It’s that time of the year where many people are searching for the perfect holiday gift. People might say they want a new pair of socks, a weed whacker, or a new vacuum…but we all know what they really want: a new High Definition TV!
With the holiday sales right around the corner, we wanted to share information to help you during your TV shopping and let you know about their power usage.
Today’s TV’s are more incredible than ever with 3D, built in sound systems, and other bells and whistles. But BE ALERT, LED, LCD, and Plasma TV’s aren’t all built the same.
Generally speaking, when it comes to how much energy HDTV’s consume, the average Plasma consumes 301 watts of energy; and the average LCD uses 111 watts, while the new LED TV’s consume around 101 watts while watching the season finale of The Biggest Loser.
While the initial sticker prices of many TV’s have come down to around $1,000 at the store, you should also consider how much it costs you each year in energy usage? If you purchase a TV that uses another $100 per year in electricity, the TV will cost you $2,000 over the next decade!
CNET has done a great job testing the top TV’s that are on the market and comparing them to each other in HDTV type, size, default settings of energy consumption, yearly cost, calibrated energy consumption and calibrated annual cost.
Here's the 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.