Sunday, June 26, 2011

Atop TV Sets, a Power Drain Runs Nonstop -

Later in the article: “Cable providers and box manufacturers like Cisco Systems, Samsung and Motorola currently do not feel consumer pressure to improve box efficiency.”  Let’s try to change that.  This wasteful situation is also a great opportunity for vendors such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft to disrupt incumbents, with better and more energy-efficient consumer value propositions.

Those little boxes that usher cable signals and digital recording capacity into televisions have become the single largest electricity drain in many American homes, with some typical home entertainment configurations eating more power than a new refrigerator and even some central air-conditioning systems.



Atop TV Sets, a Power Drain Runs Nonstop -

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