We had a viscious lightning storm a few hours ago, and we took a direct hit that fried our main TV, DVD player, and DirecTV box. Luckily I had unplugged my computer, 360, smaller TV, etc in the game room. Why I didn't unplug the stuff in the living room is beyond me, I'm kicking myself for it now.
On the plus side, the TV we had wasn't really expensive - a 32" standard-def old fashion set. Shouldn't be too much to replace. I think DirecTV will replace my sat box for free - if not, I've been paying that damned protection plan for nothing.