• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works - always...

    I deliver training programmes round the world in all sorts of venues. Projectors provided by hotels, conference centres or client meeting rooms always have a VGA connection (never a Mac port) and, in the last four years, my MacBook has always connected without problems using this adaptor. It does what it says - at £21 you might argue it's expensive for a bit of cable with a connector, but if you're being paid to present stuff on the screen it's not exactly expensive

    58 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    I have never had a problem with any of these and have used multiple different ones in multiple different places, hooked up to projectors - yes they work fine with it, Samsung TV's - yes they also work with it - i use on every day. Does exactly what it was designed for and looks sleek at the same time

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I use this in class everyday with a projector. Easy set up and works just like it should.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    It takes a second to hook up and it works. I don't understand all the bad reviews. If you need it, buy it.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People aren't using common sense.

    I have used this product A LOT. It works fantastic, with no problems. Looking at the reviews, however, any normal person would realize that... maybe this product just doesn't work with Samsung products, which is Samsung's fault, as Samsung and LG like to make it so that their products only work exclusively with their own products. As a result, just don't get it if you have a Samsung product, as it obviously doesn't work for them, and you won't have to write a bad review

    23 of 31 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

    Brilliant

    Abit over price but the build quality is fantastic! Brilliant for extending your screen or using in with keynote!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly- even on Samsung TV!

    I was a little worried about buying this after reading the reviews, but figured that having worked as an AV technician, I'd be able to make it work, even if it wasn't as simple as the Mini-DVI on my old PowerBook G4.

    It arrived today. I plugged it into my Samsung TV to test it. It worked- I plugged it in, it worked. I checked mirroring the display still worked fine. It did. (I usually use a split screen, but the mirror is useful at times).

    I can only conclude that the most common problem with this bit of kit is "user error". It sits much more securely in the socket than the mini-DVI did, which frequently fell out, and works without an issue. I look forward to using my Mac at work for my presentations, as I've been stuck with their old Windows PC for months.

    Only downer is the price- but since it stops the problem of dead/damaged VGA ports common on Windows PCs, I can't complain too much. I'd sooner pay £21 to replace the adapter than £££ to replace the port.

    Well done, Apple. This MacBook Pro user is delighted (again!)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice adapter

    I really don't know why people say theirs don't work with the TV especially Samsung's. I don't have Samsung's TV, but mine works great. It works with Dell screen, Sony TV, Acer projector... There is only one Con in my opinion. It is just way too pricy. Otherwise, this is just a fabulous product.

    15 of 17 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

    Great Product.

    This adapter has been working absolutely FLAWLESSLY for me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First time everytime

    Just plug in and go.
    Have used the adaptor on a variety of projectors and smartboards. Works every time.

    Even played with it at home and connected to the Panasonic Plasma, again worked great.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have no trouble at all with this product except loosing them! I'm buying my third today. I had much more trouble with the previous generation of video out to VGA converters that worked with my old laptop. The mini DVI adapter has worked consistently for video output to a variety of overhead projectors (10+) hundreds of times.

    Apple does charge a lot for all its cables, put in my experience they are more reliable than 3rd party cables.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adapter

    Bought this adapter in September 2011 to use my Mac during presentations and it has been excellent. Abosultely no problems with it. Quality of the images are great and it doesn't slow down the speed of the presentation, so everything happens in real time, without delay.

    Great bit of kit. Would definately recommend!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    it works perfectly every time

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly from Mac mini to Samsung TV

    I have just bought a 2011 Mac mini and connected it from the Thunderbolt port to my rather old Samsung LA37R71B TV using this adapter. It works perfectly.

    I have set the Mac mini to 1280 x 768 60Hz.

    It's a much better picture on the TV using this instead of using the straight HDMI to HDMI which I also tried.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly. MacBook to Plasma TV

    I wanted this so that I can mirror what's on my MacBook (late 2009 model) onto a Panasonic plasma screen (non HD & 8 years old). The item arrived very quickly through the post and has worked perfectly. I can see mirrored exactly what is on the Mac screen onto the TV screen.

    You can surf the web.
    Watch videos from your MacBook.
    Watch BBC iPlayer and other iplayers.
    View photographs from your MacBook.

    The sound will come from your MacBook, however you can easily attach a speaker to your MacBook via it's 3.5mm jack output.

    You can also have different things displaying at the same time on the two screens (Mac & TV) being controlled from the Mac. Sounds a little confusing at first, becomes clear when you play about with it a little. You may need to adjust the resolution in your Mac's preferences to get the desired size you want on your TV screen.

    I found looking at YouTube videos very useful in helping with the setup.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT

    Bought this for my MacBook Air 11" and it worked within a few seconds of connecting it all up. Works perfect. Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz). Would highly recommend.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years of use with no problems

    I bought this adapter in Nov 2009 to use with my then-new MBP for use in interfacing with our Proxima projectors for meetings, approx. 8-10 a month. So, that's now two years without any weird quirks or issues (knock on wood?). Then again I take great care in re-packing and protecting the accessories I use for for this laptop when finished using them and am putting it all away... for example this VGA adapter... so therein might be a good reason these fail for others (certainly not in all cases). I read some reviews and had to wonder... how carefully are they treating the stuff? How honest are they being with themselves? Just sayin'.

    16 of 19 people found this useful