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Sony KDL-40S5100 LCD HDTV Review

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
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Power Consumption*(8.8)*


The Sony KDL-40S5100 does a good job with power consumption, consuming less power in our tests than similarly sized televisions, albeit not a ton less. To do this test we set the backlight of the television to a level that produces 200 candelas per meter squared. We do this to make results comparable. Below you can see the Sony KDL-40S5100's power consumption at this level, and at maximum and minimum backlight.

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Backlight 7 122.7 $23.97
Backlight 10 144.5 $28.22
Backlight 0 71.6 $13.99

Our annual cost is calculated using the average cost of power in the United States and average television usage. You can see below that the Sony KDL-40S5100 performed the best in this area amongst our comparison 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 LN40B650
  14. Vs Vizio SV471XVT
  15. Vs JVC LT42P300
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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