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Thread: Plasma TVs get the axe

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    Plasma TVs get the axe

    The European Union is looking at banning the sale of plasma screen television sets.

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    About time ... LCD, and soon to be OLED, screens are the way of the future, at least for a few more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomcrusher View Post
    About time ... LCD, and soon to be OLED, screens are the way of the future, at least for a few more years.
    But banning plasma? It has a few advantages (higher contrast) / disadvantages (power consumption, phosphor burn in) compared to LCDs...

    Taxing them might work just as well without limiting customer choice...
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    What's next ? Banning electric heaters ?

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    Give me a 100w lightbulb over those mercury filled "energy savers" any day.
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    saving energy is a good idea, but hell you can't get all stupid about it either
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    gotta save the environment so what about high contrast ratios how many people who can afford those tv sets actually notice that high contrast ratio
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    Good, now that that's out of the way. Now for all the households that have 4 normal television sets. These power hungry maniacs should be stopped. Ooh ooh, and these households with two 60watt lightbulbs, because 60+60 = 120 which uses WAY more than these 100watt lightbulbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lobe View Post
    Good, now that that's out of the way. Now for all the households that have 4 normal television sets. These power hungry maniacs should be stopped. Ooh ooh, and these households with two 60watt lightbulbs, because 60+60 = 120 which uses WAY more than these 100watt lightbulbs.
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    I have gas heaters and a 800cc car .. they can come claw my plasma from my cold dead fingers
    Last edited by jetlee; 15-01-2009 at 08:53 AM.

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    This is a very thin line. I'm getting tired of people using energy excessively despite global warming and the looming energy crisis. People simply don't care. They don't realise that their usage is affecting other people and future generations. If they have the money, they will waste energy without thinking.

    On the other hand, people should be able to buy products they like, and use it responsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xarog View Post
    Give me a 100w lightbulb over those mercury filled "energy savers" any day.
    Burning coal to power those old style lightbulbs releases mercury. In countries where coal is still the main power source, CFLs will release less mercury into landfills than the mercury released from burning coal. In mainly nuclear powered countries it's a different story.
    Last edited by Nuro; 15-01-2009 at 08:50 AM.

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    welcome to 1984

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    plasma ftw!

    Burn-in? That's was a problem years ago.

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    I'm actually considering buying a plasma at this stage. Their picture just looks better.
    (must still test with laptop on it thou)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xarog View Post
    Give me a 100w lightbulb over those mercury filled "energy savers" any day.
    Ah! Mercury scares the carp out of me! How long till we see LED bulbs replace CFLs?
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