They make some nice smart surge protectors. The ones we have in my house turn everything of when you shut off the tv. Like that your cable box,dvd player consoles or whatever else you have pluged in won't leech electricity all night long while the tv s off. Once you turn the tv back on everything else kicks on. They also have 2 extra plugs that are always powered on for anything you don't want to lose power. I use them in every room in the house and on my computer too. Like that when I shut off my rig (which lately is never) my monitor,speakers,printer and whatnot all shut down also. I was surprised with my electric bill the first month after I installed them. But I also swapped all the light bulbs in the house with those flourescent bulbs also. We;ve been saving on average $40 a month easy with just a few things. Everything paid itself off in maybe 3 months of use. And those bulbs last alot longer than regular bulbs. And dont build up as much heat when they're on which is a plus in the summer months.
Hmm nice, Do you have a Brand/Name/Link to one of these?