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How much power does a TV use in standby?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Dom H, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Dom H

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    I've heard claims of 50% of when it's fully on, this can't be right, surely it's only drawing enough power to keep the IR active so the remote works. Oh and to power the little led too.
     
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    It should be in the manual standby power can be as little >0.2 watts!
     
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    This depends on the age. A few years ago, around 5-10 Watts was the average. With the emphasis on saving the planet, recent models are 2 Watts or less.
     
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    Since we are on the subject .... should a TV be left on standby or be switched off if it's not going to be used for more than 2 hrs ?

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    this is a good question.
    My answer would be this.
    When was the last time a bulb blew while it was in operation?
    Bulbs only blow when you switch on the lights, as this is when the most current is passed through.
    this is the same for AV
    So i would say leave the tv on standby unless you aren't going to use it for a day or two
     
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    telll that to a fire cheif!! He will go balistic!
     

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