Perfect for light home theater systems, but with some caveats
I as well own a belkin conserve, which works just as well as the apc p7gb. I purchased this product i need three always-on outlets than the belkin's two. Plus, i don't have a lot of devices that need to be controlled, namely a game system, a subwoofer, and a bluetooth audio adapter.As with the belkin conserve, some electronic devices need to be on the always-on outlets if you're like me and use a logitech harmony remote. Otherwise, the devices will not turn on all the time like my blu-ray player, or switch tv inputs. It's not a big deal for me anyway, because many of my devices use very little standby power anyway.What's nice about the apc p7gb is that it has leds letting you know which set of devices are powered on, whether it be the always-on outlets, the master, or the controlled outlets. Of course, the disadvantage is that they have the potential to light up a very dark room.On the side of the surge protector, there is a selector switch that will toggle between a pc/laptop mode or a netbook mode. I can assure that while it may have been meant for a computer systems, it will function fine in a light home theater setup. I simply left it switched on the pc/laptop mode. I don't know what will happen if i toggled the netbook mode.Obviously, the surge protector is not ac adapter-friendly. You may need to buy cord extenders or check out other green surge protectors.As an environmental bonus, all the packaging is recyclable, plastic and all. However, it appeared cracked when i received it.----addendum:i purchased another one on in april of 2013 and used with a computer setup, namely a mac mini with a 20 inch led monitor. Because the mac mini uses very little power compared to normal pcs, i had to set the surge protector to "netbook" mode so that the controlled peripheral devices would stay on.