This adapter works great. I would have say to everyone here who wrote that it doesnt work, they have no idea what they are talking about. Its not a magic adapter. It does what it is designed to do. If you connected it to your computer and you didnt change your resolution and it doesnt work, then it is working exactly as it is designed to work. Most (about 95%) of CRT TVs only have a resolution of 640x480. If you tried to connect your laptop or PC to a TV and you have the resolution set higher than 640x480, it probably wont work. Even with a HD TV, you cant get a RES higher than that via SVIDEO or Composite video cable. I hate the way you guys bad mouth Monoprice because of your stupidity. If you want to convert a laptop signal to work on an HDTV or at a higher resolution you need a Video Convertor, not an adapter. They sell those too. Spend a little more money and stop being cheap. Instead of writing, It dont work (bad grammer intentional), it sucks, its bad, what a rip off, you should do your homework and you will eventually discover how dumb you are. Why not just email Monoprice first? They are more than happy to help. So there!
This product doesn't work with the new Macs. They produce only a Digital signal. So you can't plug this into an old CRT or analog TV. What you need is this http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_id=4724&seq=1&format=2#description . That is a box that will change the Digital signal to Analog.
VGA to S-Video/RCA (Composite) Adapter Cable - Black
I didn't have too much faith in this product so I ordered two of them hoping that one would work. That wasn't the case and I am stuck with two useless VGA adapter cables.Overall, I have ordered quite a bit of different cables from Monoprice. I have not used all of them yet, but 90% of the ones I have used, they seem to be ok. There was this thin HDMI cable I ordered may be two years ago which I just took out to use last month. It did not work either.
Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with PID 2509. Now if I may ask, what exactly were we connecting with this? This adapter is specifically used to connect the video card on a computer to a TV input. Your video card MUST be able to support s-Video or Composite out through it's VGA port; this is known as a TV out function. In either case, a shame this didn't work out for your needs.. Sorry again for the trouble and should you have any questions/concerns, don't hesitate to contact us!
Regards, Jonathan Arteaga Tech Support Associate ------------------------------------------------------------------
November 18, 2016
This is not meant for laptop to tv, read below for what you need.
To whom it may concern, in order to output your laptop to a tv, you need these 2 things. An svideo cable (M-M) and an 3.5mm x 2 RCA jacks. I have got 2 links for you. This is what you need.