Scratches, again

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rmoliv, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. rmoliv macrumors regular

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    Do you also notice trillions of microscratches on the sides of your Apple TV 4K? They’re only visible under intense light as under a flashlight. I wonder whether it is due to dust rubbing on the surfaces when I clean them with a microfiber cloth. The material they used on the sides is a dust magnet though after less than 1 sec after cleaning it’s full of dust again.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    My Apple TV has been under my TV since I plugged it in there
    Haven't bothered to look to see if it has any scratches, with or without a flashlight, and I certainly wouldn't be cleaning it with a microfiber cloth

    So that would be a hard no to your question: "Do you also notice trillions of microscratches on the sides of your Apple TV 4K?"
     
  3. The All American macrumors newbie

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    It’s velcrowed to the back of my TV. I couldn’t even tell you what it looks like
     
  4. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Of course it's scratched, unless you live in a 100% sterile environment, dust will always be there and being a glossy finish, it would scratch.

    But then again, Apple TV is one of a few Apple products that I don't care that much what it looks. It's a kind of device that I plug and forget, as long as it works. I watch my TV shows and movies, not the box.

    So yeah it has scratches but I don't care.
     
  5. rmoliv thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is under the TV as well.
    The glossy finish on the sides is elegant design-wise but a acts like a vacuum cleaner: all the dust gets on there. I think Apple should pay attention to such details given the price tag of their products.
    Here's a picture of my Apple TV 4K where you can clearly see the dust and the micro scratches I talk about which are all over the glossy sides (see inside the red circle where the flash highlighted them).

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  6. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    You should have left the protective plastic on.
     
  7. rmoliv thread starter macrumors regular

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    How so? I had to remove it as it was covering the ports.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    He is winding you up and pointing out that your obsession with scratches on this and your other devices is just a tad on the extreme side
     
  9. StoneJack macrumors 65816

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    should left in the box. Would be in pristine condition
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    But what to do about those pesky microscratches on the shrink wrap?
     
  11. Scott Davilla macrumors regular

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  12. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    Dude! I really think you need to get out more! :)
    Go travelling and things like Apple TV won't matter to you, let alone dust scratches! You'll see life in a totally different perspective! :)
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Same here. I won't notice any scratches.
     
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    If you are concerned about micro scratches, which were there in the first place as the plastic isn’t polished to a mirror finish. The I would make sure you enter you house wearing dust suits and hair nets.
    I can’t seriously believe you are complainning about this happening to the ‘elegant design’ as you put it. It’s a cheap plastic product not a premium aluminium and glass product, let’s say costing in the region $1200. Wonder who produces a product like that which gets covered in scratches quite easily?
     
  16. tonyr6 macrumors 65816

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    I hate piano finish surfaces that scratch if you just breath on it wrong. I use to get upset but now I don't care after I posted this about the Roku 3 back in the day.

    I hide my streaming devices so when the glossy get scratched it no longer bothers me.
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    Only remove the plastic from the back and leave it on the sides.
     

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