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Poor man. Lost all his recordings....and maybe his HDD too!

I ALWAYS unplug all of my DirecTV receivers, the multiswitch, all the TV sets and other expen$ive electronic equipment whenever there is a thunderstorm with lots of cloud-to-ground lightning. Those "surge protectors" are a lot of hooey and won't save anything if lightning strikes your power line near your house.

Oh, and I also unplug my PHONE LINES at the "network interface" in the basement too. Lightning can come in the phone line and zap your DirecTV receivers! (and your phones and/or YOU if you are dumb enough to be talking on one at the time!) :nono2:
 
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