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Just got my new Panasonic 42"HD today, and was wondering how much I should budget for increased power charges!

I am sure that it will cost more than my old 68cm Sharp 4:3

Tell me the bad news . . . . . :blink:

Thanks in advance!!!

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The user manual should provide power usage information for your plasma when both on and in standby mode.

This information is usually found under "specifications" at the back of the user manual.

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Just got my new Panasonic 42"HD today, and was wondering how much I should budget for increased power charges!

I am sure that it will cost more than my old 68cm Sharp 4:3

Tell me the bad news . . . . . :blink:

Thanks in advance!!!

Is this a joke ???? If not then I cannot believe there is actually someone so anal on the world....

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Is this a joke ???? If not then I cannot believe there is actually someone so anal on the world....

More the fool you for commenting. In this energy conscious age I would have thought it was a legitimate question.

Cheers, Ian

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More the fool you for commenting. In this energy conscious age I would have thought it was a legitimate question.

Cheers, Ian

Someone has just blown $2K-$3K on a unit and is worrying about the $80 per year it's going to cost to run, please spare me from this inane stupidity :blink:

And as far as the comment "this energy conscious age", if that is truely relevant than shouldn't you be asking "how much energy did it take to manufacture AND how much pollution did the manufacturing process generate".

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Funniest thread I've seen for ages. Cheered me up immensely.

Like buying a camera and not being able to afford the film (showing my age - no one uses film anymore do they).

Or like buying a Mercedes/Jaguar etc etc and not being able to put fuel in it.

Perhaps you could leave the plasma off and save power/energy. Just sit and stare at it each night and admire it's design and beauty. :blink::D

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Funniest thread I've seen for ages. Cheered me up immensely.

Like buying a camera and not being able to afford the film (showing my age - no one uses film anymore do they).

Or like buying a Mercedes/Jaguar etc etc and not being able to put fuel in it.

Perhaps you could leave the plasma off and save power/energy. Just sit and stare at it each night and admire it's design and beauty. :D:P

:P:P:blink: or put your :P on so you don't see the meter ticking over

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Ease up guys, it's a legitimate question.

bc27 didn't say he/she was going to watch it any less if it cost more, they just wanted to be aware of the difference between old & new.

Let's face it, someone looking to save $50 a year on electricity is no worse than someone posting a Best Price thread on a $200 item :blink:

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Let's face it, someone looking to save $50 a year on electricity is no worse than someone posting a Best Price thread on a $200 item :P
Good on ya Foggy. The smile on my face is getting even broader. :blink::D
dude you probably dont deserve to own a plasma
No need to be cruel. :P
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/* random useless trivia for comparison purposes */

46" Sony X Series LCD uses 277W max, and 0.5W in power save mode.

/* I'll depart quietly from this thread now */

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Well, doesn't hurt to ask (except for being the laughing stock of the day). :blink:

If someone upgraded a 4cylinder car to v6, wouldn't it be fair to ask how much fuel increase ($$) should one expect ?

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I don't think this guy really wants to know about the power usage... he just got a NEW PLASMA... he wants some attention don't you think?! :blink:

Just another Troll wanting to get their 15 minutes of fame - hasn't even bothered to come back to the thread since the 1st post

THREAD CLOSED

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Just another Troll wanting to get their 15 minutes of fame - hasn't even bothered to come back to the thread since the 1st post

THREAD CLOSED

Probably we silly buggers scared him off. Nice plasma btw. Congratulations. No the thread's not closed (yet).
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By now he has probably checked the power usage of his plasma from the user manual, compared it to his old telly, worked out the cost difference between operating the two units and decided there is not much he can do about it anyway. He may also be having a bit of a laugh at the subsequent discussion in this thread.

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***SNIP***

If someone upgraded a 4cylinder car to v6, wouldn't it be fair to ask how much fuel increase ($$) should one expect ?

yeah but you would ask before you bought it.

couldn't help myself...........my 2c worth (no pun intended :D ).......... :blink:

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Grow up, people. Stop ganging up on the poor guy and take a look at yourself in the mirror. Some of us have to work really hard and save up for a long time to be able to buy a nice plasma.

The fact that if you can afford $$$ plasma is irrelevant, some people have a good savings habbit and can't help thinking about the cost of electricity. Note 'thinking about' is not the same as 'worried sick I'm gonna sell the plasma because it costs too much too much to run'.

Most of Aussies have drink-like-there's-no-tomorrow Commodores yet come filling up time you all **** about fuel price.

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More the fool you for commenting. In this energy conscious age I would have thought it was a legitimate question.

Cheers, Ian

Guys, I have some questions:

* I need to know will the heat from the plasma cause me to use more water from Sydneys Dam? (thru evaporation)

* Will the dealer be able to deliver with an electric delivery van. Im worried about using up valuable oil reserves.

* how much energy was used by the factory making this TV

* what raw materials were used by the factory? These should stay in the ground IMOP

* is the TV 100% recyclable? say, can i eat it?

* can I hug a tree while watching it?

lol

some ppl are sooo serious ! :blink::D

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Maybe when Energy Australia (hypothetically speaking - no need to stress) start having rebates for energy efficient products like Sydney Water do with washing machines, then people might take this abit more seriously!

I took it on face value as a legitimate Q and was actually interested to find out people's response....no matter how little monetary difference it may be.

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Folks.... lets cool it..... many internet discussions turn into flame fests because of our intolerance. Yes the cost of the electricity may be unavoidable but if you cant ask about it here... where can you?

Do we really want to make it so that only the bold or the ignorant are prepared to speak up because of the risk of being shot down in flames? Nah.... lets keep this a friendly and helpful place. I, for one, have benefitted greatly from the knowlege and help that many here have shown to me and others.

Remember how easy it is to offend, so lets approach this forum with a polite and gentle attitude.. and remember the old saying 'If you dont have something nice (or useful) to say... dont say it.' ....Just my take on things....

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Guys, I have some questions:

* I need to know will the heat from the plasma cause me to use more water from Sydneys Dam? (thru evaporation)

* Will the dealer be able to deliver with an electric delivery van. Im worried about using up valuable oil reserves.

* how much energy was used by the factory making this TV

* what raw materials were used by the factory? These should stay in the ground IMOP

* is the TV 100% recyclable? say, can i eat it?

* can I hug a tree while watching it?

lol

some ppl are sooo serious ! :blink::D

Or perhaps they comprehend just how serious the world's current environmental predicament is? :P Some people are also serious about the impact of booming flat television sales on Australia's balance of payments. BTW asking how much energy and resources were consumed in making a TV is very pertinent question - you could make a great greenie. :P

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Folks.... lets cool it..... many internet discussions turn into flame fests because of our intolerance.
Who's being intolerant? Once it awhile we like to have a bit of fun. No offence meant to the topic starter. Apologies if any was taken.
Remember how easy it is to offend, so lets approach this forum with a polite and gentle attitude.. and remember the old saying 'If you dont have something nice (or useful) to say... dont say it.' ....Just my take on things....
That's what the smilies are for so that everyone knows we are tongue-in-cheek.
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The responses do seem to go past the "friendly banter" and get close to "darn rude".

Whislt my guess is no better than anyone elses, perhaps he didnt even consider power usage (assuming it to be similar) and them some equally unhelpful person has said "hey those plasmas Reeeaalllllyyyyyy use a load of electricity".

I think this type of situation would give raise to the OP's question and be a legitimate precurser to the post.

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Hi everyone

I'm glad I made some of your days, and gave you a laugh ;-)

The reason I asked here was I couldn't get the info of any salesperson, all they said was that it would rise, and that "you'll really notice it".

I have no problem using the screen nor paying for it.

Perhaps I should have put the reasoning in behind the question. I guess you learn something evryday.

Oh, and the reason I asked here was I've been watching these treads for some time, and had only ever seen helpful answers, to questions as "simple" as mine.

No offense taken, seriously . .I enjoyed some of the replies as well. . .Just wish I could buy some film for my new digital camera . .oh. and sell those agfa/kodak shares I have.

Cheers

Whislt my guess is no better than anyone elses, perhaps he didnt even consider power usage (assuming it to be similar) and them some equally unhelpful person has said "hey those plasmas Reeeaalllllyyyyyy use a load of electricity".

You got it in one!

Cheers

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Hi everyone

I'm glad I made some of your days, and gave you a laugh ;-)

Good on ya. That's being a good sport. Ask anything you like. Don't let us put you off. :blink: I got burnt on my 1st or 2nd post and I'm still here! It's an initiation.
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Funniest thread I've seen for ages. Cheered me up immensely.

Like buying a camera and not being able to afford the film (showing my age - no one uses film anymore do they).

Or like buying a Mercedes/Jaguar etc etc and not being able to put fuel in it.

Perhaps you could leave the plasma off and save power/energy. Just sit and stare at it each night and admire it's design and beauty. :blink::D

Or, like buying a Printer, can't afford the ink, .......hang on a sec...

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The latest Pioneer plasma 42" is quoted at 266kWh/yr... Pioneer Japan

assuming average price is 12 cents a Kwh thats ~$32. No budget breaker I'm sure if you shelled out $2.5K for the TV....

Now go and enjoy it!!!

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Considering there are calls to put energy comsumption stickers on TVs, similar to what are on fridges and air conditioners, its a reasonable question. This issue has been on TV a bit. Generally from what has been said is the bigger the screen, the bigger the power bill. It seems to be a 106cm plasma uses around three times the power that 68cm crts use.

In a country where incandecent lightbulbs are being outlawed and people get sucked into buying low voltage halogen lights that have high wattage, its a reasonable question.

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Wow what is wrong with this question? I was just thinking the same thing as I am about to go on a 1 year caravan tour around aus. I have a 46x sony and I need to know what current it draws so I can plan the battery and solar system. I am also thinking a cheap 50" pana plasma may be better ( more robust) than the lcd. On this thread, soon we may be limited as to what power we are allowed per annum, like water. So hey laugh it up buddy you may have a plasma you cant power.

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Whoa nice thread dig!

I thought it was a legitimate question, some of us actually like to know where our money is going and how much of it too. Might be a crazy concept to some of the credit card warriors I suppose ;)

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A lot of people will happily fork out $50+/month for Foxtel or $3/day for a coffee. lets keep things in perspective here

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A lot of people will happily fork out $50+/m,ontyh for Foxtel or $3/day for a coffee. lets keep things in perspective here

Hmmmmmmm......I may just have to forego those lazy couple of Latte's down at the local coffee shop overlooking Lake Burley Griffin every day so that I can afford to watch my two plasmas......Bugga. :D

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A lot of people will happily fork out $50+/m,ontyh for Foxtel or $3/day for a coffee. lets keep things in perspective here

More like $100+/mnth for Fo$tel if you actually want some decent channels to watch! :angry:

Disclaimer: I don't, and will never pay to watch adds! <_<

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