Thursday, November 19, 2009
By now you've probably herd that the TV regulations passed on 5-0 vote. Starting in 2011, some marginally onerous rules kick in governing how much power your TV can draw, then in 2013, the regs go from being marginally onerous to really onerous.
Currently about 75 of the California TV market would meet the 2011 standards, but that percentage plummets for the 2013 standards.
On the one hand, it is good news that 58-inch TV's and larger are exempt, but on the other hand, you are clearly overcompensating for some definicancy in your life if you own a 58-inch TV.
The Consumer Electronics Associatioin still might sue over the matter, which would just further gum up the legal system. A lose-lose proposition.
Televisions must use less energy, California regulators tell makers [Sacramento Bee]