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Old 04-16-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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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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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