I' have all my satellite receivers on UPS along with associated hard drives, ethernet switches and other audio/video gear and have not had any issues. I've been doing it that way for 10+ years.Nope just the Plug in the wall plugged into the UPS This only happened when the power went out
I could care less about loosing recordings. It's the fact the power is cut suddenly and the potential surge when the power comes back on that bothers me.I've got all my Hoppers, switches and EHD's on APC UPS units to assure that recordings aren't interrupted when the power goes out until I can get the generator running. Been that way for years and works great.
Surge suppressors are intended to squelch very short transients and do very little to protect against potential over voltage (or under voltage) that can occur during power outages and restoration. Such voltage changes can last seconds and there's not enough energy capacity in the surge suppressor components to absorb that. Plus the over voltage would be far under what the surge suppressor voltage (typically several hundred volts). A UPS that is designed to deal with over and under voltage is your best protection....It's the fact the power is cut suddenly and the potential surge when the power comes back on that bothers me.
I got mine on surge protectors also with a generator Just because of what I just mentioned.