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View Poll Results: remove the plastic film off new electronics?
Yes. And it might even annoy me to see it on other's stuff 86 80.37%
No! I must keep the screen safe. No scratches on the screen. PROTECT THE SCREEN. 21 19.63%
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default The clear plastic film on the screens of new electronics...off or on???

You buy a new watch, dvd player, mp3 player, whatever. There is static film protector things on the screens of said new toy. Do you leave it on as long as possible, or tear it off immediately (possibly feeling like you've conquered something)?

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Old 02-27-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Camera and Ipods on, everything else off
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #3
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Ipod on, everything else off (annoys me)
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:20 PM   #4
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I agree Ipod on, everything else take it off.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:22 PM   #5
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You can buy those things and cut them to size. Saw them at best buy the other night.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:35 PM   #6
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When I was visiting my grandma in Arizona she had this digital thermometer that was connected wirelessly to the inside of the house. She said it had been 80 degrees outside since she got it 3 weeks prior, and that she thought it was broken. I looked at it and it had that clear plastic film over the digital readout, but it had 80 degrees printed on it. Now she thinks im Albert Einstein for 'fixing' it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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Off, off, off and OFF.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:45 PM   #8
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I take it off watches. I try to leave it on everything else if it's not inconvenient.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:50 PM   #9
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When I was visiting my grandma in Arizona she had this digital thermometer that was connected wirelessly to the inside of the house. She said it had been 80 degrees outside since she got it 3 weeks prior, and that she thought it was broken. I looked at it and it had that clear plastic film over the digital readout, but it had 80 degrees printed on it. Now she thinks im Albert Einstein for 'fixing' it.


Please tell me your grandma does not drive.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:51 PM   #10
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You can buy those things and cut them to size. Saw them at best buy the other night.
not usually exactly the same thing, but yeah
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:53 PM   #11
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When I was visiting my grandma in Arizona she had this digital thermometer that was connected wirelessly to the inside of the house. She said it had been 80 degrees outside since she got it 3 weeks prior, and that she thought it was broken. I looked at it and it had that clear plastic film over the digital readout, but it had 80 degrees printed on it. Now she thinks im Albert Einstein for 'fixing' it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:54 PM   #12
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the first thing i do is take those things off. and yes, it annoys me when i see that crap on other ppls electronics but oh well. what i found very interesting is a friend of mine kept all that plastic crap on his ipod; within a week, he had more scratches then mine due to dust getting under the plastic cover and smashing between it and his ipod.

my philosophy is... whats the point in covering something to the point where it makes it look like crap. i would rather have something with a few scratches then carry around an electronic device that looks like a wad of plastic wrap.

For ipod owners, seriously check this out. http://www.shieldzone.com/ this stuff really works. i can now put my ipod in my pocket along with keys and what not and not even worry... best of all, it will cover almost all the tiny inevitable scratches that are already on your ipod. Best of all, you cant really tell its there. most ppl i show my ipod to dont believe that its covered untill they look REAL close. its like rockblocker for your ipod.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:12 PM   #13
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As long as the plastic is not interfering with legibly seeing the display which is covers (some moreso than others), i leave it on as long as possible before its gets mangled, peels away itself or just interferes with operation. Why not let it protect the screen as long as possible.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:13 PM   #14
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the first thing i do is take those things off. and yes, it annoys me when i see that crap on other ppls electronics but oh well. what i found very interesting is a friend of mine kept all that plastic crap on his ipod; within a week, he had more scratches then mine due to dust getting under the plastic cover and smashing between it and his ipod.

my philosophy is... whats the point in covering something to the point where it makes it look like crap. i would rather have something with a few scratches then carry around an electronic device that looks like a wad of plastic wrap.

For ipod owners, seriously check this out. http://www.shieldzone.com/ this stuff really works. i can now put my ipod in my pocket along with keys and what not and not even worry... best of all, it will cover almost all the tiny inevitable scratches that are already on your ipod. Best of all, you cant really tell its there. most ppl i show my ipod to dont believe that its covered untill they look REAL close. its like rockblocker for your ipod.
you said "best of all" twice... which part is better
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:16 PM   #15
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I wish i kept mine on my ipod. i managed to scratch mine up pretty nicely before i got a case for it.
My sister takes the cake for leaving the plastic on though, she still has the shrink wrap on her ibook power plug :O
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:18 PM   #16
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I guess you asked the dealership to keep all the plastic film on the car when you picked it up?
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:19 PM   #17
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It annoys me to no end.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:24 PM   #18
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It annoys me to no end.
Same here. I rip it off of everything immediately and can't stand the fact that my mom leaves it on for as long as possible.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:26 PM   #19
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off. of everything.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:27 PM   #20
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I take it off and berate my stupid friends who leave it on. My roommate freshman year left it on his laptop for about three months. He took it off to shut me up. Non-stupid people 1, stupid people 0.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:37 PM   #21
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Thats like my favourite thing is the whole world (well almost) peeing that plastic off. So much so that my friends hide new electorincs from me casue they know ill peel em.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:42 PM   #22
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Off on everything, along with those dumb stickers that some products have.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:47 PM   #23
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I guess there are a lot more people with plastic coverings on their couches than I ever would have dreamed!


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Old 02-27-2007, 11:48 PM   #24
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I always take it off...I take it all off...
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:50 PM   #25
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Only thing worse than leaving those things on, is the 37 stickers advertising the features of the camera/computer/DVD player/gizmo that people leave on.
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