I have PP since the begining of the service. I live in the Tampa Bay area, the capital of lightning so I need the PP.
True, I did forget that part. When I had my boxes replaced, it was because of lightning strikes. The boxes were replaced for free, but I did have to pay for a service call to fix the LNB. I think overall I still came out cheaper by saving that money every month that I have had service, but if it is a constant concern, it may be something to reconsider.