I am looking to protect my HTPC setup as well as my home HT gear (ethernet lines, PS3, switches, ectc.). I don't know what I really need-have been reading through various articles and from what I have been reading it seems that everything is either too expensive or a wast of money. I have my HTPC in my office with a 30ft. HDMI cable running to my Pioneer 5020, and have ethernet hooked up to my PS3, Tvix media streamer, and my Dish Network receiver all via an ethernet switch. I want to be protected basically from lightning strikes (had one about a year ago and killed my router, a cheap TV, and my garage door opener unit). I don't want that to happen to my quality stuff. I am guessing that I would need two units-one in the office (where the PC is) and one in the living room with my HT gear and HDTV. $100 for each device would probably be my limit, or is that just wasted money unless I go extreme? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.