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Would You Buy This Fake TV?

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?


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DerToolMeister DerToolMeister 6 years
Yes... I have one and have bought several others as gifts, including for my retired parents. When they left town for six weeks, the neighbors thought they had never left, because they 'were watching TV every night!' Cheap and effective way to make a burglary less likely.
trouble450 trouble450 9 years
Kinda weird. Why not just turn on the tv?
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
i wouldnt use that light. that's why i love having a big dog that barks at someone near the door.
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
Also, even if a "TV" is on, that's not going to stop a lot of criminals anyway.
I would get it...buglers aren't the only kind of night prowlers.
verily verily 9 years
Okay, I've been burgled in the middle of the night and I still wouldn't buy this thing. Granted, we assume we were burgled by teenagers who took advantage of our crappy sliding glass door; they broke into several homes the same way a few months before. The glowing light might deter them once, but they'd probably just come in during the day (if they're local to the neighborhood) while our cars are obviously gone from the driveway.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Haha, good point TuesdaySurprise. -- One of my neighbors have this system that will turn out different lights in the house in a timed cycle - like the bedroom light will be on for 10 seconds, then the living room for 10 seconds, then the bedroom again for 10 seconds. It's silly because unless the robber is just driving by their house real fast, it's pretty obvious what they're doing.
TASTEthiss TASTEthiss 9 years
LOL @ Tuesday.. I was thinking the same thing. This idea is ridiculous.
TuesdaySurprise TuesdaySurprise 9 years
what could happen: robber sees light from what he thinks is an LCD HDTV. Comes back later when light is off, to steal your LCD HDTV.
smileyface smileyface 9 years
I think its a good idea since it creates the illusion of someone being home and its more economical than actually leaving your TV on.
msmoney23 msmoney23 9 years
Haha! thats hilarious...yeah, I would probably buy one just for laughs.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
I have a bad habit of sleeping with my tv on. And I am always home. So no, I wouldn't buy this.
Swen Swen 9 years
This seems like a pretty good idea, but I think it's too expensive ($50)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I just realized how weird "bat by your bedside" looks; I meant "a baseball bat by your bedside..."
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Maybe if it was on sale (aka really cheap.) Although I a good security system, a dog and a bat by your bedside would do a better job of protecting you & your home.
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