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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U LCD HDTV Review

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Unfortuntelly the bad simply outweighs the good with the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U.

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
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Power Consumption*(8.67)*


Although we rarely think about it, the cost of an HDTV isn't limited to the purchase price. Some HDTVs consume a lot of power, which can drive up your electricity bill. For this test, we hook the TV up to a wattage meter and run our test show at various backlight levels. We also test the TV when it's powered off or in standby mode, but if such a mode doesn't exist or draw power, we don't include it in the table. In our calculations, we assume as use of 5 hours per day, with the rest in standby mode.

The 40XV645U is less expensive than the average set we review. Even with the backlight blazing it'll only cost about $40/year. The average cost for running the 40XV645U at 200 cd/m2 was under our current average of about $30.

 

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Backlight: 0 72.1 $14.08
Backlight: 49 136.4 $26.64
Backlight: 100 206.33 $40.29

 

Below is a chart comparing the 40XV645U's power consumption costs to a few competing TVs. 

 

Power Consumption
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Sony KDL46Z5100
  14. Vs Samsung LN40B650
  15. VS JVC LT42P300
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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