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Old 02-14-2009, 12:11 PM   #46  
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You're right, it does depend on what is being compared.
Lets compare the efficiency of SUVs. I think there may be more similarities to the flat screen TVs, the way you're looking at it.

When the SUV first took over a large part of the auto industry it didn't matter how efficient they were. Manufacturers were just trying to make them more powerful. Much like the bigger the TV the better. Efficiency didn't factor so much.

Now is a differnet world we live in and programs like "Energy Star" give the energy concious consumers a choice to buy more efficient products. This is incentive for manufacturers to spend money on more efficient ways of doing things.
By the way my plasma has an Energy Star sticker on it.

but, back to my point, if plasmas aren't efficient enough for a government then I want them to replace my 42" plasma with a 42" OLED for the enviroment of course.
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You're right, it does depend on what is being compared.
Lets compare the efficiency of SUVs. I think there may be more similarities to the flat screen TVs, the way you're looking at it.

When the SUV first took over a large part of the auto industry it didn't matter how efficient they were. Manufacturers were just trying to make them more powerful. Much like the bigger the TV the better. Efficiency didn't factor so much.

Now is a differnet world we live in and programs like "Energy Star" give the energy concious consumers a choice to buy more efficient products. This is incentive for manufacturers to spend money on more efficient ways of doing things.
By the way my plasma has an Energy Star sticker on it.

but, back to my point, if plasmas aren't efficient enough for a government then I want them to replace my 42" plasma with a 42" OLED for the enviroment of course.
That would be nice wouldnt it?? And yes there is a part were if the governament wants people to be more energy conscience maybe they should get on manufacturers as well to push out the more efficient products.

As it is current plasmas give lcd's a run for their money when it comes to energy when they are both properly calibrated in fact there are some plasmas with BETTER energy useage over some LCD's.
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That would be nice wouldnt it?? And yes there is a part were if the governament wants people to be more energy conscience maybe they should get on manufacturers as well to push out the more efficient products.

As it is current plasmas give lcd's a run for their money when it comes to energy when they are both properly calibrated in fact there are some plasmas with BETTER energy useage over some LCD's.
http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/lea...er.html?page=2
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thats crazy
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I noticed from that list that it wasn't necessarily a difference in the technology but a difference in the brands.

Sony and Samsung were looking a little power hungry on that list.

Maybe Europe should ban Sony and Samsung
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I did in all fairness say SOME were better and I do know about that chart however they do NOT calibrate them and everyone knows that Plasmas are set on Scrotch mode out of the box and that is how they test them so not really a fair comparison there IMO...

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Each TV's picture controls (for color, brightness and contrast) are left at their "factory default" settings.
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