I would highly recommend putting it on a UPS. I put my receiver and sub on the surge-only side due to power draw concerns, but during firmware updates, I'd put the receiver on the battery backup side. Plus, if you're into setting the time on your Sony TV, the UPS will keep it from losing the time during short duration outages. (I'm assuming your 950 is like my 850 and prior Sony TVs WRT losing the time at the drop of a hat.) I don't know about the "APC AV" UPS; I use a normal APC XS1500 for my PC, TV, and other components. Works great.