• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    I spent £20 or so buying the adapter so I can connect to VGA for projectors etc - and it won't work! Why on earth Apple don't just have a VGA output on the Macbook Pro? Most of the world still use this in professional contexts. I have to do lots of presentations etc and this issue is a REAL PAIN for me. I'm an educational IT consultant - and don't want to muck up a simple thing like connecting to a projector. I love my Mac, having recently changed from PCs - but this sort of a problem is inexcusable for professionals like me. I need my computer to be an extremely reliable workhorse in every way - not just a fancy media plaything..!! Anyone got any helpful ideas?

    16 of 22 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With My Mac Mini (Late 2009)

    The only problem I've had with the product is when using with older VGA connection cables, where the side-screws aren't long enough to reach the hole, but the VGA signal still goes through with no problems.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    I bought this about a year ago and never had any problems up until about a month ago when it stopped working completely. It would appear that the wiring inside of it is junk or there is a bad connection in the adapter itself.

    9 of 11 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    This is a great little thing that gets the job done and it looks good, although it is way overpriced, but still does what it says it will

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    When I migrated to the aluminum MacBook I was disappointed I had to buy yet another display adapter and that there wasn't one for SVGA. That said, the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter lets me continue using my inexpensive ViewSonic monitor and has always worked reliably. One of the sockets doesn't seem to accommodate the thumbscrew from the VGA cable but it hasn't affected performance as far as I can tell.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with Optoma projector and Samsung LN-R328W LCD TV

    I am using this adaptor with Macbook Air and have no problem with it. However, it is bigger and more expensive than other previous adaptors (mini DVI-VGA or micro DVI-VGA).

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    This product dose work on my Samsung 27" TV There is a problem with design in that the mating VGA plugs cannot be screwed together. I used an elastic band to achieve this. You also have to start with both the TV and Mac mini turned off connect the cable turn on the TV then the Mac It will then connect and you will get a great display
    Good Luck

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its works great except for 1 problem thats bugging me

    I got this adapter the other day to use on a smallish screen i have mounted on the wall next to my iMac.
    However every time i start up the mac the second screen is not adjusted correctly
    I press the auto resize on the screen but it just stays the same with the screen being cut off at the bottom and the side, the only solution to this problem i have found it to unplug the reinsert the MDP plug in the mac, then once the screen dosent need to be resized and the screen is fine

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    Well It works as I thought it would/should.
    No problem at all.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfy

    Works on 40" Sony X series and LG 22's lcd tv.
    Used for two days, the screen refresh itself about 3 times, other than that, nothing to complain about

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Fine

    It work find for my HP 24" support resolution 1920*1200.
    It would be better if support HDMI port

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mini display port?

    I use a mini display to vga adapter to use a Proxima Projector. Only use it 2 time a year for watching movies outdoors. I was having problems with the proxima not connecting so bought another new adapter (both are apple brand). Had same problem with new adapter but it seems that the port may be bad because I can get it to connect by strategically adjusting the mini display cable "just right" in the port. Before you start messing with PRAM and the like, you may have a physical issue as I do...

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works

    It works fine... it actually looks better on my tv than my computer. you just have to fix the display settings on the computer for your television and it will stretch accordingly

    2 of 7 people found this useful