• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but you need to set up the resolution

    I struggled for about 20 minutes to make it work with a macbook pro an infocus projector, was about to give it up and return the adapter to the store when I realized that macbook pro is a high resolution monitor, and infocus projector has low resolution (as the majority of the projectors).

    So after I lowered the resolution everything worked great.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    Used this cable for a few months. Worked flawlessly. Big presentation day comes and I can't get it to work in client's boardroom. Red faced and frustrated I had to stand in front of the client and apologize on behalf of Apple. I was a PC guy and switched to Mac b/c of design and ease of use. Have to rethink that......

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might not work between MacBookPro 8,1 and display LG W2353V

    LG W2353V (a 1920x1080 native) did not correctly identify through the "Mini DisplayPort to VGA" adapter, but *did* through the "MiniDisplayPort to DVI" adapter, when used with a new MacBook Pro 8,1 (early 2011).

    Using the VGA adapter, the W2353V only identifies as "VGA" and I am unable to use the higher resolutions. (I think "VGA" might be a fallback when it can't identify the device).
    I found a solution: Using "Mini DisplayPort to DVI" adapter instead (with a DVI cable) *worked* - I was able to test it because when I purchased my MBP8,1 I also purchased both adapters). The W2353V has three ports on it: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
    I did also test using the "Mini DisplayPort to DVI"
    inline with a long Belkin DVI to HDMI cable I already owned, and that also worked
    with the MBP8,1:
    W2353:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes
    .

    I do not know why the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is unable to identify this particular display.
    I do know that this same display works fine (gets recognized) by my older MBP 2,1
    using a DVI to VGA adapter of that same era. (That's an old full-sized DVI to VGA
    adapter by Apple, though, not this new Mini DisplayPort, and also talking to an older MacBook Pro 2,1)

    This testing was done with both MBPros (the old 2,1 and the new 8,1) running
    Snow Leopard 10.6.8 plus all latest updates (including firmware) through today (07/22/11).
    Hope this helps someone - who like me, is buying the latest MBP, and needs to
    use it with the same external display as the older MBP.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine at Times

    It doesn't fit tightly on the projector cable, but that has not been a problem. The biggest problem is when I've been using the computer and the projector for a while during the school day, my computer screen will just go "white" and the only way to resolve the issue that I've found so far is to re-boot the computer which is a major inconvenience in the middle of a lesson as I have everything I need for the lesson open. It doesn't happen all the time which is why I went with 2 stars instead of 1, but it when it does, it wastes my instructional time which is very valuable in language arts.

    20 of 22 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

    Works perfectly with my InFocus projector

    Bought! Plugged! Woooooorked!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!

    I recently purchased a 13-inch MacBook Pro and the screen is a good size for when your not at your desk but I decided to go ahead and get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter so I could hook it up to my 20-inch LCD Monitor when I'm at my desk at home. So, I bought it and brought it home and I plugged everything in and it instantly recognized my monitor all I had to do was set the resolution higher so it looked better on the bigger screen! The adapter is nice and compact so you can carry it around with you in your laptop bag if you wanted to. I didn't have any problems with the plug falling out of the socket like some people had been complained about, the plug seems to stay in well enough so as to not fall out but also loose enough to be taken out without any hassle. This is a very nice product and I would recommend it to anyone looking to attach a larger monitor to their MacBook or MacBook Pro!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable "works" but has issues

    This cable does the job but the connector screws to the VGA don't fit properly and I needed to use electrical tape to keep them together.

    Also, I work at a College and we provide these adapters for student loan. It is VERY frustrating to purchase a new $34.00 adapter every 4 months because Apple keeps changing the "standard".

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Just got a Macbook Pro 13" and the adapter works seamlessly with my projector. There were non in the Apple Store by my house and I was told that it didn't exist by a genius there, but I found it online and it works well. :)

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine!

    Works perfectly with my VGA monitor and my company's overhead projector. Caution: This is NOT a TV adapter, it is an adapter for a VGA compatible monitor.

    21 of 24 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    Does not work with 46 inch samsung. Sees it but cant display anything

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works w/ HP w2207h!

    I was hesitant to buy this adapter at first because of all the bad reviews. However, I was wanting to project my Late 2008 Macbook's screen on to my HP w2207h monitor. I'm glad I ended up going and purchasing this adapter! Plugged it in and worked without one single glitch. I'd definitely recommend this adapter to someone looking to project their tiny 13" Macbook screen onto a much larger screen.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Samsung LCD TV Problem

    Too bad 0 stars isn't an option. Time to take it back...

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    Less than two months after purchase and I need to replace it. The Apple tech support team ruled out all other possible problems that might be preventing a mirrored display. They determine I should invest in an Apple TV device.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a short while

    I've gone through two of these that have failed and now am on my third one. When they work they work great, then they just stop working. Usage was only for presentations so they were not receiving heavy usage.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but does not support maximum VGA refresh rates/resolutions

    The adapter is an active adapter which converts a digital signal with pixel clocks up to 180 MHz to an analog signal. This one piece of information should be mentioned in the technical specifications because it directly relates to all the resolutions and frequencies allowed by the adapter. The FAQ has a mention of maximum screen resolutions but it's not precise.

    I have a Sony GDM-F520 that can support 2048x1536 at 85Hz. Using GTF timing, the adapter will allow 2048x1536 at 41 Hz which is too slow for the CRT (minimum 47 Hz). However, CVT-RB timings also work and will allow 2048x1536 at 51 Hz. It also allows 2100x1575 at 49 Hz. CVT-RB timing may cause an issue with the left and right edge positions on a CRT though.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt!

    bought it few weeks ago, I used it for my Keynote presentation. This adapter is simple, elegant and easy-to-use. In my opinion I think the owner is responsible for the care and use of this device. The first time i plugged it in my MacBook Pro Thunderbolt port it was easy, effortless. works fine. Thumbs up APPLE :) I wish that there would be an original Apple Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter

    I just got a new school MacBook Pro and I love the machine unfortunately it isn't able to hook up to my View Sonic projector at all. I am extremely disappointed that the connection end was changed that much!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    The adapter works perfectly when connecting a 13" MacBook Pro to a Dell (or any non-Mac) external monitor. Great size to travel with as well.

    19 of 21 people found this useful