Originally Posted by thor20003
My TV repairman told me that using two cheapo's in line will do just as good of a job as an expensive one. the first one will slow it down and the second will stop it.
I have to laugh at that one.. Sorry not laughing at you thor20003, but that is rediculous. If that 1st surge energy blows through on cheapo, then it didn't stop or slow it down, it's just going to keep going to your expensive equipment. The theory sound reasoanble but it is NOT.
Let me put it this way... If you own a really nice sports car, say a brand new Corvette.. ok, so now you have choices as to putting in the "cheaper" lower octane gas and save maybe $3.00 per tank full and risk damaging your engine..
OR, you need new tires, and instead of springing for the specific quality performance tires, you go to Walmart instead and have the "cheapo" tires put on and the car suffers handling and you end up damaging the suspension..
ok, maybe you guy's are getting the idea..
If you have a $99.00 TV and DVD player, sure the $20 SP will be fine..
Do you have a $3000.00 projector TV and other expensive a/v equipment connected to it? well they all are connected and if they are not each protected with QUALITY SP's then you'll pay the price at sometime if even one of the components gets "smacked" then it relays it to the next connected device.
It's not worth buying a "cheapo" SP for expensive A/V equipment!!