Originally Posted by A9X-308
Originally Posted by gregzoll
Look over the forum. Plenty of examples, that people have lost equipment that was hooked up via HDMI, and there had been a lightening strike nearby.
Nothing substantive, as expected.
Originally Posted by bfreedma
I would imagine most of those devices were also connected to a power outlet. How was the determination made that the surge traversed HDMI only?
Heaven forbid that logic get in the way of a vaguely referenced anecdote. GZ will be able to rest comfortably when the next thunderstorm passes, having removed all the HDMI cables from his system, and leaving it plugged into the mains.
As I stated to the other kid, this happens on a regular occurrence, even if stuff is connected to a surge protector, it will not stop a over voltage from a lightening strike in frying everything downstream. Maybe you and the other kid should learn how to understand how stuff like this happens, then make assumptions that it doesn't, because it has not happened to you or them.
Every week, someone posts on some forum that their gear got fried, and wonder if maybe it had to do with that poorly or not grounded coax connection coming into the structure that they are in. I have seen gear that was properly protected get fried, and everything connected to it get turned into a toasted piece of gear. And it was even grounded, but direct lightening strikes and unhooked or disconnected neutrals, or even worse, tree branch dropping across two phases, or dropping a high voltage phase on to a 120volt phase going into homes. Again, there is no protection out there, that will protect from anything, regardless what people think.
All surge protectors are, are a ease of mind, and like insurance for your health, vehicle or home. You know that it is nice to have, but you always know that it will not stand up to a direct lightening strike, or worse case, a high voltage line on a power pole, dropping across the 120volt going into your home.