I bought the TV 14 months ago, and like an idiot, I didn't add a surge protector when I installed it. Since I have never had any issues with a power surge, it never crossed my mind. After a severe thunderstorm the TV no longer works. I don't believe it was a direct hit, as it is the only thing in the house that is broken. Not even the two laptops that are plugged into the same circuit were affected!
I unplugged the TV and waited for it to completely power down. When I plug the TV back in and turn it on, the black screen emits light. After a few seconds I can briefly see the menu before it cuts out. I can interact with the menu before it turns off. After it shuts itself off, the red power light blinks 14 times between each pause. The TV doesn't receive any input from the satellite. However, the satellite itself may also be damage.
Has anyone else found their self in the same situation? What is your recommended course of action? If you were to guess, how much would it cost to have the TV fixed?
Thanks for your time!