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    102.3 Degrees

    102.3 degrees. That is the screen temp of my plasma TV. Wonder how much a day that cost to run?
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    It is heating your house with 100% efficient electricity, or at least helping to heat it. (even though the generating plant operates at around 65%)

    OR is it contributing to climate change (global warming)?

    I forget which is which....

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    Smile

    Yeah... Free heat, just don't watch any TV this summer and you'll be fine

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    (even though the generating plant operates at around 65%)
    I wish power plants were 65% efficient.

    Unfortunately conventional plants are 30-40% and modern combined cycle* stations are 55% max.

    *Gas turbine with heat in exhaust being recovered to create steam.
    General public's attitude towards our energy predicament: "I reject the reality of finite resource depletion and substitute it with my own; energy is infinite, we just need an alternative storage medium to run the cars on. The economy can grow indefinitely - we just need to "green" everything! Technology is energy! Peak what?"

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    I used a amp clamp meter on a customer's big screen TV. He turned it on 6:00 AM & turned it off 10:00 PM. Liked to watch a political network on it. Left it on all day, even when no one was there. 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. It worked out to over $40.00 a month.

    His pool pump was about $180.00 a month, 24/7. (No timer)

    His electric bill was over $400.00 a month.

    He is only employed part time.

    Now he shuts his TV off except a few hours a night. And the pool pump is on a timer.

    Amazing how many people leave a big screen TV on to give their dog "company" while they are away all day.
    Remember, Air Conditioning begins with AIR.

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    I've had 2 clients with the flat screen within a few inches of the stat. They couldn't figure out why the house was cold, but the stat was reading 76 degrees.
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    My house is all electric so i get to watch my heat.

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    I love my Plasma, now I know why it makes me feel all warm an fuzzie
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd View Post
    I wish power plants were 65% efficient.

    Unfortunately conventional plants are 30-40% and modern combined cycle* stations are 55% max.

    *Gas turbine with heat in exhaust being recovered to create steam.
    I was trying to AVERAGE wind power, water turbine, nuclear, gas fired steam, and coal fired steam generators.....
    I have no real idea what the actual % is, I just KNOW it is NOT 100%.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    102.3 degrees. That is the screen temp of my plasma TV. Wonder how much a day that cost to run?
    I believe there is a setting called cell brightness or something similar. You can adjust it down and it will lower the power consumption.

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    LCD ( liquid crystal display ) then PLASMA ( plasma cells ) now LED ( light-emitting diode ) whats next ?

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    I keep three fifty inch plasmas around in case I run out of oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    LCD ( liquid crystal display ) then PLASMA ( plasma cells ) now LED ( light-emitting diode ) whats next ?
    Laser holligraph.....

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