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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by bronxer View Post

I have 2 Belkin PF60's - one on my HDTV connected to a cable box (downstairs) and one to my upstairs surround sound music system (Yamaha RX V1 and Pioneer Elite DV45A SACD player).
The signal strength to my cable box was never great - I've had repair men at my house numerous times. But since connecting the Belkin my signal strength is great and the color saturation and image clarity had improved.
As for my music system - the sound is slightly fuller - I suffer from tinnitus and didn't use my stereo for over 2 years - My ears would be ringing after listening - but not after buying the Belkin PF60. The sound is awesome.

The reason I bought the Belkin - I went to a friend 's apt a few years ago - he had a high end system with the Belkin power console and he spent $600 on it. So for $200 I figured if give it a try. I'm glad I did.

The Belkin PF60 does none of those things because it doesn't have mystery science magic unicorn dust inside it.
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

The Belkin PF60 does none of those things because it doesn't have mystery science magic unicorn dust inside it.

Agreed! Open it up and you'll see all the parts clearly (filters/chokes/electronics for switching, etc.). The unit is basically a good surge protector with the ability to remove spikes in electrical current if any. IMO the best part of the PF60 is the ability to control On/Off sequencing of equipment (I don't like all equipment to go on all at once). There is no 'magic' in the unit (does not improve audio or video performance). It does help with surges and protects your equipment if needed but remember that the first and main place to protect against surges is using a whole house surge protector (put in or near the electrical box). The secondary protection surge protectors (such as this and others) are good for surges created within the house.

There are other units out there (very expensive I might note) that actually re-generate your electricity (using large transformers). Those unis do give you very clean power, but whether it is audible (or improves video) I can't say (I couldn't tell). Here is an example of one from Furman:





Just a side note, no surge protector (even whole house types) will protect against direct lightning strikes.
post #33 of 38
Has anyone found generic rack mount ears that work with the PF60? I know in the past Belkin used to supply them with the unit but that's no longer the case.
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Good ideas, thank you.
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Good ideas, thank you.

You're Welcome!
post #37 of 38
^^^
Good find.

Something I seem to recall about warranty being voided if rack mounted. That implies there is a danger to the device and they don't want to cover it, therefore sitting on a rack shelf would be prudent.
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

^^^
Good find.

Something I seem to recall about warranty being voided if rack mounted. That implies there is a danger to the device and they don't want to cover it, therefore sitting on a rack shelf would be prudent.

Agreed, it's the best way to rack-mount most equipment. I've seen equipment chassis/casings warp from being rack mounted with 'ears'.
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