• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on a wide range of equipment

    I've used my adapter to connect my MacBook Pro to a range of monitors, televisions and projectors (made by Dell, Sharp, Sanyo, Toshiba, Panasonic and others) and have had nothing but total success on every occasion.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor

    This product is not at the high standard you come to expect from apple.

    I am unable to connect my brand new Macbook to my Samsung TV as it would seem apple did not properly test this product before releasing it.

    Do NOT buy this product if you have a Samsung TV...

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with Samsung TV

    I bought this from apple shop and delivered to my home a few days later and found it not working with my 40" Samsung HDTV (while my other notebook with built in vga port worked without problem). Called them up, they sent a courier to pick up the device and refunded to my credit card. Excellent service, Poor Product. Not sure if the new firmware update solved this problem, but until now, I cannot enjoy using macbook on my 40" TV via vga port in the year of 2009~

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    samsung and vga

    Appears lots of people are upset with the adapter not working with their samsung. I don't have the adapter but the reason for the "non-working" condition is based on the samsung vga implementation. It appears that samsung needs or wants to see all grounds connected in the vga connection coming into their monitor / tv. In vga land, there are 5 grounds (one for each color, sync signals and a shield / connector ground). IF these grounds are not connected together "in some form", then in my findings, your samsung display will not "highlight" the "pcmode" and as result, nothing will be displayable on the monitor (usually you will get "check cable" message). The reason for the "differences" that people are experiencing in results is that some vga cables are built with the grounds connected, some computers (eg. some PC's) are implemented to switch (connect) their grounds at the output port, and some different adapters (versions) have the grounds "hard-wired" together, some don't (this one?). Not sure why samsung choose their implementation, but these are my recent findings from my efforts to connect two pc and mac to a newly purchased samsung 61 HD TV. The "easiest" way around things (in my opinion) is to get a vga cable with all ground pins and sheath ground connected... if you already have a vga ("non-working") cable, then try buy a short "extension" cable with the described characteristic and use it as an intermediate cable (ie. between the samsung monitor and the "non-working" vga cable). Hope this is understandable and helps.

    163 of 170 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

    Simply didn't work

    I bought this to hook up my new macbook to projectors. Tried to hook it up to a Dell projector and although the macbook seemed to recognize the display, the projector just kept displaying "searching for signal." Would love to find a solution.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Its Job

    I connected to my vizio 32 inch and to my LCD monitor.

    Its doing what its supposed to do

    setup was a breeze

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    Bought this to take to client meetings — Fell at first hurdle: Connected, then failed immediately.

    16 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapointed

    I just bought a brand new mac book with this adapter hoping that I would be able to hook it up to the 23 inch samsung syncmaster 2333HD display I got for Christmas. The computer seems to acknowledge the monitor, having the correct name on the window when I hit "detect display" but the display will only read "check signal cable" the display works with other computers and even the vga adapter on my 2005 ibook. The macbook adapter works with my old crt external but not with this new display. This seems to be something of a trend based on the other reviews and I am very dissapointed. I'm going to try and see if the dvi adapter works but still, very disappointing. This is unacceptable.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Advice

    I am not an owner of this product, however I am writing to share some experience I've had with connecting HDTV's to macbooks. In my experience the resolutions detected by the macbook for some HDTV's were incorrect, to make it work I've had to enable mirror mode.

    After setting mirror mode up, I then choose a resolution that I know the tv should support(to get it to show up on the list of available resolutions for the HDTV once I turned off mirror mode)

    Hope this helps at least someone.

    My friend had thought that their new HDTV would not connect to their macbook, but are much happier after I fiddled with it and got it to work. Once I made the proper resolution show up as an available option, future re-connections have not needed to go through the entire process of setting up mirror mode etc....

    my 2cents.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Just acquired a new Macbook pro (really nice bit of kit). Connected it to my Samsung 22" monitor via this converter. Now get the old blank sync screen every five mins. Makes me want to put my head through the screen. Is there anything I can do to fix this?... After reading the other reviews appears not. Please fix this Apple!

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorta...

    Connects to my HP 24" LCD monitor. However, even at the highest resolution setting (which is native to my monitor) the picture is not completely sharp. I also experience the intermittent blackouts every 3-5 minutes. This is a major problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. Apple needs to get busy. This setup is unusable!

    17 of 19 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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to, almost…

    I bought the VGA adapter to avoid getting multiple adapters (monitor is DVI and VGA in, but need VGA for projectors). I figured an adapter should just work, why would there be issues?

    Every few minutes my screen goes black for a few seconds (I am running an external 22" at 1680x1050, I don't know if that would be the reason). The old ADC -> VGA adapter on my 800 MHz iBook worked just dandy. This should do the same.

    I have yet to hook it up to a projector, I'll see what happens then.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works AWESOME

    I recently bought a 13.3 inch MacBook (2.4 GHz) and both DVI and VGA adapters. I used this adapter to connect my legacy CRT monitor and use the DVI adapter along with a DVI to HDMI cable to connect it to my Samsung TV, AMAZING quality and resolution.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Samsung TV

    all the LCD TV in the office are samsungs ... there's no way for me to connect for presentations!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as designed.

    I don't know what problem Others have had, but I had no problems connecting this to my 52" Philips LCD or to My 42" Hitachi Plasma. Or to data projectors.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems, be careful!

    This adapter has problems. Maybe the apadter or maybe the macbooks. When I plug it to my toshiba 23 TFT display it doesnt recognize the right res. and when it does (primary display) it flashes to black (very weird) from time to time: useless for a business presentation. Waiting for Apple's answer. First see the forums, before buying:
    Do not buy it until a fix.

    Thanks

    13 of 17 people found this useful