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I've pretty much planned out my system but have this one thing left to decide on. There's a lot of options out there for power bars/surge protectors all the way to power centers/ power cleaners, I'd like to know what some of the people here would recommend in the $100-150 range. Ive looked at products like the Monster MP HTS 1600, Monster HDP 1800 on amazon which seem nice.
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I've pretty much planned out my system but have this one thing left to decide on. There's a lot of options out there for power bars/surge protectors all the way to power centers/ power cleaners, I'd like to know what some of the people here would recommend in the $100-150 range. I've looked at products like the Monster MP HTS 1600, Monster HDP 1800 on amazon which seem nice.
In my yet to be completed search for one of these, I've discovered that they are sold very much like mattresses, the same exact product sold under a different name. Also the prices are ridiculous, with some bordering on pure insanity. So I figured I'd forget about looking at the name brand and instead concentrate on the specs.
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For my money Rocketfish gives the best overall value
http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/products/home-theater/RF-HTS120.html
http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/products/home-theater/RF-HTS210.html

I also found a great deal on this one, but it can't be ordered online. So I'm having one picked up and shipped to me tomorrow.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472772/80-ethereal-power-manager-2000-surge-protector-and-power-conditioner-store-pickup-only
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I also found a great deal on this one, but it can't be ordered online. So I'm having one picked up and shipped to me tomorrow.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472772/80-ethereal-power-manager-2000-surge-protector-and-power-conditioner-store-pickup-only

Hi wpbpete, how is the is ethereal-power-manager-2000 compare to Belkin PureAV PF60 and Monster 1800?
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I dismissed Monster products based on their specs/price/choices, just not a good value for my money.The PF60 offers some features that I like very much,
Time delay, and 12v trigger out
after that they're pretty comparable imo. If the PF60 was priced closer to the Ethereal it would definitely be a consideration and It actually was about a year ago,
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1410208/belkin-pureav-pf60-124-99-free-shipping#post_22013866

$80 is hard to beat, The Ethereal is $170 on ac4l, then I would choose the PF60
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$80 is hard to beat

Agree, picking two up tomorrow, thanks.
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Agree, picking two up tomorrow, thanks.

Wow, the boxes has a price tag of $599, crazy.
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I have also been shopping for surge protection. I think you have to make some basic decisions before you even start shopping. For one, are you going with MOV based protection, or series-mode? MOV may degrade after some small surges, leaving you unsure if you are completely protected. Also, MOV are disposable. But this keeps them inexpensive. Series-mode are more accurate protection and last forever = more expensive.

But also, are you only protecting from a surge or do you need what I call tighter protection. Most surge projectors don't shut off the power until a surge reaches 330V, which is enough to really cause some damage. Tighter protection is a power management system that shuts off power when it exceeds some small % away from 120V, say down to 95V and up to 133V.

Then there is the whole house surge protector option.

Lots of choices! I'm still not sure which way I'm going.

Good luck. I just thought you might want to make sure you fully understand your options. (Although not implying I do!)

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I ended up going with the Monoprice linked a couple posts up. Good price, nice specs and a reputable company.
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I own the Monster Surge protectors as it covers the devices hooked up to them if they decide to go on you do to a power surge.
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