lcd vs. led/lcd tv's...

ilmbgDecember 24, 2009

Looking at tv's at Costco.... I see they advertise lcd and led/lcd tv's. How much, if any, does having a tv with led lighting help with the electric bill? Right now I watch an older 2003 13" tv. I would like an lcd, but am scared to death of a bigger (it's big enough already!) electric bill. I usually have tv on even if not watching it because I can't stand it when it is so quiet in the house. TY!

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dodge1959

more than likely any LCD TV will (Unless a great big one) will use less power than the 13" TV you have now.
Look at the back of your TV, it should show the power (Watts or VA) that it uses. Then look at the new TV sets you are interested in LCD or LED LCD. You can even look the numbers up on the net for TV's you may be interested in. Most "LED" TV's are actually LED LCD TV's and you will pay more for these compared to a "regular LCD TV" soo you wont live long nuff to see the money you save going the LED LCD route (yet).
Course stay away from plasma, they are gettin the power levels they draw down, but if you leave the TV on all the time , as you say, The LCD will last longer.
Good luck

Gary

    Bookmark   December 24, 2009 at 6:33PM
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jimisham

Here's a chart that should answer your question.

Here is a link that might be useful: Power Used For LCD And Plasma HDTVs

    Bookmark   December 25, 2009 at 8:43AM
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ilmbg

dodge and jimi....I have a June 2002 13" Orion. On the back it says 120 v, 60mhz, 54 watt. I take this to mean that it uses 54 watts. There isn't a LCD tv on the site you gave me jimi that came close to that. I would want a 40" (about", and they seem to be almost 3 times the wattage if I am reading the chart correctly.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2009 at 5:09PM
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gadgets_lover

From what I know the LED TVs have used quite a bit more power than a traditional LCD TV in the same screen size. This type of LED television approaches plasma displays in power usage. The edge lit LED televisions use less power than an LCD of the same size.

Here is a link that might be useful: led televisions

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 6:50AM
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skaterfanmike

I have to say the LED TV are way cooler if you can afford one. Go for it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Life Insurance Comparison

    Bookmark   March 24, 2010 at 9:28PM
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