• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical, but bought anyways

    So I read all the reviews and a ton of people seem to be having trouble with this adapter. It worked on my Sony WEGA Bravia 40" without any issues. I plugged the VGA cable into the adapter first and then plugged it into my unibody macbook 13". The screen on the laptop blinked and the imaged displayed on the tv. So far so good...keeping my fingers crossed

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Testing it!

    I am using the adapter with a MBP (MacBook Pro) mid 2013; it is connected to the Lightning Port which doubles as a Mini Display Port.

    So far, I've used it for about a week with two monitors a 24" Dell S2409W (1920 x 1080 native) and a 20" HP W2072a (1600 x 900 native) both flat panels. It has been used in both the "Extended" and "Clamshell" modes, so the external monitor is either the second extended monitor or used alone as the primary monitor in clamshell.

    The adapter feels slightly warm to the touch, but it is certainly not hot. It fits snugly into the Lightning/Mini Display Port and feels secure while the other end holds the VGA cord well enough.

    No problems thus far (again only one week and two flat panel monitors). Perhaps, I can comment or append this after a longer period of time has passed.

    Although, the other reviews of premature failure have me a bit curious and scared. I have an older version (Mini DVI to VGA) that I have used since 2007 to now (Feb 2013) on my old white MacBook and it has always been reliable.

    Hopefully, this new adapter proves as reliable as the old.

    Audio, for me, is handled by plugging my external speakers into the microphone jack, and that works well too.

    For now, the Mini Display Port to VGA adapter gets 5 stars as it works well in my, as yet, limited experience.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with MBP Retina

    I bought this at New York along with my MBP Retina. I asked the apple guy if it would work with the Thunderbolt port and he said it would. Well it doesn't. This was a waste of my money. It works on MBP but not on MBP Retina. USELESS.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good

    Try to connect your mac with any video and you'll be very satisfied of this. You can instantaneously get two screen in which work - you can drag and drop your open windows directly on the other screen - and naturally mirror your desktop if you want. 4 stars because although it is really a good product costs too much.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummer

    I have a Samsung display that has worked perfectly with my 2008 imac. But now, using the adapter and a new powerbook, I can't get the proper resolution on my external display. It is no longer being recognized properly.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    My old MacBook pro played nicely with both my Xerox external monitor and Toshiba TV. The image was crisp and sharp, not as good as the MacBook screen but pretty good nonetheless.

    With my new MacBook Pro plus this adapter my external monitor looks rubbish. The screen is off centre, the resolution is stretched (yes I've tried different settings and continue to search the forums for a fix) and text is really blurry. As for the TV I get nothing, nada. A blank screen and a 'Video format not supported' error message.

    This is all rather poor and annoying. I expect better from Apple for the sort of prices we pay - please sort it out!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last!

    Works great if you're only planning to use it on occasion. If you're planning to use it on a daily basis, you better bring a back-up! I purchased 25 for my business 4 months ago and have already had to replace 6. Not so good. I'd recommend looking into a non-Apple product.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Amazing

    It has excellent quality and works on projecters too. A bit small though

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    connectors cant be secured

    The housing shoulder it to large. when connecting a cable the screws don't even reach the threads inside the housing. this is a very poor housing design. it dose what they say it dose but i would not trust this adapter during an important presentation. you have no way to secure the connector to your cable because the screws just wont reach.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    The price seems rather steep, unfortunately there is no other cheaper alternative.
    Works effortlessly and there have not been any problems so far at all!

    15 of 18 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    This adapter is so sensitive that if I breathe wrong it will disconnect from the back of my mac mini. The result is i lose my Samsung Syncmaster 225bw monitor and cant get it back short of holding a voodoo ceremony. What a pain!

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    Adapter worked perfectly with my new iMac and older KDS 17" VGA monitor.

    Flawless as usual.

    17 of 22 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble with screen re-syncing every 5-15 min

    The adapter works fine and is pretty flexible however after every 5-15 minutes, my connected 26 inch monitor goes blank and re-syncs so I have a black screen for about 2 seconds. I hope apple addresses this soon. I have read a few reviews of this happening with other people.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unibody/aluminum macbook 2.4GHz

    AFTER purchasing the MB572Z/A miniport/VGA dongle with my new FB467LL/A macbook - the one with the "advanced" nVidia GeForce 9400M set, I read in the user's guide (p.66) that "Note: Your MacBook supports external display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 on Apple DVI displays and up to 1600 x 1200 on VGA displays." Bullocks!
    The nVidia set supports "Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536".
    I can't fault this piece of hardware for Apple's lousy implementation of this "brand-new, industry-standard port". Or can I? Will I have to pay $50 for a "better" version of this later? I'll be counting the days I have left to RMA my macbook -

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn´t work properly with a Samsung 226BW

    The VGA Adapter makes the screen blank out several times during use.
    The DVi Adapter doesn´t do this. It works properly. So I recommend using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter if you own a Samsung 226BW.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No go with Samsung LCD

    Thought I would put in my two cents. I purchased this adapter in order to use it with my 46" LCD Samsung only to have the same problem as most people here.

    Macbook detects the TV but the TV can't detect the macbook. I tried many things with no success. I called Apple and they told me that I would have to call Samsung to see what they could do since it was a problem at their end (I don't believe that for a second).

    I'm hoping for a firmware/driver update that can fix this. Otherwise, when Monoprice comes out with their mini display port to HDMI adapter, I'll just buy that instead.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    This cable does what it says it's for. I was slightly hesitant to purchase it after reading these reviews but I bought it, and tried it out and worked like a charm!

    I have the 13" aluminum body MacBook and I used it on:
    - LG 37" LCD TV (Model: 37LG50) - awesome!!
    - screen projector (don't know make/model) - worked flawlessly!

    I guess it's hit or miss, depending on what you connect it to.

    15 of 18 people found this useful