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Posted by ShiningBengal on 06-25-2004 07:58 AM:

You can certainly use them, but they do attenuate the signal somewhat. More importantly, what is the point? Other than a direct hit on your dish from a lightning strike that will fry your Panamax and everything connected to it, there is virtually no possibility of a surge coming down the line from your dish. Cable signals DO need surge protection, since inductive surges can and do travel long distances down the coaxial cable.

I wouldn't bother.

"Ignore 'em, m'dear. They're beneath your dignity." W.C. Fields

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