Banned because of power consumption? The New York Times writes that Australia could consider banning Plasma TV's as a result of failing energy efficiency tests. We did not realize that there was such a big discrepancy between LCD and Plasma energy consumption, but it turns out that 153 LCD sets 36 inches or larger earned energy star ratings while only 83 plasma sets did the same.
What this means for US standards when it comes to energy hungry televisions is unclear but it does make for a nice argument in the LCD vs. Plasma debate.
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