• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with LG monitor

    • Written by from Tucson

    THis product worked great from my mac mini to LG 27" IPS LED monitor

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Play Itunes because of "High bandwidth digital content protection"

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    You can't play itunes videos through it. I wish I could leave a review of less than 1 star. To play HD itunes videos you need a HDCP connection, aka digital. Screen output should be cut and dry. Once the computer outputs analog video, it should have nothing more to do with it and it should be able to play all files through it. Other HD videos play just fine, it is just a problem with itunes being overcomplicated. Don't buy this if you want to have anything to do with itunes videos.

    20 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Fort Langley

    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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey (no surprise) but "just works" perfectly for business use

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    Enter conference room.
    Connect VGA from projector to "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor."

    Turn on projector and connect displayport to MacBook Pro. Boom.. the image on your mac is now on the big display and everyone is looking at it. The screen on the MacBook Pro will likely shrink to the resolution of the projector. At first you are not happy about losing your screen resolution. Then you realize your MacBook Pro figured out it needed to downsize and did it for you automatically. It just worked.

    I have also connected to a number of non-tv, old-fashions VGA displays with success.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works better than HDMI

    • Written by from Singapore

    I recently purchased a Mac mini (the one with the fusion drive) and hooked it up to my Toshiba TV via HDMI. The display was a letdown coz it could ramp up to 1080p or 1080i - which is HD display.

    My TV did not have a DVI input.

    I could not get my latest mac mini to go 1920 X 1080 - when my company laptop could do so. Apple support could not help much.

    I eventually pulled out an OLD 2009 Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor from my white macbook, hooked it up to my mac mini's thunderbolt display port and it worked. The resolution is even better than HDMI, the only small problem is that I have to link the audio separately.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works Fantastic!

    • Written by from laurel springs

    bought it not even a couple weeks ago. Tried it out on my Macbook pro.First, tried it on my TV and it worked great. Then on the day of my presentation, I used it on my projector and worked amazing. Got an A+ and was happy the next day. Really great buy. good for school and business projects.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better description would have been helpful

    • Written by from Cloughjordan

    Like others who've posted here, I'm having to return this item because it's the wrong size for my MacBook. Before ordering, I checked 'About this computer' but it didn't say what kind of display hardware I had (just told me that no display was connected), so I examined the photos of the adapter and, as it looked the same as the display port on my MacBook, I assumed that it would fit okay. When it arrived, though, it was way too small (mini, I guess).

    So, for anyone who has a plain old white MacBook like mine - it DOES NOT HAVE A MINI DISPLAY PORT, so don't waste your time and money ordering this.

    I feel annoyed with Apple for not explaining the difference between an ordinary display port and a mini one. I'm not a techie and I don't want to have to go and dig out all the literature before buying a small accessory - I expect there to be enough information within the product description for me to make the right choice.

    And I still don't know which (if any) adapter's compatible with my MacBook.

    47 of 114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall

    • Written by from St. Petersburg

    I have used this for a double screen setup on my mac. It has worked so far perfectly for about a year. I have not found any kinks in it.. Yet.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    • Written by from Yokohama City

    If you have problems with your adapter, try disconnecting it from your MacBook Air while maintaining connection from the adapter to your projector or any display with VGA port.
    Alternatively, check it out under the finder, which should be one of the icons on your dock.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't carry the quality Apple is know for...

    • Written by from Peachtree City

    I've bought 2 of these adapters, and both burned out within the first 4 months of using them. What is really awful about this situation, is that you are forced to either continually buy these adapters, or purchase an Apple TV so you can use airplay mirroring. Apple should really improve the quality of their adapters. As awesome as airplay is, there are still many people whom use VGA cables. Requires much less setup time, than connecting an Apple TV to wifi. Especially if you travel and do presentations. I will not buy another adapter until they have improved the quality.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME !!

    • Written by from Quilon, Kerala

    Forget all the other bad reviews because apple has made ( i think ) a new version of it
    ( also cas it has a box as the cover unlike the earlier ones). IT has two mode... mirror and the other one is that only presentations will be seen on screen....nothing else.
    Well it works perfectly with my LG and beautiful RESOLUTION! ( didn't expect that! ).

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Testing it!

    • Written by from Westbrook

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 have died on me so far!

    • Written by from Cochran

    We use these at our church to display song lyrics on a screen. So far, we go through about one of these cable each year. Not cool apple. Not cool.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "short" term use

    • Written by from virginia beach

    i bougt this 4 months ago. it worked great at first but the vga has a short. it seems the adapter was made poorley . if there is a cheeper alternative i strongly suggest looking into it. brand isn't everything.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable

    • Written by from New York

    My adapter works great when hooked up to a second monitor (read: when I don't have an audience) -- but after only a few months of use, it has completely stopped working properly when hooked up to a projector. Totally embarrassing when I'm in front of clients.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great For A Year

    • Written by from Guelph

    Worked great for a year hooked up to mutiple projectors and external monitors then out of the blue it stopped working properly and is no long covered under warrenty.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Instructions?????!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Burbank

    Just bought this thing it embarrassed me in my meeting as the VGA screen drew BLANK! So much for it just Works???

    I returned it to best buy and they said I had to go to preferences and turn it on to detect it.
    Instructions in bold would be nice or web references.

    But no!!! Thanks apple

    By the way iCards is weak

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable ...

    • Written by from Livermore

    Like others, I too work as a traveling teacher in a school district that uses a lot of Apple hardware. I have also been through three of these adapters since the school year started. They all just stopped working. At what... 40 bucks a pop, with no useable tech budget, that adds up fast. I wish I could recommend an alternative! Tough to recover from 30 blank stares when the lesson starts and the tech doesn't work...

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Tomball

    I connected the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to my 2011 13" MacBook Pro and to my 60" Sony TV and it worked perfectly.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorted out

    • Written by from Menomonie

    The adapter shorted out just before a public presentation. Unreliability isn't cool. I suggest Apple sell these in pacts of six, and at the current price of 1.

    33 of 34 people found this useful