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I'm looking for a surge protector (not too expensive) to use for my LCD TV and PS3.

Any recommendations?
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I'm looking for a surge protector (not too expensive) to use for my LCD TV and PS3.

Any recommendations?

I am going to put in a vote for the Belkin F9D1001 SurgeMaster. It's kinda bulky but has plenty of room for all kinds of home theater equipment. Take the time to secure it to the wall and let it break in. This surge protector will not disappoint.
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Look no further than here:

http://store.audioholics.com/section...roduct-blowout

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http://store.audioholics.com/section...roduct-blowout

What advantage do those have over a simple surge protector like this one: http://www.amazon.com/APC-11-Outlet-...4936959&sr=8-2

I know they make the electric signal better, but I mean in terms of surge protection.
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My favorite, on all our electronics is the APC LE1200. It's both a surge protector and a voltage regulator which helps with brown outs and surges, keeps the current going into the tvs/computers level. Have used it for years with no problems with the attached electronics.
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What advantage do those have over a simple surge protector like this one: http://www.amazon.com/APC-11-Outlet-...4936959&sr=8-2

I know they make the electric signal better, but I mean in terms of surge protection.

I think the APC 11-outlet would be just fine. I have three APC surge protectors of various sizes and am going to get a fourth one for my new Samsung LN37B650. They are great surge protectors at reasonable prices.
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I think the APC 11-outlet would be just fine. I have three APC surge protectors of various sizes and am going to get a fourth one for my new Samsung LN37B650. They are great surge protectors at reasonable prices.

Do plan on using a whole outlet exclusively for the LCD?
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Do plan on using a whole outlet exclusively for the LCD?

Yes, sort of. Only my new Samsung LN37B650, the AT&T U-Verse "cable" box, and a DVD player will be connected to the new APC Surge Protector.
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Yes, sort of. Only my new Samsung LN37B650, the AT&T U-Verse "cable" box, and a DVD player will be connected to the new APC Surge Protector.

Ah, cool. I'll be using it for the TV, PS3, Wii, and cable box.
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Look no further than here:



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I've been doing alot of searching on this same question... I've read bits and pieces about the three protectors listed in this link degrading the signal of HDTV if the cable line is ran through the surge protector. Can anyone comment on that?

Also, is the only difference between the C5 and the C10 the two additional outlets?
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If you want surge protection to your wall mounted LCD check this out. PowerBridge, I used one for my Samsung and it allows me to plug into my Tripplite
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I've been doing alot of searching on this same question... I've read bits and pieces about the three protectors listed in this link degrading the signal of HDTV if the cable line is ran through the surge protector. Can anyone comment on that?

Also, is the only difference between the C5 and the C10 the two additional outlets?


Often it occurs with 2 items, the signal strength of the cable as it enter the TV and at splits: splitters attenuate the signal about 2-3 dB at each split, then finally the attenuation of the surge protector. Some signal sources, like satellite tv, sends signals to the decoder box that maybe filtered out by the surge suppressor filters; you could plug the coax cable after the decoder box into the surge protector before the TV, in that case. It won't protect the decoder box from a surge but the TV will be.





See my links.

See these:

http://www.epinions.com/review/APC_11_OUT_SURG_W_TEL_COA_EA_APNP11VNT3_Surge_Suppressor/content_453665328772/show_~allcom

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Would this one:

http://www.amazon.com/APC-Outlet-252...5107160&sr=8-4

Be okay for just the LCD, Wii and PS3?

Not sure if the joules it states are enough for that. Since I don't really need 11 inputs, but that one has a higher joules rating.
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This is what I use with my gear, bought a few of them. http://www.amazon.com/APC-BE750G-10-...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

I don't worry when we get those annoying power fluctuations anymore.
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Would this one:
http://www.amazon.com/APC-Outlet-2525J-Surge-Protector/dp/B0012YJQWQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1245107160&sr=8-4

Be okay for just the LCD, Wii and PS3?

Not sure if the joules it states are enough for that. Since I don't really need 11 inputs, but that one has a higher joules rating.

Yes, but read my last post. Joules rating is hype, and the P11, FWIW, has a higher joule rating than the one you chose, which is its 'little' brother.
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This is what I use with my gear, bought a few of them. http://www.amazon.com/APC-BE750G-10-Outlet-Power-Saving-Uninterruptible/dp/B000Z80ICM/ref=pd_cp_hi_1

I don't worry when we get those annoying power fluctuations anymore.

That's a good unit but you'll have to replace the SLA batteries in 5 years or earlier. Those batteries will cost more than the price of a P11VNT3. Each UPS rated to about 750W, whereas many passive surge protectors are rated to a full NEC single branch circuit, about 1850W.

Simplified:

spikes and surges: surge suppressor
voltages irregularities: voltage regulator
power failure: UPS


The cost of those from APC is roughly, $30, 60, and 90 each respectively. The only issue is UPS have high maintenance costs for the batteries, see reviews at Amazon for LE1200 regulator.
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