Well tonight was a fun night. Wife and I were watching TV, a few rain showers like usual in the evening, and out of no where lightning strikes maybe 150 yards from our house. Scared the crap out of us to say the least. Well the TV/Tivo/Surround Sound all turned off when this happened. After unplugging everything and then restarting everything I had no picture or sound. To cut to the point, after over an hour of screwing around with 4 HDMI wires, bringing out the Component Cables to replace the HDMI for testing purposes, and going through trial and error with the TIVO/PS3/Xbox/Surround Sound I unfortunately lost a few of my friends in the storm....
-All 3 HDMI inputs no longer work on the TV only component works.
-TIVO HDMI output no longer works, only component
-Surround sound receiver (HD receiver so it has HDMI and component input and output and passes the picture through to the TV)...anyways it has no picture output regardless if I use HDMI or Component cables with any device.
-Xbox still works fine
-PS3 still works fine
-Blu Ray Player still works fine.
So when the lightning hit it obviously traveled through the HDMI in the TV/Tivo/and reciever and blew them all. Everything is plugged into a Surge Protector, so I am guessing it came through the Coax Cable into the TIVO, which then traveled through HDMI into the receiver, and then through HDMI to the TV
So right now I am not happy. Looks like I will be giving my insurance company a call. $500 deductible in the end is going to be cheaper than replacing things on my own I guess. We shall see. $500 is still $499 more than I want to spend right now..
I blame getting the GTO..everything was great before that, now everything seems to be breaking (our houses A/C quit last week and needed repairs) and my money seems to be vanishing before it even makes it in my pocket lol.
Ok, I'm done venting...time to get some sleep I guess..I mean whats the point of watching TV if I can't enjoy it through HDMI and Surround Sound, lol.
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