Originally Posted by rsk
I don't understand the Monster Battery Backup question... is there a battery in the TV or something?
Copied from another site:
Power outages can be more than annoying. They can be dangerous to your delicate A/V components, which can suffer lost memory settings as well as physical damage caused by incorrect turn-on sequencing that may occur when utility power is restored. Protect your expensive devices by connecting them to the Monster® Uninterruptible Power Supply. Its two battery-powered AC outlets keep your home theater running when the power isn't. This UPS battery also features exclusive Monster CoolDown Technology, which automatically turns on your TV's fan to cool down your projector bulb in case of a blackout.
I took this from another site:
The Monster Uninterruptible Power Supply is more than a surge suppressor. Even when the power is on, connected components receive balanced power, thanks to its Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). When the UPS is active, AVR senses voltage sags or a voltage overload, it automatically engages to stabilize power levels to prevent damage and compromised system performance that may occur from voltage fluctuations. This UPS battery actually ensures that the voltage your home theater components receive does not exceed or fall below safe levels.
Just wondered if anyone here has one . . . seems their life is about six years.