Do you need to run coax cable thru a surge protector?

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  1. JohnMW

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    Is this really necessary to surge protect the coax from the wall to the cable or DSS receiver?
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    John,

    If the dish is grounded (as it should be) that is all you need. However, an outboard protector can’t hurt—just make sure it doesn’t degrade the picture.

    Honestly, though, I don’t think any surge protector will help against a direct lightning hit.

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  3. Bill Kane

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    It can't hurt! There are some threads in the past 4 days in which the Tripp Lite 6 DBS unit got the most raves, with one poster's experience that picture signal did not degrade in the least.

    I run my cabletv cable thru my surge protector with the same result (no changes).
     

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