• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't use VGA for an HDTV, use DVI/HDMI!

    This adapter works well with my HP w2007 20" LCD monitor. The picture is crisp and steady. It's hard to distinguish from a DVI connection.

    I do find it's best to let the monitor sync itself when I plug it in and then just leave it and not fuss with it. If I hit the monitor's "Auto Sync" button the result is often a blurry display. If this happens, unplugging and plugging the adapter fixes it, as does performing a "factory reset" using my monitor's menu. I suggest trying these things if your monitor is having trouble getting a good sync.

    For those of you having trouble using this to connect a MacBook to an HDTV, let me offer this advice: Your HDTV probably has an HDMI port, so that's what you should be using, not VGA. Get the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and also a DVI to HDMI cable. You will get a far better result. I use this method to connect my MacBook to a Panasonic HDTV and it works beautifully. Please, do yourself a favor and do not use the VGA port if your HDTV has HDMI (or DVI). Hope that helps!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    When I migrated to the aluminum MacBook I was disappointed I had to buy yet another display adapter and that there wasn't one for SVGA. That said, the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter lets me continue using my inexpensive ViewSonic monitor and has always worked reliably. One of the sockets doesn't seem to accommodate the thumbscrew from the VGA cable but it hasn't affected performance as far as I can tell.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly

    After reading the other reviews, I thought this was going to be a disaster. I'm using it with a ViewSonic video projector.

    I plugged the adapter into the Mac (15" MBP current model), plugged the projector cable into the adapter, the Mac immediately recognized the projector. I went into the utility to mirror the screens (which was not the default), it knocked the resolution on the projector down to one the projector could handle. This was all displayed in the Monitors dropdown in the toolbar. And everything worked absolutely perfectly.

    Yes, it doesn't look anywhere near as good on the projector as it does on the Mac. What a surprise. And this is the Mac's problem why??

    My only complaint is that $29.95 is a bit expensive, but all Apple cables are absurdly expensive.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    I am new to MAC and just got my macbook a week ago. I've already used this adapter on 2 different projectors for different presentations I have given. It worked without any problems. I just hooked it up and it worked. Very simple (and I am definitely not computer savvy).

    17 of 17 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

    Works but.....

    The adaptor works, but why not simply make a mini display port to hdmi cable? It would be cheaper and eliminate the big ugly connector needed to hook 2 disparate cables together. Come on Apple. After creating the beauty that is the new MacBook, you shortcut the cables?

    32 of 34 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works

    It works fine... it actually looks better on my tv than my computer. you just have to fix the display settings on the computer for your television and it will stretch accordingly

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with Optoma projector and Samsung LN-R328W LCD TV

    I am using this adaptor with Macbook Air and have no problem with it. However, it is bigger and more expensive than other previous adaptors (mini DVI-VGA or micro DVI-VGA).

    4 of 6 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive but works as expected

    Almost $30.00 seems a little high, but cheaper than a new monitor and dual screen desktops are the way to go.
    I wish the lead on the adapter was a bit longer say 2 inches, with all the plugs on the left side of the aluminum MacBook, its a little cramped getting all the cables to fit nicely without a big rats nest of cables coming out the side of the MacBook.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, only one nit

    Works fine in my experience with Apple Displays (not saying it doesn't work with others; I haven't had the chance to try it). My only complaint would be the short length -- I would like to see the cable about two to three times as long, or at least have Apple offer up the adapter in various lengths.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    This is a great little thing that gets the job done and it looks good, although it is way overpriced, but still does what it says it will

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Output to my 22" Viewsonic is clear and crisp and setup with no effort. Seems to be of the same quality as the mini DVI to VGA adapter which I used everyday for a year with out incident on my old macbook. Should be priced in the 14.99 - 19.99 range.

    1410 of 1735 people found this useful