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I am taking delivery of my first HDTV tomorrow! I got the LG 42" LED 120HZ LCD and I am pairing it with a 500w yamaha 5.1 amp, blu ray player, 2nd gen apple tv, and an xbox.

What are your recommendations for a surge protector? None of this equipment is over the top, so I don't think i need a power conditioner, but having said that, I think my house has old wiring since incandescent light bulbs pop in my house quite often. im looking to spend less than $100, unless you all strongly think a conditioner is needed....

Thanks and Happy New Year!!!
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I've used several brands and I've found APC to be the best value for performance. I bought a ton of them.

The APC SurgeArrest Home/Office line are the excellent for almost everything. All of them have <1ns surge response time. They have very good EMI filtering circuits and has done me good. I had a digital radio alarm lock that would 'tune' itself if it wasn't plugged in the surge protector. That was some funny stuff. And the price is very attractive compared to ripoff brands like Monster.

I wouldn't bother with any other brand. Dont believe in the hype for line conditioners. They are not worth it for average homes.
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Thanks bro for the recommendation. Yes I've heard many good things about APC. However I think the line conditioner would be good for maybe a higher end system, but I see how the theory of what they do would help. Like I said, my house pops bulbs all the time, and I bet if the bulbs were plugged into the line conditioner, they wouldn't break as often. In theory, yes, but in reality, my wallet says no. Ill just go for a nicer surge protector.
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