Yes, I had two Brick Wall surge protectors, but in the event of a severe strike I don't think anything short of unplugging it will protect it. I also lost other tv's, a/c units, garage door openers, two amps, a pre-pro, a sub, and two directivos. That would have to be one heckuva surge protector.
Good point. It really amazes me that it could throw off the guns and zotz an input but not affect the power supply. It will make a good tv for the kids in the basement until it quits.