Though many people are looking to purchase large plasma and LCD HDTVs for the holidays, people often forget to think about how much electricity these units consume. We recently found this great and informative chart (below) comparing power consumption in HDTVs.
CNET has tested 128 HDTVs between January 2006 and October 2008. The chart is broken down by Model, HDTV type, Screen Size, Watts Power On, Watts per Square Inch, Score Overall, Score (per size), and Annual Cost (based on being run 8 hours a day, 16 hours in standby mode, at 10.6 cents per kilowatt hour).
Some of the lowest cost per year televisions are:
Some of the televisions that consume the most electricity are:
performance chart on CNET and don't forget to help others conserve energy and save money by sharing this page -- especially those in the market for a new TV.
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