Originally Posted by stephenC
westa6969 - Your attitude regarding energy consumption is very amusing. I will avoid any political comments because they are not allowed, but I am ranking wattage consumption of any new TV at the top of my specs list. I've already eliminated the Sony 70XBR7 because it is spec'ed to use 700 watts during operation. That is unacceptable to me.
It was partially intended to be humorous while on the other hand it's no one's right to dictate what goes in my living room or bedroom that's when politics ends and anyone's else's interference ends! That sounds like something you'd hear in China.
I actually am very involved in recycling and conservation and have such policies in place on my Network though it may not go as far as some OCD's may prefer but there is active involvement where the process doesn't interfere with the management of the network but all consumables are recycled.
My point is that if you've studied the principles of LED technology no matter the type it has beeen a dramatic energy saver everywhere in it's application and I am assuming it cannot go backwards with this panel - the logic of the technology dictates that as does Sharps history in conservation which is one of the best on the planet.
I'll do my part regardless of politics or advocacy of others but if my primary enjoyment outside working my ass off for 40 years is my HT that shall be my right behind my four walls just as we all do with our energy hogging refrigerators that run 24/7. Can you think of any reason the solid state LED system could be an energy hog - no bulb truly or filament?
If it were up to the politicians they'd TAX the TV energy ratings but - I am involved at home and work but not a fanatic like some flying around in their private jets and enormous estates, half a dozen auto's and making millions like many involved in the cause's concert fund raisers and movie producers. True Advocacy walks the Talk!
Perhaps you are fully 100% at that and if so Bravo you are to be commended and I'm not saying your wrong at all but the rest of us may be taking this a step at a time doing our parts though it may not meet others dictates.
Now bring on the LED and hopefully it is an energy saving 65"! Making it a WIN/WIN!