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Old 09-18-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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The Wii is always in standby mode with auto-update enabled. It draws less power than anything else in that cabinet no matter if it is in standby or in full gaming mode.
Impressive. I'm glad I bought a Wii instead of the Xbox 360!
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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I read somewhere recently that the worst culprits were window AC units, plasma TV's and computers.
Does that mean plasmas specifically, or all HDTVs?
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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Just plugged in my kill-a-watt again and with everything in my entertainment shelf 'turned off', I still consume a steady 30-32 watts of power :-D

On a better note, my power is a perfect 60hz :-D
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Does that mean plasmas specifically, or all HDTVs?

The article I read specified Plasmas. I think it's true for all TV's. However, Plasmas draw a lot more power then LCD's, equivalent to a window AC unit.


Because LCDs use florescent backlighting to produce images, they require substantially less power to operate than plasma TVs do. LCD displays consume about half the power that plasma displays consume. The reason: Plasmas use a lot of electricity to light each and every pixel you see on a screen - even the dark ones. Though plasma manufacturers have improved voltage consumption requirements a plasma TV will consume around a third more power for the same size display.
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