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I'm looking to purchase a new surge protector for my home video/audio
components.  I've been looking at the monster AV800.  It sells in stores for
around $50.   I like the way it's laid out and the way the plugs are spaced.
I also found a surge protector at radio shack , item Catalog #: 61-2425
This looks like it's rated for greater surge suppression and it's about the
same price ($52).  I know monster components are generally more $ b/c of the
brand name, but I don't know much about good and bad surge suppressors.  If
anyone can give me some feedback on this topic, or if you have any other
recommendations, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Richard Bullington

The components that as of now will be connecting are:
tv  (32" toshiba crt flat screen)
receiver (harman kardon AVR 225)
dvd player (basic toshiba prog. scan player)
PS2
digital cable box

thanks again for any info.





Re: surge protector question

> I'm looking to purchase a new surge protector for my home video/audio
> components.  I've been looking at the monster AV800.  It sells in
> stores for around $50.   I like the way it's laid out and the way the
> plugs are spaced. I also found a surge protector at radio shack , item
> Catalog #: 61-2425 This looks like it's rated for greater surge
> suppression and it's about the same price ($52).  I know monster
> components are generally more $ b/c of the brand name, but I don't
> know much about good and bad surge suppressors.  If anyone can give me
> some feedback on this topic, or if you have any other recommendations,
> I'd greatly appreciate it.
>
> Richard Bullington
>
> The components that as of now will be connecting are:
> tv  (32" toshiba crt flat screen)
> receiver (harman kardon AVR 225)
> dvd player (basic toshiba prog. scan player)
> PS2
> digital cable box
>
> thanks again for any info.
>
>
>
>

  Go for the supressor that offers the highest JOULE rating, NOT the one
that looks the coolest...all you're paying for is cosmetic appearance and
name recognition. I've seen 4700 joule supressors @ CompUSA in the $50 to
$75 range.
   bubbajim

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Re: surge protector question
Monster discovered how to sell $1 wires for $15.  Color them gold.
Then others will declare Monster products as brand name.  I have never
seen a Monster product that was anything less than a scam.

Start with a previous discussion in alt.home-theater.misc entitled "Do
I need a Line Conditioner?" on 19 Sept 2004 at
http://tinyurl.com/5aeqf

You are looking at $50 per one appliance. Do you hope the device will
do things that the protector does not even claim to accomplish? Read
the previous post.  If it does not make a 'less than 10 foot'
connection to earth ground, then it does not provide effective
protection.  Do you think (as Monster hopes) that a one inch component
inside that protector will stop what miles of sky could not?  It is
excessively profitable for them when you make that assumption.

Richard and Shaw Bullington wrote:
> I'm looking to purchase a new surge protector for my home video/audio
> components.  I've been looking at the monster AV800.  It sells in
stores
> for around $50.   I like the way it's laid out and the way the plugs
are
> spaced. I also found a surge protector at radio shack , item Catalog
#:
> 61-2425.  This looks like it's rated for greater surge suppression
and
> it's about the same price ($52).  I know monster components are
generally
> more $ b/c of the brand name, but I don't know much about good and
bad
> surge suppressors.  If anyone can give me some feedback on this
topic, or
> if you have any other recommendations, I'd greatly appreciate it.
>
> Richard Bullington
>
> The components that as of now will be connecting are:
> tv  (32" toshiba crt flat screen)
> receiver (harman kardon AVR 225)
> dvd player (basic toshiba prog. scan player)
> PS2
> digital cable box
>
> thanks again for any info.



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