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Old 17-05-2009, 02:14   #1
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Flat Panel TV Power Consumption?

There's been a few new developments in flat panel technology lately with a lot of green (power consumption) focus. Anyone done any research as to the optimal technology and brand for a low power unit for a yacht?

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See the “Energy Star”, or IEC 2087 ratings for the specific model of candidate TV set you're considering.

In general:
Rear Projector ≈ 0.13 watt per square inch
LCD ≈ 0.27 watt per square inch
Plasma ≈ 0.34 watt per square inch

Unless you habitually unplug your TV, when not in use, you should also look at the IDLE (standby) power usage.
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