• 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

  • 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

    Works with Samsung SyncMaster 210T

    I connected my new 15" MacBook Pro to Samsung SyncMaster 210T LCD display and it worked. It recognized with no problem. Of course, it is overpriced.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    I got a belinea 24'' screen and it works very good. Cuz you go from digital mini display to analog vga you cannot use it for to big screens...

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People aren't using common sense.

    I have used this product A LOT. It works fantastic, with no problems. Looking at the reviews, however, any normal person would realize that... maybe this product just doesn't work with Samsung products, which is Samsung's fault, as Samsung and LG like to make it so that their products only work exclusively with their own products. As a result, just don't get it if you have a Samsung product, as it obviously doesn't work for them, and you won't have to write a bad review

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ?Reliability, great support.

    I teach at a University and a couple of times, students have instantly fried this adapter by plugging it into the Ethernet port. This seems to instantly render these things useless. However, the bright side is that Apple has provided exceptional, no questions asked, instant support.

    20 of 25 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but briefly

    I've used this adapter 2x a week for 6 months. Yesterday, it burnt out on me...which is tough, because I need it to do presentations to royalty, and there is no Apple store for quite a distance.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, So Easy - Use for your TV!

    Fantastic. Just make sure your TV has the right ports, silly people!! Not one meant just for PCs. I have an old Insignia 42" (4 years old) a 5-yr-old macbook, and a new macbook and this works perfectly for both set ups. Have the macbook screen and sound plugged into the DVI port and its associated sound input port. Do NOT have them plugged into the RGB PC port.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed Accessory

    Great product! I have an old 19" monitor at home that use with my macbook to help me with my research projects.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Adaptor

    This is an excellent adaptor! I use it constantly! It's great because I'm in college and have to give lots of presentations that all require an adaptor to connect to the projectors.
    I don't understand the problems other people have because I have never had any trouble at all.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did last - should last eyars

    Died after only a few weeks use on a Mac Air to 23" screen. Very low impact use. It should have lasted years!
    Seemed to be a loose connection inside.
    Not user repairable

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good, but macbook pro freezes

    i bought mine a couple of months ago, and i love it. It is great for doing projects on multiple screens it makes things so much quicker...once and a while when attached to another screen, my macbook pro freezes thats the only down side :(

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me.

    I've been using this quite a fair bit now for three months straight and it works perfectly. I have had no issues connecting it to a projector and I can dual-screen just fine with my Acer AL2216W monitor. OSX made adjustments automatically for me; simply plug it in. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to carry around with me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Toshiba Regza

    I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my MacBook to our Toshiba Regza 52" flat screen TV to show the iphoto slideshow of my son at his graduation party. A huge success! One lessons learned was that I initially did not unplug our HD cable from our Toshiba and plugged in the PC cable into the TV. It initially did not work and I was so frustrated. I thought it was because it was a Mac vs. PC, however my PC did not work either. I unplugged the HD connection from my PC and my Mac projected perfectly with the adapter. Mac's iphoto slideshow with music is very easy to use and looks very professional. I also purchased the audio adapter to have the music I selected from my iTunes library to sync with the slide show play on our surround sound.

    *Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter .....$30
    *Audio Adapter.................................$30
    *Showing a 236 picture iphoto slide show of your son from ultra sound to high school graduation synced with music at his party with friends and family..............................................PRICELESS!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed...

    Cannot understand why Apple would not go ahead and include this adapter with the Mac Mini instead of the DVI !! Absurd! Have spent a significant amount of money with Apple recently to add some nice items to my classroom. Come on, Apple! Help us out here! Have LG flat screens waiting to be connected, and a useless adapter.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    I use this adapter everyday at work - and disconnect it several times a week - and reconnect it. I have not had problems. Some of the issues described I believe are related to changing display settings (mirror display etc) The best use of this cable for everyday workflow is to make use of two screens- the laptop and the external monitor next to each other. It is important with all kinds of cables to avoid too much pressure on the port or the cable.

    17 of 19 people found this useful