I have a couple basic questions. 1) The Switched Outlets on the back of most Receivers. Do any of you use them to plug in other components? If so with which components do you use them and which do you avoid? Is it better to plug all of your components directly into a surge protector/power strip? 2) I understand the basic purpose of using the AC outlets of a surge protector to safeguard electronic equipment, but some of them also have connections for TV Cable/antenna, phone etc. Is that really essential or overkill for a basic home theatre? I don't have Cable installed yet, but do I really need the installer to run it thru the surge protector before it goes into the Receiver or TV? Or where in the chain does it go?