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Panamax - 8-Outlet Surge Protector - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 402 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protection that works

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    ggeiser
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    If you have anything of importance plugged into one of those surge protectors that you see sold for ten dollars or so at hardware stores, just replace it with a cheap extension cord! They do indeed break the connection if a surge happens. At least at first and at least a small surge. Most of them work one time then the powder inside gets burned up and they will fail the next time. That is when your new 3 thousand dollar TV gets zapped! A few of those are slightly better but not much. The full line of Panamax protectors work with a high speed breaker which will protect your equipment repeatedly and accurately and lightning (no pun intended) fast! Panamax has a video on their web page demonstrating the difference where the cheap one actually begins to smoke and may possibly cause a fire. I recommend watching that, then see if you believe this protection is worth it. I did and I bought a couple of these afterword. The biggest difference between each Panamax model is how many plugs there are. So figure how many items you need to plug in and add two for the future and buy what you need. Every outlet is protected by the way. Some other companies offer multiple outlets but not all the outlets are protected. What is the point in that?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Video and Audio Quality, WIP on Features

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    MKEMKE
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    It seems as though LG is pulling ahead of the game in picture and sound quality for audiophiles. They go out of their way to work with premiere labs to make products that reproduce the artists' intended outcome as closely as possible. Like Pioneer and Pannasonic did in the Plasma TV era. This product is the same. Great at producing quality image and sound, however lacking on features. A device at this level and price point should rival Roku Premiere and Amazon Fire TV in streaming features. Sony Bluray players do this. This device right now only has Netflix and Youtube - not nearly enough. One thing I really like - I hooked this up to my LG OLED657C and SIMPLINK worked really well. There is a button on my magic remote that pulls up functions on screen that you can find on a standard media player remote to allow you to control the player. I can turn the player On and Off using the TV remote too. One pain point - no 'next chapter' button on SIMPLINK. Overall I am really happy. I would buy it again despite the shortcomings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Trusted Protection For My Valued Equipment

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    BestBuyNinja
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    Did I really NEED this, probably not. The power delivery in most countries provide stable electricity, and most power supplies in devices can handle the minor fluctuations that do occur. On the other hand, my computer equipment holds a lifetime of memories, my sound system is a decent investment, and I really like taking care of the gear I have. Panamax/Furman is a trusted name in power protection, and the MR-4000 had the slim profile I needed for my computer desk. The 8 outlets were more than enough for my desktop audio and other peripherals that didn't need a UPS, but I also use small APC UPS for my computer and internet devices. The only con I can think of is that the Power On light in the front of the unit is very bright and can be distracting. But extremely minor, and can be remedied or ignored. Conclusion: Slim profile. Solid build. Great value when you don't need UPS or other advanced features, but just want trusted power protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Control for your High-End Setup

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    Madden
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    This is my 2nd Panamax Power Conditioner. The first one (M5400-PM) manages my primary setup: RX-Z11, 360, PS3, XB1, 5-port switch, cooling fan & 1TB drive. The MR-4000 manages the VT-50 and two subs. Down to business, these units offer several options to you: 1) Multiple Power outlets for your gear 2) Individual surge protection for your gear and backed by a 5yr (last I checked) warranty 3) Voltage regulation and monitoring 4) Power conditioning, no more spikes or drops in power. Your audio will sound crisper & deeper. Your video will have less flicker and anomalies. Couple all of these features with the right cables and connectors and your setup will rival the big boys for a fraction of the cost but equal the quality. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not even sure what to say about it!

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    MeanRedbird13
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    Not sure if I got a bad one right out of the gate or what? Hooked this thing up and immediately got the red triangle of death! My Samsung soundbar made a horrible buzzing noise when ran through it. According to the sheet of paper that came in the box, there was something wrong with my electrical system and I should call a professional immediately. I tried the thing on every electrical outlet in my home and got the same red triangle of death. I have a more expensive Monster brand surge protector I’ve used for years in the same home, on the same electrical system without issue, but the Panamax was a no go. Save your $200, or in my case $100 on Cyber Monday, and buy a different brand!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job - I guess

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    PurpleHaze
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    It’s a surge protector so until some big storm comes through and I see it do it’s job not much to say other than ... I’m not a big fan of the blue light that’s always on as it’s distracting in my mind if it’s set up with your other AV components so I put black electrical tape over it and from a distance you can’t even tell. I will say I’m not a big fan of the 8th outlet being in the front - if you are using it in a stand plugging in multiple components the front plug probably isn’t a full time option as you don’t want a cord visibly showing at all times. Think of it more as a 7+1 outlet surge protector in my mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Power Protection

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    Marv
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    This Panamax unit is a low profile so it easily fits inside most entertainment centers and can also be rack mounted. There is a power on indicator light on the front panel to indicate that the master power to all outlets is on, and there is a blue equipment light that can be turned on and off. I think this is used mainly for rack mount applications to illuminate the inside of the rack, but it is a nice visual feature in any case. This is one of those purchases that you really can't see the unit in operation, but I'm impressed with the value for the money, and after spending a lot on a nice home theater setup, the extra couple hundred dollars is well worth it to protect the investment in nice equipment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So impressed that I bought another one!

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    Jagzz
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    I originally bought one of these for our bedroom TV, Roku, powered antenna, etc. After installing, I noticed an improvement in picture quality and sound quality. Recently had a close lightning strike and the surge protector shut the system down, then brought it back in a matter of seconds, just like the description said it would. Too bad I didn't have a Panamax hooked up in my den. It fried my TV. Bought a new one and of course bought another Panamax to plug it into. I'm sold on this product and highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to hook up

    Posted
    Clem
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    This surge protector was easy to install and takes up minimal space. The flat plug allows furniture to fit close to the wall without interfering with the plug. It is sized so that it fits in a stack with the Blu Ray player or other components and quietly does its job in the background. I have not experienced a surge or power failure since its install, but I feel confident that both the power and cable lines will be protected. The only caution that I have is that some larger power cords (power packs) may actually cover two outlets, so you may not get o use all 8 on this device without some creative engineering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a flashy purchase, but seems to do its job

    Posted
    digger88
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    This isn't a $150 - $200 item you purchase and run home excited about. It's an insurance policy for your home theater. I didn't intend on buying this when I purchased my new TV, but the best buy agent in store strongly recommended it. What this offers that traditional surge protectors don't is brown out protection. Surge protectors cover spikes in energy, but not dips. The only thing that this does not offer that the best buy agent said it did, is an isolated power bank. All the outlets are part of a single power bank on this unit. I would have liked to put my TV on an isolated bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great power conditioner

    Posted
    Bladekm
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    Great little power conditioner. Tons of ports (the one on the front is very handy), great warranty backing their product, disconnects all devices when power isn't safe for them. Obviously this is meant to protect devices so I don't have a ton of experience with that so far but if I ever run into a problem I will definitely update the review and put in my 2 cents on how Panamax handled the damage. If you have a component stand with glass doors then the blue lights look really great shining through. Main reason I got it over the power strip version was because it looks amazing and is a lot easier to store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protect Your Investment !!

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    SSDOG
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    I replaced nearly my entire entertainment center. TV, and a receiver with a whole lot of stuff connected to it. It was time to upgrade my surge/protection and add quality power management to the picture. Haven't experienced a major power glitch, ....... Haven't had to reset the breaker, ..... it could be years b4 that actually happens. So my review is based on product reputation and examining how well built the unit is. The front outlet has already come in handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good...

    Posted
    Pixieb
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    This surge protector supposedly cuts off the power to your electronic devices immediately upon a surge, and this model was less expensive than the best Monster brand surge protector. The Best Buy guy said that Panamax is a superior brand to Monster, so it's made sense to get this one. We just had some big storms roll through with a nearby lightning strike, and all my electronic equipment is fine, so I guess it works! My previous TV was ruined by a power surge, so I really wanted to feel confident about protecting my new one. I think this was a good purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a good line conditioner and power strip.

    Posted
    Kendrickpoet
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    I wanted more than just a surge suppressing power strip, and less than a full power source line conditioner. What I received was a bit of both. A power conditioning center with a guarantee of $5mm toward loss (read the fine print and do what they say when setting up). I think that my components are now more protected from just surges, and this slim unit takes up very little room. It is extremely easy to set up and has enough outlets for everything I need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Peace of Mind

    Posted
    Todd
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    I'm glad we got this surge protector...we had a smaller plug in protector with our previous tv, had a surge and the tv is now toast. I like that there is just one cord going to the plug now, and there is an actual breaker in the unit. Plus, it fits in our vintage italian 80's tv stand perfectly...was a bit concerned about that! All over a good buy, especially since we got it half-off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Mike
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    I bought this to help clean up the plugs for all my equipment. I have my tv surround sound, cable box modem and router all by my tv. Also have an Apple TV box as wel. This works well and helped clean up the plug mess and got rid of the dangerous power strip. Only complaint is the plug on the front. I wish they would have kept in in the back with the other plugs. Although I could see where it could come in handy. Minor complaint for sure. Good unit, would definitely recommend, especially at the sale price I got it at.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Performer

    Posted
    backerly
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    The Panamax - 8-Outlet Surge Protector we purchased came recommended by Best Buy. Before purchasing it, we researched the unit on the internet and found it to be highly reommended by most reviewers as a solution for clean power and protection from surges and power spikes. It has 8 rear power outlets and one in the front. The unit has blue and white lights on the front that look nice. I suppose they provide fuctionality to let you know that power is on but are unnecessary to its operation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to switch the power on or off during storms.

    Posted
    BigV
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    Hopefully this unit will protect my new 50" TV during electrical storms. (Florida is known to get the most strikes in the US) My only complaint is that the "Power On" light is pretty bright at night when I'm sleeping. I normally place some small object that I have in the room in front of the light which then darkens the room and I don't notice it. I'm looking for a small artificial plant to place by the surge protector to both stop the light distraction and dress up the location where the unit sits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Was told this would improve picture and sound

    Posted
    Ilian
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    Ok, I was a bit skeptic about this one. So when I got the unit, I plugged it in and listened. Then I watched. Then I unplugged and did the same. Then I plugged back in and did the same yet again. There's definitely a noticeable difference in sound. Picture, I couldn't tell the difference. But my sound system sounded much better. If you have a high quality sound system, I would definitely recommend. If you're chasing picture improvement... I don't think it's noticeable at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price, good for smaller setups

    Posted
    JRey
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    Good value, I got this unit on sale. Note that there are 7 plugs in the back and single plug in the front. This would make it 7+1. If you need more than 7, consider the next model up. The plugs are right next to each other and if you have any brick style plugs you may want a larger model. The unit looks great, functions well and protects your investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend