Renewed set of requirements for the Energy Star program went into effect last week, much chagrin of size plus plasma TVs everywhere. On a new specification (version 5.3), sets of bearing this vaunted sticker Blue will have to be an average of about 40 per cent more energy efficient than standard models, while larger displays will be even more stringent requirements. The latest iteration also requires qualifying TVs to "hard cap " Watts 108 (regardless of size), essentially a violation of any study of the plasma in at least 50 cm in size, and any larger, backlit LED LCD. Among these sets, which are eligible for certification, version 4.2 full 14 per cent occupy more than 108 watts (mainly 2010 models), and are the only three (including the Samsung UN65D8000), LED-based LCD MONITORS. Some newly disqualified 2011 models, however, still may wear a blue sticker, due to the Energy Star the ongoing transition. "With the intention of seeing products, satisfying the requirements of the latest on retail shelves while 5.3 works, EPA stop the certification of new TVs fulfilled requirements 4.2 (but not the requirements of 5.3). All new products certified since 31 May of the requirements of 5.3.
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