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Old 10-14-05, 02:02 AM
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Need help on surge suppressor

Hi all. Can you tell me the best out of the products I listed below and why? It'll be used with a 32" crt, stb, dvd player, xbox and later on xbox360. Thanks.

http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...productID=2812

http://www.panamax.com/products.cfm?...il&id=224&ly=h

http://catalog.belkin.com/PureAV_det...duct_Id=178938

http://catalog.belkin.com/PureAV_det...duct_Id=163009
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Old 10-14-05, 03:57 AM
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panamax all the way.


http://www.panamax.com/PDF/panamax_new_ex_line.pdf
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Old 10-14-05, 09:28 AM
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I know that Monster Cable often gets criticized (rightly) for having overpriced products, etc. But their surge products tend to be high-quality. I'd definitely consider this:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...=UTF8&v=glance
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I have 4 of these Belkins from buy.com. Last year a few storms knocked the power out, and they all did their job. Just to be safe, I did flip the switch to the off position when the power was still out. They have a $150k Equipment Protection and a Lifetime warranty, but I haven't tested either. The best part is the two end connectors, they're great for PC speaker bricks. I also like the wall plug, it's sideways and works well for tight spaces behind/beside furniture. I'm not taking advantage of the space on this outlet, but you can see how it works.



Two @ $13.99 takes you over the $25 free shipping mark, too.
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Old 10-14-05, 08:11 PM
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i just got the panamax 4300ex from www.onecall.com

they are authorized reseller as well.
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Old 10-17-05, 05:06 PM
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I have been using Panamax for over 10 years without a problem. My current theater has two Panamax protectors in it.
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Old 02-02-07, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
I have been using Panamax for over 10 years without a problem. My current theater has two Panamax protectors in it.
I dislike Panamax because I have bought two MOD-UTP modules to protect my Ethernet line and one of them failed in two months, without any storm around. I had no warranty because Panamax offers warranty only when the power line is protected with Panamax products, too. So I won't buy a third Panamax product. Their Customer Relations did not bother to answer.
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Old 02-03-07, 11:47 AM
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I have two of these TrippLite battery backup units from Costco, and have been very happy with them: http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...productID=3201
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I have two of these TrippLite battery backup units from Costco, and have been very happy with them: http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...productID=3201


Costco sells it for $99.99(well worth it, IMO).
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Old 02-03-07, 09:21 PM
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Costco sells it for $99.99(well worth it, IMO).
Can't say I disagree!

Not only is the surge suppression a plus, but I love the battery backup. On numerous occasions, it has allowed us to keep an eye on the weather via TV during bad storms. When we have bad rain, we lose the satellite signal, but not OTA. But if the power flashes, the receiver re-starts, and the first thing it does is look for satellite signal. If it can't establish a signal, we can't get back to OTA.

I think it looks kinda cool too.
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Old 02-03-07, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by doru
I dislike Panamax because I have bought two MOD-UTP modules to protect my Ethernet line and one of them failed in two months, without any storm around. I had no warranty because Panamax offers warranty only when the power line is protected with Panamax products, too. So I won't buy a third Panamax product. Their Customer Relations did not bother to answer.
They all say this in the warranty. You will find the same if you switch to Monster or a lesser brand.
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I have two of these TrippLite battery backup units from Costco, and have been very happy with them: http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...productID=3201
Is there someplace else to buy these at a decent price? I have no Costco around here and BB has these for about $200.

I think I need to get a UPS for my DLP.
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Old 02-18-07, 05:51 PM
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BB has this model on sale this week, but they don't actually stock this at any local stores. I considered one of their Geek Squad units so I could use the 12% coupon I have, but wasn't sure if those are decent for theater settings, or mostly for PCs, or are interchangeable either way.

It looks like the BB unit has a larger VA rating, and equipment warranty. The latter nt really be useful, since most of the time it is just claimed through insurance.

Tripp-Lite
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1156607168057

Geek-Squad:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1122654249041

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Old 05-18-07, 02:43 PM
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Costco sells it for $99.99(well worth it, IMO).
thats awesome deal. Was this bought Instore? Do they still have them? I do not see them on their website.
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thats awesome deal. Was this bought Instore? Do they still have them? I do not see them on their website.
They often get one-off electronics at incredible prices in their stores. I've seen some pretty wacko deals there.
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thats awesome deal. Was this bought Instore? Do they still have them? I do not see them on their website.
I've never seen it on the website, buy my local Costco still had them when I was there Thursday. They've had them in store for at least a couple years.
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