Amazing how dangerously some people live....
And- considering the voltages present in TV capacitors....does the GFI do any good?
Excellent point. The HV caps and the picture tube itself (It acts like one HUGE capacitor at oh, about 15-25,000 volts!) are one reason why you must NEVER throw water on a burning TV, even if it's unplugged.
So, I'd make the statement that a GFI wouldn't do a darn bit of good here.
Would placing the TV behind a secured, gasketed window move it outside the zone?
I'd say yes to that. But proper ventilation must be provided on the "dry" side to aviod condensation and heat build-up.
Since most remotes are battery operated, I don't see a hazard there. (Other than potentially soaking an expensive-to-replace reomte!)