• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Samsung TV

    I'm very disappointed with this. I bought a new MacBook last week and got the VGA adapter so I could use it with my TV as I did my old PowerBook G4 (via the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter). The new adapter worked fine when I connected it to an overhead projector, but it doesn't seem to send a readable signal to my Samsung LN40A650 television.

    I tried booting in to Windows via Boot Camp and got the same result.

    I guess I'll have to try the DVI adapter with a converter from DVI to HDMI to use this with my TV. A Mini DisplayPort to HDMI (or even regular DisplayPort, which can be directly converted without using audio) would be ideal, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of that.

    2924 of 4295 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    I've bought this part twice trying to get my Unibody Aluminum Macbook to work with my Samsung LN40A550 40" LCD. Does not work. The Macbook finds the monitor, and even shows supported resolutions and refresh rates, but the TV acts like no signal is getting to it.

    Come on, Apple. It's only the most popular television / monitor brand out there. Let's get a fix on the way, please. Or, at least acknowledge the issue.

    102 of 119 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Limitations Not Clearly Stated.

    The limitations of this adaptor are not mentioned anywhere on the store page.

    Only by digging though support does one find out that "VGA displays that use higher refresh rates (such as 85 Hz) at resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or greater may not generate video properly until you lower the refresh rate."

    "May" the DAC chip on the adaptor is either designed and the firmware is written to support 1600 x 1200 @ 85 Hz or it is not.

    The solution is simply to make technical specifications available to the buyer or at least provide the above warning amongst the overview.

    83 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw: Check before buying!

    The adapter cannot be secured to a VGA cable. You can tell just by looking at the holes; the first few millimeters of the holes are smooth plastic and the threads are recessed. This results in the adapter not having the ability to be secured to the cable, and every time it moves, the video becomes distorted. After discovering the flaw, I went back to the Apple store and looked at the rest of the Mini DisplayPort VGA adapters...they all had the same flaw. Wait until they fix this before you buy one.

    76 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't detect displays and poor color and resolution

    I just got my new MBPro and had to present at a meeting. I assumed that this adapter would just be plug and play into a Panasonic LCD projector. I was wrong.

    I plugged it in and chose (Detect Displays) which it did but the resolution and color were terrible. I grabbed my colleagues HP laptop and it worked just fine and the color was great.

    Very concerned as I use this laptop for presentations and spent a lot of money on it. Thankfully my old Macbook Pro (which always worked) is still in my office so I can switch back. Disappointed.

    67 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but is poorly engineered

    The adapter works, but it adds to the clutter due to apple's putting all the connectors on the left. To make up for the poor placement of the display port, this cable should be at least a foot long to get some of the clutter behind the computer. the display port (usually always connected when on the desktop) is the front most port, getting in the way of the USB ports (which usually get plugged in and out). A 3-6 foot cable would be better to clean the cable mess.

    73 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    Anyone who writes a a positive review of this product must work for Apple.

    First, with the money it costs to buy a Macbook, you should expect it to come with a VGA port already installed. Why should anyone need to pay an additional 30 dollars for an adapter? It's an inconvenience.

    Second, these adapters do not hold up very long. I use mine every day. After two months of teaching, it is already starting to black out. They aren't built to handle the long haul. I have this problem every year. Last year, I went through 3 adapters.

    Someone at Apple needs to wake-up and learn to make a durable product that will last.

    67 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No go with 50" Samsung

    Brand new Macbook Pro Late 2008 using this cable to my 50in Samsung TV - MBP finds the display in the Sys Prefs/Displays but no signal detected on TV. Not sure if the fault is the Mac or the TV? Either way it stinks it doesn't work.

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It comes off about once a day.

    The display adapter is so small and lacking any fasteners it falls off very easily just from the weight of the VGA cable.

    I ended up just taping the adapter to the Mac.

    Its such a obvious design flaw. Because of this I cannt really recommend using a Mac for mission critical assignments. Once the cable falls out, it often crashes the system.

    Just a little shake of the table or someone bumping into the Mac will cause the adapter to slip out, losing all work on the system. Even with the tape the adapter slowly comes lose.

    51 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA male will not attach to this piece of junk

    Piece of *censored* - non-standard holes are set back too far for any standard male VGA plug to attach. This means your cables will work loose and come apart. *censored* *censored* - expensive overpriced *censored*, Steve.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another user with Samsung issues

    This connector also does not work with my Samsung LCD TV, at ANY resolution output. Model LN-T4065F.

    I suppose I'll try the DVI version, then go DVI-->HDMI.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Just acquired a new Macbook pro (really nice bit of kit). Connected it to my Samsung 22" monitor via this converter. Now get the old blank sync screen every five mins. Makes me want to put my head through the screen. Is there anything I can do to fix this?... After reading the other reviews appears not. Please fix this Apple!

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These ALWAYS Break!

    I love Apple products and I am a lifetime user, but I must say, Apple adapters and cables are BEYOND DISAPPOINTING. I have already purchased 3 of these adapters and 2 have broken on me within 4 months of purchase. This is ridiculous.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I have used up to 3 adaptors within a year. It is too easily broken and i have to buy a new one every few months. Very poor quality.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Sure

    Used this for a few months without issue. Just returned from a big training that was seriously compromised b/c the adaptor projected a purple hue on the screen. It was determined with some troubleshooting it was the adaptor - not my macbook, or the company's state of the art projection equipment. I changed adaptors and it worked fine. VERY disappointing!!! As others have said - probably the FIRST Apple product I really dislike and at $30 for the cable -what a waste as I know go in search of replacing it with a new one only 4 months later. APPLE REVISIT YOUR SUPPLIER ON THIS ONE PLEASE! There is clearly a theme here on how mediocre this product is and I disregarded the negative comments here before I bought it and clearly paid the price literally......!

    39 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on 4 out of 5 displays!

    This a a terrible product cuz it doesn't work on anything other than an LG TV.
    Tried a BenQ 17" monitor...no go.
    Skyworth TV...no go.
    Sanyo TV...no go.
    Acer 24" monitor...no go.
    DLP projector...no go.

    How basic is it to demand a computer outputs properly to another monitor for presentations or videos...!?!?!

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters are always the problem

    I work as a tech at a university and we have these small adapters connected to iMAC's, mac mini's and Laptops... these adapters give out on a regular basis. It's a HUGE waste of money to purchase a mass load of replacements... unfortunately it's the only choice we have. EXTREMELY disappointed in this product.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Physically, the design of this adapter barely allows you to get a good solid connection to a VGA cable. Apple was too concerned with making it pretty and the flush surface just gets in the way. It does NOT work at all with my Samsung plasma HDTV, and when connected to my smaller Toshiba 720p TV, the picture periodically drops for a second or two every several minutes. This new Mini DisplayPort they stuck us with on the new MBP's is just a FAIL all around from everything I read.

    28 of 31 people found this useful