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Topic # 25429 21-Aug-2008 09:24
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Does anyoine know what the actual power consumption of the 50 inch py800 is? Harvey norman has delayed delivery of mine again and now I am tossing up cancelling the order and getting a 40inch W bravia, almost purely on power usage (I was going to get the W originally, so I'm not worried about the size or other differences)

I also couldn't find any ratings for the W panel, if anyone knows those that would be great, or if anyone knows what the panny costs to run per month/year that would be great.

Thanks

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  Reply # 158562 21-Aug-2008 09:54
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Mate thats an open ended question, how many hours a day / week / month do you watch TV? Turn it on, watch the great picture, don't watch the power meter.

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  Reply # 158577 21-Aug-2008 10:30
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If thats what has you worried then get the power to the house cut off now.

The reality is an LCD has a more consistant draw as the majority of the power usage is in the backlight. Depending on how much  that is turned up will effect it power usage. A plasma on the other hand varies with light output, I have seen several real world tests on various models including siblings of both Panny and Sony models you are looking at.

The end result on normal programming comes down to a difference of a dollar or two per month based on typical 6-8hr/day usage.

Personally its a bit like asking about the fuel consumption of a new Bentley, if you are looking at such a beast these details are pretty much of little real consequence, or the cost of the car will be more of an issue than its running costs.

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Reply # 158590 21-Aug-2008 10:53
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If it helps I got the 42py800 yesterday according to the manual the 50 draws 555w while switched on.



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  Reply # 158605 21-Aug-2008 11:45
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( just lost my whole reply to this, so ill keep it brief this time :P)

Would likely be 3-4 hours a night top, bit more on weekends, but after some reading the big ~550 watt number is if the tv is set to maximum brightness on an all white screen - so watching a darker scene uses less, and the usual range is around 100-300 watts. I figure it works out better off if I just turn all the lights in the house off whenn we watch TV :P

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  Reply # 158607 21-Aug-2008 11:55
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Im getting my TH-PY50PY800az this afternoon, i will tell you what I think when I have it up and running




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Master Geek


  Reply # 158646 21-Aug-2008 13:06
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I hope you do. I called Harvey Norman and they told me finally, that there would be stock of the py800 in the country on the 20th of September.

I ordered the Sony (which I originally wanted, so I've saved a bit and will get a TV tomorrow...)

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  Reply # 158811 21-Aug-2008 21:33
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drspangle: I hope you do. I called Harvey Norman and they told me finally, that there would be stock of the py800 in the country on the 20th of September.

I ordered the Sony (which I originally wanted, so I've saved a bit and will get a TV tomorrow...)
i get mine tomorrow - the one with the Freeview decoder in it - ordered it on Sunday.

Can't wait...!!!

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Reply # 158873 22-Aug-2008 09:45
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The Sony wouldn't blow smoke up the Panasonic for Picture Quality! But at least you'll save a dollar a month on the power bill...good on ya. Maybe a 7" digital photo frame would suit you better? Imagine the power savings there!!!Yell




 



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  Reply # 158893 22-Aug-2008 10:28
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Thanks for not bothering to read all my posts :)

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  Reply # 158983 22-Aug-2008 15:51
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got it set up, picture looks pretty good with a sd freeview box, but with an GD one, itr will look stunning




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