Hey guys. Long time reader of the forums...first time poster.
So, to give a little background: I had my mini home theater all set up. Onkyo TX-NR414 receiver hooked into an Epson Ex7200 projector, with a DirecTV DVR and my gaming systems all hooked into it. In my podcast studio I had my 47" LG TV hooked up to another DirecTV receiver and my computer. Both setups worked well for me.
Then...lightning struck the dish. The surge fried both DirecTV receivers, and smoked the HDMI ports on every device in it's path. Thankfully, the gaming systems weren't connected in at the time...and surprisingly it didn't surge through the computer...or I'd be an emotional wreck right now...lol. Also, both the TV and projector power on and seem to function as normal...but without HDMI functionality. So, I'm planning on replacing the main boards in all my equipment, which is substantially cheaper than buying all new. As much as I'd like to upgrade to a 1080p or 4k projector...just don't have the budget right now.
Now, onto my dilemma: Once I get my setup back in action, I don't want any of the DirecTV equipment touching my systems...or if they do...I want to have some safety measures in place should another surge come through. The satellite cable is already hooked up to a ground rod just outside the house, and all equipment is hooked up to surge supressors. I'm thinking WHDI would be the route for me to go, so the only device downhill from the satellite receiver is the transmitter (a lot cheaper to replace than the whole home theater setup)...but wanted to get your opinions/suggestions.