Samsung TVs less energy efficient in real life than in tests

Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung (link is external) (external - login to view) TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.

The European commission (external - login to view) says it will investigate any allegations of cheating the tests and has pledged to tighten energy efficiency regulations to outlaw the use of so-called “defeat devices” in TVs or other consumer products, after several EU states raised similar concerns.

The apparent discrepancy between real-world and test performance of the TVs is reminiscent of the VW scandal that originated in the US last week (external - login to view). The car company has admitted fitting software to 11m diesel vehicles worldwide which meant the cars produced less pollution during testing than real-world driving.

Samsung strongly denies that its TVs’ “motion lighting” feature is designed to fool official energy efficiency tests or that it constitutes a defeat device. The company says it reduces screen brightness in response to numerous types of real-world content including fast-moving action movies and sports and slower moving footage such as weather reports - not just during test conditions.


Samsung TVs appear less energy efficient in real life than in tests | Environment | The Guardian (external - login to view)
VW makes TVs now?
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Does anybody really care how much power their TV uses?
I am more concerned about picture quality, sound quality, features, longevity, etc.
We have a Sony Bravia. It hardly uses any energy.
We simply don't turn it on much. lol

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VW makes TVs now?


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