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Discussion in 'Displays' started by Tim_Stack, Sep 9, 2005.
Just curious, do newer plasma models still consume an extreme amount of electricity?
It may be better these days, but it is sort of inheirent to the design it would seem anyways.
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)
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.
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
Thanks for the info. I guess running the tv is pretty equivalent to running a pc.
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.