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RCA L40FHD41 LCD HDTV Review

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
{{article.attachments['RCA-L40FHD41-vanity.jpg']}} • Doesn't draw much power, but is slightly more expensive than competing LCDs: $34/year. • Doesn't give you much control over power draw.
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Power Consumption*(8.33)*


The final cost of your TV isn't just what you pay at the counter. Televisions draw electricity–sometimes a lot of electricity–and that can add up over time. For this test, we plug the TV into a wattage meter and measure it's draw. The prices we list assume you're watching an average amount of TV, which is about 5 hours per day.

Typically when we perform this test, we do so at different backlight levels. The L40FHD41 doesn't have any backlight settings. It does have a dynamic backlight feature that uses a light sensor, but you're not in control of what level the backlight gets set to. We therefore measured the wattage of when the TV was on and when it was off.

Assuming you're the average couch potato, the RCA L40FHD41 will cost you a little over $34 per year. This is a bit more expensive than the average LCD, but not by a lot. You won't find a really expensive TV until you start loking at plasmas. 

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
TV On 168.2 $33.44
TV Off 0.8 $0.59

Below we've listed the average power draws of the RCA L40FHD41, alongside a few competing models.

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 Samsung LN40B610
  14. Vs Sony KDL 40W5100
  15. Vs Sharp LC 40E67UN
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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