I know Brickwall seems to be the choice - but just an FYI here - I have a Monster HTS3600. This unit if you are not familier with it has Stage 3 power, and has separate areas to plug in digital/video/audio connections. I just ran a vaccum on the same circuit (My HT circuit, I installed specifically for the HT equipment and that was it) and there was no noise on the sammy whatsoever (the vaccum is another story
). Anyway, I don't know much about bulb life and how it is affected, etc., I am more concerned with power surges and power noise. The HTS3600 has so far performed very well.
I had posted earlier that I didn't see much of a difference. Well, I tried plugging the Sammy into the wall directly, and there is a difference for sure, a bigger one than I thought. Especially on the ANT input, where a lot of noise has been reduced.
Still not sure if I wasted my money on this thing, but I know I'm not hurting anything, I have improved performance (although the receiver does not seem as loud now, it does sound better in terms of clarity) and I sleep better at night