4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2007 8:41 PM by Mickpass
Mickpass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am in the process of buying a Mini-DVi to VGA connector, but have been told, by an Apple Store in Korea, that the connector isn't very good and that it has colour problems. Loss of colour and colour mismatching. Has anybody had these problems and if so, is there a way around it?

Thanks Guys.

20" iMac Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2.4 GHz C2D, 1 gig RAM
  • 1. Re: Mini-DVi to VGA colour loss?
    TerryR Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I don't know about color mismatching (I have an old Studio Display CRT hooked up to my iMac for extra real estate, so the color and brightness differences between the CRT and LCD are very noticeable), but I have the full palette of colors; I think the biggest concern that I have read about (see the reviews on the Apple store site) has been its sturdiness, with many ceasing to function after months of use.
    I must say, however, that mine has been working fine since July (knock wood), as did my mini-VGA to VGA connector from Apple to hook my old eMac up to the 17" CRT.
    To my thinking, for a little less than $20, it's not a bad gamble.
  • 2. Re: Mini-DVi to VGA colour loss?
    Mickpass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Cheers for that Terry, I'll keep it in mind.
  • 3. Re: Mini-DVi to VGA colour loss?
    figtreephoto Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have had serious issues with this. Tried using it with both my 24" Imac and macbook and had the same problems. When I use it to connect to my 22" acer lcd, it has horrible color issues and even worse ghosting issues. I would normally write this off to it being a cheap monitor, but I didn't have any problems with it when I was using it on a windows machine(i'm a recent convert). And actually, I haven't had any problems with it when I connect my macbook to my Samsung HDTV, at least not that I've noticed.

    Hope that helps.
  • 4. Re: Mini-DVi to VGA colour loss?
    Mickpass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Cheers for that. It will actually be connected to a PAVV (Samsung) HDTV. So hopefully no problems.