While roaming the Web, I sometimes run into things that make me laugh out loud followed immediately by a head-scratch. This FakeTV gadget would be one of them. I love my TV, especially when it's on, but I never really think of it as a burglar deterrent (and as Gizmodo points out, couch potatoes are not easy targets?).
But it's an interesting idea. You can leave it on and it won't run up your electric bill like a normal television (nor enlarge your environmental footprint) because it uses up the same amount of power as a nightlight. Is this a good idea? Would you by a fake TV?