Quoted from Irishbastard:
I have a "whole home surge protector" attached to my main panel, wonder if it would have done it's job in your situation. I installed mine after a buddy's street got hit by lightning and his house was the only one not to loose anything, because ha had one. If you drove up his street, all you saw were major appliances on the curb in front of everyone's home. People lost everything electric. He just had the melted remains of the surge protector which did it's job.
I actually have two (I have two breaker boxes), but since it was a house strike (i.e. didn't come in on the power line), those may not have helped. Localized suppressors at the outlets may have helped tho. And weird things got affected. i.e. the receiver HDMI 1 OUT line and the projector HDMI 1 IN - but HMDI 2 OUT and HDMI 2 IN are still OK. And the receiver's amps are OK. PS4 OK. So I assume the HDMI wires acted like an antenna and took out the electronics.
Other things are fine. Fridge, furnace, Rokus, etc. Other TV's are dead.
Lightning has a mind of it's own!