We had a pretty good lightning strike near our house the week before Christmas. I wasn't home but my wife was and she said she dove to the floor when it happened it scared her so. I came home to find the following damage: one dead hopper (the fan wouldn't spin up), dead HDMI output from 2nd Hopper, one dead HDMI input on a TV, one dead HDMI input and output on my main AVR, two dead OTA Tuners for the Hoppers and both of my HDMI over Cat5 extenders were toast. All my components are plugged into surge suppressors and it also roasted one of them. Dish was great about replacing my Hoppers and OTA tuners, I worked around the other HDMI damage and replaced the extenders. This past weekend input 3 started failing on the Hoppers so I called the company that did the Dish install (per their request) and these pictures show what the tech found. I have no way of knowing where the lightning actually struck but as you can see it blew two holes in the downspout the cables are tied to. The tech replaced the LNB and Duo Node for good measure as well as the cable. I'm feeling very fortunate there wasn't more damage and that my wife, who was sitting directly on the other side of the exterior wall from this downspout wasn't hurt.