Designed for Today's High Definition Technology The High Definition Power Center HDP IR 2550 is a bold combination of design, advanced engineering, and convenience. This new PowerCenter design delivers the advanced protection and performance that home theater enthusiasts expect while providing the ultimate in remote control distribution capability. Prevent Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Your Sensitive Home Theater ElectronicsCommon power surges, spikes and dips can occur multiple times a day and can easily damage or destroy the delicate digital circuitry in your home theater electronics. However, many ordinary surge protectors only use MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) with a limited surge absorption capacity, rated in Joules. If a surge's power exceeds the Joule capacity, any connected equipment is left vulnerable to surge damage.The HDP IR 2550 gives your delicate HDTV and digital AV electronics the advanced protection they need. For a triple layer of safety, the HDP IR 2550 protects against power surges and spikes on all three power lines (line, neutral, ground). With over 7686 Joules of surge absorption capacity, the HDP IR 2550 provides a very high level of protection.Convenient IR Remote Control Allows You to Keep Electronics Out of SightThe IR technology in the HDP IR 2550 lets you send remote control commands to all of your home theater components through your PowerCenter via IR emitter cables. This gives you a new level of remote control precision and reliability that not only widens the arc of your remote controls, but also extends remote control reach even behind solid wood or metal AV cabinets where remote signals would typically be blocked. Even better, there's an included external IR receiver that lets you keep all of your AV components and the PowerCenter completely out of sight for an elegant, clean home theater look that lets the decor speak for itself. Now you don't have to look at distracting AV components and blinking lights when you're watching a movie or just relaxing. Microprocessor-Controlled T2 Circuitry Takes Protection a Step FurtherT2 automatically disconnects the PowerCenter itself and your equipment from both live power lines (line and neutral), and reconnects ONLY when power levels are safe. Unlike other surge protectors, T2 will NOT sacrifice itself when a potentially damaging power overload hits, and keeps on protecting with no reduction in performance. Monster Tri-Mode Provides Advanced Surge Protection and SafetyPatented Tri-Mode circuitry uses relays, MOVs, and thermal fuses to protect against dangerous power surges, dips and spikes that can travel over all three power lines (Line, Neutral, Ground). When it senses dangerous power conditions, Tri-Mode automatically disconnects AV components and sounds an audible alarm, letting you know that HDP IR 2550 has protected your AV components.Protection for All of Your Home Theater ConnectionsAll of your home theater's connections need to be protected, or the entire system is vulnerable to damage. Dangerous power surges and spikes can travel through cable, satellite, and telephone lines and severely damage or even destroy your equipment. The HDP IR 2550 features comprehensive surge protection on coax, network, and phone connections for complete satellite, antenna, DVR, and cable TV line protection. It's a Fact, Electrical Power is Full of Performance Degrading Noise and InterferenceCell phones, TVs, appliances, and other electronics all generate noise and interference that pollute your home's electricity. This "dirty power" can degrade picture and sound performance. Dirty power can also stress the delicate digital circuitry inside HDTVs and other home theater components, potentially shortening their life. However, ordinary surge protectors can't remove the effects of dirty power. Patented Monster HD Clean Power Stage 2 for Better Picture and SoundThe HDP IR 2550 features advanced Monster Clean Power HD Stage 2 filtration that's precision-engineered to remove the effects of dirty power for better picture and sound. In addition, by minimizing noise and interference, HD Clean Power filtration reduces unnecessary wear to the sensitive digital circuitry in today's high definition home theater components. Additonally, the HDP IR 2550 has groundloop isolation on cable connections to reduce noise and interference that can affect your HDTV's picture. Convenient Features and Striking DesignFront panel AC power outlet and the USB ports provide convenient power connections for camcorders, portable media players, etc., and are easily accessible for use at any time. A door covers the front power ports when they are not in use and gives the unit a clean, neat look. The HDP IR 2550 is also PLC (power line communications) compatible, allowing you to set up a home AV network using existing AC power lines. There's no need to run cables inside walls or along molding. The HDP IR 2550 High Definition Power Center wraps all this advanced functionality in an ultra-sleek silver chassis with a new butterfly style faceplate design.