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Old 11-18-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Starting 2011 all new televisions up to 58 inches will have to meet strict new energy standards. Expect prices to increase. On a side note, please visit my new electronics store. I have branches in Kingman, Reno, Vegas, and Ashland. Ten percent discount with a valid CA license.

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Old 11-18-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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So lets look at the economics of this.... I pay slightly more for a TV and it uses less electricity... so my electric bill is lower and I pay slightly less for that. Sounds like a zero sum game, then again I research my electronics and like to purchase the ones which are more energy efficient anyway.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: In the Axis of Time
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Is it too late to move
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Is it too late to move
Nah..you got plenty of time. Think of all the applicances they can go through..washers, dryers, toaster ovens, coffee makers....they have years of new regulations they can get done.

Can we vote California off the island folks ?
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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More FOXMONGERING, several models will have to update in the next several years
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: California
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Nah..you got plenty of time. Think of all the applicances they can go through..washers, dryers, toaster ovens, coffee makers....they have years of new regulations they can get done.

Can we vote California off the island folks ?
Apparently you haven't seen front load, HE washers and dryers. Do you think that stuff JUST HAPPENES?

And it's not all California's doing. If this rule about tv's bothers you then you don't have to move there.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: In Transition
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...and ironically, while posters who think banning plasmas in CA is a good thing, these posters still use their computers and post on City-Data. Do you know just how much electricity the average computer uses? Way more than the average plasma CA is banning. Hmm, maybe CA should ban their computers too! That's the ticket!

So why are they still using their computers and posting? Every post they make contradicts their own argument...
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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...and ironically, while posters who think banning plasmas in CA is a good thing, these posters still use their computers and post on City-Data. Do you know just how much electricity the average computer uses? Way more than the average plasma CA is banning. Hmm, maybe CA should ban their computers too! That's the ticket!

So why are they still using their computers and posting? Every post they make contradicts their own argument...

You sure about that? According to CNET several plasma TVs use more than 300 watts, some up to 500 Several computers have very low power usages, obviously excluding laptops several PCs have 180 watt PSUs 220 watt PSUs 300 watt PSUs plus the 20-50 of the monitor. Overall in a lot of cases.

It isn't unreasonable to require companies to meet specific power settings. Some of those 50" TVs are much more efficient than others. Some of those 50" displays use 200% less power than competitors.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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California is like the captian of the Titanic taking a cutting torch to the hull of the ship after hitting the iceburg thinking he can let the water that is comeing in, go out by doing so.
We're all going to die because of big screen TVs? Fruits and nuts, indeed.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Apparently you haven't seen front load, HE washers and dryers. Do you think that stuff JUST HAPPENES?

And it's not all California's doing. If this rule about tv's bothers you then you don't have to move there.
so many people are moving out of cali we get a huge discount to bring the U Hauls back
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