Originally Posted by rogo
It's confusing because the temperature we see reported is based on the feedback loop, not the raw CPU temp. Plasmas don't much rely on heat sinks, but they do rely on ambient air convection, sometimes using fans. It's true, therefore, they can feel warmer on a warm day because the cooling is less effective. The actual heat given off by the components, however, is the same.
This is where you are confused. The heat generated
is the same, but the heat released
is different and based on cooling. If the heat is not released by the component it will be stored
in the component, thus the component will be physically hotter depending on the ambient air temp.
If heat generation is constant, and heat removal is a variable, obviously the heat stored is dependent upon the variable. Air temp is based on the environment the TV is in.