Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter from eBay Trustworthy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lordking65, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. lordking65 macrumors regular

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    Im thinking of buying those "un-genuine" Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapters from ebay and i was wondering if anyone had problems from any of them.

    Will they work just as well as Apple's?
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

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    You never know with anything on eBay because anybody can sell there. If you want a low cost no risk choice, try monoprice.com. I've had no problem returning stuff there that hasn't worked out.
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    +1 for www.monoprice.com!
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i purchased a DP->DVI adaptor (for iMac), and no dice. dont trust them unless they have been tested properly.
     
  5. lordking65 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you talking about eBay or Monoprice?
     
  6. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    It's an analog adapter. In analog technology, you need good cables and shielding, else the image on the screen distorts and doesn't look nice. I bought my adapter from Apple when I purchased my Mac Mini.

    When it comes to analog audio and video, the best you can buy isn't good enough. Everything else is good with cables/adapters from eBay.
     
  7. cedricbd macrumors newbie

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    all cable adapter

    Well I bought a mini to HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort adapter about 2 weeks ago from a power seller named "all cable adapter" on ebay. This 3 in 1 ended to be cheaper than most of the other DVI only adapters I found (even if it shipped from Hong Kong). The quality of the thing really impressed me (for that price I was expecting mostly a not-so-good-looking-but-still-working kind of adapter) and it shipped faster than many other orders I made from the US (and actually shipped faster than another order I placed on the same day, shipping from ontario (canada) to me in quebec (still in canada)...)

    I ended up plugging my display on HDMI and it works just fine.

    The only bad feedback I can give to that seller is the more-than-poor quality of his english.. but hey; this guy comes from hong kong...

    This adapter might suit you :
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-displaypor...ps=63&clkid=6532882081349820891#ht_3966wt_913

    but he has many different mini-to-vga cables and I'm not quite sure about the differences, so you might want to double-check.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    both, but monoprice at least has some good points about it :rolleyes:
     

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