• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Analog Video versus Digital Video

    I purchased this to connect my imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo to an external HD monitor. It was to replace Moshi's Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptor, which was causing problems to my system (rattling noises, computer overdrive, etc)

    imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo and early imacs without HDMI ports are technically pushing out Analog Video. To use Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptors is an unnatural process and compromises your computer because it is up-converting analog video into digital video when it connects to your external monitor. If you notice, Apple does not produce a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor. They dont want to be accountable for something that doesnt really work but kinda does, like Mini DisplayPort to HDMI.

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA is your best bet for imacs without hdmi out ports.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    At first I was disappointed. It wouldnt work on my 40 inch Samsung, but I was able to fix it. Now, it works fine. By going to Sytem Preference-Display-(DETECT DISPLAY and fool around with GATHER WINDOW), I was able to make it work. Hopefully this will help you guys out.

    11 of 11 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have a backup computer for you presentation

    Because, like many here, I too have been unable to connect to several LCD projectors with this connector and a 15" MBP and a 13" MB. We tried two different mini display port to VGA adapters. Same results with each.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Samsung LN46A550

    I own a 46" Samsung LN46A550 LCD TV and this cable does not work with it. The System Preferences on the mac detects the monitor but the cable won't output my Macbook Pro screen. What a waste of money

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So it's not just me...

    The adapter works okay, but every so often I get a waver in my display (I am running an HP w2408h like another reviewer, but it works for me). Also, periodically the display will flick off and then on again. It seems to be a resolution issue. When I downgraded to the next-lowest resolution the blink off and then on seems to have stopped.

    I'm a little annoyed that Apple can't get something so simple right. It's a display adapter, people. At the very least get the screws to fit into the adapter!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On and off

    I tried with my sharp 37" LCD tv, it worked by its on and off. Its giving message "not compatible with analog signal" !

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to go

    Ok.... so Apple decided to do a little bit of marketing strategies once again. The easiest way that I found is buy this minidisplayport to vga adapter and then buy a vga to vga extension along with it. It cost about $50 total, but it's better than paying $100 dollars for an extension without the vga attachment.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow rented HD movies to be played on external displays

    I continually get an HDCP error stating my TV is non-compliant. I had none of these problems on my old mbp with the standard DVI out. This is unacceptable. I might as well continue illegally downloading movies in this case. Ever wonder why people do that? So they don't have to get on here and write bad reviews for something they spent hard earned money on that doesn't do what it's supposed to do. Guess it's back to the old BT sites...

    Also, it will not allow me to mirror my display with my sharp TV like the last MBP. I end up with widescreen bars on the top and bottom and the only solution I've found it to disable mirroring.... you know, so I can watch my rented HD movies on my 15" screen and stare at my desktop on my 42" TV. Thanks so much apple. You rule.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blurry Display from MacBook Air 11"

    Well, I bought this one since my monitor had a DisplayPort and a VGA port. So, the only easy way to connect my MacBook Air 11" to the monitor was to use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. It turns out that often the screen becomes blurry and then comes back to normal. By often I mean every couple of minutes. It is very inconvenient when concentrating on something and your full 23" display goes blurry. I tried another monitor which had a DVI port and used the same MacBook Air. It worked fine. So, bottom line is that there is some issue either with the VGA Adapter or with the MacBook itself (though less likely) when using VGA. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are desperate and have no other alternative. As much as possible, go for DVI. Thanks.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is nothing wrong with this product!

    Like other reviewers, I do not see why this is not a highly rated product. It is simply a VGA adapter. Nothing more, nothing less.

    13 of 16 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display

    This is the worst apple product I've ever purchased, it worked for like 2 months and never worked again. I'm extremely disappointed because I didn't think apple would make such cheap products, next time I look for something to hook up to my t.v I'm going to avoid buying apple products at all cost.

    25 of 41 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the perfect choice for projectors

    I have recently bought Infocus IN102 DLP projector and connected my macbook 2010 model with it through this cable and believe me it worked as a charm with nice crisp and clear image of about 100 inches. I would stongly recommend this product though bit costly but its worth the money you spend.

    13 of 17 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolution Limited!!

    Like the DVI-D adapter, the maximum resolution on this adapter is limited. The max I could get was 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz on my TV (Similar to MiniDP to DVI complaints) and 1600 x 1200 at 60Hz on my monitor. Very annoying to run 75Hz on the Mac Pro and then have to dumb down to 60Hz for the MacBook Pro (2010) over my KVM.

    Reports about the holes being too deep are valid as well. Had to apply a lot of pressure just to get 1/8th a turn in.

    It also has exhibited some weird wavy interference randomly.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    LIMITED USEFULNESS

    Before buying this adapter, I phoned the Salt Lake Apple Store to find out if this adapter about which so many critical comments had been posted, would work with PAGES, NUMBERS, and KEYNOTE. I was told it definitely worked with PAGES and NUMBERS, and PROBABLY with KEYNOTE since it worked with the other two. I purchased the adapter based on this information. It does not work on EITHER PAGES or NUMBERS, but DOES work on KEYNOTE.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    I first had my doubts when it was still shipping but i was wrong. once i hooked it up to my sony Bravia i was blown away. now i'm seeing my favorite videos in HD. Its just pure awesome.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what i had hoped for.

    Being a new apple convert I assumed apple was seemless.... I was wrong!!!
    After using my existing external display with a windows laptop for the past year at
    1920X1200 i figured i could do the same with my new macbook pro. It didn't happen that way, the highest resolution i can get is 1600X1250 and it looks like garbage.

    So much for seemless integration!!!

    25 of 41 people found this useful