Plasma TVs: The SUVs of the Living Room
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 13/10/2007 01:45
That sleek flat-panel TV may look small, but it could well be a big power hog.
When the Australian government wanted to create a six-star system to rate the energy efficiency of television sets, it found that most of the big plasma sets wouldn't meet its minimum requirements. They could be banned as a result.
This is bad news for Panasonic and other makers of plasma sets, which have been losing ground to LCD sets recently anyway. The Australian report said some LCD sets would fail its test as well.