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Old 12-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Getting pretty close to buying a new TV, and am really leaning towards a plasma (first one ever). Most likely Panasonic. I really like all the reviews I've read.

One of my only concerns, is power consumption. Reviews have said plasmas use a lot of energy. With that said, is there a dollar amount that can be placed on how much more expensive it is to use a plasma TV instead of LED? (monthly, yearly)

I do play video games a lot, and watch sports (including channels that have logos constantly on the bottom) and would refrain from that while I'm breaking it in. Is breaking in a plasma very necessary? And if I did, what would be the best way to do so?

Sorry so many questions, which leads to my last and Titled question. In this whole process, how much energy would I be running up trying to "break-in" and properly configure a plasma TV? (I will calibrate eventually)
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Getting pretty close to buying a new TV, and am really leaning towards a plasma (first one ever). Most likely Panasonic. I really like all the reviews I've read.

One of my only concerns, is power consumption. Reviews have said plasmas use a lot of energy. With that said, is there a dollar amount that can be placed on how much more expensive it is to use a plasma TV instead of LED? (monthly, yearly)

I do play video games a lot, and watch sports (including channels that have logos constantly on the bottom) and would refrain from that while I'm breaking it in. Is breaking in a plasma very necessary? And if I did, what would be the best way to do so?

Sorry so many questions, which leads to my last and Titled question. In this whole process, how much energy would I be running up trying to "break-in" and properly configure a plasma TV? (I will calibrate eventually)
plasma's used to be HUGE power hogs back in the day, today they are much leaner and cleaner... right now they only use on average about twice the power of an LED... the average yearly cost for a panny plasma is about $23 per year while the average cost of an LED is about $11-13 per year
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:23 AM   #3
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Appreciate the response Worm!
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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The difference equates to one 100watt light bulb a year.
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