Do you store your ATV flat or on its side?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bijou, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. bijou macrumors regular

    bijou

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    It seems to feel much hotter when mine is flat, but putting it on the side seems to be cooler to the touch. Our system is in a cooled, vented media closet so no danger of knocking it over.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Well that makes sense since more surface area is exposed to air when it's on its side.
     
  3. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    Mine is not visible so I went ahead and set it on small blocks. Seems to be cooler with a couple inches of air space below it
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Mine is flat. I think it would have been cool for Apple to provide some supports to officially store it vertically, but I don't have the space to do so.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I have it on it's side also. I haven't noticed any heat problems yet. I did pick up some fan units for that side of the entertainment center. My dvr freaking runs hot, very hot!
     
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