Is anyone here using in-line surge/spike protection on the incoming Coax cable? What about for the HDMI? If something fried the Hopper 3, will it also kill things on the HDMI output? Thanks!
The dish and coax from it are supposed to be grounded before it enters your home. Nodes, switches and hubs are designed as grounding points, or a ground block can be used. This is supposed to protect equipment from "near misses" but not a direct hit. A direct lightning strike will deliver thousands of amps and nothing will protect gear in the house even if properly grounded.
I doubt a surge suppressor with coax pass-though would improve on this but if you choose to do so, make sure the coax connection is rated at 3 GHz or you could loose your satellite signal.
That's true too, I guess having some protection is better than nothing at all. The surge protectors seems to only do up to 5Mhz-2.3Ghz as shown here:
Other sites still have this for sale. The ones used by CATV companies from TTi only handles up to 1.5Ghz so that one is out of the question.
Have found nothing at 3Ghz yet since do satellite even use 3Ghz as even splitters don't go to 3Ghz yet. I've only seen grounding blocks, coaxial cable and F-81 couplers do 3Ghz, the first and last can be identified with blue cores.
littlecloud319, which in-line surge protector are you using?