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Old 8th July, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Panasonic Viera TX-P46S10 46in Plasma TV Review

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Supposedly, Plasma tv's are energy hogs. Is this a true story, and is this enough of a drawback to soothe my frustration in the lack of means to buy one of these wonders?
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The Panasonic TV listed includes a FreeSat tuner (Satellite), which has made it a bit more difficult to compares directly to another LCD model. So, I found an LCD screen that is broadly the same kind of specification, the LG 47LF7700 - it is a 47" screen rather than a 46" scren.

Comparisons are:
Panasonic P46S10 (Plasma)
Max power consumption: 355W
Average power consumption: 200W
Standby power consumption: 0.4W

LG 47LF7700 (LCD)
Average power consumption: 310W
Standby power consumption: 0.4W

Sony KDL-46Z5500 (LCD, without FreeSat - so you'd need to add on another ~30-40W to cover it)
Max Power Consumption: 241W
Average Power Consumption: 166W
Standby power consumption: 0.19W
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Old 10th July, 2009, 09:37 PM
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Thanks, Aedan! Were plasma displays genuine power hogs once upon a time?
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The older plasma displays were power hogs. That isn't to say that newer LCD displays aren't more power efficient than the ones listed above, but you have to choose your LCD display with much care. Reading the specs is important if you want power efficiency.
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Don't want to admit this, but picture quality of LCD's outweighs power draw in importance to me.
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The picture quality of a good LCDs is still below that of a good plasma, especially in the black levels. LCDs are getting better, but still have some way to go. If manufacturers can sort out OLED displays, they should be able to offer better performance than LCD or plasma, at a lower power consumption. I suspect we're still a few years away from that yet!
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I saw a Samsung display the other day that was LED based (maybe OLED, dunno).

Man, that display was nice!

It was also near to $3000, where my plasma was about $900 for the same size screen.
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