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DESMO 04-16-2006 11:11 PM

importance of good power bar for lcd tv?
 
jus got the sharp aquos 37 and the sales guy insisted upon having a good power bar. should i get one?

blownE30M3 04-16-2006 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by DESMO
jus got the sharp aquos 37 and the sales guy insisted upon having a good power bar. should i get one?

Power bar?

You mean surge protection? If you dont want your sh!t to blow up if lightning strikes then yes. As for picture quality, depends on your setup.

baller99 04-17-2006 01:17 AM

It depends. I have heard of some TVs needing more electricity than a given surge protector is designed for, thus the set having problems starting up...but this is mostly with crts.

I know that a lot of the avsforums guys recommend just plugging your tv into the wall.

M_Thrizzle 04-19-2006 05:27 PM

There are a few different products out there - power bar (outlet multiplier), surge protector, Line conditioner, UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply).

I recently bought a Monster Mk3500 or whatever it's called. It is a pwr conditioner, which filters out noise and regulates voltage. Monster is generally overpriced but they were closing these out so it was a better price than others. Here's what I noticed: My TV's menu screen did not jitter after installation. My subwoofer did not hum.

So yes, they can help. At a minimum, I would get a surge protector designed for home theater*. If you notice any hum, or other audio/video noise, get a line conditioner.

*I have read that surge protectors made for computers can limit current to your amp and reduce system performance.

GlockMan 04-25-2006 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by DESMO
jus got the sharp aquos 37 and the sales guy insisted upon having a good power bar. should i get one?

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Panamax makes great products and they offer a really neat in wall surge protection system if you mounted it. It connects to a seperate surge supressor for a circle of protection (single ground, etc.) You are looking at about $500 installed.
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