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And I know what you mean by images shattering. I think that's caused by an interruption of the data flow, or a weak signal.
I'll look into the product you mentioned. Even if it doesn't filter out the RF noise from a strike, it sounds like it'll be helpful for other things.
I've suspected that the "image shattering" problem might have been evidence of the TV being unhappy about noise or some other problem in the AC power that was eliminated or reduced by the EP-2050. As far as I know nothing changed in the quality of Comcast's signal.
Whatever you decide to do about your issue, I think whole - house AC protection is almost mandatory these days. People put cheap surge protectors on their computers and forget about their audio and video systems and the many other devices in a contemporary house that have electronics in them. Even large appliances are being equipped with electronic controls and some modest computing power. My washer weighs the clothes and calculates the amount of detergent I should use. I'd rather not find out what it would cost to replace the board in the washer if it got fried by a surge. Who thinks to put their laundry appliances on a surge protector?
Whole house protection is the way to go , for me it was a better way to go since I can't "forget" to protect an item and it isn't really that expensive. I picked up a Leviton unit I think I spent all of $275 or so including my buddy doing the install and having to feed him a "Real BBQ Smoked Pork Ribs and Pulled Pork" dinner which was more work than the electrical part of the deal :^)
"Who thinks to put their laundry appliances on a surge protector? "
That's a great point.
Fortunately, our washer doesn't have such modern features. Heck, if my little woman can't figure out how to put detergent in it, we're in serious trouble. ;) Still, when the day comes that our trusty Maytag bites the dirt, we'll probably be stuck having to "upgrade" to a smarter machine.
Anyway, EVERYTHING in our house is on a surge protector. Well, except for the fridge, microwave, and washer.
I really gotta get protection for the microwave - it's totally computer-controlled!
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