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I would think that low power consumption TVs would find more fans among those conscious of rising electricity bills than those wearing clothes made of hemp.I recently swapped my 250W Panasonic plasma TV for the LG 47LE8900 direct LED TV, which uses a relatively puny 70-80W while delivering better image quality. It should help make my electricity bill less frightening to behold. Whether or not it helps "save the planet" is quite irrelevant to me.
Good Review John! Nice balance between what your missing out on compared to the top models and what you get in terms of reduction in environmental impact.I know many (if not most) will not see the point of a TV like this - especially for the price it is being charged at. However I am one of the others and really want to get this TV, if only I could convince the wife to get this tv and the photovoltaic panels to power it :)
What power usage figures did you get for AV performance mode then John? Was it closer to 80W as pimlicosound found with his LED tv? I imagine just about any energy efficient television available today would use much less power on much reduced brightness and contrast levels etc. Asides from the not inconsiderable attention to extraneous details such as the TV's housing and packaging, have Phillips really made much inroads into delivering quality pictures with lower energy requirements or not? If most people are just going to bung the contrast levels etc up if they are not satisfied with PQ and in the case power consumption figures are comparative to ordinary non-eco LED TVs, it seems the objective is defeated.I like the use of recycled aluminium and the built in wall/tv stand mount. I had to pay over a hundred quid to get just a basic stand for my gas guzzling plasma telly.
A recycled tv..ideal for all the recycled tv shows
Finally, an intelligent "green" product that doesn't force it's credentials down your throat! I dare not measure my current TV wattage though, even if it isn't getting replaced until it breaks down, otherwise that would be a LOT of money (and materials) wasted.
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