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Had a severe thunderstorm yesterday (7/23/08). Lightening hit the transformer, all power was out for 6 hours. 3 Televisions. 1, hooked up to modem works fine, 1 hooked up to cable reciever only gets static now and when checking DVD only gets audio and static. One hooked up directly to the cable only clicks on and off. TV in question is a Philips Model 27RF50 S325. How do I get the cable working again with video? or at least DVD?

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Upon researching various websites regarding the Model Number for those 2 televisions that blew out, I found a few other people around the US that had the same problem with similar situations. All involving massive thunderstorm power-outages.

It appears that since out TV's are both 5-6 years old, they are worthless, both covered under homeowners but for almost nothing. It's not worth fixing. So, decided to purchase 2 more lower quality televisions as this will most likely happen again when the next storm hits. Thank god we found out that this is a repeat issue before we purchased a really expensive television.

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