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July 29, 2008

How Much Is Your Plasma TV Standby Mode Costing You?

It's no secret that plasma TV's are huge energy consumers when they're actually turned on, but how much do you think they consume when in standby mode? According to a GOOD Magazine article from earlier this year, they consume so much that you'll pay on average $159.76 annually for your plasma TV's standby energy consumption. That amount of money equates to 1452.4 kilowatt hours, roughly 5-6 times as much money as the second and third worst offenders-game consoles and computers-will cost you. Click on the thumbnail below to see the chart in full and check out the related video above.

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Posted by Justin Davey at July 29, 2008 8:00 AM

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My 42 inch Panasonic Plasma and it's 50" counterpart consumes .002 watts in standby. That's .148 watts per month, and that equates to less than 25 cents a year. All of these anti-standby mode articles are misleading when they don't tell the whole truth...and this display is 5 years old. Standby energy consumption has only decreased since then.

Posted by: Peach at March 25, 2011 4:20 PM
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