Has anyone noticed their Electric Bill has skyrocketed since you purchsased an HDTV?

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  1. ganymede2010

    ganymede2010 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I admit, I'm a news junkie. I allways have my 37 Inch HDTV on, and I have a bad habit of falling asleep with the TV on! But since I've gotten this TV, my electric bill has skyrocketed by 150$ a month!

    Based on the manufacturer specs, it would cost me 50 dollars a year, to run my TV for 8 hours per day. So for a worst case scenario, I did the math based on 24hrs, 150 a year, which would equal 12 dollars per month. So are they understating just how much power these suckers use?
     
  2. SarahMobius

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    Mine actually went down. Old Flat Panel was using a lot more juice. I don't think it's your TV.
     
  3. meetoblivion

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    the cost of electricity has gone up in recent months.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    Mine has gone down quite a bit since getting a 30" HD CRT, actually.
     
  5. Joe Moore

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    My electric bill has been going way, way down. My old CRT was a monster power hog.
     
  6. Trailbreaker77

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    Down for me as well, plus that old 36" CRT TV was like 200+ lbs.
     
  7. seeker311

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    Ours has been average. It all really depends on how much A/C you use. If youre using stuff to cool down your TV and gaming systems, then yeah itll go up. We keep our ceiling fans on and that has helped keeping the bill down.
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

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    If you have a Wii, kill the connect24. All that heat it makes is not only bad for it, but you're basically paying to keep it warm.

    My electric bill used to be twice as much a few months ago, then it just halved. The only thing I can think of that I did around that time was unplug the PS2 (rarely use it, no need for "standby"), and I don't leave my desktop on nearly as much as I did. I got the bigger HD CRT around that time, so it certainly isn't making the bill worse.

    I JUST killed the connect24, so I have yet to see if it lowers the bill at all.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  9. Codimus Prime

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    Watch some of your electrical stuff that goes into standby or has that mode... they will drive up your costs some.
     
  10. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I have a 65 inch DLP and it seems to actually use less juice than the 27 inch CRT it replaced.
     
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    My 50 in. DLP is on stand by all the time and it has not done anything to the bill.
     

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