Power Strip with Unswitched Outlets? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 02-05-2013, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Noobio2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Why am I having so much trouble finding a basic power strip with an unswitched outlet or two? My HT is pretty low budget, and I am not looking for anything too complicated and fancy. There are plenty of $30 to $50 devices that would meet my needs perfectly, but almost none of them have an unswitched outlet for the DVR. Why is this such a rare feature? Does anyone have any recommendations?

The only line I've found so far are these from Belkin, but I don't want or need a remote, and the reviews suggest that the remotes are prone to failure anyway.

Any other ideas (in my price range) greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Noobio
Noobio2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 02-05-2013, 01:02 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jautor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noobio2 View Post

Why am I having so much trouble finding a basic power strip with an unswitched outlet or two? My HT is pretty low budget, and I am not looking for anything too complicated and fancy. There are plenty of $30 to $50 devices that would meet my needs perfectly, but almost none of them have an unswitched outlet for the DVR. Why is this such a rare feature? Does anyone have any recommendations?

Because you're trying to do something that a regular, cheap power strip isn't meant for...

Just run your DVR to the wall outlet, or better yet, to a UPS, and leave all the switched stuff on the power strip.

Or since you were already onto the Belkin products - they have a $30 one that does exactly what you need:

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Conserve-Socket-Energy-Saving/dp/B003P2UMQ2/ref=pd_sim_e_1

"2 Not-Controlled outlets for continuous power to cable/satellite boxes and DVRs"


Jeff

Rock Creek Theater -- CIH, Panamorph, Martin Logan, SVS PB2000, Carada Masquerade, Grafik Eye, Bar table, Green Glue, JVC RS50 
Theater build photos: http://photobucket.com/autor-ht

jautor is online now  
Reply General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off