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December 2, 2009, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Just curious, what Back-Ups are you guys using with your htpc and LCD TV?
My htpc has a 400W Psu, and with the psu calculator said its 188W from the outlet. I have also a shawdirect Hd satellite, HD-PVR, 46'' Samsung LCD that i would like to put on UPS also but now i am confused which Ups should i get.
Which one would you recommand? I've read APS make good Back-Ups, and i think i need the unit to be with sine wave output to be effective with other A/V equipements?
I dont want it to last forever, maybe like 5mins, just enought time to auto-close my systems. I guess only the computer will be properly shutdown using the software? What about other equipements? Will they get damaged by getting shutdown when battery run out if i dont manually turn them off?
How long will the battery last? The replacement battery seem as expensive as the back-ups alone. I hope the battery last a reasonable time ... Will the battery degrade overtime if its not getting used when there is electricity shortage?
My System Specs
Asus Sabertooth X58
Core i7 950
3x2GB DDR3 Corsair XMS
EVGA GTX 580 SC
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB + 1TB Black Caviar
Samsung DVD lightscribe
19'' Asus LCD, 22'' Asus LCD, 46'' Samsung HDTV
Windows 7 X64
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