Originally Posted by Carlwill
I just purchased a new Samsung DLP
and the guy said I need this
This is hype:
This Color Coded Outlet 50dB EMI/RFI Noise Filter offers Ultimate Protection and High Performance. Its Specialized Filters gives you Clean Power for better Picture and Sound.
I am not sure if the guy was trying to make a sale on it or what but he explained that all DLP's run on higher joules and w/o this, my TV will burn out eventually.
Stay away from this guy, and the store if what he told you is their company line.
Can someone please tell me if this is something I need to pick up?
In Florida I would want a surge protector from APC or someone like Belkin. You want one with enough sockets for future additions and you want some of the sockets to have some extra space around them for transformers.
This is an example of what I would look for.Belkin PureAV Isolator Home Theater Surge Protector, 10-outlet
If you are already in a power outage, it's a good idea to unplug the surge protector until the power has been restored. Many times the worst surges come when the power comes back on.
If you have frequent power outages then you might want to get an UPS so you can turn of your Home Theater components yourself.
I unplug our computers and our Home Theater equipment when we are going to be gone on a trip. It's cheap protection.