• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless under Boot Camp

    I've tried to connect my MirrorBook Pro (2.53 GHz) to an external display under Boot Camp in XP, and then Vista. XP refuses to drive the monitor at any higher than 800x600. Under Vista it's even worse - max of 640x480. This was *AFTER* applying the Firmware update.

    Working on an external monitor was to be my primary method of using this machine, as the shiny screen is good for migraines and not much else.

    I have, no joke, 6 Apple video dongles that I've accumulated over the years. This is far and away the worst of the bunch, and the most trouble I've had trying to get a Mac to talk to a monitor, ever.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the Samsung LN46A550

    Rats, I wish I read these reviews before purchasing this adapter. I cannot get this to output to the Samsung.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Joke

    I just bought a new 13" 2.4GHz MacBook unibody along with this adapter. I was trying to connect my Samsung 32" LCD to my computer, and needless to say, the TV does not even recognize the MacBook. This is my first Mac, so it definitely leaves a sour taste in my mouth and doesn't give me too much confidence in the reliability of other Apple peripherals. This is an absolute joke-- frustrating and disappointing. I just wish I could rate this zero stars.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    monitor re-syncing

    I have tried this on 4 different monitors 3/4 would re-sync after around 5-10mins of use and then repeat. this gets extremely annoying when doing some work and your screen goes blank then turns back on in around 2 seconds.

    20 of 21 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worthless

    Does not work with any of the 6 samsung tv's I have at home. On other brands, just fine! Next step, I'll be dumping my iphone for a galaxy! C'mon guys!

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Doesn't work on Samsung smart TV...,,

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    Used this cable for a few months. Worked flawlessly. Big presentation day comes and I can't get it to work in client's boardroom. Red faced and frustrated I had to stand in front of the client and apologize on behalf of Apple. I was a PC guy and switched to Mac b/c of design and ease of use. Have to rethink that......

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might not work between MacBookPro 8,1 and display LG W2353V

    LG W2353V (a 1920x1080 native) did not correctly identify through the "Mini DisplayPort to VGA" adapter, but *did* through the "MiniDisplayPort to DVI" adapter, when used with a new MacBook Pro 8,1 (early 2011).

    Using the VGA adapter, the W2353V only identifies as "VGA" and I am unable to use the higher resolutions. (I think "VGA" might be a fallback when it can't identify the device).
    I found a solution: Using "Mini DisplayPort to DVI" adapter instead (with a DVI cable) *worked* - I was able to test it because when I purchased my MBP8,1 I also purchased both adapters). The W2353V has three ports on it: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
    I did also test using the "Mini DisplayPort to DVI"
    inline with a long Belkin DVI to HDMI cable I already owned, and that also worked
    with the MBP8,1:
    W2353:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes
    .

    I do not know why the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is unable to identify this particular display.
    I do know that this same display works fine (gets recognized) by my older MBP 2,1
    using a DVI to VGA adapter of that same era. (That's an old full-sized DVI to VGA
    adapter by Apple, though, not this new Mini DisplayPort, and also talking to an older MacBook Pro 2,1)

    This testing was done with both MBPros (the old 2,1 and the new 8,1) running
    Snow Leopard 10.6.8 plus all latest updates (including firmware) through today (07/22/11).
    Hope this helps someone - who like me, is buying the latest MBP, and needs to
    use it with the same external display as the older MBP.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blinking monitor with my Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Dear Apple,
    I am fan of your products, but this is getting strangely disappointing.

    I have a 26" Benq monitor, and with my previous MB Pro it was already pretty complicated to synchronize it in full external screen definition. You needed a trick: put the Mac in standby, then open and close fast, etc...

    Now, with my new MB Pro and the Mini Displayport to vga adapter, not only you didn't fix this problem, but I am experiencing constant blinks (every 3-5 minutes).

    I have noticed that there are many other unanswered complaints regarding this matter.

    I am tired of searching for forums throughout the net; is there any way I can get a feedback about this?

    THANKS

    19 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Samsung LCD TV Problem

    Too bad 0 stars isn't an option. Time to take it back...

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter

    I just got a new school MacBook Pro and I love the machine unfortunately it isn't able to hook up to my View Sonic projector at all. I am extremely disappointed that the connection end was changed that much!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    Previously used a Mini DVI to VGA adaptor for presentations and screening film clips on my Macbook without problems. After upgrading to a Macbook Pro, I bought this adaptor only to find that it delivered dim, washed out images. Black and white films are an indecipherable mess. Tested on multiple systems with the same result. An inferior product, and I'm not sure there's any alternative.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    It just doesn't work. Screen is waving, changing colors. Often I cannot even choose the resolution I want for my external screen. I've tried with two diffrent screens, and none of them worked good. This cable behaves like the worst Microsoft product and Apple pretends not to see it.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm saying the same thing as everyone else is?

    I've bought two of these and I'm not happy. Twice it has just abruptly stopped working for no reason. It worked great at first both times. Now I need another one (or something comparable... Again.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Non-functional right out of the bag!

    Test it at the store before you take it home or order a couple of them if you are buying online. I got one of these the day I was scheduled to do a presentation (with an LCD projector). Wrong move. It was completely non-functional right out of the bag. How does such a simple product like this leave the factory like that?!?

    FWIW, I tested the adapter with a dual input Viewsonic monitor that I use with another computer. The VGA input and cable work with the other hardware, and the MacBook Pro video output works with the monitor's digital input. That tells me that the brand new VGA adapter is the problem.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did last - should last eyars

    Died after only a few weeks use on a Mac Air to 23" screen. Very low impact use. It should have lasted years!
    Seemed to be a loose connection inside.
    Not user repairable

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed...

    Cannot understand why Apple would not go ahead and include this adapter with the Mac Mini instead of the DVI !! Absurd! Have spent a significant amount of money with Apple recently to add some nice items to my classroom. Come on, Apple! Help us out here! Have LG flat screens waiting to be connected, and a useless adapter.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Not only was the actual connection to the vga cable horrible, it caused my display to be messed up. When I attempted to change the display back to the original settings, system preferences would not quit and the computer would not turn off normally.

    20 of 25 people found this useful