• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    I use it with my MacBook and a data projector, and a 52" Samsung TV. Just lost mine and replacing straight away.

    Lost 1 star as a bit pricey.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    Bought this cable when I was buying my MacBook Pro. It works perfectly with my tv. When I connect it to my Mac, the Mac automatically changes to the correct display resolution for my tv. When I disconnect the cable, it automatically changes back to the correct display resolution for my MacBook Pro screen, very simple indeed

    All the negative reviews of this product are from people who bought this cable for the wrong purpose or bought the wrong cable.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    I don't know why so many people are having problems. I have used this cable to successfully connect my unibody MacBook Pro to an Optoma projector and a SAMSUNG 32" LCD television. It is currently connecting my new MacMini to the exact same television as a media centre, without a glitch! And my TV is 2-3 years old, newer ones should work even better!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works absolutely fine.

    I bought this for a presentation at church, using a borrowed Casio XJ-A256 projector with a Dell VGA cable.

    Screwed the cable to the adaptor, plugged the cable into the projector, turned on the projector, plugged the cable into the Mac (2010 MacBook Pro). Instant recognition. Set display for mirroring, connected the audio socket to my Pure Avanti radio.

    Bingo! All worked first time. Presentation successful. Congregation wowed by a 10 minute film show.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Well

    Rarely do I bother to write a review, but I bought this after seeing the negative comments (really needed it), but it worked excellently when I used it. In case I did something different, the VGA output was converted using a splitter into a Composite output which was sent to the projectors (not samsung so I don't know whether this would work). On the whole pretty good.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I have bought the adapter (Mini DisplayPort to VGA) and tried it with my new MacBook Pro and it works beautifully - I only adjust to "mirror" the screen at Display at system preferences. Apple will never let me down while the other PC let me down during my important presentations as their laptop sometimes freezes, etc.

    Well done Apple!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adaptor for MBP 13inch

    I bought a MBP In July, to date i have had one visit to store and two calls from support yet the thunderbolt port still fails to synch. As a tutor and student, the one thing I hate is being embarrassed. After borrowing other windows systems for presentations, Apple has allowed this to occur now, as they fail to rectify the fault! Be very aware the cable to attach MBP to VGA often doesn't work. The forums support this! The fault is there, but they fail to advise before purchase and don't help after...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with LCD data projector

    As with other reports, the data projector refuses to recognize the MacBook Pro when I plug the cable in. I've used Detect Displays in the Displays control panel, but still no joy. The only thing that works is rebooting the machine with the display plugged in. The same projector had no problems with my old white MacBook via a mini-DVI to VGA adaptor. This is simply not acceptable for a laptop that cost over 2000 Euro. Do Apple ever actually *test* any of these things? I can't understand why they abandoned the perfectly-adequate mini-DVI for the mini-DisplayPort on their most recent machines.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    I have a 13" Unibody MacBook and an old 19" TFT (Samtron 73v).

    The adapter works as described out of the box, no problems at all. Only things that could be better is that the lead could be a bit longer, other than that, all OK.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Move by Apple

    Mr Apple needs to listen to these comments. On a professional piece of kit, you should not be reliant on a flimsy adaptor to perform a basic task like display on an external display or projector. I understand the reasoning behind the change to smaller connections, Space. But if you can't fit a professional connector on the laptop, make it bigger! A professional grade laptop like the MacBook Pro should have a professional 25 pin DVI connection with the industry standard adaptor for VGA. there is a reason why the DVI connector is the size it it, and that is reliability.

    Sort it on the next model!!!

    25 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor

    This product is not at the high standard you come to expect from apple.

    I am unable to connect my brand new Macbook to my Samsung TV as it would seem apple did not properly test this product before releasing it.

    Do NOT buy this product if you have a Samsung TV...

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    I ordered this after finding my old VGA monitor, had no money to buy a new one and needed to move my mac away from the shared TV room so I can actually use it. This adaptor was a live saver and can now use my mac mini after 2 months of it sitting turned on in the shared TV room.

    Thank you Apple for supporting legacy monitors!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    Abit over price but the build quality is fantastic! Brilliant for extending your screen or using in with keynote!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It all depends...

    I think the best that can be said for this & the DVI adaptor is, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
    The older your monitor, it seems the less chance of success. I have tried both of these adapters on a pair of IBM C220P CRT screens. DP-DVI fails to be recognised at all, DP-VGA will see it, but only up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz. I've even tried the software hacks, no joy.
    So my purchase of a new 200 quid graphics card to replace a failed 8800 now means I have to spend another £1400 on 2 new matched monitors:-(

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    It quite simply doesn't work. I invited an International Rugby Referee to give a lecture to 30+ rugby referees and my brand new MacBook Pro failed to get the images to the screen through the projector. What on earth is this about? Some people say it works beautifully. How? This is supposed to be "plug and play". What have I failed to understand?

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says on the packet!

    We have used this adapter on interactive white boards, VGA projectors, LCD screens, plasma screens etc. and it has worked every time. It has worked flawlessly through our MacBook Pro 17" i7 (May 2010) when our partner consultant's windows machines have crashed and burned. (no surprise there!)

    It is expensive but worth the money because like most apple products it "just works".

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful adaptor

    This adaptor does what it says, it provides a VGA socket for a Mac. It has been used with projectors and a range of displays, including my Samsung TV, without problems.

    Slightly expensive for what it is.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Elastic band not included

    A poorly designed product from Apple. It functions OK but the receptors for the stabilising screws from a standard VGA cable don't engage with the screws so you need a couple of firm elastic bands to hold it together. Very disappointing that a company that is so design oriented should make such a clumsy design fault in a standard connector.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Using this adapter to connect a second display to a Mac Pro. Mac will not recognise the correct resolution for the display.
    An identical display is connected to the DVI port via a VGA>DVI adapter without any problems.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Opens possibilities

    Though a little pricey I am very content with this product. After reading numerous reviews varying from positive to rather negative I received the cable with anxiety. But after checking with a couple of TVs and a number of projectors I have no complaints. It just works. I now can take my MBP around and use it for a number of new purposes.

    4 of 6 people found this useful