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The folks at both Good Guys and Circuit City both recommended I buy Monster Cable-brand circuit guard thing-ees (excuse my lack of technical jargon knowledge). They said that if you have a surround system (with a sub woofer) and lots of Home Theater circuitry in general, these circuit guards can actually help maintain the integruty of the audio/visual resolution. They assert that when all that electricity is surging though the system, you need some protection to ensure the best picture and sound quality. Is this fact or fiction? I'm sure they wouldn't hurt, but are they truly worth the hefty price tag? They can range anywhere from $99-$199, so I'm just curious how necessary these things are.

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In certain cases, devices like this come in handy. Especially in a sophisticated A/V closet where LOTS of sensitive equipment operates in close proximity to things such as high power amps. I would say that the vast majority of general home users would not run into a need for these devices. Especially if they are using quality shielded cables to begin with in their setup. Unless you are experiencing a problem, I would not waste my money.

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I'm not familiar with GG, but don't bother listening to muh that a CC sales person says. The only ppl dummer are BB and RS.

Many ppl on this forum swear by Monster products and say to get them. I have two Belken DSS Surge-Masters and don't have a problem with them.

I'f you're REALLY concernced about providing the best quality and protection for your equipment, first make sure it's ensured. Second make sure it's grounded. Third, get a non switching UPS with seperate circuits. This prevents switching from knocking something out, and since it has a seperate circuit for your components, it is theoretically impossible for a surge to get that far. Those babies will cost you a few hundred though.

IMHO, go the UPS or the $40-$50 route. Don't bother with the middle of the road products.

Daniel M. Pomerantz

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Since Daniel's post, I am wondering now if I did not misinterpret what you were saying before, tvboy. I read what you had posted as making reference to some sort of audio/video signal shielding and that is why I said what I did before.

If you were referring to some form of electrical surge suppression though, please read the thread from my recent post which can be found HERE.

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