVI. However I bought a thrid party an adaptor to connect the vga lead to the projector dvi. The Apple one is the incorrect DVI plug for the projector. Works perfectly. Can now use my new laptop for presentations.
    This has taken me 18 months to resolve.
    Hope this helps others.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of luck

    I tried all the tricks I know and was unable to get any image on the Sharp LCD Aquos.

    20 of 34 people found this useful