• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Samsung TV after firmware update!

    Plug adapter into your machine and connect up to the display then run software update to download the firmware. Works beautifully with tv now :)

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    I don't know why so many people are having problems. I have used this cable to successfully connect my unibody MacBook Pro to an Optoma projector and a SAMSUNG 32" LCD television. It is currently connecting my new MacMini to the exact same television as a media centre, without a glitch! And my TV is 2-3 years old, newer ones should work even better!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    This product was just what I expected. It worked great with all of the displays that I have used it for so far. It even worked for my Samsung T.V. the first time I tried. Overall this product was a very satisfying buy and I am glad I purchased it! I would greatly encourage you to buy this if you are debating about purchasing this product.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With new firmware in Adapter now works with Samsung LCD TV

    With the old firmware, the Adapter did not work with my LN-S4095D 46 inch LCD TV. The new firmware for the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter now fixes all of these problems. My Samsung LCD TV now works great, thanks Apple for fixing this!

    40 of 46 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Monitor goes blank intermittently with the adapter

    I have connected my 13inch unibody MacBook to an HP 24inch hi res monitor using the VGA adapter. Every 5 mins or so the screen goes blank and then comes back on. This is extremely irritating. Apple needs to have a solution for this -- either new drivers or graphics card software update ASAP. Other than this issue -- the MacBook works flawlessly with the external monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware update fixed it

    I was connecting a Mac Mini up to a 40" Samsung 720p LCD. At first it would not display anything, but then (using a different monitor) I updated the firmware of the adapter (who knew it would have firmware?!) and it worked fine.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware update fixed it

    I have an Aug. '08 Macbook connected to a Westinghouse 26" monitor. Previously, running at the highest resolution caused the intermittent blanking issue that others have described. But the Mar. 2009 adapter firmware updated fixed this!

    So try that update if you have screen-blanking-randomly problems.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    This product follows closely (at least in my case) to the Apple philosophy that its products should just work. I read the reviews about the error-prone behaviour this adapter had with Samsung Computer Displays - however I am currently using the adapter on a Samsung LCD HDTV (19 in) and it works perfectly. I also tested the adapter on a Dell Computer Display and it again worked wonderfully. Very pleased with this product and glad that Apple has delivered on it's motto once again.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect on Vizio 32" HDTV

    I have a Samsung 40" TV and a Vizio 32" TV (as my monitor. It works with the Vizio fine. I didn't even need to set up, it worked the moment I plugged in. I Have yet to try the Samsung but I don't expect anything different from what others have experienced. But the product is great. It does it job right and well (when it works).

    Pros:
    -Looks nice and subtle
    -Works well (on Vizio at least)

    Cons:
    -The threading for the cable lock is kinda far back so some plugs might not be able to lock. It doesn't affect performance but I'm a perfectionist.

    I'll update if I try my Samsung

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't use VGA for an HDTV, use DVI/HDMI!

    This adapter works well with my HP w2007 20" LCD monitor. The picture is crisp and steady. It's hard to distinguish from a DVI connection.

    I do find it's best to let the monitor sync itself when I plug it in and then just leave it and not fuss with it. If I hit the monitor's "Auto Sync" button the result is often a blurry display. If this happens, unplugging and plugging the adapter fixes it, as does performing a "factory reset" using my monitor's menu. I suggest trying these things if your monitor is having trouble getting a good sync.

    For those of you having trouble using this to connect a MacBook to an HDTV, let me offer this advice: Your HDTV probably has an HDMI port, so that's what you should be using, not VGA. Get the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and also a DVI to HDMI cable. You will get a far better result. I use this method to connect my MacBook to a Panasonic HDTV and it works beautifully. Please, do yourself a favor and do not use the VGA port if your HDTV has HDMI (or DVI). Hope that helps!

    20 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    I have a generic 42" LCD TV purchased from a big box store. I wanted to use my new Macbook as a part time media center computer. I purchased the VGA input and it worked just fine, including adding displays that my Macbook was not capable of reaching but the TV was. Picture was clear.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How to Make It Work! (on samsung T220 at least)

    SOLUTION: get a hold of a bunch of normal VGA cables and connect them directly to the display (this is of cause impossible with roof mounted projectors), try all the cables until you find one that works and then hold on to it with you life! This will sort out the problem, especially for those with Samsung monitors.

    For those interested here is the EXPLANATION WHY:
    I got myself a Samsung T220 monitor and out of the box it didn't show a picture using the Apple MiniDisplayport -> VGA adaptor (also tried the apple mini displayport -> DVI, didn't help either, but others have reported it to work).
    After hours of reading on forums it turns out that the problem is that some monitor and projectors require VGA pin 5,6,7,8 and 10 (or a combination hereoff) to be grounded or at least connected. Normally this is not a problem - therefor the cable manufacturers dosent always ground these, and sometimes even connect these pins. In my understanding Apple could have solved much of the problems by making grounding these pins directly in the adaptor. Anyhow, the solution is as described above; get a hold of a bunch of normal VGA cables and connect them directly between the monitor and the VGA adaptor, when you find one that work because it got all the grounds and conenctions hold on to it with your life! As a rule of thumb when looking for a VGA cable: it needs to be thick as this is a sign it got all 15 wires inside the cable.
    Hope it helps.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfekt!

    The Mini DisplayPort works perkectly. I got a MBP and the connection to my LCD-TV is great.
    I never experienced any trouble with it.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Display problems

    Possible cause of failure to operate projectors or large screen display may be the quality or length of the VGA cable. I have had sync problems with some longer and lower quality leads which disappeared when a high quality cable was substituted. I have had the problem with other adapters so check the cable first.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works without a single flaw!!!

    I bought this and it worked just fine for me. I have tried it on a few Sony projectors, a Dell and an HP widescreen LCD monitor, and worked the instant I plugged it in. No playing around had to be done! Very pleased with Apple products.

    14 of 21 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook to Dell

    It did work for me. It kicks in at the blue screen

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic - re-syncs

    I upgraded from a $700 2 year old Toshiba laptop to a $2000 macbook pro 15". After buying this $29.95 part, I found that my monitor keeps going dark re-syncing.

    I also found my brand new bluetooth mighty mouse doesn't scroll up. Do I have to get an appointment at a store with a genius to simply do a return of the mouse?

    18 of 29 people found this useful