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the8thark
03-28-2011, 04:27 AM
Giant TV plan outrages posh neighbours
Giant TV plan outrages posh neighbours | Courier Mail (http://www.couriermail.com.au/property/giant-tv-plan-outrages-posh-neighbours/story-e6frequ6-1226029193162?referrer=email&source=CM_email_nl&emcmp=CM&emchn=Newsletter&emlist=Member)

A Long Island millionaire is planning to erect the television from **** in his backyard - a $200,000, 3-metre-high HD monster screen.

CrimsonRequiem
03-28-2011, 04:29 AM
Okay so he wants a jumbotron on his lawn?

the8thark
03-28-2011, 04:55 AM
Franks 2000 inch TV
by Weird Al Yankovic
YouTube - Frank's 2000 inch TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBF5bewa0ts)

I thought the song fit the topic very well.
2000 inch = 5080 cm. Only 50 metres across the diagonal :P.

Lifeisabeach
03-28-2011, 12:29 PM
He needs to be careful about playing movies on that. The movie industry will demand royalties for a "public performance". Although anyone who can afford something so obscene probably wouldn't even feel the pinch from fees like that.

Doug b
03-28-2011, 01:37 PM
If it is going to disturb his neighbors because of ambient noise and light, such as in those nightmarish scenes in the movies where someone is staying in a cruddy motel, and the red vacancy light is flashing... then they have a case. But if no one is able to actually see it, other than the posts themselves *because of their height* then it might be fair game.

Either way.. this guy has some odd priorities IMO.

Doug

chscag
03-28-2011, 09:30 PM
I know that area of Long Island well. I was raised on Long Island (many years ago) and I can tell you that it's likely not going to happen:


Burch now faces a battle getting the proposal approved by the local zoning board.

The most strict neighborhood covenants and zoning boards in NY are on Long Island.