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Britain to ban eco-unfriendly plasma screens

Technomix: government ministers in Britain intend to ban giant flatscreen plasma TVs that don’t meet stringent energy efficiency requirements. It sounds draconian, but apparently it’s all with the goal of protecting the environment. Plasma TVs are worse in terms of electrical efficiency than both LCD TVs and sometimes even old-tech cathode-ray tube TVs–it’s simply that the way each pixel in a plasma screen emits its own light makes the pixel array less efficient the larger the panel is.

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