Big storm today, power did go out, at one point after a nearby strike my pc started running faster and faster till I killed the power, it seems ok but the sound card maybe fried. Came home later to find my HR20 running but no blue light and no picture. Tried a 2 minute unplug and still nothing I can hear the harddrive or fan running but no light no picture. I'm trying a longer unplug period now. So is it dead? Anything else I need to try? And if it is I have to decide if buying/leasing a HR 24 from SS or Amazon is better than just calling Directv for a replacement and getting the luck of the draw.