We had a storm last Friday morning that knocked out my HR44, 55 inch LED TV, cable modem and router that were all plugged in to a APC 750G. The UPS appears to be fine so I assume the damage came through either the dish or the cable feeding my modem. Our bedroom TV also lost both HDMI ports.
As I am piecing things back together I am considering a different UPS. On the models that have coax connections, can you/should you run the Directv coax through it? Or if I ran the coax for my cable modem through it, would it affect internet speed? I want the best protection I can get so I don't lose all my recordings again as well as the insurance deductible.
If nothing else was damaged it probably did come via cable modem or Directv. You can use the coax protection on the UPS for your cable modem, but unless the specs on the UPS say it is designed for satellite it may filter out the higher frequencies Directv uses. I'm not aware of a UPS with coax protection that's rated for satellite, but there may be some out there.
If you want protection for satellite, first of all I'd make sure your dish is properly grounded. Many aren't. That does nothing against a direct or nearly direct strike, but there's a certain range of "near misses" where it'll protect against that, though it is primarily done to protect against AC power getting on the line (power line falling on dish, nail gun accident piercing a power line and coax with one nail, etc.)
If your dish is properly grounded and you want a bit of additional protection, you can use this: http://www.summitsou...art-p-7624.html. I use them on mine (four since I have a legacy dish) but some will say they are worthless. For $2.95 plus shipping, it is cheap even if the benefit is limited It should be the first thing connected once the satellite line enters the house (i.e. on the "dish side" of any splitters or the PI)
SL5, PI-6S, SA-6AL, 3xSWM16; 21 H20-100, 1 H20-600, 7 H24-700/AM21