While everyone is talking about Blu, Sony is going green. In all fairness, almost every company mentioned some environmentally-friendly comments in their press conferences - from energy-saving designs to electronics recycling programs. Sony's new Eco-line of Bravia TVs are being debuted at CES, and stand out from the rest of the greening of consumer electronics.
The VE5 Bravia TV reduces power consumption by 40%. And, it exceeds Energy Star 3.0 standards. In addition to reduced power consumption by using HCFL, it has some other power-saving features that are pretty interesting.
The light sensor will dim backlighting depending on ambient light. With the eco-switch, the set uses absolutely no power in the stand-by mode. Most amusing - there is a presense sensor that will shut off the TV if it thinks no one is in the room after a certain amount of time. Guess you can't leave Animal Planet on for your Schnauzer.
Keep reading for the full press release. --Leslie Shapiro
SONY SAVES ENERGY WITH NEW BRAVIA “ECO” TELEVISIONS
The VE5 models are also Sony’s first LCD televisions to offer a zero-watt standby Energy Saving Switch. When not in use, the standby switch can also be manually turned off, cutting power to nearly zero watts. Simply flip the switch back on and the TV is fully operational.
Additionally, the sets feature a light sensor that will automatically adjust the backlight depending on ambient room light.
All of Sony’s new 2009 LCD high-definition televisions exceed Energy Star® 3.0 requirements. By employing a range of innovative power-saving features, the VE5-series sets a new standard for HDTV energy efficiency.
On the performance front, the sets feature Sony’s Motionflow™ 120Hz technology for improved sharpness and detail in fast-moving images.
The models also feature:
The BRAVIA Engine™ 2
24p True Cinema™
4 HDMI inputs
Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs
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