• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work...

    Doesn't work, and can't seem to find the latest (May '09) firmware update. My previous MacBook Pro adapters worked great to VGA, S-video, and composite video. With the new PowerBook Pros with Mini DisplayPort there is no longer an analog output from the video card, and this adapter does NOT do the trick. I give up!

    21 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update the Firmaware

    Try updating the firmware of the Mini Displayport to VGA adapter to fix the intermittent black issues from Apple Support. Use the latest firmware, May 6, 2009 or later.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    This product works perfectly, and it is a lot easier to use than having a second monitor on Windows.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Non-functional right out of the bag!

    Test it at the store before you take it home or order a couple of them if you are buying online. I got one of these the day I was scheduled to do a presentation (with an LCD projector). Wrong move. It was completely non-functional right out of the bag. How does such a simple product like this leave the factory like that?!?

    FWIW, I tested the adapter with a dual input Viewsonic monitor that I use with another computer. The VGA input and cable work with the other hardware, and the MacBook Pro video output works with the monitor's digital input. That tells me that the brand new VGA adapter is the problem.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete plug and play device.

    I purchased this adapter so that I could extend my MacBook Pro display onto an old NEC 1770V LCD. As soon as I plugged everything in, the Mac instantly recognized the device and brought up the display settings. Two or three clicks later, everything was running perfectly fine.

    My only complaint is the price. $30 is a little much, but I'm completely satisfied with the product.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    I use this adaptor with my new MacBook to connect an 15 inch Acer LCD monitor, for those times when I need to refer to info in one app. while working in another one. As soon as I plugged it in, the display settings popped up on their respective displays and all I had to do was set the position and resolution for the Acer monitor. Works perfectly, now I can simply drag windows from one screen to the other.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    CRTs

    Apparently few users have CRT monitors anymore.
    I was thankful that this device worked but it's a little buggy and I can no longer get the highest resolutions I did before on my Electron22BlueIV. That's very disappointing.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nervousness overcome by relief

    I was hesitant to buy it because I have a 42" Plasma Samsung. I've heard horror stories that the adapter wouldn't work with a Samsung. But with the recent Firmware update, reports circulated that it would work fine with a Samsung TV. I've happy to report it works great with my TV. Thanks Apple for fixing this!

    43 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    This product was just what I expected. It worked great with all of the displays that I have used it for so far. It even worked for my Samsung T.V. the first time I tried. Overall this product was a very satisfying buy and I am glad I purchased it! I would greatly encourage you to buy this if you are debating about purchasing this product.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With new firmware in Adapter now works with Samsung LCD TV

    With the old firmware, the Adapter did not work with my LN-S4095D 46 inch LCD TV. The new firmware for the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter now fixes all of these problems. My Samsung LCD TV now works great, thanks Apple for fixing this!

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Use with Samsung 2333HD Monitor

    I got this adapter and bought a new 2333HD monitor to use with it. I couldn't get it to work with my old monitors cable and was thinking I would need to convert to HDMI as mentioned in other reviews. When I got to the store I saw there was a VGA cable for monitors over 17" in size. I went ahead and tried it and worked great. This product works just make sure you have the right cables to go with it.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Monitor goes blank intermittently with the adapter

    I have connected my 13inch unibody MacBook to an HP 24inch hi res monitor using the VGA adapter. Every 5 mins or so the screen goes blank and then comes back on. This is extremely irritating. Apple needs to have a solution for this -- either new drivers or graphics card software update ASAP. Other than this issue -- the MacBook works flawlessly with the external monitor.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware update fixed it

    I was connecting a Mac Mini up to a 40" Samsung 720p LCD. At first it would not display anything, but then (using a different monitor) I updated the firmware of the adapter (who knew it would have firmware?!) and it worked fine.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware update fixed it

    I have an Aug. '08 Macbook connected to a Westinghouse 26" monitor. Previously, running at the highest resolution caused the intermittent blanking issue that others have described. But the Mar. 2009 adapter firmware updated fixed this!

    So try that update if you have screen-blanking-randomly problems.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    This product follows closely (at least in my case) to the Apple philosophy that its products should just work. I read the reviews about the error-prone behaviour this adapter had with Samsung Computer Displays - however I am currently using the adapter on a Samsung LCD HDTV (19 in) and it works perfectly. I also tested the adapter on a Dell Computer Display and it again worked wonderfully. Very pleased with this product and glad that Apple has delivered on it's motto once again.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect on Vizio 32" HDTV

    I have a Samsung 40" TV and a Vizio 32" TV (as my monitor. It works with the Vizio fine. I didn't even need to set up, it worked the moment I plugged in. I Have yet to try the Samsung but I don't expect anything different from what others have experienced. But the product is great. It does it job right and well (when it works).

    Pros:
    -Looks nice and subtle
    -Works well (on Vizio at least)

    Cons:
    -The threading for the cable lock is kinda far back so some plugs might not be able to lock. It doesn't affect performance but I'm a perfectionist.

    I'll update if I try my Samsung

    10 of 16 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    When I migrated to the aluminum MacBook I was disappointed I had to buy yet another display adapter and that there wasn't one for SVGA. That said, the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter lets me continue using my inexpensive ViewSonic monitor and has always worked reliably. One of the sockets doesn't seem to accommodate the thumbscrew from the VGA cable but it hasn't affected performance as far as I can tell.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    I have a generic 42" LCD TV purchased from a big box store. I wanted to use my new Macbook as a part time media center computer. I purchased the VGA input and it worked just fine, including adding displays that my Macbook was not capable of reaching but the TV was. Picture was clear.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfekt!

    The Mini DisplayPort works perkectly. I got a MBP and the connection to my LCD-TV is great.
    I never experienced any trouble with it.

    8 of 17 people found this useful