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Wannabe Geek

# 16259 2-Oct-2007 01:57
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Hi, I have a 42" Viera 8.  Just wondering if anyone can tell me if it's best to leave it turned off or on standby, and why?

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  # 89025 2-Oct-2007 08:21
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  • Turn it off completely (at the wall is usually best), and save not insignificant amounts of power, and render your remote as useless as a granite water balloon.

  • Leave it on standby, eat some more power, know that you are paying for the convenience of not having to get off the couch to turn the thing on and off.

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  # 89046 2-Oct-2007 09:53
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Read the manual and check what it says.
My lcd panel manual says to turn it off at the wall if not in use even though standby power is <3W which at 17c per KW equates to virtually nothing. turn it off only when i'm away for more long periods.


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  # 89053 2-Oct-2007 10:25

If you're at home -> leave it on
If you're going to leave the house -> turn it off at the wall switch

If you add up all your electrical equipments' power consumption on standby at home and multiply it with the time they are on, you can end up few hundreds of dollars per year. Save it instead!

I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

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  # 89056 2-Oct-2007 10:36
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I turn mine off at the wall, along with my amp, sub woofer etc

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  # 89139 2-Oct-2007 19:22
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Save a polar bear, turn it off.

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  # 89167 2-Oct-2007 20:49
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Turn it off and unplug it at the wall to save the burglars a few valueable seconds for each appliance in your house they are going to nick...(all that time adds unplugging everything before carrying it off to their van you know!)...

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  # 89185 2-Oct-2007 22:23
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LOL...thanks for the help everyone! :)  I'd better help the Polar Bears and burglars.

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