Thursday, January 04, 2007

Do Flat Screens...Suck?

Energy that is. According to some researchers now, the new craze in televisions--flat screen tvs suck enormous amounts of energy as compared to their boxy counterparts. The article goes further with scientific mumbo-jumbo about well we say that but it depends on this, and that, and the other thing. I loved one line that said and it depends on how you measure energy.

I measure it by the whopping bill every month.

What they meant was that while it seems electric bills skyrocket when a flat screen is added to the home, it's often because those that buy them, purchased them in addition to their existing sets, rather than to replace them so there were simply more televisions in the house, sometimes running at once.

Well just say that then. They probably don't use any more energy than any other television. BUT, they also say the older models really did use more energy and that new models are constantly being developed to improve on the design so they won't hog so much power. Whew! That's a relief. When I can finally afford one, it won't keep draining my wallet.

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