8 way Monster Home Theater PowerCenter HTS800 @ ebay - no1brands4you Delivered- £11.99
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8 way Monster Home Theater PowerCenter HTS800 @ ebay - no1brands4you Delivered- £11.99

£11.99eBay Deals
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Found 30th Oct 2014
Pick Yodel for the £2 shipping as opposed to £3 for Parcel force

I know its Monster - Booo, but this is seariousley cheap, even compared to a non branded equivelent, it has little extras like gold plated plug terminals, audio alarm, noise reduction, areal,coax and phone line connections and loads of extra cables to hook it up.

Overview
For hookup of electronic components to AC power providing Monster Clean Power™ and protection for AC power lines and one DBS or cable TV source.
Highlights
Stage 1 filter to provide noise free power to your sensitive electronic components
Color-coded, labeled outlets and matching cord labels for easy hookup
Audible and visual indicators for damage, protection, and ground status monitoring
Protects cable TV coax lines and telephone line from surge pulses

Yodel 48hrs is £1.25 so £11.24 delivered.
- thetarget

46 Comments

Are these any good looks massive to me

Looks like the size of my APC UPS but without the nice UPS capability...as for noise reduction and all that stuff I suspect it's wasted on most people's gear and am doubtful of the value other than the surge protection

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savsac29

Are these any good looks massive to me



No they are quite large and very heavy.

Original Poster

spannerzone

Looks like the size of my APC UPS but without the nice UPS … Looks like the size of my APC UPS but without the nice UPS capability...as for noise reduction and all that stuff I suspect it's wasted on most people's gear and am doubtful of the value other than the surge protection



Even if you wanted it just as a surge protector / power strip it is cheap. The noise cancelation, monster branded, included cables, gold contacts, Audible and visual indicators for damage, protection, and ground status monitoring are a bonus and can't hurt.

Edited by: "MikeLondon" 30th Oct 2014

Sockets are too close together (plugs won't always fit) and homeplugs won't work through it.

Still, it might look good in a nursery, with the hideous colours.

Why do all these things have such short cables? I need to run one for my TV etc from a power socket about 5m away, but there doesn't seem to be anything more than 4 plugs for that length.

And no, I can't fit a new plug socket as I'm renting, and I can't move the TV as the sockets are in daft places anyway.

Girlz please

I'll try and corral this back on track...

Here's some more detail about the item:

8 ft. Monster AC power cable.
A Monster Internet Cable in included in every package along with a Monster one meter video cable.

Last review from 2011 on the Monster website:
Comments about Monster Home Theater PowerCenter™ HTS 800 with Clean Power™ Stage 1:
"My husband bought this three years ago from the [...] when we purchased our home theater. This was the worst investment. The cord shorts out all the time. Tonight it blew up, almost causing my house to burn down. The unit melted the back of the unit and shut everything down.My living room smells of an electrical fire."

Personally I think this review is quite funny (not because there was nearly a fire might I add), just they way they dis the product even though it appears to have done it's job. If it keeps shorting out then err maybe there's a problem with the power supplied to it??? Also the final statement "smells of electrical fire", lol it was an electrical fire of sorts, hence the smell

BTW Yodel 48hrs is only £1.25 and additional purchases of this item means no increase in delivery charges.

Picked up 2 for £21.23 delivered. It costs more for one on Amazon!

Also the seller is on Amazon marketplace with this product selling for £19.99 + £2 p&p. 97% rating with over 7000 feedback on Amazon.

Good find MikeLondon and thanks for sharing the deal.

spannerzone

Looks like the size of my APC UPS but without the nice UPS … Looks like the size of my APC UPS but without the nice UPS capability...as for noise reduction and all that stuff I suspect it's wasted on most people's gear and am doubtful of the value other than the surge protection



MikeLondon

Even if you wanted it just as a surge protector / power strip it is … Even if you wanted it just as a surge protector / power strip it is cheap. The noise cancelation, monster branded, included cables, gold contacts, Audible and visual indicators for damage, protection, and ground status monitoring are a bonus and can't hurt.


That's true, I can't argue with that, shame it's so vivid though

Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but when a hair dryer is used in the adjacent room to my av set up and PC you can hear noise through the speakers. Wonder if this would help with that. Even so its price is great for its features, if they work.

Original Poster

KieranD212

Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but … Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but when a hair dryer is used in the adjacent room to my av set up and PC you can hear noise through the speakers. Wonder if this would help with that. Even so its price is great for its features, if they work.



If the interference is coming through the electrics it should fix it, but if the interference is being generated by EM waves because you have a turning motor it will not fix it.

Cheers better you having the heat than my flat when its on fire if i dont buy this.

Banned

Thanks been looking for one for a while now

Pick Yodel for pain, misery, wasted time and general disappointment.



Fixed that for you OP. (_;)

That thing looks like a toddler's sock drawer...
Can anyone attest to the quality/effectiveness of the surge protection?
I've already had half a dozen pieces of kit blown up by dodgy electrical work done in this building (the electrician was whacking the panel with a stick FFS), some of my adapters were literally blown apart. Would this genuinely help avoid that type of problem? I'm not personally familiar with the brand.

Showing here on Amazon at £9.99 (same vendor just through Amazon, perhaps useful if you have one of those add-on order things) - amazon.co.uk/Mon…NZ4

Original Poster

If you buy x 3 via Amazon delivery is free

KieranD212

Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but … Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but when a hair dryer is used in the adjacent room to my av set up and PC you can hear noise through the speakers. Wonder if this would help with that. Even so its price is great for its features, if they work.



use a towel

KieranD212

Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but … Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but when a hair dryer is used in the adjacent room to my av set up and PC you can hear noise through the speakers. Wonder if this would help with that. Even so its price is great for its features, if they work.



Get your mains wiring checked, when this happened to me there was no earth and the house needed rewiring pronto !

Good price, but I have some silly-size moulded plugs and they just wouldn't fit.

KieranD212

Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but … Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but when a hair dryer is used in the adjacent room to my av set up and PC you can hear noise through the speakers. Wonder if this would help with that. Even so its price is great for its features, if they work.


What happens when you plug other things into the same socket? Does the same thing happen when you use a vacuum cleaner?

thetarget

BTW Yodel 48hrs is only £1.25 and additional purchases of this item means … BTW Yodel 48hrs is only £1.25 and additional purchases of this item means no increase in delivery charges.Picked up 2 for £21.23 delivered. It costs more for one on Amazon!Also the seller is on Amazon marketplace with this product selling for £19.99 + £2 p&p. 97% rating with over 7000 feedback on Amazon.Good find MikeLondon and thanks for sharing the deal.



Shipping is showing £2.50 from ebay and £3 from Amazon i dont know how you got shipping at those prices.

I've got one of these. Very well made but Homeplugs (ethernet adapters) don't like it.

captainbeaky

I've got one of these. Very well made but Homeplugs (ethernet adapters) … I've got one of these. Very well made but Homeplugs (ethernet adapters) don't like it.



Homeplugs aren't meant to be plugged in to anything but the mains socket anyway, so that's unsurprising.

For the price it's a good bit of kit, there isn't really much else to say.

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Spence1115

Why do all these things have such short cables? I need to run one for my … Why do all these things have such short cables? I need to run one for my TV etc from a power socket about 5m away, but there doesn't seem to be anything more than 4 plugs for that length. And no, I can't fit a new plug socket as I'm renting, and I can't move the TV as the sockets are in daft places anyway.



I've seen a few in Amazon do a quick search. Would paste but can't find them on phone.

skykid3

use a towel



Would that muffle the sound?

Banned

I got one from comet 3 years ago with hdmi.
I like it but they forced me to buy it as a deal.
mine is a 8 plug and when you switch TV off the sky switches off too.
like it that way. my mobile charger stays on.

joeyjo

Only £69.99 at Curry's … Only £69.99 at Curry's (_;)http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/tv-accessories/cables-accessories/monster-hts-800-home-theatre-powercenter-8-socket-extension-cable-21653457-pdt.html



I'm gutted, it's out of stock!

ordered thx

i have Monster HDP 750G PowerCentre and its great hope this is as good

polly69

Shipping is showing £2.50 from ebay and £3 from Amazon i dont know how y … Shipping is showing £2.50 from ebay and £3 from Amazon i dont know how you got shipping at those prices.



Looks like the seller has put up the delivery prices. When I ordered via Ebay it was £1.25 for Yodel 48hrs with no additional delivery charge for an additional HTS800.

Surprisingly my order arrived on Saturday 1st Nov. I was expecting it to arrive on Monday.

Not yet tried them out but they should be fine.

Can anyone tell me what colour the plug and power lead is? White?

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sofiasar

I got one from comet 3 years ago with hdmi. I like it but they forced me … I got one from comet 3 years ago with hdmi. I like it but they forced me to buy it as a deal. mine is a 8 plug and when you switch TV off the sky switches off too. like it that way. my mobile charger stays on.



I'm not sure if I'd want sky to switch off.

Ive got this exact same one, must be over 10 years old now

I couldnt tell you if its any good because ive never tried a different one. I like the fact its labeled, makes locating plugs easy.

KieranD212

Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but … Not sure if it's just old wiring or something to with power load, but when a hair dryer is used in the adjacent room to my av set up and PC you can hear noise through the speakers. Wonder if this would help with that. Even so its price is great for its features, if they work.



You many need something like the APC SurgeArrest® Performance with also has Power Conditioning which help to reduce EMI/RFI line noise. It could help depends how bad the noise is in your house. also it filters the earth to give clean earth. as the earth is connected to all the houses and can be prone to noise to be transmitted from another house or factory near by.

homeplugs works by putting a signal on the line similar to low noise and expensive surge protector also have Power Conditioning circuits which filters out the signal of the homeplug as it just noise on the line to give a cleaner power to the connected equipment. that why they don't work and cheaper surge protectors do have this and that's you homeplugs work with them.

end of the day it depends the level of protect you want.


Edited by: "MPD2011" 2nd Nov 2014

sofiasar

I got one from comet 3 years ago with hdmi. I like it but they forced me … I got one from comet 3 years ago with hdmi. I like it but they forced me to buy it as a deal.


Did they hold a gun to your head?

i got loads of these from comet when it was shutting, paid a fiver for them and can say there well made and do what they say
great bits of kit and at this price a steal

Original Poster

Just installed mine, I had an issue when my sound system was on I lost reception. Was not sure it was going to fix it but it has. Also stupid point but the colors get covered up when you plug the plugs in.
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 2nd Nov 2014
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