Originally Posted by mylan
Whatever you say but my power bill was $478 last month so anything I can do to prevent it from going up, i"ll gladly do.
Like I said, I don't own one so I cannot say one way or the other but i'll take her word for it, Y.M.M.V. of course or the extra power consumption may not bother you but it does me.
You have every right to try and conserve energy. However, since you have no first hand experience with running a Plasma, and are relying on just hearsay, you are not qualified to make such a claim.
Try this link.http://www.crutchfield.com/p_133P50G...ures_and_specs
A 50 inch 2009 model Panasonic Plasma.
Scroll down to the Energy Consumption category, and just float the cursor over the subtitles, and you will get some very helpful information.
Crutchfield tests flat panels for the amount of energy they use. In this case they found that running this 50 inch panel for six hours a day, if the rates were 10cents per kilowatt, that would come out to $4.16 per month, just slightly under $50.00 for an entire year. In other words; twelves times less per year, than the figure the audit person claimed, unless you misheard her, and she actually said $50.00 per year, not per month.
The Crutchfield site is a very good one to browse through, and get a wealth of power usage ratings for all the various sizes and brands of both LCD and Plasma sets.
Hate is not the proper word. What we have going on with the LCD versus Plasma partisans is pretty much what one sees going on with the Apple versus PC partisans. It is all just silly techno tribalism.
Both LCD and Plasma have their good and bad points. I don't care who purchases which. It is their money, and their viewing choices, so good luck to them. I think it is just downright silly for people to keep on trying to impose their viewing tastes, on others.
I would not let them tell me that I should only eat the foods that they eat, nor would I tell them that the must only eat the foods that I eat, so why should anyone get to impose their TV preferences, on others.
To those who prefer LCD. Good for you. Enjoy the viewing of it.
To those who prefer Plasma. Good for you.
Enjoy the viewing of it.