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After a degree of pushing and shoving, the LCD TV is now back in with a chance of winning the plasma versus LCD war. Of course, both teams are going to have their supporters and critics but plasma have been in the lead for some time due to their larger size screens and cheaper prices.
It has only been recently that the press have brought it to the public attention that plasma TV's use a disgusting amount of power and if we all go down the plasma route this could lead to ice caps melting all over the place!
Because of this, EU directives now state that all TV's must conform to standards they set, limiting the amount of power usage for any TV,Air Jordan. It is this fact that has brought energy efficient LCD TV's into the limelight, that and the fact that they have reduced price and increased size.
Companies such as Bravia specialise in the production of LCD TV's and this dedicated section of Sony can concentrate wholly on this as opposed to splitting their expertise over various products. To prove their trust in their own product, Bravia have never even dipped their technological toe into the water of plasma TV's. They knew LCD was the way and they quietly plugged away at it while others such as Panasonic and LG raved about their 4 x 4 TV's.
So, plasma makers are now hitting back, doing what they can to make their product more energy efficient but this begs the question that if they could produce the same quality with less energy, why didn't they do it in the first place and are we really going to be getting the same clarity with the reduced energy model?
According to them, yes. According to those who specialise in LCD TV's – doubtful. However, there are some companies around such as Bravia that have brought the spec of LCD TV's up to scratch. They have got the mega size screens that the public call for to the point where you can have LCD in home cinema entertainment. Prices are pretty much the same as plasma's now and the quality of picture and sound is excellent.
The main point is that by watching an LCD TV you won't be depriving any little old polar bear of his patch of ice, you won't be contributing to the ice caps disappearing and you certainly won't be held accountable for London being under the Thames. You can watch your TV in the knowledge that even being a couch potato means you are doing your bit for the environment – or at least not destroying it.
So can we apply this philosophy to any other electrical appliances? Well of course it has long been known that washing machines come with an energy rating as do fridges and freezers. Getting the most from our appliances, whether essentials or entertainment, should be something we insist upon. That way, manufacturers cannot fob us off with eco unfriendly products that are destroying our planet for a quick buck.
Whether we are looking for a new Bravia LCD TV or a fancy Whirlpool washing machine, make sure it's as green as possible.
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