• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    Previously used a Mini DVI to VGA adaptor for presentations and screening film clips on my Macbook without problems. After upgrading to a Macbook Pro, I bought this adaptor only to find that it delivered dim, washed out images. Black and white films are an indecipherable mess. Tested on multiple systems with the same result. An inferior product, and I'm not sure there's any alternative.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS GREAT!

    I have a Mac 2.0 duo core and needed an extra monitor to run windows 7. Plugged it and works perfect! One problem I ran into was not being able to close the laptop and the external monitor stay on. After trying everything I realize I just needed to hit the space bar on the wireless keyboard and Wallla! Simple solution to what seemed to be a major problem. Only tried to do this because my PC crashed at work and needed something to work quick. When I get the PC back I will be putting it on Craig's List and NEVER again will I buy another Pc! Unfortunatly the rest of the world has not transformed to MAC. When will people realize they spend twice money in the long run buying software and ultimently getting them fixed. With Mac theres never any down time!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Set up?

    I rated this 4 stars only for my iMac. On my iMac I have the Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter and it works fine.

    So far I can not seem to make it work for my Macbook Pro. Is there a different way to configure it for the Macbook?

    For the iMac, I went to System Pref, Display, Detect Display and it works. Not so on the Macbook.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and fully functional

    It is a major flaw in the screen industry that they never replaced VGA by mini-VGA as did Apple, but apparently they were looking out for another technology, like, e.g., HDMI. So Apple's frequent role as a game changer as we've seen in with the touch-screen technology for mobile phones, the mouse for personal computers, the wireless tablet to read newspapers (iPad), the easy-to-access store to buy legal software (AppStore), was not actualised here. As a consequence, we Mac users are all forced to use adapters to hook up to existing technology like the case of VGA screens. It's a pity, because mini-VGA was a good idea; easy, feasible, cheap.

    I've tried out Apple's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter for two months now, and it works flawlessly. The cable connecting the two ends — VGA and mini-VGA — makes the whole issue of combining the connections easier, because the VGA cable in the other end that ports the image data to the television or external computer screen is cumbersome to deal with. Usually, VGA cables are big, clumsy and hard to twist.

    I used the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect both to a cheap 19'' computer screen and to my television set. The images turning up on my Sony Bravia 32'' flatscreen are excellent; I've never seen my television set present the world in such a beautiful way. The images are knife sharp as on a computer screen, but with a much more vivid colour depth. Whenever you have the chance, use your TV flatscreen to display your computer activities. And use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect your Mac to the television set's VGA port.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't use VGA for an HDTV, use DVI/HDMI!

    This adapter works well with my HP w2007 20" LCD monitor. The picture is crisp and steady. It's hard to distinguish from a DVI connection.

    I do find it's best to let the monitor sync itself when I plug it in and then just leave it and not fuss with it. If I hit the monitor's "Auto Sync" button the result is often a blurry display. If this happens, unplugging and plugging the adapter fixes it, as does performing a "factory reset" using my monitor's menu. I suggest trying these things if your monitor is having trouble getting a good sync.

    For those of you having trouble using this to connect a MacBook to an HDTV, let me offer this advice: Your HDTV probably has an HDMI port, so that's what you should be using, not VGA. Get the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and also a DVI to HDMI cable. You will get a far better result. I use this method to connect my MacBook to a Panasonic HDTV and it works beautifully. Please, do yourself a favor and do not use the VGA port if your HDTV has HDMI (or DVI). Hope that helps!

    20 of 23 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    I am new to MAC and just got my macbook a week ago. I've already used this adapter on 2 different projectors for different presentations I have given. It worked without any problems. I just hooked it up and it worked. Very simple (and I am definitely not computer savvy).

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA on the VIZIO 240 HZ 46" 3D tv

    It works. Oddly enough you need to plug a VGA cable into the"RGB" port on the TV. Then you must select the input not the COMP-1 or COMP-2/RGB port but just the simple RGB which you must scroll down past the 4 HDMI selections. This is easy to miss and seems all wrong but it works GREAT! Now I want the 70" monitor!!!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    this product works great for what its supposed to do, but apple really needs to just switch to hdmi

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adapter

    This adapter works perfectly. I use it to connect my 13" MBP to my 23" Samsung monitor as well as 46" Samsung TV. Both the monitor and TV support 1080p, so when I connect my mac to either one it puts out 1920x1080 at 60 hz which looks crystal clear. I believe some of the problems people are having with this is that they are using the adapter to connect their macs to monitors or televisions that do not support macs so the picture is either distorted or does not come through clear. This is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone, however do your research to be sure that the monitor or tv you are trying to connect your mac to is supported.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my new macbook and HD tv

    Bought this when i upgraded my macbook to my macbook pro, because i had the old mini display dongle for the old mac, but now i need to edit on my new pro, so viola! and it works amazing on my HD tv,

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT!

    I have used this cable to show presentations, slide-shows, watch movies and many other things through projectors, monitors, and TVs from all walks of life!
    Great Investment!
    =D

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA to Samsung TV

    I have read the review of this product not working with Samsung TVs. I have a Samsung UN46C9000 LED/LCD 3D TV. This adapter works VERY WELL with my TV. It gives a very clear and sharp picture with no hint of pixelation or other video artifacts.

    I highly recommend it!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    I connected to my Panasonic 42" plasma easily the picture is perfect

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't understand the bad reviews

    It worked perfectly for me. Come on, this is just a VGA adaptor, it has no reason not to work properly as people have been reporting. I agree that the initial resolution was bad, but this is a matter of adjusting the resolution and color properties in the System Preferences/Displays. It has a nice wizard to help you.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    I just bought a new 15" Macbook Pro in July 2009 and I wanted to hook up the monitor from my HP Desktop. After reading all of the reviews on this site I was very skeptical about this product, but I decided to buy it anyway. It worked perfectly. All of the connectors fit snug and flush without effort, and the Macbook Pro detected and turned on the HP monitor in seconds. I didn't have to open system preferences or change any settings. It was truly plug and play.

    23 of 30 people found this useful