Power Conditioner/Surge Protector advice needed

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  1. elMalloc

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    Hello all,

    What is a good Power Conditioner/Surge Protector that has 6 outlets on it within the $250-300 range?

    I need something better than my Belkin $40 8 outlet surge...I guess.

    I plan to plug ps2/xbox/gamecube, panasonic r56, onkyo sr600 and panasonic 36" hdtv tau into it.

    -ELmO
     
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    Thanks!

    I saw onecall.com has the 4300 for $199.

    Wondering if I should take that instead...

    -ELmO
     
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    el,
    if you wish, read the general subject I submitted to Home Theater Basics, "A Primer..."
    Panamax looks pretty good now since they revamped their line for 2001-2002 with "SurgeGate" technolgy that goes beyond metal oxide varistors (MOVs) (which are designed to fail, as in your Belkin).
    As a matter of fact www.discountpanamax.com offers the 4300 for $147. But since you're thinking of getting a better unit, and seeing your price range, take a look at Panamax 5100 for $237HERE
     
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    These are great deals, thanks.

    I'm not necessarily looking for the best unit, just someting that fits me. Someone told me the 4300 offers some specific "satellite" thing which I don't have anyways, I only use normal coax digital cable.

    Of the equipment I listed (regarding the receiver as a high current receiver also, not sure if this makes a difference?) - what is something I should look for in the $200 range?

    I will check out the subject you wrote Bill.

    Thanks,

    ELmO
     
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    I read these "filters" can cause degradation of the AC signals...what do I do?

    [rant]Should I plug the receiver directly into the wall outlet, and have everything else on the surge protector, or how about the TV into the outlet directly?[/rant]

    -ELmO
     
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    elmo,

     
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    This Monster should work for you too.
    CATV mean cable television; saying "digital coax cable" confuses the term with an audio interconnect like from a DVD player (I know, Panasonic RP-56 only has optical, but others have option for either)
     
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    yeah I used a monster optical from my dvd player to receiver. I tried a MONSTER coaxial digital audio cable from my dvd player to receiver and introduced BUZZ and lower volume. well, I unplugged the monster video 2 component cable from the dvd player and the buzz went away. I was getting some intereference from the component cable? Regardless, I went back to optical and bought the harman kardon (with 3 optical inputs) so had no more problems...except now I want to switch component and am upgrading to the onkyo sr600.

    Thanks for this!!!

    -ELmO
     
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    Does the Panamax 4300 and 5100 have things like this?:

    --The HTS-2500 has 3 discrete filter sections: 1 low current audio (6 outlets), one high current audio (2 outlets), and 1 video (2 outlets). This prevents different types of equipments from interfering with each other.--

    Thanks,

    ELmO
     
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    compare for yourself on the discountpanamax.com website.

    They say about Monster HTS2500

     
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    belkin has their top of the line unit at office max on sale for $40. the movs in this unit are desined to last forever.
     

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