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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/television/LCD_Vs_Plasma_in_2009'; Although the debate between LCD and plasma has raged on for years, the real battle only started two years ago when manufacturers started producing LCDs big enough to go head to head with plasmas. Now that it has been raging for tw...

January 16th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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With just about every new set out besting those newfangled Energy Star 3.0 requirements, we're not so sure why JVC would choose to brag about it. Unless, of course, it has really trumped practically every other set out there in terms of efficiency. As fate would have it, that's exactly what the out...

December 12th 2008 at 9:09am 0 Comments
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Following in the eco-friendly footsteps of Insignia, Vizio has announced that 100% of its HDTVs that are shipping now to US / Canadian retailers "meet or exceed Energy Star 3.0 requirements." The flat-panel maker claims that at least nine of its models actually exceed the specifications by as much a...

November 6th 2008 at 11:03am 0 Comments
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While Best Buy completely failed to issue a press release trumpeting the inability of its latest Profile 2.0 Blu-ray deck to pass Energy Star specifications, it didn't hesitate to pump one out extolling the power-sipping virtues of its Insignia LCD televisions. In case you weren't aware, the Energy...

November 5th 2008 at 3:14pm 0 Comments
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The new Energy Star 3.0 TV specification -- this time including a test for how much electricity televisions use while turned on, not just while off -- goes into effect next month. According to CNET's tests, the difference in power saved by more efficient (but not necessarily ideal PQ) default settin...

October 11th 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Summer is coming, and that means the plasma TV that bathed you in warmth all winter will soon become between you, your air conditioner and comfort. Yes, we love the images that are pumped out by the emissive cells of a plasma display, but as a general rule, LCDs spin the electric meter more slowly....

May 6th 2008 at 1:11am 0 Comments
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We've no idea if Panasonic's sudden urge to decrease the power consumption of its plasmas has anything to do with this, but nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced an updated ENERGY STAR specification for digital televisions that will hopefully "lead to further reductions in...

February 9th 2008 at 8:03pm 0 Comments
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Mark this down as a little out there, but a new Marvell chip claims to improve the efficiency of desktop and laptop power supplies by determining and then optimizing the amount of energy each particular application needs. Named a "power factor correction controller," the chip enables computers to co...

November 6th 2007 at 10:06am 0 Comments
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We're all for utilizing power-saving technologies to make our everyday computing a bit less taxing on Mother Earth, but the latest initiative from D-Link just reeks of gimmick. The firm is claiming to have introduced the "industry's first Green Ethernet technology" with a new series of environmenta...

October 24th 2007 at 3:22pm 0 Comments
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Some HDTVs use more power than others, but they all have the ENERGY STAR sticker right? Unfortunately this sticker doesn't tell you much, and our friends down under intend to change that. They want to make sure consumers know how much power that HDTV they're buying will use. This makes perfect sense...

October 11th 2007 at 8:19am 0 Comments
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NuVo Technologies is sure proud of its new Essentia E6G whole home audio system, but rather than waxing rhapsodic about its lengthy list of features, it chose to boast about its newfound Energy Star rating. Aside from the being an apparent power sipper, the E6G also touts Philips Class D digital au...

October 4th 2007 at 11:53pm 0 Comments