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Customer Reviews of Tripp Lite HT10DBS Isobar Home/Business Theater Surge Suppressor
Solid construction with network and phone/dsl prot2/12/2013
This is expensive for a surge protector but is a nice metal construction with both network and phone line/DSL protection. Doesn't interfere with or slow down DSL to run through this protector.
This is a great product.and for the price is a really great buy..very well made and heavy duty.
Solid performance and solid construction8/5/2011
Good piece of mind to safeguard my electronics and makes for convenient hook up of my home theater components and I have a second one for my office for all of my PC gear. I'll be adding a third at some point in the future as there's plenty of space for components to connect, protection for coaxial connections and even Ethernet (good for home theater and broadband-connected gear), and the chassis is very rugged and well-built. I've noticed a slight drop in picture noise with this in place and my gear's fine after a few brownouts and such that took out a couple of CFL bulbs throughout my home.
I haven't had any storms or noticeable power fluctuations to 'test' this surge protector yet, but everything seems to work really well out of the box. I have my cable and ethernet connections going through and I haven't had any problems with either one. To top it off, the $500,000 warranty lets me sleep at night since I didn't purchase extended warranties on my TV and other electronics. As for Buy.com, they had the best price and even though I opted for the free shipping, it got to me in two days!
The Tripplite Isobar HT10DBS was a great value on buy.com compared to other online sites and B&M stores ($150 at HHGregg). The Isobar itself is rugged and functions well. I half expected to get some signal attenuation when I connected the satellite cables, but I experienced no problems. The colored labels that you can see on the isobar in the pictures is poorly done. I might have been under the impression that those were plastic pieces built into the unit, but they are just two stickers. When I opened the box, they were already peeling off. I ended up taking them all the way off and throwing them away. Its hard to rate the functionality, since as far as I know it hasn't been subject to any surges thus far. I feel completely safe though since they have such a generous monetary guarantee. I didn't see any improvement in my picture, but I don't think I was experiencing any degradation to begin with, so I can't speak to its noise filtering capabilities. There is plenty of room for plugs and I think it will serve me well. I am happy with this purchase and would reccomend it to others at the price I paid. The company itself is highly regarded as well.
typical Tripp-Lite quality1/14/2008
Typical of other Iso-Bar products I've used over the years, the quality is excellent, even though production has moved to China. I've had a couple of Iso-Bars over the years sacrifice themselves to gross overvoltage or lightning strikes, but have never had damage to any protected equipment. One note about the cable protection--when I connected a Motorola HD-DVR box (supplied by Cox) through the coax connectors, the box was not able to communicate & I lost all the program guides. The Cox help desk said it shouldn't make any difference, but as soon as I reconnected the cable direct, communication was restored.
BUILT LIKE A TANK!! SUPERIOR PROTECTION10/22/2007
Tripp Lite is the solution for power protection. Sturdy and great warranty!
Bought two of these babies8/14/2007
What a bargain...half the price that I paid at another site. These give great protection for cable, satalite, phone, computer, TV, any electrical appliance.
Worth the extra cost!5/22/2007
I bought this Tripp-Lite model to handle power for my new plasma TV, in addition to my home-brew DVR and it's Ethernet connection, DVD player, VCR, and receiver. I also wanted the F-jacks for my CATV coax. I work in IT, where Tripp-Lite has a great reputation for quality protection of computer equipment so I knew this would be a great choice. IMO, Tripp-Lite's products are also worth the extra cost, as they are well engineered and manufactured. I'm not aware of any other retail surge suppressors that have heavy duty steel cases like Tripp-Lite's ISOBAR models. The filters between outlet banks is a huge plus, as I've experienced AC line interference in the past and I don't want it affecting the awesome picture on my new plasma! The include cables were a nice touch too.
So far, excellent!!2/10/2007
I can not comment on how it works for surge problem. But the quality of it is excellent. Def worth the money. If I can have some ruber foot on it, it will be better.
As usual from Tripp Lite1/8/2007
As usual from Tripp Lite... a good quality and built to last product.
Excellent Protection and build quality10/24/2006
Its hard to review something as trivial as a surge protector, but I bought this item based on a review at another website that used this item as part of the 'ideal HT system at $25,000'. SO if they decided to use it on that, I thought my mid range $10,000 system would be protected! So I am running this with my 50" plasma, HD DVR, 2 DVD players, AV 7.1 receiver, and XBOX 360. it works great, and more importantly, its rock solid and well built. This thing looks like it can protect surges no problems, and it also has a high value protection in case your equipment is damaged by surges whilst using this. All I can say is go buy this item! Excellent!
Tripp Lite Surge Protector9/27/2006
A surge protector are is an item that you hope you never have to use or rate on performance. This item is well built and has plenty of space between plugs so it works well when setting up. I am happy with its design an appearance.