• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CANNOT PLAY HD MOVIES WITH THIS ADAPTER

    I'm sure there are people like me out there who don't search Apple's support site for issues you would never expect to become problems, but here's my experience. I rented an HD movie on iTunes and found that HD movies can't snyc to iPhones. Ok, didn't see that posted anywhere, but ok. So I go buy this Apple adapter to get my computer screen to show on my HD TV (maybe not true HD, but that's besides the point). So after I connect the adapter to the extension VGA cable and my Mini DisplayPort, I open iTunes and press play for this HD movie. Behold, a message pops up stating that I can't play this movie on this "unauthorized" TV. I'm no tech wiz but my computer screen shows up fine and I should be able to put anything on my MacBook screen on any monitor or TV in my house. This just puts a dark could over Apple and these extremes they go to to control everything. People that pay for movies shouldn't have to be bothered with stuff like this. FYI I've obtained this movie by other means and will purchase fewer movies from iTunes in the future. As for the adapter, there is a limit to it's usefulness if Apple software controls what you can connect it to. You agree? So I give it one star for being a neat looking white thing for $30.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Negative Samsung reviews? Worked perfectly for me on receipt, no problem.

    I don't quite understand all the negative Samsung reviews: I held off purchasing this
    adapter for a month because of them: I finally ignored other people's Samsung difficulties and I took a "risk" and bought it and received it this morning.

    I just hooked it up from my 17" MacBook Pro/3.06/2x4GB/500/SD/AG and plugged it in via VGA cable to my Samsung 50" 1080P Plasma (PN50B550T2F) and mirrored with absolutely no difficulty. I'm sorry I hesitated buying it now. It was stunning to see Safari speed through pages using my AT&T U-Verse MaxPlus internet account (up to 18Mbps downstream but usually clocks around 14 to 16 Mbps) on that large of a screen.

    10 of 11 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Works fine on my NEC NP50 DLP projector. Maybe there is some sync signal problem on some monitors - I don't know. It works fine for me.

    9 of 9 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    This dongle worked as advertised. I picked up the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter for my new Apple Macbook (unibody) 2.0GHz machine, and connected it to two seperate Samsung 20" 206BW monitors, and both functioned fine over VGA. My reason for only using VGA was that both of the monitors are currently tied up in a dual-monitor setup through DVI to my PC, so this was easy to do and I could just click "Source" to move over to my Mac.

    After reading all the reviews I was hesitant, but I figured i'd give it a try for the sake of hoping it would work, and it does (for now). If your only choice is VGA, this will likely work for you (fingers crossed).

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to VGA Monitor

    I'm using the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect my new MacBook to an old, but perfectly functional, Nokia 446XPro 19" CRT. It works at all supported resolutions through 1600 x 1200 @ 65 Hz just fine (I use it at 1280 x 1024 @ 85 Hz). The picture on the CRT looks slightly less sharp than my old iBookG4 did at the same resolution, but not enough to spring for a new Apple LED Cinema Display (yet).

    I haven't connected it to any other monitor.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as unreliable as the off brand dongles

    This particular dongle for Display Port/Thunderbolt is very quirky. It will work fine for our School's projectors for a brief period. We have bought dozens over the past 6 years for our schools and have also bought some from off brand sites. These brand names will all work initially but often give out at the same rate as the off brand dongles (3-6 months). Trying another dongle from a (big online) brand name competitor that has high reviews so fingers crossed.

    As we don't require going into high resolution projector displays XGA/WXGA is the most common, or lower resolution so the off brand ones are just as good (aka break as often) as the name brand dongle. If going into a higher resolution display, this my be the best choice.

    9 of 10 people found this useful