Samsung TVs less energy efficient in real life than in tests

Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung (link is external) 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 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 . 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
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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