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#161521 - 03/30/07 10:01 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: michael_d]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
I have precisely the same question.

The UPS can be found for about $118+ shipping online, so that's sort of tempting. Just for the bling factor....

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How do you guys running both the conditioner and back up have your component’s power routed??



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#161522 - 03/30/07 10:01 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
I am inclined to think that Jack should be the one on the Belkin payroll, it would seem he has done enough, "convincing" around here, including myself. I also purchased a PF60 a few months back. Completely unnecessary but i am very happy with it, since it sits nicely in rack (rather than on the floor like most other surge protectors) it has really cleaned up the rat's nest of cords behind my HT. Plus it has a pretty blue light!
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#161523 - 03/30/07 10:33 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: PeterChenoweth]
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3922
Loc: Up yonder
Quote:

I have precisely the same question.

The UPS can be found for about $118+ shipping online, so that's sort of tempting. Just for the bling factor....

Quote:

How do you guys running both the conditioner and back up have your component’s power routed??








Really? Where?
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#161524 - 03/30/07 10:49 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: sidvicious02]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6404
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
He may end up convincing me as well. Allow me to explain. My current power strip/surge protector is always tripping and shutting off power to my components. Most of the time that I enter my home theater, I see the little red light that means it has happened again. So then I have to flip off the switch and switch it on again.

I'm thinking that my HVAC may be the culprit, as the lights dim briefly when the heat/air kicks in. This would probably be enough to set off some kind of protection mode, eh? You would think I wouldn't have this problem, as the HT is on power through a separate circuit breaker box that was installed just for this purpose.

I wish I knew what kind of strip I had, but off the top of my head I cannot. I outsourced the HT stuff and went with what the local installers recommended.

Plus, Mark's nice pictures are selling me too. And there's the WAF bonus of a neater A/V cabinet ...
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#161525 - 03/30/07 10:58 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10965
Loc: Central NH
Mike and Peter:
I have my DLP, my TiVo and my cable DVR plugged into the UPS. Everything else is on the other unit.

My thoughts are that the UPS will give the DLP bulb time to cool down, and preserve settings/recordings on the DVR units. When we lose power, my cable DVR in particular often takes hours to download program info and we sometimes miss a show in the meantime.

We don't lose power too often around here.... maybe a true outage 3X a year. But there's 2-5 "Blips" a day long enough to set off a momentary alarm on my other UPS units in my offices.

Still, though, I have to be honest enough to admit that 75% of the reason for purchasing was the "bling" factor!
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#161526 - 03/30/07 11:37 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
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By the way, Mark, you have your two units upside down. The UPS goes on the bottom.



I wasn't sure which way to put them, so I looked at the photograph you sent me of your setup, and did the opposite!




Good choice!
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#161527 - 03/30/07 11:43 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ken.C Online   content
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
I ended up going for Belkin's computer version of that UPS. A little higher capability, but no non-UPS outlets, and significantly less pretty. Also, significantly cheaper. Downside? My H/K is plugged into the UPS (yeek). No outage yet...
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#161528 - 03/30/07 11:52 AM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: PeterChenoweth]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Quote:

I have precisely the same question.

The UPS can be found for about $118+ shipping online, so that's sort of tempting. Just for the bling factor....

Quote:

How do you guys running both the conditioner and back up have your component’s power routed??







Like Mark, I only have my DLP and my cable box plugged into the UPS. Everything else is plugged into the PF60. Like Mark, again, I'm merely interested in having enough juice to shut down my DLP properly. I suppose it would be wise to have my DVD player plugged into the UPS just so I could remove the disc before shutting everything down. However, I've never had a power outage while watching a DVD.

Belkin says plugging either unit into the other is a "NO NO." Plug each unit into a wall outlet.

Also (Boy is this going to sound stupid! ), I like knowing I have a bunch more outlets, JUST in case I want to plug in more equipment. (Is that sad or what! I feel like Oliver Twist. "More? You want MORE? )

118$ WOW! That is an incredible price!
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#161529 - 03/30/07 01:27 PM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: michael_d]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
So you don't daisy-chain these. Interesting. So you have to choose whether your components get the power consumption displays, switching, filtering & surge protection from the PF60 or the battery backup & surge protection from the UPS. I want both!

I still have a regular SDTV that I have no wish to protect in any way (did I say that?) and my Dish DVR doesn't seem affected by power outages, other than the 25-30 seconds to re-acquire the satellites on the power restore. For me, it'd be like 99% bling factor.

I was off by $1.99, and didn't count shipping. So sorry.

$119.99 + $32.49 shipping (WTH?) from Buy.com

http://www.buy.com/prod/pureav-ups-8-outlet-silver-series/q/loc/101/10389018.html


Edited by PeterChenoweth (03/30/07 01:39 PM)
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#161530 - 03/30/07 08:14 PM Re: $300 of Bling... [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3922
Loc: Up yonder
thanks peter/jack/mark.....

i got one coming. my financial justification is to 'preserve' this $600 projector bulb in the ht room. my real reason, is it looks freakin cool!!

i have an ugly monster power conditioner for my two channel set up.....i must resist swapping over to belkin for that system too....but they look so freakin cool!!
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