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Voltage Regulater

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by ChrisGo, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. ChrisGo

    ChrisGo Member

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    Purchased a Mits. HDTV and the salesmen said I needed a Voltage Regulater to smooth the power supply for better picture, cleaner sound, and premature wear to parts in TV from fluctuating voltage. The unit is a Monster Power($499.00).seems to be a glorified Surge protecter. Want to know if this is neccessary or reccomended. Thanks, ChrisG
     
  2. ken0042

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    I've seen them; they claim to "clean" the power supply. Not sure if it's needed or not; when I hooked up a buddy's HDTV I couldn't see a difference.

    I was planning on asking my father the next time I see him; he's an electrician. I just can't get my head around how power can be "dirty."

    The only thing it does do for sure is block radio frequencies that are transmitted along the power lines; for example all electric motors create interference. (like a washing machine, vacuum, etc.)

    Now the ones I was looking at here sell for $250-$400 CDN. Not sure if your price was US$.
     

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