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Well it came time to throw out (donate to Charity) the faithful old CRT in the Kitchen.

Decided that whilst upgrading to DTV, should at least try to get something more energy efficient rather than go for a bigger screen which would use as much energy as the old smaller CRT....

So found a 19" LCD/LED which uses 17.5W

Being a Palsonic, I opted for the additional 4 year extended Warranty, because trying to wave the Statutory Warranty flag will quickly consume more than $90 of my time. <_<

So how many others 7 Star buyers are on here? :D

There are a few of these on the market now, and I'ld expect to see more in the near future. Interestingly enough the SONY OLED model isn't as Energy conscious as it is promoted to be....

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I'm pretty sure sharp have 7 star 46/52/55 (whatever sizes they were) LCDs - LED i'm assuming. I've seen that 6 star rating with a star above it when browsing a few times at the local HN.

Seems about time to introduce a new rating (or updating it) - as soon as something is off the scale, it denotes a time for a new scale, no?

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Seems about time to introduce a new rating (or updating it) - as soon as something is off the scale, it denotes a time for a new scale, no?

Well they have kind of updated it, where by a new TV can achieve up to 10 Stars if it is efficient enough, so I think this rating will be around for a while.

7 Star sticker !

Had to link it, the tags aren't working..... <_<

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Well they have kind of updated it, where by a new TV can achieve up to 10 Stars if it is efficient enough, so I think this rating will be around for a while.

The problem with that is, it's confusing - people are used to 5/6 stars being at the top. So what's the top now? Is seven stars the best, or does that make a 6-star tvffairly crap for energy consumption?

I think it needs an overhaul - as far as i've heard, it's supposed to be based on the competition in the same size bracket, not on consumption per se...

Suddenly my new 5 1/2 star fridge don't look too good.... :(

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Didn't they revamp the ratings for appliances recently? I've seen two sets of star ratings for the same appliance

Yes they did. If you go to the energy rating website, you will see they list both 'Star ratings' for each appliance also...

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I think it needs an overhaul - as far as i've heard, it's supposed to be based on the competition in the same size bracket, not on consumption per se...

That's an interesting question... I've always assumed, it would be say power consumption per square inch of viewable area, with standby power factored in somehow?

10 Stars is the best now, I'ld assume there is a rule book on the website as to how an appliance Star rating is determined?

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