I got my APC 15 installed yesterday and initial thoughts are:
This unit is nice looking; perhaps not as "tech" looking as the Monsters and perhaps not as 'elegant' as the Belkin pf60 but somewhere in between. It is very heavy and has the largest power cord I've seen except for appliances such as clothes dryer and stove. The APC H15 has 15 amp or 1.5KVA capacity therefore the large power cable is required. The plug, however, is angled and does not block the other outlet.
It has 12 outlets nicely arranged in 4 groups (6-digital , 2-video, 2-audio, and 2-high current). The high current outlets can be controlled via 12 volt trigger but can also be live without the 12 volt trigger after a desired delay. I had read that the unit has sequenced on/off but in reality the only 'sequenced' on/off outlets are the 2 high current outlets being activated by set delay without trigger or by trigger & set delay. I recently purchased the Pioneer vsx03 AVR and the trigger out of the Pioneer was not strong enough (only 50mA) to trigger an older device (which apparently requires 200mA) but the APC detected the 12v and the outlets responded as they should.
The lcd meter is very nice; you can select to see:
1) Volt in & Volt out
2) Volt out & Amp out
3) Power out & percent of power usage or
4) Volt in & Frequency in.
I think one of the primary differences between other popular power conditioners and this APC H15 is that the APC also has automatic voltage regulation. You can set the voltage range from narrow for stable incoming power which results in conditioned 120v +/- 5% or normal which results in +/- 10% or wide for really unstable incoming power which results in +/- 15%.
I live in an area that has pretty consistent power so I set it to narrow and during my first day of watching, the voltage varied only slightly (between 119 ~ 123) therefore the APC H15 didn't need to boost or trim the voltage. This would indicate that I and probably many other people wouldn't need the voltage regulation but it's nice to know that it is there just in case.
It also has two sets of coaxial inputs; one for SAT and one for Cable/Ant. The Cable/Ant also serves as a splitter since it has two outputs. However, when I connected my D*TV HD DVR, I only got one antenna signal through the unit. The SAT passed the signal fine but I couldn't get the other signal through the Cable/ant input. I'll call APC and see if there is a bandwidth design issue or if I have a faulty unit.
My equipment consists of plazma TV, medium priced AVR, BD, DVD, SAT box, and some other misc such as laptop, XBOX, wireless bridge, etc. but with all my equipment powered on, I only used between 28~33% of the capacity. In another post, someone mentioned that the APC H10 had plenty of capacity and with my setup, that would be true. I didn't really need the extra capacity of the H15 but I like the visual of the LCD monitoring meter which is not provided on the H10 and if I ever upgrade to a separate power amp, the extra capacity might be needed. Additionally, the price difference between the discontinued silver color H10 and H15 was only $30. If someone were buying the black model, the price difference is substantial and I would recommend the H10 unless large power amps are being used.
All in all, I'm very happy with the unit and with the discontinued price of $150, it is head & shoulders above many other units selling for twice as much. The unit has a 5 year warranty but this is built like a tank and would expect it to last much longer.