• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just got this and it works like a charm

    Today i was sick and tired of not having another screen for my mac so i went to my local best buy and got my self the Mini Display Port to VGA adaptor and i must say for the price of it it was a good buy cause it was cheep and it did not need for the driver to be uploaded to the Mac so i recommend it to any one

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it every day!

    I use the VGA adapter to deliver lectures in rooms fitted with projectors. I simply take in my Apple Mac, plug in the VGA adapter to the VGA port on the projector console and I'm up and running. I also use it on my TV at home (LG) to watch movies I download.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!!

    Not sure why some people have a problem with this adapter. I have successfully connected my IMac using this adapter to Samsung, LG, Sony plasma and LCD Tv's, plus Infocus, Acer and Sony projectors. Its true that on some you initially get a no sync or blank screen, but with a quick screen resolution and or Hz reconfig, they all worked perfectly.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me.

    I've been using this quite a fair bit now for three months straight and it works perfectly. I have had no issues connecting it to a projector and I can dual-screen just fine with my Acer AL2216W monitor. OSX made adjustments automatically for me; simply plug it in. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to carry around with me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but won't mirror when lid is shut

    I bought the Mini Display Port so that I could use my computer screen instead of the Macbook screen however when I put the screen on mirror and close the lid on the Macbook the LG screen turns off. I'm very disappointed with this product and is of little use because my Macbook stops sending the display signal. As dual screen it works well.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design is flawed

    I can't even give this product a one star rating because the design is flawed and it just doesn't work but they won't let you not rate it. The screws are too short and the pin housing is not inset far enough to get a good connection with the VGA cable. I returned it to the Best Buy store and, after trying three other Apple VGA adapters that were the same, finding that mine wasn't a lemon, the manager of the Geek Squad went above and beyond to help me find a different VGA cable that would work with this adapter. After going through all the VGA cables he had there in Best Buy, and there were several, we came to the conclusion that none of them would work with the new Apple VGA adapter.

    My boss gives presentations on color all over the world and we have NEVER had a problem with earlier Apple VGA adapters for previous models of Macs. But this one just doesn't work. You need a tight connection with the pins for a projector to project colors correctly. And yes, both my computers and the projector are calibrated for color. When I saw the colors projecting totally incorrectly and flaring off the screen and realized what the problem was, I put the exact same presentation on our MacBook, instead of the new MacBook Pro, using the older VGA adapter and it projected perfectly.

    I see that MM from Newport News and JP from Paradise both had the same issue in their reviews. Unfortunately, duct tape may keep the adaptor hooked to the cable, but it still will not enable it to project colors correctly because you cannot get a tight pin connection.

    Please, please redesign this product as soon as possible!

    108 of 129 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced accesory that is very useful.

    I recently bought the Adapter at the Apple Store after waiting in line for around 20 minutes. This adapter was around $40 with tax which is outrageous considering its size. The adapter worked almost perfectly on first boot-up except for two exceptions:

    1. I couldn't type on either monitor on they first try. Once I rebooted I could type again.

    2. The colour is off even though I calibrated.

    In conclusion, the adapter was not worth the money that I put into it but will be EXTREMELY useful in the future.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting a MacBook (white) to a projector

    Old iBook G4 worked fine with Benco projector. USing Apple adaptor and VGA prot on porjector.
    New MacBook (Jan 2009) did not work with projector.
    Eventually have benn able to resolve:
    Instead of conencting to the VGA port on the projector I now connct to the DVI. However I bought a thrid party an adaptor to connect the vga lead to the projector dvi. The Apple one is the incorrect DVI plug for the projector. Works perfectly. Can now use my new laptop for presentations.
    This has taken me 18 months to resolve.
    Hope this helps others.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch max resolutions on dual monitor setup with this adaptor!

    In addition to the Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor, I purchased this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor for my dual monitor setup on Mac Mini (2009). Worked great with my first set of lower resolution monitors that only had VGA in. However, upon upgrading monitors to higher resolution, I found out the hard way that there is a limitation on the resolution this adaptor will support. While the Mini-DVI to VGA worked fine in 1680x1050 mode, this adaptor did not! It only would work at the next resolution down, 1600x1200, not acceptable for identical dual monitor setup. Discovered that it was because of the analog output of this adaptor will not support resolutions this high. Fortunately the monitors also had DVI connectors, so I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor instead and used theMini-DVI to DVI adaptor that came in the Mac Mini box. Everything now works fine but I am out another $29. Moral of the story: Go all DVI for best image quality and support for highest resolution, if you can!

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of luck

    I tried all the tricks I know and was unable to get any image on the Sharp LCD Aquos.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Personally I feel it's a shame that most people only write reviews to complain about a product. I'm using this adaptor to connect my macbook to an external Dell S2409W monitor through the vga connection. It works well at high resolutions (1920x1080) and sustains a strong video signal. After colour calibration my monitor matched the colour alost identically to that of my macbook's monitor.

    Sadly there is one downside, only a minor one but it's worth considering. Don't run your audio cables near the vga cable for the monitor, even with ferrites on both of the cables outputting dark colours on screen will produce a slight hum in your audio signal. There is a simple fix, as you could have guessed... reroute your audio cables to stay around 10cm away from the video cable and you will have no problems.

    Overall, good product and any problems are easily avoidable.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    I’ve used this with my Sony Bravia, a Samsung TV/Monitor, and two ViewSonic monitors, and it’s worked wonderfully on all three. I haven’t had any compatibility problems whatsoever, and the picture is displayed in maximum resolution.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price, no issue with my Samsung LCD

    I finally got my Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter after migrating to a Macbook (Unibody, late 2009). I was reluctant at first due to the high cost, and questionable reviews of the product. But when the situation demanded it I went out and got myself the adapter. After a few hours of playing around with my mac hooked up to my 46" Samsung LCD TV, I can say that I am very happy with the product and I find the high price justifiable, I had no problems with the adapter not working, and I am very impressed with the high levels of functionality available on Mac OSX for dual displays. Well done Apple!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not redesign this adapter?

    As noted by others, the housing does not allow a proper attachment with a standard VGA cable. The female connecters are set too deep for the male VGA connectors to reach. I, like others, have resorted to the use of duct tape to hold the cable to the adapter. I don't understand why Apple does not listen to the suggestions and modify the design. (Used left over duct tape on iphone4 for good measure...)

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Perfectly

    Hooked this up to my MacBook (not Pro or Mini) and plugged it in to my 35 inch Samsung LCD monitor to play videos through iTunes. Once I went in to settings-displays and set up the monitors for dual use it worked great. Only had to uncheck one box to do it.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect, over priced

    The adapter works perfect for projects and presentations with my MacBook, never had a problem with it. The only problem is the price. I use to have the old black MacBook and at that point the adapter was $25, still expensive and overpriced, but not as bad as $34 for basically the same thing for a new computer.

    However, being on Stage Crew for school and running assemblies and doing presentations for classes, this was a mandatory buy because macs do not have ports suitable for projector cables.

    This cable would not be necessary if Apple would put a VGA port on their macs like every PC has, its just a cash grab.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a permenant setup.

    i recently brought this cord via the apple store at Robina and has been working fine.

    I changed my room around and put it all on a misted glass desk. I hooked my macbook 13' up to my 21.7 inch flat computer screen and now works fine.

    I also brought a apple wireless mouse and keyboard so i could sit on my bed and play COD 4 on a way bigger screen.

    I'm yet to connect my Macbook to my Palsonic plasma but I'm confident it will work.
    -Joel

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away from this adapter if at all possible

    This adapter does not work on ANY of the 3 monitors and 2 tv's i tried to use it on. I exchanged the adapter, VGA cable, and then had my macbook pro looked at to see if it was defective; going through the normal troubleshooting flows. My mbp works just fine when i use the MDP to DVI adapter. The only logical explanation is this adapter is defective and is clearly a widespread and known issue. Hopefully apple will release a fix for it sometime soon.

    11 of 18 people found this useful