TV Buying Tips for Energy-conscious Consumers
Focus on Energy has some energy-smart suggestions for your customers looking to purchase new TVs for the transition:Look for an ENERGY STAR qualified model.
Remember that TVs with larger screens cost more to use, and plasma sets consume more energy than LCD.
Keep ENERGY STAR qualified TVs at their factory default settings. Enabling additional features may increase energy consumption.
For standard models, turn down the set’s contrast and brightness settings. Most TVs ship with the setting too “hot” by default. Enable energy saving options if available.
Turn the set off when not in use.
Source: Focus on Energy’s ENERGY STAR Extra