Last Saturday, the 31th, my area got socked with another thundestorm. A lighting bolt hit across the street and it took out my almost 18 month old Toshiba analog 50" rptv. Yes, it was surge protected and my rp-82 and receiver survived. My Hughes HDVR2 is plugged into a seperate UPS/surge and it survived as well. I guess I'll be shopping for a new TV this week. Although the insurance adjuster thinks they might send out a repair person to look it over first, she wasn't sure when I talked to her Saturday. So what do I do with a dead 50" TV if it is scrap??? MikeS.