Plasma & power consumption

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  1. Tim_Stack

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    Just curious, do newer plasma models still consume an extreme amount of electricity?
     
  2. John S

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    It may be better these days, but it is sort of inheirent to the design it would seem anyways.
     
  3. Adam Bluhm

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    Just out of curiosity, how much power does a plasma consume? I'm not familiar with power consumption of these sets.

    My mother is considering buying my father a ~42" plasma for Christmas and that might be something she'd like to know. (not that they watch tv so much that they'll double their electric bill)
     
  4. Steve Berger

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    I just looked at service manual for a Sony 42 plasma and it was 430 Watts for the display plus 53 for the receiver. I wouldn't use a wimpy extension cord with it.
     
  5. BruZZi

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    Power Consumption of current Panasonic Plasmas:

    • 2005 PANASONIC CONSUMER MODELS

      TH-42PD50U = ....390w max
      TH-37PX50U = ....325w max
      TH-42PX50U = ....399w max
      TH-50PX50U = ....525w max
      TH-42PX500U = ..410w max
      TH-50PX500U = ..535w max
    • 2005 PANASONIC COMMERCIAL MODELS (8G)

      TH-37PWD8UK = -250w max
      TH-42PWD8UK = -275w max
      TH-37PHD8UK = ..282w max
      TH-42PHD8UK = ..337w max
      TH-50PHD8UK = ..440w max


    NOTE: The average power consumption is around 40% lower



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  6. Adam Bluhm

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    Thanks for the info. I guess running the tv is pretty equivalent to running a pc.
     
  7. Leo Kerr

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    On the other hand, the first plasma I saw was a 20" (Hitachi, I think) that was literally burning 1200 watts! The top of the screen was perpetually distorted by the heat-waves rolling off of the thing.

    That was in about 1997, so yes, they've come down quite a bit, but they're still moderatly power hungry.

    Leo
     

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