I need to have the three pronged outlet in my bedroom grounded to accomodate all of my media equipment (VCR, Digital cable box and TV).
I am in the process of getting estimates, and I'd like to know if what the following electrician said is true: He said that he'd have to run a line from the box in the basement up to the outlet. Is this true or is there another way to do it. (I've read various articles and posts on other sites, but I wasn't sure if the posters correct, and I'd like to be forearmed before I go on to the next estimate. I have also been informed by the cable guy that I could also get a grounded surger protector for $189 instead. Do these provide the same result?)
Any help would be appreciated.