The writing has definitely been on the wall
, but CES 2009 is poised to be the
showcase for energy-efficient HDTVs. With manufacturers jumping
out of the woodwork to trumpet their compliance with Energy Star 3.0
expects a slew of top-tier TV manufacturers to boast about low power consumption numbers, and considering that a bunch of 'em will be demonstrating LED or OLED-based sets, we aren't surprised to hear it. Potentially more interesting, however, is the notion that "a number of plasma makers are expected to get into the power-savings act with models that significantly reduce draw levels in big-screen displays, taking away another advantage often cited by LCD TV competitors." In related news, we're expecting a record number of internet-connected sets, as TV manufacturers look to steal away market share currently held by STB
makers. Sure, we won't see any panel size records shattered
, but we're already giddy at what Vegas will hold in just under a month.