I had so much fun going through the cable thread that I thought I'd toss this in. Power line conditioner I hope this thread stays as civilized and, especially, entertaining, as the cable one. I'm no engineer, so perhaps the claims made in this article are true, but I have to think that the going price for such devices is astronomical. I do understand enough about electricity to know that "dirty" power can have demonstrable effects, but apart from a good surge protector, what else does one really need? Am I going to have to build my own little powerplant in my backyard to fully appreciate my stuff? Let the fun begin. P.S. Apologies for ripping off someone else's thread idea. It's all meant in good fun.