I am looking for a surge protector with switched outlets, such as the "Smart Strip" recently referred to here, BUT also with a time delay. I'm getting tired of the launch sequence of buttons to fire up my HT, but am plagued by the need to power up some of my components in order. My equipment is fairly modest and I do not want to spend a LOT of money on an item when all it will really do is allow me to press a minimal amount of buttons to watch a movie. The time delay strips I have seen are quite expensive and out of my price range. My biggest problem is with the EQ in-line with my sub amp. When it powers on/off it gives a huge BUMP if the sub amp is on or even on standby. Some say to leave the EQ on to avoid the bump, but I am not comfortable with this. It would also be nice to have everything come on at once.