Mini Display port to VGA Adapter

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  1. Nobita macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    I have just read some of the comments on the adapter that is sold in apple store australia: http://store.apple.com/au/product/MB572Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ&mco=MjkyNjI0MA

    The weird thing is so many people complains about this... Is this really that bad?

    By the way does anyone knows where to buy this adapter in Australia that is cheaper than this? The adapter is quite expensive actually... Compare to the other adapters prices..
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I just used it yesterday for presentation; worked like a charm.
     
  3. Nobita thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I'm saying but everyone complained... At least most of them on that page...
     
  4. Camoischaos macrumors member

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    I use mine whenever I'm at home which is daily and I'm yet to have any type of problem with it.
     
  5. davwin macrumors regular

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    No problems with the MDP > VGA adapter here either. I use it daily to connect the AluBook to a few different LCD's depending on where I'm at that day...
     
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I had this for a couple of days, but my beef with it was the quality of the image.
    However, I used it with 5 different monitors and never had a problem connecting to them.
     
  7. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    I use it with my mb and it works well...just didnt do well with Final Cut express, but I dont know if that was because of my RAM only being 2gb or the adapter not being designed for that.
     
  8. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    Mine never had problem recognizing displays but my screen goes black for a second every odd time. Anybody else getting that problem on MR, there's a ton of people getting that problem on the apple board.
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    FWIW that is also happening with the miniDP->DVI adapter, even with Apple's own displays. In both cases it seems to be only when the external monitor is set to a higher resolution than the internal, which of course is most of the time. Must be some sort of a driver issue. Apple issued a driver update that only made things worse, and the promptly withdrew it.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The only issues I had with it was with my Samsung LCD TV. It worked fine with my little 17" Dell LCD monitors.

    This made it unusable, and I went with MDP-->DVI-->HDMI instead.
     
  11. Underworld macrumors member

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    10 Months
    use it every single day to connect to 32" LCD Samsung, to watch HD movie and it works just great. I just Love this tinny guy :D
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    How could you possibly have used it for 10 months when the computer and adapter has only been out of 5 months? :confused:
     
  13. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    MiniDisplay port, NOT mini-DVI.
     
  14. Nobita thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On the other hand this adapter is really hard to find. No ebay stores sell this (at least in Australia). I think AU$45 is a little bit expensive.
     
  15. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    It's an accessory made by/sold by apple, what do you expect? :p
     
  16. harshw macrumors member

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    I used it on two projectors ... worked fine. Tested it on a 24" Dell LCD ( 2405 FPW ) and it worked fine there too ...

    Was a bit afraid buying it as many people on forums were complaining.

    Looks like most of the complaints came from people who had higher resolutions than the built in screen
     
  17. Hakkera macrumors member

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    I have one, and I think for what it is it isn't too bad. If you're planning on using it everyday, I would imagine it would be best to go for a DVI option. I link mine up occasionally to my Samsung 22", but I wouldn't think of running it the whole time off it as the quality is too low. It's not bad for viewing films or other fullscreen applications, but I wouldnt bother with it for precision work.

    If it helps, I'm going to find some way to go DVI as I'm not satisfied, but then again I'm all about quality, and I didn't buy the DP-VGA, someone gave it to me.
     
  18. Nobita thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not too worried about quality now... What I'm going to do is just to do presentations, I would have to present so many presentations this year because I'm going to so many conferences (and most of them uses VGA with their projectors).

    Asked people from dicksmith and Jb hi fi today. They're all out of stock. They ask me if I want them to order it online and I told them if that's the case I could do that by myself.
     
  19. cripplerking macrumors member

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    I am also interested in this issue. Quick question though: For a 19" widescreen Acer, would the DVI or VGA adapter be better? Also, is there anywhere in the US where I could get one cheaper than $30?
     
  20. Hakkera macrumors member

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    If you can get DVI, do. It will nearly always be better. The only reason for getting a VGA is for use with a projector that only supports VGA input.
     
  21. Nobita thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my lecture theaters and so many other presentation projectors uses VGA only though... =( bad luck.
     

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