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How Green is Your New TV?

Posted November 01, 2010 7:00 AM by Steve Melito

Starting next year, televisions will bear yellow-and-black EnergyGuide Labels so that consumers can compare the estimated energy costs of various makes and models. These removable labels have long appeared on appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and washing machines.

In the past, most TVs used cathode ray tubes (CRTs) to display images. These vacuum tubes limited television sizes and energy usage. Now, however, a host of new display technologies, such as plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), and light emitting diode (LED) backlit, offer consumers new choices in TV size and energy cost.

Will you check the EnergyGuide Label when you buy your next TV?

Source: Appliance Magazine

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11/02/2010 8:27 AM

The measure of green of your TV is inversely proportional to the amount of time it is on.

Try tennis or walking or even just talking.

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11/02/2010 10:46 AM

Funny thing is that as the size of plasma and LCD panels increase, they actually waste more energy than the old venerable CRT set they replaced. I remember when a 27 inch TV was huge.

Off and unplugged is the preferred mode of operation.

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11/02/2010 7:00 PM

So then what where all of those 'Energystar' tags representing for the last 20 years that show up on almost everything electrical or electronic?

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11/03/2010 12:44 PM

People are apparently to stupid to read the Energy Star list.

Or is it just that the pointy headed types think the average person is so stupid.

This being the way it is done in Europe and with the ultra greens worshiping anything that comes out of Europe I guess we should have expected such nonsense.

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Re: How Green is Your New TV?

11/07/2010 11:39 AM

Hey Guys! you are not answering the question. Moose is asking for some inputs whereas you are talking of the 'good and bad' of watching TV. Do you have to just type in something instead of being specific?

I definitely would like to look up proper answers on this as I too have this dilemma.

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