Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 6:41 PM (in response to medicinemanKE)
I tried hard. Four different manufacturers, including Belkin, none of HDMI to VGA works with rMBP. However, all of them work with other sources, like Dell notebook.
HDMI directly from rMBP to HDMI intput works fine.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 5:09 PM (in response to medicinemanKE)
I talked to Apple support. They admitted the problem. rMBP HDMI output will work only directly to HDMI input. Any adaptor in between wont work. There is an Apple support Case ID: 448853799 if you need a reference.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2013 5:06 AM (in response to scruzdj)
Below are the two adaptors I use that work fine.
I use the VGA at work for the connection to conference room projectors
I use the DVI connection to a $100 flat screen second second monitor I have
I'm happy with both. The only issue is, since I plug/unplug the thunderbolt cable several times a day, the connection moves and the monitor sometimes looses the signal for a second. Thunderbolt is just not a tight connection like DVI and VGA and doesn't hold it in place strong enough. Nice that its small but not a good connector over all...the number one requirement of a connection is that it is tight and secure...thunderbolt fails this.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2014 1:59 PM (in response to medicinemanKE)
I had a similar problem but wanted to use the HDMI port instead of the thunderbolt port.
I tested this on a MacBook Pro Retina (late 2013) and on a MacMini (2012).
As stated above, on both machines my HDMI -> VGA dongle did not work.
To solve this, I placed a HDMI repeater between the Mac and the dongle.
Surprisingly this does work.
Repeater: HQ AVREPEAT-31
HDMI->VGA: Delock HDMI-A male > VGA female