Well TECHNICIALLY, he could watch that TV without anyone breaking down his door. But the restriction is it has to be done, at I beleive, 5 minutes after the hour, to 15 minutes after the hour. Thats when they ignore the signal, so people can test their ELT's. So keep a couple things in mind, never get in a distressful situation at that time, and make sure to turn off the TV before going to bed!
You are right though, I think they meant to say ELT.... that is unless they requested him to squak 1200 to help locate him