• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant product as usual

    very good product from apple works perfectly on tvs and projectors
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    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

    Bought the item to play .avi's form my macbook to my Sharp HDTV. Good to go!

    Made the first mistake of buying a mini-dvi to VGA adapter but guess what.. they don't work with the new macbooks. Luckily Apple now displays images of the connection plugs so now you shouldn't go wrong.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely useless

    Simply does not work with a variety of CRT monitors. And updating the firmware did not help for my 19 inch LaCie Electronblue monitor.

    Not to mention that the DVI adaptor, which is supposed to have addressed these issues, is a DVI-D so it carries no analog signal, forcing you to buy a VGA adaptor, not to mention how pricey they are.

    I am very very disappointed with apple lately, and I have been using them for years, but for the past two years i have only had one good product from apple, my unibody MacBook Pro and still have complaints about it that never arose with my old G4 iMac or G5 Mac Pro.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA display port adpt.

    This is an excellent little device which works fine in all situations that I have come across with projectors and monitors. Suggestion: why don't Apple make one which is VGA and DVI? That would save carrying two dongles arround.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but insecure

    The adapter works perfectly, just as you'd expect. The only problem is that the screws on my VGA cord don't stay into the adapter. I don't know why (misaligned holes? too deep?), but it's a definite issue. As long as the adapter rests on a surface and there's no force pulling on it, it's fine.

    Of course, you could always use tape.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works half the time when using as only video output

    There are numerous circumstances where the external display will not work. If you plug it in after you were in a session it will extend the desktop from the laptop display to the external monitor, however if you want to only use the external monitor it will not work reliably. More often than not the display will flicker, go on and off, or will not sync.

    One way to get it to work every time is to power off your MB, hook everything up, power it on, and shut it immediately! If you don't, you will run into problems.

    Lastly, often times when it goes to sleep the display will not wake up. It will initially appear that it is going to work, show the desktop, but then it will go black. It will continue to cycle on and off until you power it off, turn it back on, and shut it immediately.

    This kind of performance with an external display for a laptop as absolutely ridiculous; there are those of us that need to use an external display for work, presentations, and the like. I can't believe after all this time (over a year) this still isn't resolved.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Flawlessly

    I use this cable with a late-2008 MacBook aluminum and NEC 1770GX. I watch movies/videos on the NEC while surfing the internet on my MacBook. It works perfectly. Set up was negligible -- just a minute to plug in the cable. Refreshingly simple and highly recommended.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work At All!

    I have the new Macbook (unibody) which has the mini displayport unlike my previous Macbook with a miniDVI. Now, the old one worked without any problems with the miniDVI to VGA adapter but this new adapter does not only fail to work but keeps shutting down my laptop when I plug it in. It's so frustrating and such a waste of money for something that does not seem to be working.

    We've tried to plug into LCD monitors and LCD TVs and projector (for a presentation!!!!) but nothing worked. If someone can help me and make it work, please post here.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work at all

    Didn't work with any of the three vga-screens that I connected to my imac 24". Didn't know that I had to download a software patch first (!!), but after installing that, still no show. Is the adapter likely to be defective or the rediculously small and vulnerable Mini DisplayPort?

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter

    I have now purchased 2 of these and neither one fits my computer. I have given the model number of my MacBook and have been assured it is the right product only to find it does not fit.

    15 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable does not do its job with MacBook Pro

    This cable is supposed to work with MacBook Pro, but doesn't. No video output whatsoever, and I've tried it on two different screens and a data projector. Tried changing all possible settings, detecting displays, restarting, sleep, shutting down computer, tried all different combinations of events successions, NOTHING has worked. There is apparently a firmware upgrade, but the upgrade told me that NO cable was recognised. Can't manage to find an email address that will put in touch with Apple for support, I have tried different adaptors, none of them worked with my macbook pro.
    Very disappointing from Apple!!! What is the point making a cable that doesn't work? I cannot believe that I have NO way of connecting my laptop to a data projector (which only has VGA input) - how do business people do KEYNOTE presentations??? Apple really needs to address this issue!

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job-with a Samsung

    MacBook Pro to Samsung TV. No problem. Taught my wife how to mirror the display and she can watch all the Netflix streaming movies she wants to, using the TV.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The suspense was unbearable...

    I needed this to do a presentation for class but I was worried because of all the negative reviews. Bottom line is, night before the presentation I unhooked the monitor that was connected with my families one windows desktop, plugged the adpater into my 13 inch MBP and the screen automatically adjusted, I selected mirror screens and it worked as smoothly as a brand new Ferarri! I don't know about performance with TV's but it works great with my monitor. Only thing is that it's a bit short, and it discolors easily.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    as good as it should be

    read these reviews as it seems this does not work for all monitors/tvs but i have had high resolution, quality display through both my samsung tv and sony monitor using this product

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CANNOT PLAY HD MOVIES WITH THIS ADAPTER

    I'm sure there are people like me out there who don't search Apple's support site for issues you would never expect to become problems, but here's my experience. I rented an HD movie on iTunes and found that HD movies can't snyc to iPhones. Ok, didn't see that posted anywhere, but ok. So I go buy this Apple adapter to get my computer screen to show on my HD TV (maybe not true HD, but that's besides the point). So after I connect the adapter to the extension VGA cable and my Mini DisplayPort, I open iTunes and press play for this HD movie. Behold, a message pops up stating that I can't play this movie on this "unauthorized" TV. I'm no tech wiz but my computer screen shows up fine and I should be able to put anything on my MacBook screen on any monitor or TV in my house. This just puts a dark could over Apple and these extremes they go to to control everything. People that pay for movies shouldn't have to be bothered with stuff like this. FYI I've obtained this movie by other means and will purchase fewer movies from iTunes in the future. As for the adapter, there is a limit to it's usefulness if Apple software controls what you can connect it to. You agree? So I give it one star for being a neat looking white thing for $30.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Been using the adapter for several months to connect both to my Dell monitor and to several projectors. Never had a problem so thumbs up.

    Four stars because of price, and it's not very long so you end up with bulky vga plug and cable right by your MacBook which is untidy but not the end of the world!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Works Perfectly

    This product works perfectly, exactly as it's supposed to. Now, I've only used this on my external monitors of various sizes, no TVs, but it works great.

    So like some other reviewers, I'm not sure why this thing doesn't have a higher rating.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Physical connection problems

    I have had a problem connecting the female VGA side of this Adapter with some
    older male VGA cables. The problem is not with the connector itself, but with the
    physical packaging. The Apple Adapter presents the female VGA connector flush with a solid plastic shell. Some male VGA cables have protective shells which interfere with
    the solid plastic and prevent the two connectors from fully mating.

    Pretty, clean design - insufficient attention to detail.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is nothing wrong with this product!

    Like other reviewers, I do not see why this is not a highly rated product. It is simply a VGA adapter. Nothing more, nothing less.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Negative Samsung reviews? Worked perfectly for me on receipt, no problem.

    I don't quite understand all the negative Samsung reviews: I held off purchasing this
    adapter for a month because of them: I finally ignored other people's Samsung difficulties and I took a "risk" and bought it and received it this morning.

    I just hooked it up from my 17" MacBook Pro/3.06/2x4GB/500/SD/AG and plugged it in via VGA cable to my Samsung 50" 1080P Plasma (PN50B550T2F) and mirrored with absolutely no difficulty. I'm sorry I hesitated buying it now. It was stunning to see Safari speed through pages using my AT&T U-Verse MaxPlus internet account (up to 18Mbps downstream but usually clocks around 14 to 16 Mbps) on that large of a screen.

    10 of 11 people found this useful