Originally Posted by ebernazz
That makes no sense. He wants to know what tech produces the LEAST heat. The answer is led as most people who voted know and that is an ANSWER (and the correct one). Just because you say its not of practical matter is irrelevant. For someone who is already at 100 degrees its relevant for some one who has AC but is broke its relevant for many its not but that is not the POINT!
The very fact that there is a CORRECT answer turned this "poll" into a knowledge test as all tests are.
is meant to collect public opinion: Do you prefer blondes or brunettes? A survey
asks for objective data: How many people live in your house? A test
is meant to check the knowledge of facts of those being tested: What is longer - a foot, 18 inches or a yard?
This "poll" is a knowledge test and your comment about an anwer being correct confirms it.
Instead, in lieu of running his own test per Mark's suggestion, the OP would be better served by getting the power consumption data from the specifications sheets of the sets on his, hopefully, short list and asking for an opinion: Guys, do you think x watts in my 12 x 12 room will really matter to how it feels?
Let's for a moment go with the flow and agree that LEDs are the least power hungry. So what? Without knowing the actual watts, followed by a simple experiment, the conclusion could be wrong if, hypothetically, the LEDs draw 100, the LCDs 110, and the plasmas 120. Legally and technically speaking LEDs win. Practically, this information is completely and utterly useless.