Originally Posted by rakstr
Read up on pure sine wave (PSW) versus modified sine wave (MSW) invertors/UPS. I use PSW with my electronics and PCs but I'll not enter the debate
That's OK, I have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking to do now. I had a PM with
over the matter, to help keep down off topic conversation out of the thread.
Basically what I said is, when it comes to protection, I put more value on my $2500+ iMac setup then the home theater. While it would suck to lose any of the devices, the computer has more value cost wise but also because losing the home theater wouldn't prevent work from being done, or personal data loss. With this said, the iMac has an APC 1500VA on it with a 150 minute runtime. As far as the home theater setup, it has a 10 outlet surge protector with 2 charging ports, and a 3600 Joule rating.
Either way, while I appreciate everyone's feedback, I think the initial question gotten taken slightly out of context.. I wasn't really looking hardcore at battery backup for the home theater. I was looking for something that would filter the noise from components with dirty power supplies and throwing it back into the circuit causing problems for other devices on the same circuit, regardless of what physical outlet they are on.
The main culprit seems to have been the AppleTV 4K and secondary the Netgear gigabit switch. The devices had some real PS issues as the desk lamp would flicker like it was getting dips and spikes. Once those two devices were unplugged, the UPS stopped flipping frantically and so did the flickering. So it's not the utility power I'm looking for protection from here it's protecting internal devices from each other.
Sorry about the longer post, but I wanted to be clear everyone understood what I'm looking for.
As far as the Roku it's not a problem, nor is the TV, or X700 disc player. Also the sound system I thought contributed also doesn't seem to be a factor now either. (especially after I switched it to eco for power mode.)