• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but take cure if using gfxCardStatus

    If you use gfxCardStatus then you may have to switch away from Intel only mode.

    Don't worry - nothing is broken. If your external display is not being detected while you're using gfxCardStatus, it means that you have a newer i5/i7 model, and you're currently on Intel Only mode. Switch to Discrete Only or Dynamic Switching to use the display. The Intel graphics chipset is incapable of outputting video through the Mini DisplayPort.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but not reliable

    I bought this mini display to VGA adapter with my MacBook Pro 13" in July 2011. It was great until April 2012. Just short of 10 months it's not working anymore. This accessory certainly doesn't reflect the reliability of the Apple brand. I still enjoy my MacBook Pro but unfortunately I am not able to do projector presentations and my large screen monitor will be sitting idle for a while. I wonder if a non Apple branded compatible is any better. Well, it is certainly a lot cheaper to throw if it fails ...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for PC Projectors

    I use my adapter for connection to a PC projector during meetings that require presentations. I am extremely happy with the product. I was formerly a PC user and whenever I would connect to a PC projector, I would have to make adjustments in order to fit the screen resolution.

    I connect the adapter to my Mac Air, and it instantly comes on without any adjustments. I have to make presentations at different customers that have different types of projectors. It's never let me down- connect every time without adjustments, and without failure.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good

    Try to connect your mac with any video and you'll be very satisfied of this. You can instantaneously get two screen in which work - you can drag and drop your open windows directly on the other screen - and naturally mirror your desktop if you want. 4 stars because although it is really a good product costs too much.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless PC monitor becomes a useful Mac Accessory.

    When I upgraded to a Macbook in June 2011 my monitor to my PC just sat on my desk collecting dust. I had no use for it I was thinking about giving it away until I saw this on Apple's website now my Dell Widescreen flat panel monitor is a true life saver when I'm doing research papers and need a bigger monitor to put more windows on my screen then my 15" Macbook Pro screen by itself. Now when I'm typing all I have to do is look to the left and theirs all my research data while I'm typing on Pages on my MacBooks screen. I truly recommend this product if you have a useless monitor sitting somewhere and would like to get some use out of it with your Mac.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA on the VIZIO 240 HZ 46" 3D tv

    It works. Oddly enough you need to plug a VGA cable into the"RGB" port on the TV. Then you must select the input not the COMP-1 or COMP-2/RGB port but just the simple RGB which you must scroll down past the 4 HDMI selections. This is easy to miss and seems all wrong but it works GREAT! Now I want the 70" monitor!!!

    19 of 22 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

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    this product works great for what its supposed to do, but apple really needs to just switch to hdmi

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's fine

    It converts your Mac's HDMI signal to VGA. Done. That's it.

    If it doesn't work, you have a monitor that doesn't support the refresh rates of your Mac's graphics card.

    Or, if you assume VGA carries an audio signal (!?) which VGA never has since it's inception (unless your hack the hardware yourself to do so), then you might be disappointed.

    But your disappointment stems from ignorance, not the fault of the product.

    32 of 43 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

    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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly straight out of the box

    i don't understand all the negative comments, I am a new Mac user so still learning the OS differences but the VGA adapter gave me no trouble at all just plugged it in selected the VGA source input on my 42" Nikai flat screen LCD TV to find my laptop view mirrored on the TV.

    I did try different resolutions from my MAC System preferences - Hardware - Displays. I found that the only resolutions that worked were 60 Hz frequencies.

    One final note although I selected different resolutions to get a full screen picture I found that once I closed the laptop clamshell screen the TV automatically became fullscreen as the main view with the laptop screen automatically shutting down. I could then drive my laptop, view videos from iTunes by using the Trackpad. Very pleased with the VGA Adapter.

    12 of 15 people found this useful