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I'm using a Brickwall plus an ExactPower power conditioner/voltage stablizer for my main tv in the living room.


For my bedroom, I just bought the Sony 46EX500 this week. I only have the Sony plugged into a standard powerbar-type of surge protector. It's a standard one that one would buy at any Bestbuy-type store. I have it laying around the house and thought that it's better than nothing.


By way of background, I live in NYC/Manhattan, which may or may not influence the replies/answers.


May I ask if I should buy a UPS device that has voltage stabilizer built-in in order to not let the Sony 46EX500 "suffer" through various small brown outs? Or, is that an over kill as tv's may well be designed to work acceptably well, or at least not be damaged, by voltage fluctuations of, say, +/- 15%?


I do notice that the lights in my apartment may dim from time to time, though not often. I've even noticed a very short "major" blip in power where I see an actual flicker in all the lights, and hear the solenoids click off and on in my various UPS devices for my PC. It's short, but obvious. They are not frequent though.


I look forward to hearing advice from the good folks here. Thanks in advance.
 

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Originally Posted by Servicetech571 /forum/post/18176962


Spend about 5 -10% of the TV's value on a surge protector.

Thx, Servicetech571, for your reply post.


May I ask for specific brand/model suggestion(s) please? I'm sorry but that is overly general a statement for me to go to search to find one. I know enough to understand that Monster, among many others, are not the one to go for as they grossly over-hype their claims.


There are also various


Thanks in advance.
 

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I personally am running the Tripp-Lite because I got a good price on them. Nice surge protectors for $35. Be sure whatever you get also protects the Coax/Phone/Ethernet or anything else hooked to your system. If shopping in store the weight of the protector says a lot about it's quality IMHO. Cheap ones tend to feel cheap an light, have short 16 gauge power cords. Better protectors use 12 or 14 gauge 10' power cords. Better products have better "grab" at the outlets so plugs don't fall out. Better products have slots for "wall warts" w/o blocking other outlets. Look for joule ratings over 3,000.


Monster is a good surge protector but are overpriced IMHO. Retail markup is roughly 50%.
 

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Well, according to this lengthy thread (please see link below), it is a far far more complicated situation. There's much debate and most everyone agrees that the standard MOV type of surge protectors are the least useful of them all!


I know, it's surprising but apparently, it's true.


That's why I posed the question here, hoping to see what the good folks here use for their LCD tv's.


Please see: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1224494&page=3
 
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