The man, who has asked not to be named, first had his suspicions aroused when the ‘technicians’ who installed it began knocking hold in his wall. However, he was assured that this was just to recess the receiver which was deeper than a normal flat screen TV, and was then asked to leave the room.
On returning several hours later he says he was astonished by the pictures, “so clear and vivid, with vibrant colours. Just like looking out into my own garden”. Which, of course, he was.
The installers told him they had only turned in the one channel, Sky Sports showing the Ryder cup, which had been postponed due to the rain. He was advised to leave ‘the set’ as it was ‘auto installing’, and that it might ‘shut down’ and go black just after sunset.
His fears were confirmed when his wife took out the rubbish that evening and the security lights came on.
“I thought the TV had finished installing and had switched to ‘The X-Factor’, then I realised it wasn't Susan Boyle, it was my wife! I can tell you how disappointed I was”.