• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with my InFocus projector

    Bought! Plugged! Woooooorked!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!

    I recently purchased a 13-inch MacBook Pro and the screen is a good size for when your not at your desk but I decided to go ahead and get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter so I could hook it up to my 20-inch LCD Monitor when I'm at my desk at home. So, I bought it and brought it home and I plugged everything in and it instantly recognized my monitor all I had to do was set the resolution higher so it looked better on the bigger screen! The adapter is nice and compact so you can carry it around with you in your laptop bag if you wanted to. I didn't have any problems with the plug falling out of the socket like some people had been complained about, the plug seems to stay in well enough so as to not fall out but also loose enough to be taken out without any hassle. This is a very nice product and I would recommend it to anyone looking to attach a larger monitor to their MacBook or MacBook Pro!

    18 of 18 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    have had it for 6 months and it shorts out several times a week, giving me snow.
    useless and very annoying.
    and yes, its installed properly.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    I spent £20 or so buying the adapter so I can connect to VGA for projectors etc - and it won't work! Why on earth Apple don't just have a VGA output on the Macbook Pro? Most of the world still use this in professional contexts. I have to do lots of presentations etc and this issue is a REAL PAIN for me. I'm an educational IT consultant - and don't want to muck up a simple thing like connecting to a projector. I love my Mac, having recently changed from PCs - but this sort of a problem is inexcusable for professionals like me. I need my computer to be an extremely reliable workhorse in every way - not just a fancy media plaything..!! Anyone got any helpful ideas?

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly On 27" iMac

    I just purchased the 27" iMac w/ 2.66 Ghz Quad Core. I had a PC with a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 910MP and so I decided it would be nice to have a 2nd display. This was very simple to get working. After connecting everything all you have to do is go to system prefrences to set up the monitors.

    I am running Windows XP on my Bootcamp v3.1 partition and Snow Leopard on my Mac partition. The dual monitors work great! Absolutely no issues under either operating system. I highly recommend this cable. I've set them up as both mirroring and extended desktop and have had no issues in either mode.

    BTW...On a side note my mouse pointer was very erratic with bootcamp v3.0 drivers installed but now it is perfect with the v3.1 drivers.

    Now I am in heaven!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Display Quality

    First I thought it was my projector, but when I used a PC with the VGA cable it was clear and contrast was perfect. There can't be anything wrong with my new mac, it's new! Every time I set up my Mac to my Projector the contrast resolution is dark, no matter how much I change the setting of my projector. It definitely the mini DisplayPort

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not use for presentations

    This makes the macbook pro a horrible/useless product for important presentations. You NEVER know if the VGA output to the projector will work or not. I've pinpointed the problem to the VGA cable between the adapter and monitor/switcher/projector. Some cables work, others dont. But more often than not, you CANT change that cable.

    I'm fed up with the poor quality of Apple products lately. But no VGA output that works? This is ridiculous. DO NOT BUY.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is not working for me

    This item is giving me a lot of headaches since I cannot get it to work with my new macbook... I have tried with 4 different monitors and at least 6 VGA cables and the best result that I got was a single day of trouble-free video, the first day.. after that it's been a nightmare and the monitors keep turning off and on, or not turning on at all.

    I've tried everything that I could think off: the firmware update (that is not working for me), software updates, restarting, shutting down, searching the forums for hours looking for a solution and even posting my own (still unanswered) question in the support forums.

    I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this product until the company comes up with a solution, there seem to be many people with the same issue.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ratio problems. no wide screen support

    i just got it yesterday. VGA apparently does not support widescreen. connected it to my 19 inch HDTV and was only able to get half the resolution capable of my tv and could not set it to wide screen on the computer part so all i got a was poor, stretched picture quality.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    I am changing from PC to Mac and bought this to connect to my MacBookPro to the television. The adapter was to be used with the cable that had, previously, gone directly into my PC as it had a VGA port. Unfortunately, after we settled in for a movie on a snowy winter night, all we could get was a partial screen. No sure what the solution is, can't find a cable that goes directly from VGA to the display port.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pay Attention

    This adapter worked for me. These bad reviews on here are just from customers NOT paying attention to what works. Do your Homework, and you will see that it works out! But this adapter was exactly what I needed, and I got it 2 days after ordering it, which was great, and able to get my Presentation set up a day before!

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on my Sony TV

    I got this cord to connect my 15'' mbp to my Sony LCD TV and when I did (with a double ended male VGA cable to plug into this cable and the TV) my desktop background was the only thing to show on the TV. When I opened apps on the mac and tried to watch a movie nothing other than the background showed on the TV.

    However when I opened window's vista up with bootcamp everything appeared on the TV and I was able to watch movies just fine, so I think it might just be that Sony TVs are not mac compatible and from another customer's review, Samsungs aren't either.

    Bottom line, if you're trying to hook a mac pro up to a TV, try something different.

    13 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved My Business School Presentation

    This adapter saved my bacon by allowing me to connect my new 13" Macbook Pro to the classroom's projector VGA plug and present my term paper! My laptop doesn't have the VGA connection like the Windows PCs that most of the students were using. I didn't have to reboot my mac to activate the mini displayport; it automatically worked when i made the connection. Warning: There were two students in my class with older mac laptops and this Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter wouldn't fit in their macs. I bought my 13" macbook pro (MB990LL/A) in August so it's important to get the right adapter for your mac. If unsure, I recommend taking your mac into an Apple store or other retailer to get the right adapter.

    77 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    This item works just like the description says it works. Every time I connect an external monitor or projector, it works. I've never lost a connection or anything.

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Review, on the road experience & tips on starting up the device

    In order to use this you should have a Macbook that has a Mini DisplayPort, always check the model of your Macbook before buying as you can easily end up buying the mini DVI to VGA adapter instead of this or have a mini DVI connector older gen Macbooks.

    In terms of whether it's compatible with projectors and LCD TV, so far I used it on two LCD TVs, both work flawlessly (LG and Samsung). The trick here is MAKE SURE THE MAC BOOK IS OFF/SHUTDOWN, attach the adapter to the Macbook, follow by the VGA connector. Once those are ALL CONNECTED, switch ON your Macbook. The OS will detect the port and enable the external screen normally. It's an IMPORTANT step, if you miss it the screen WILL BE BLANK, trying to click on detect screens in preference probably wont work as well.

    When it works, you might want to switch to mirror mode, you can configure that in the display preference. I use that for presentations as I have to get a view on what I was presenting every now and then in front of me. Best resolution in mirror mode probably is nearer to the 720p (1280 x 720), which is a HD standard resolution, less distortion for what you try to display on the TV/Projector.

    On the technical side, the adapter contains a Digital to Analog signal convertor (that's why it's a bit long, there is a circuit board and ICs in it), which may only be enabled if it detects a screen attached during initial boot up.

    Another note is that there is a mini Displayport to HDMI adapter available on (Check Apple/Amazon). These are digital links which will probably provide better compatibilities or resolution to any HDMI capable HD TV. Some will even allow audio on the TV via adapter.

    My 2 cents is for Apple to provide simple picture/graphical guide for users (on package or at display) or ask Apple store staffs to guide buyers. This can be very frustrating for normal users who isn't aware of the (simple) startup procedures.

    Thanks for reading! Hope it helps :-).




    Cheers,
    Zen

    435 of 445 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    I have a Vizio and it works just fine. It goes up to the full 1920x1080 resolution. It has a tight fit so you know it wont come unplugged but sometimes its a little to hard to unplug. Overall, great buy.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bought two both did not work!

    I have bought two of these in late november 2009. neither of them worked well when I plugged them in, if the screen was pixilated and flickered allot. I did a search on google and found that there was a firmware update in march 2009. It was on a third party site, no mention of it on the apple site. I ran it once and it did not recognise the adapter so I ran it 4 or five times, suddenly the adapter started working fine. I then bought another adapter and had to do the same process to get that to work. These adapters were bout from a flagship apple store, you would expect them to 1 update the firmware themselves and 2 make a patch that actually works properly then charge a reasonable price for these adapters. It's been nine months since the firmware update, I doubt an apple store keeps stock for 9 months, it's a total disgrace.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine for me.

    No issues. Plugged everything in and i worked. No loose connections or trouble that everyone else seems to have mentioned. Very secure. I use it every day to dock my MBP to a Dell LCD.

    My only compaint that the adapter is even needed. Apple, I like you a lot, but play nicer with other manufactuers. Use more common technologies.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MINI DVI. A WASTE

    i am extremely dissappointed, PLEASE CHECK SPECIFICATIONS ON YOUR MAC BEFORE BUYING CABLES LIKE THESE.YOU WOULD THINK ALL MACS ARE BUILT THE SAME WAY UNTIL SOMETHING YOU HAVE WAITED FOR A WHOLE MONTH DOES NOT FIT. APPLE SHOULD SHOW SPECIFICATIONS, NOT JUST PICTURES..DO NOT BUY..DO NOT BUY

    28 of 139 people found this useful