^ This was more about crt monitors vs lcd.
Also, the test was done with complete black and complete white at max settings.
This was to show how much companies/organisations overrate CRT to sell more LCD. Of course, seeing how little HDTV CRT's there are, most people change to LCD because of 1: Trend 2: Slightly less place taken on desk (not really a lot, do you put things behind your monitor?)
HDTV or not does not apply to CRT monitors since they have a much better quality than most LCD in any size, especially in lower resolutions and color reproduction/contrast)
Also, I was just pointing out that most companies/organisations that say that to save energy when building a computer you take a LCD monitor and show a comparison of like 150W average CRT to like 30W LCD. This is totally not realistic. These companies don't even test wattage, they just check the back sticker that give the max rating. True, a CRT monitor at startup can consume more than 150W, but only for a second or less. The degaussing coil is a necessary part of any crt. That doesn't mean that the monitor consumes 150W.