Philips has branded its new 42-inch, flat-panel LCD high resolution television “Eco TV,” to which my knee-jerk reaction was a bit of gagging.
Yes, it is more energy efficient than other ginormous televisions, using a minimum of only 75 watts, at least a third less than other ginormous televisions. But it's still a ginormous television...
But let’s be positive for a moment - if the wave of future in entertainment is ginormous televisions, then Philips new Eco TV is a step in the right direction.
The main way in which the television saves on energy use is by dimming the backlight, by as much as a factor of five, based upon what’s on the screen. There are also options to activate sensors that will dim the overall picture when in a dark room (it should be noted that dark rooms save further energy, by not using as much lighting). Options are the key word here – at any point the consumer can elect to turn these energy-saving features off if it interferes with picture quality.
And enviros will appreciate the fact that the company used less lead and mercury in the construction of the Eco TV. It even comes in a recycled box.
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