Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto - Rogers 8300HD PVR
I had lightening come in through Rogers cable and destroyed a brand new Sanyo television - oh, must have been pushing 20-years ago now. Local TV repair guy said he'd had a few calls from my neighbours that week.
At that time, I took it to Sanyo, and argued that their manual clearly stated that their manual said to unplug the TV during a storm. But as everyone (including Sanyo) agreed the damage had come in through the cable, I said that they should have said in the manual to disconnect the cable TV as well.
So Sanyo rebuilt the TV ... based on the cost I saw later on, they'd have been better simply to replace it.
Not sure this would work anymore ...
In my defence ... I was a starving student at the time ... and there was no way I'd be able to afford to replace the TV, which was a huge luxury purchase for me at the time. These days, I'd simply curse, and drive to Future Shop.