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I have a blu-ray player, Denon receiver, set-top box and gaming console that I need to plug into it. I know a lot of people may not stress that much emphasis on the surge protector but I'm trying to get the best one for my setup.

I'm looking at the HTS950 by Monster and the HTS1000.


http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Outlet-PowerCenter-Clean-Power/dp/B000I7OIBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378254958&sr=8-1&keywords=hts950

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-MKIII-8-Outlet-Power-Center/dp/B000PCVF3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378255115&sr=8-1&keywords=monster+cable+hts1000

lastly - the hts1600

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-MP-HTS-1600-8-Outlet/dp/B000BVCSMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378255472&sr=8-1&keywords=hts1600


what are your thoughts on these?
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I have a blu-ray player, Denon receiver, set-top box and gaming console that I need to plug into it. I know a lot of people may not stress that much emphasis on the surge protector but I'm trying to get the best one for my setup.

I'm looking at the HTS950 by Monster and the HTS1000.


http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Outlet-PowerCenter-Clean-Power/dp/B000I7OIBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378254958&sr=8-1&keywords=hts950

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-MKIII-8-Outlet-Power-Center/dp/B000PCVF3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378255115&sr=8-1&keywords=monster+cable+hts1000

lastly - the hts1600

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-MP-HTS-1600-8-Outlet/dp/B000BVCSMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378255472&sr=8-1&keywords=hts1600


what are your thoughts on these?

If you actually need a surge protector which is unlikely, then your best investment is a whole-house surge protector, installed by a professional electrician.
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If you actually need a surge protector which is unlikely, then your best investment is a whole-house surge protector, installed by a professional electrician.

Yep.

All that Monster stuff is a joke.
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Tripp Lite HT10DBS Home Theater Isobar Surge Protector 10 Outlet RJ11 RJ45 Coax

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002QPC28/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just compare the spec's versus Monster Cable and APC versions. I just bought one.
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thanks for the feedback.. any other recommendations?
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My only suggestion is that you use a plug strip. These things won't actually do anything about surges. Also avoid Monster like the plague.
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If you have your own home, a whole house device through which all incoming lines - power, cable, satellite, phone, etc. - pass through is the most prudent approach by providing protection to all devices in your home. The choice of such an approach is a personal matter and requires a subjective assessment of the risks. If you happen to live in an area with known lighntning activity - Florida, parts of the Midwest, etc. - this is a very sensible approach. It can be installed by an electrician, yourself (provided you're comfortable around electricity) or even rented from your local utility company.

If that's not your cup of tea, then buy any one of the point of use devices making sure it also has provisions for incoming cable should do the trick. Guide yourself by selecting units with the highest joule ratings and consider any other features that many be desireable.

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Panamax is what kept my AV equipment alive and APC works for my computers.
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If you actually need a surge protector which is unlikely, then your best investment is a whole-house surge protector, installed by a professional electrician.
+1

Installed, for me, it was $160..

A reasonable investment considering the cost of the electronics in our house.
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Call your electric company too.

For example, KCP&L will install a device at the meter for $10/month providing 'whole' house protection from the meter in.

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Keep in mind this is all protection from a surge nothing will help on a direct hit from lightning.
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You sure? Plenty of reviews mentioned lightning here http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-ISOBAR8ULTRA-Isobar-Protector/dp/B0000511U7/ref=cm_rdp_product
You don't have to take my word for it but the forums have unfortunate people with every brand out there with damage to house and equipment from a direct hit which is totally different than a static charge you receive if your neighbors house takes a direct hit.
Think about it for a minute if it can make the trip from cloud to ground what do you think will slow it down or even stop it in a box you can pick up with one hand.
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