- Nov 2, 2008
- Real Name
I'm new to the forum and glad to have found it. I have a few bucks invested in HT and just moved into a new home. I was busy running wires through walls and getting the HT room alltogether when I started browsing for a nice powerstrip for surge protection. I recently upgraded to 200A service and also installed levitron surge protected receptacles in any rooms with delicate electronics. Well...I fell into the whole power conditioning thing now. I have read a lot of threads on panamax and I like the m5100, but then I also started reading up on surgeX. I am going to install a surgeX at the service entrance for surge protection, but my question is...is the 5100 worth the money after doing such a thing? I mean...the thing looks cool, and being able to run DishNetwork through it could help the picture, but is it that good of a "power conditioner", or is it just a 50/50 conditioner/surge protection? If I have a surgeX at the box...I'm not really worried about surges anymore, but is the 5100 still worth it for the other features?