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LG 32LG40 LCD HDTV Review

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The 32LG40 is a 32-inch set with a basic feature set and a built-in DVD player.

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
{{article.attachments['LG-32LG40-vanity.jpg']}} • Very low power requirements, even with full backlight. • Draws negligible amount of power when turned off.
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Power Consumption*(8.92)*


The initial purchase price isn't the only cash you'll have to fork over for your TV. Televisions use a lot of power while they're in use, giving them a yearly cost. We measure power consumption at three levels of backlight intensity and, of course, with our calibrated settings. With different calibrations, your average wattage (and, as a result, cost per year) might vary.

If you're using the 32LG40 with a maximum backlight brightness and our calibration settings, it'll cost you about $22.90 per year. This is about half the average cost we've seen so far. If you turn down the backlight to 200 candelas per square meter (cd/m2), which is an ideal brightness in most cases, the 32LG40 will run you a slightly cheaper $21.53. If you turn off the backlight entirely, your cost will plummet down to $9.90/year. The downside, however, is that the TV costs money even while it's turned off. Fortunately, that cost is a meager $0.45/year.

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Backlight: 100 114.97 $22.90
Backlight: 86 107.97 $21.53
Backlight: 0 48.4 $9.90
Power Off 0.6 $0.45
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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Calibration
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Remote Control
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Menus & Interface
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Conclusion & Comparisons
  14. Series Comparison
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