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Old 04-19-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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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.
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