• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen blinking intermittently even after firmware update

    I have a Samsung 2253bw monitor, and I was having the same problem others have described. Every two minutes or so, the screen blanks for about 3 seconds and then comes back on. I wrote down the timing once, the interval can be less than a minute and up to at least 10 minutes. I was psyched when I saw the firmware update for this exact problem, but not psyched when it was not fixed afterwards; there is no improvement. Also, I was generally annoyed to have to pay $30 to output to ANY device, since when this machine came out there was no device on the market that had a mini DP input -- not that it comes with a mini DP cable anyway.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as designed.

    I don't know what problem Others have had, but I had no problems connecting this to my 52" Philips LCD or to My 42" Hitachi Plasma. Or to data projectors.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt Out Within 9 Months

    I used this thing a lot and it eventually burnt out like a bad fuse. As best I can tell, all brands are equally worthless. I expected it to last as long as my macbook will, but it looks like this is just the beginning, and I'll be replacing these adapters until someone gets it right.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with MacBook Pro 13" Retina (and old Samsung monitor)

    Some reviewers reported problems with this adapter; I bought it anyway as the Apple site indicated it would work and I didn't see any alternative.

    It works great. At least for me. I'm using it to hook up my old Samsung SyncMaster 175v VGA monitor to my new MacBook Pro 13" Retina (using the Thunderbolt port). I am not using it for sound. (Some reviewers were disappointed that the adapter did not work for sound; I wouldn't expect it to but have not looked into that.)

    Two critiques: First, I don't think Apple is very clear that the Thunderbolt port can be used as a "Mini DisplayPort." (It can be, but it wasn't immediately obvious as it should have been.) Second, at nearly $30, I feel like I'm being gouged a bit. Mr. Cook, I already paid a premium for my Macbook. (Not to mention my iPads, iPhones, iPods, other Macbook....)

    I also laughed a little at the classic Apple packaging -- totally over the top. This being just an adapter, I would have been ok with less ornate packaging, especially if you could have sold me this thing for $9 instead of $29 -- or made it in the USA.

    I would give it 5 stars but deducted one for value -- this thing should be less expensive.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    It worked for the first six months, last few have been a disaster. It doesn't work that well. Probably going to need a replacement one.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work on Windows

    Well, on Lion it's work perfect! But when you install win7 (boot camp) this don't work :/

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One month range

    I got this to connect my 13 macbook to my 37" LCD HDTV to and it worked beautifully for about one month then it just stopped. Wires gets messed up easily inside the adapter with everyday use and moving around. Really good product besides that though!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works with Panasonic HDMI T.V.'S

    i just bought a 27 inch iMac and vga adapter easy hook up, to my 56 inch panasonic tv mirror effect, bam. itunes blast through tv, netflix is clear, i got a 56 inch computer screen. lol apple your the best. now i can play my video games from my computer on my t.v. too. when you hook it up, dont forget to read the second half of the set up. the Mirror Effect.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly!

    I got this for my 15' High End Macbook Pro for connecting to my Samsung 23" monitor. Disappointingly it supports all the resolutions but does not support the native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is visible but the screen is moved to the sides leaving a big black bar in left of the screen.

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent!

    I was very scared of the bad reviews related to this product, but the one I got works PERFECTLY... I have not had ANY problems, it has been smashed to the floor about 10 times from a 1 meter high table and it steel works.
    I've tested on VGA projectors (3M mostly), Plasma Tv (Lg), LCD Tv (Panasonic) and everyting was good... Sometimes, depending on the sharpness of the Tv or how close you are to the screen, a rainy/grain effect can be noted, but nothing disturbing from 3 meters away...

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING AND IT DOES WORK WITH SAMSUNG

    hello everyone i bought this product 1/4/11 and i tried it with all of my T.V'S including a samsung lg and sharp it worked amazingly for all 3 idk id they fixed the bug but know it workds

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing - Works with difficulties

    The sockets in the VGA end are set in too deep and on majority of cables the screws in the plugs cannot catch the tread, resulting in the connection not being secure at all. The smallest movement of the cables cause break in connection.
    In terms of compatibility, it works with all VGA devises including projectors.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it's supposed to be used with a monitor not TV's

    You are all complaining about the adapter not working on your TV or that it is not compatible with large resolutions. but if you go back to the description it doesn't say TV anywhere. it worked fine for me on my monitor and guess what it never broke!

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing...... No support for 1920x1440

    Bought a new mac mini to use it with my home theater setup. Old mac mini with the intel graphics chipset can do up to 1920x1440 on analog VGA output. (via dvi to vga adapter). New setup with this cable can do max 1920x1200.... And even that doesnt work properly. Signals seem to be distorted....

    Waste of money.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Don't Last And They're Expensive

    I'm at a public school full of Macs. The preview adaptors lasted forever and were only 20 bucks. Now this one is 30 bucks and I've lost 3 so far this year. They just die. Not what you want in an public educations setting where funds are tight. Just a complication and they fall out...I could go on and on.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect, over priced

    The adapter works perfect for projects and presentations with my MacBook, never had a problem with it. The only problem is the price. I use to have the old black MacBook and at that point the adapter was $25, still expensive and overpriced, but not as bad as $34 for basically the same thing for a new computer.

    However, being on Stage Crew for school and running assemblies and doing presentations for classes, this was a mandatory buy because macs do not have ports suitable for projector cables.

    This cable would not be necessary if Apple would put a VGA port on their macs like every PC has, its just a cash grab.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased.

    I had an Apple Expert help me with finding the correct adaptor for my computer, all I had to do was hit the little "Chat Now" icon on the top-left of the page. Expert was quick and friendly and helped me find exactly what I needed. I bought the adaptor and used the the next day, and it worked to perfection. No complaints here.

    22 of 25 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Ever!!

    Clicks into computer better than any other port in the past, syncs and looks great on all the displays i have used! I primarily use my 37" Vizio HDTV, sanyo projectors, panasonic projectors, sharp and dell projectors and they work flawless!! i have zero complaints!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I have gotten mine to work with my samsung 32 inch tv, i think the main trick is to plug the adapter in first to the vga cable, then you plug it in to the mac...

    25 of 31 people found this useful