• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's fine

    It converts your Mac's HDMI signal to VGA. Done. That's it.

    If it doesn't work, you have a monitor that doesn't support the refresh rates of your Mac's graphics card.

    Or, if you assume VGA carries an audio signal (!?) which VGA never has since it's inception (unless your hack the hardware yourself to do so), then you might be disappointed.

    But your disappointment stems from ignorance, not the fault of the product.

    32 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice adapter

    I really don't know why people say theirs don't work with the TV especially Samsung's. I don't have Samsung's TV, but mine works great. It works with Dell screen, Sony TV, Acer projector... There is only one Con in my opinion. It is just way too pricy. Otherwise, this is just a fabulous product.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for HP L1710 VGA LCD to Mac Pro 5,1

    My 20-inch Apple Cinema Display plugged right in to the ATI Radeon 5770 Display Card DVI port in my new Mac Pro 5,1 but I needed the MB572Z/A Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my HP L1710 17-inch VGA LCD.

    The DP to VGA Adapter works so well that I am seriously considering getting another HP L1710 Display and another MB572Z/A Adapter for a three-display configuration; the Radeon 5770 can handle one DVI display and two VGA displays.

    Perfect!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Connected from iMac home computer to a HP vp17 display and works perfect! All you do is insert cable into mac and connect display to cable. The imac recognizes without doing anything. Then to select your personal configuration, click the apple on the top of the imac, go to system preferences, go to display and thats it - I hit arrangement and made the monitor on the left because it defaults to the right. Great job apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product.

    This adapter has been working absolutely FLAWLESSLY for me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have no trouble at all with this product except loosing them! I'm buying my third today. I had much more trouble with the previous generation of video out to VGA converters that worked with my old laptop. The mini DVI adapter has worked consistently for video output to a variety of overhead projectors (10+) hundreds of times.

    Apple does charge a lot for all its cables, put in my experience they are more reliable than 3rd party cables.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly from Mac mini to Samsung TV

    I have just bought a 2011 Mac mini and connected it from the Thunderbolt port to my rather old Samsung LA37R71B TV using this adapter. It works perfectly.

    I have set the Mac mini to 1280 x 768 60Hz.

    It's a much better picture on the TV using this instead of using the straight HDMI to HDMI which I also tried.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years of use with no problems

    I bought this adapter in Nov 2009 to use with my then-new MBP for use in interfacing with our Proxima projectors for meetings, approx. 8-10 a month. So, that's now two years without any weird quirks or issues (knock on wood?). Then again I take great care in re-packing and protecting the accessories I use for for this laptop when finished using them and am putting it all away... for example this VGA adapter... so therein might be a good reason these fail for others (certainly not in all cases). I read some reviews and had to wonder... how carefully are they treating the stuff? How honest are they being with themselves? Just sayin'.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly straight out of the box

    i don't understand all the negative comments, I am a new Mac user so still learning the OS differences but the VGA adapter gave me no trouble at all just plugged it in selected the VGA source input on my 42" Nikai flat screen LCD TV to find my laptop view mirrored on the TV.

    I did try different resolutions from my MAC System preferences - Hardware - Displays. I found that the only resolutions that worked were 60 Hz frequencies.

    One final note although I selected different resolutions to get a full screen picture I found that once I closed the laptop clamshell screen the TV automatically became fullscreen as the main view with the laptop screen automatically shutting down. I could then drive my laptop, view videos from iTunes by using the Trackpad. Very pleased with the VGA Adapter.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Limitations Not Clearly Stated.

    The limitations of this adaptor are not mentioned anywhere on the store page.

    Only by digging though support does one find out that "VGA displays that use higher refresh rates (such as 85 Hz) at resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or greater may not generate video properly until you lower the refresh rate."

    "May" the DAC chip on the adaptor is either designed and the firmware is written to support 1600 x 1200 @ 85 Hz or it is not.

    The solution is simply to make technical specifications available to the buyer or at least provide the above warning amongst the overview.

    83 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    I've had this adapter for over a year. There is no issues using it with my Sony 15" 4:3 Monitor. Resolution is great, even though it is Standard Definition.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my SAMSUNG

    Bought a new Samsung and works get with it. Have a lot of movies on my iTunes and finally get to watch them on a big screen instead of my MacBook Pro. Just make sure you have an audio cable so that your tv plays the audio. So works get if you want to watch you movies from 13" to 55"

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works with Panasonic HDMI T.V.'S

    i just bought a 27 inch iMac and vga adapter easy hook up, to my 56 inch panasonic tv mirror effect, bam. itunes blast through tv, netflix is clear, i got a 56 inch computer screen. lol apple your the best. now i can play my video games from my computer on my t.v. too. when you hook it up, dont forget to read the second half of the set up. the Mirror Effect.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Great Adapter!

    This adapter has worked with every VGA Monitor I've used. This is definitely worth the money if you have a VGA TV or monitor to use with your Mac!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Very easy to use. It's kind of like a link between the PC world and Mac, small and easy to large, clunky, and hard. The only thing I would recommend is that Apple also sell a cable that has a female Mini DisplayPort so that it is Thunderbolt compatible.

    11 of 16 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but flicker!

    Just bought the Mini DP to VGA Adapter and plugged into one of my 23" HP2338h displays. After about 10 minutes of being powered on I get nothing but flicker. I tried my second HP2338h display with another VGA cord and I am getting the same flicker after a few minutes. My resolution for the external monitor is set to 1920 x 1080. Not sure if this is a problem with the adapter or the core i7 imac 27" 2011. Calling apple support!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really good

    it worked on my AOC monitor that i had as a spare monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great

    works good used it on a 23 inch acer. works just like it says

    7 of 9 people found this useful