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Pretty sure they are referring to old school ones with the wood panel siding that weigh 1400 lbs and use the energy of a small city to run.

I don't think the Consumer Electronics Association would be lobbying so hard if that was the case.

Big screen plasma televisions are to be banned in California because they use too much energy.

In a world first, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has given his backing to the crackdown on sets more than 40 inches wide.

These liquid crystal display and plasma high definition sets can use as much as three times the power of smaller cathode ray models.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1220664/California-set-ban-energy-guzzling-big-screen-TVs.html#ixzz0U6Q9gyO6

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Well all I know is when I bought my 73" I was told it used less energy then a 7 year old 32" so everyone with a 7 year old TV will be breaking the law?

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Your not comparing new big screens to old tubes.

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Your not comparing new big screens to old tubes.

I'm sorry, I don't understand that. Could you clarify?

If you're saying that I'm not comparing current flat screens to old TVs, look at the graphic. CRT is cathode-ray tube, so that is one of the old boxy TVs.

But either way, the fact is that the vast majority of big screen LCD or Plasma owners, with TVs greater than 40 inches wide, do not currently own a TV that would pass standards. And again this doesn't mean your current TV will be confiscated or anything, it's nothing that serious. All this means is that brands will start sunsetting current models that don't meet standards; stop selling and supporting them. But they will come out with models that meet these efficiency standards and do everything in their power to entice you to upgrade.

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Just because it passes in wacko Calyfurnia, doesn't mean it will here. You can take my TV from my cold dead hands!!11111111

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Attentions Big Screen TV fans, your TVs are in jeopardy. A ban of energy guzzling TV's is about to pass in California, and when it does, the ban is expected to go nationwide.

So enjoy you big screens now.

Of course they aren't going to raid your house and destroy your TV like this is Farenheit 451, but states will likely stop retailers from selling models that don't meet energy standards, and fine repair shops working on banned TVs. They will also more than likely make crucial parts unavailable, so that if your TV does break down, it will be irreparable.

And brands can very easily make their TVs energy efficient, so worry not, you will have a big screen in your house, but your current model will be on the curb soon.

I got the LCD that I did because the life expectancy is between 12-15 yrs. i'm not worried

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The TV I replaced:

32 inch CRT

Sony KV-32HS420

Power

* Power Device Power supply - Internal

* Power AC 120 V

* Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 1 Watt

* Power Consumption Operational 240 Watt

http://reviews.cnet.com/direct-view-tvs-crt/sony-kv-32hs420/4507-6481_7-30895536.html?tag=mncol;psum

The LCD I replaced it with

LG 47LH90

Sustainability

* CNET Power Saver Yes

* CNET Labs: Operational power consumption 140.86 Watt

* CNET Labs: Calibrated power consumption 107.16 Watt

* CNET Labs: Power Save Mode power consumption 62.27 Watt

* CNET Labs: Power consumption Stand by / Sleep 0.17

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-47lh90/4507-6482_7-33485570.html?tag=mncol;psum

More power my ass

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The TV I replaced:

32 inch CRT

Sony KV-32HS420

Power

* Power Device Power supply - Internal

* Power AC 120 V

* Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 1 Watt

* Power Consumption Operational 240 Watt

http://reviews.cnet.com/direct-view-tvs-crt/sony-kv-32hs420/4507-6481_7-30895536.html?tag=mncol;psum

The LCD I replaced it with

LG 47LH90

Sustainability

* CNET Power Saver Yes

* CNET Labs: Operational power consumption 140.86 Watt

* CNET Labs: Calibrated power consumption 107.16 Watt

* CNET Labs: Power Save Mode power consumption 62.27 Watt

* CNET Labs: Power consumption Stand by / Sleep 0.17

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-47lh90/4507-6482_7-33485570.html?tag=mncol;psum

More power my ass

I have the exact same tv...you dont like it?

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Oh and forgot to mention

In the switch I dumped a Sony 50w/channel AV receiver with Dolby 5.1 and a 75w powered sub, a DVD player, a VCR, and a CD player with a single Blue-Ray player with 5.1 at 30w/channel and a passive sub.

Basically I cut the power consumption of my home theater by a two thirds.

I have the exact same tv...you dont like it?

I LOVE it.

I LOVE it.

I LOVE it.

I LOVE it.

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What's the refresh rate?

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What's the refresh rate?

Selectable. 120Hz or 240Hz

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