Saving Energy With TV Unplugged?


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Old 07-25-04, 09:19 PM
rwochoski
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Saving Energy With TV Unplugged?

While at the movies recently I saw a public service message that claimed that "if every unused TV were unplugged, the country could save (a whole lot) of energy." Is this true, and if so, why?

Just wondering,
Rick
 
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Old 07-29-04, 02:24 PM
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Any TV that uses an IR or similar remote control is never completely off. Unlike a light that is on or off, using power or not using power, a TV that is "off" is still consuming power. The IR receiver and electronics have to be powered to receive the signal from your remote to turn on the TV. This is also true of any equipment that you can turn on with an IR remote, not just TV's.
 
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Old 08-04-04, 02:45 PM
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And remember, any energy saved by unplugging your set(s) will be offset by the energy - not to mention time - consumed having to reset your Saturation, White Level, Detail, etc., and the clock.

And would SOMEBODY PLEASE 'SPLAIN TO ME WHY EVERYTIME THIS SITE IS OVERHAULED I HAVE TO GO THROUGH HELL TA LOG IN AND LEND ADVICE?!

Excuse the explosion, but y'know, it gets tedious after a while.

regards,

Jack
 
 

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