Our power went out about an hour ago. It came on fifteen minutes ago. The TV would not turn on. Everything else plugged into the surge protector works fine. I plugged the TV into the wall and it works fine. I plug it back into the surge protector and it won't turn on. My thought is the surge protector is bad, but how can that be when the cable box which is also plugged into the surge protector still works?
It sounds like that particular socket is damaged. Have you tried the TV in a different socket on the surge protector? A surge won't neccesarily damage the whole power strip. If is just the one and you have an extra socket you are good to go. I would replace it completely regardless though both for the benefit of the attached equipment and to avoid any other issues