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Please can you settle an argument!

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Paul O, May 5, 2002.

  1. Paul O

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    Hi guys...

    Heres my problem;

    My dad has read somewhere that a TV on Standby uses the same amount of electric power as what it would if it was on. I think this is a bit of an exagguration, as from what I can see the TV is simply lighting a red LED and awaiting a transmission from a remote control.

    Can anyone clarify please?!

    Cheers!

    Paul.
     
  2. MarkTaylor

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    your dad is right if you are talking about an older tv. Its not until more recently that tvs left in standby have used less power.
     
  4. Paul O

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    Thanks guys. Thats interesting.

    The TV is about a year or two old, portable. The brand is a not a maintstreet one (bought from Makro).

    Is it likely that these fall into the "new" catergory?

    I'd check the manual but I don't think we have it any more.

    Cheers!

    Paul.
     
  5. shaunthedude

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    it probably is in the "new" section but I would not know. I was told of several tv engineers that leaving a tv in standby is a potential fire hazzard anyway so I always switch mine off at the button on the tv.

    cheers
     
  6. Garrett

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    I would use standby during the day, but switch off at night, thus preventing colour patches in the corner of the tube.
     
  7. chienmort

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    From memory (and it is not that good). Standby mode has to consume less than 8 watts and this has been so for at least 20 years.
     

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