Advertisements I currently have a Monster Power Center surge protector for all my AV equipment (DLP TV, Tivo S3, AV Receiver and DVD). It has worked quite well and I have not had any problems even though we have had several power outages recently during storms. I even have connected the cable coax thru it (even though many people say that degrades the signal) and I found that doing so improved the sound quality on my analog stations. After reading several other posts I am considering adding a UPS system to the setup. My questions: 1. Is a UPS really needed and will it provide additional protection (other than the obvious of preventing a tivo restart after failures). 2. If so, what should I look for in a UPS. I have read posts of some fairly expensive systems ($100 to $500), but would think that I could get something a little cheaper. (I do get an employee discount from major CE retailer, so I'd be paying 60-70% of list). 3. Most of the systems I see appear to be designed for computer systems, even providing the software linkage. Would one of these work? 4. What size would I need (KVA rating?) if I just wanted to use it for the tivo and tv? 5. Should it be placed in line with the surge protector, or as a separate feed? Thanks for any guidance you can provide.