It's not power cost that would worry me.
But it doesn't take an electrical engineering degree to realize that when it's drawing 90 watts or so just because I'm watching tv, that I'd be wearing it out unnecessarily if I'm not gaining any advantages in my eyes from having it on simultaneously.
I'm either playing a game or watching a tv. When I want to do both, it's with a handheld or off-screen play on the Wii U while half listening to something on the tv in the background like Time Warner Cable's music channels. I'd never take advantage of snap, or whatever they call it when you can flip back and forth between live tv and a videogame.
If someone gains a great benefit from that, I can see the appeal although I wonder just what sort of programming they're watching or videogame that they're playing where they find the experience superior if they can easily flip flop every couple of minutes.
Last edited by Leo_Ames; 11-12-2014 at 04:39 PM.