I admit to being essentially clueless on this topic. Reading the various manufacturers web sites confuses me even more. I hear great things about b-p-t gear, and I read the AVS Forum's Special Guest interview with b-p-t's Chris Hoff in August. I gathered that the b-p-t units don't include surge suppression. If that's correct, can someone recommend a good surge suppressor to use with the b-p-t units or, alternatively, a good all-in-one device from another company within my $700 price constraint? I'll also show my complete ignorance here -- If I recall correctly, Chris mentioned the desirability of routing "digital" equipment through an isolated circuit available in some of the b-p-t units. Exactly which A/V gear is considered "digital?" DVD players and CD players? Others? How about "analog?" Should video gear be isolated from audio gear with these devices? (I told you I was clueless!) I plan to ask b-p-t directly some of these questions but thought I'd get a head start here, since it's the weekend. Any input will be greatly appreciated.