|Plasma Display Coalition Demands End to Misinformation|
|Home Theater News Plasma HDTV News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 13 October 2009|
Jim Polumbo, president of the Plasma Display Coalition, spoke on this problem, and called out several issues that he saw with the California Energy Commission’s handling of television regulation. “The Commission's FAQ document shows a chart that compares CRT, LCD, and Plasma technologies. However, they use three examples of products that have never been marketed in the United States,” he stated.
He also points out that “another comparison chart stacks a 42-inch LCD against a 42-inch Plasma model. Current ENERGY STAR 42-inch Plasma models, which make up the bulk of Plasma sales, range from 142-195 watts. Yet the Energy Commission's chart suggests that a more typical Plasma energy consumption figure is an inflated 271 watts -- a 40%+ discrepancy. It's not fair to California consumers or retailers to have decisions made based on outdated, inaccurate, and biased facts and figures.”
The California Energy Commission is holding a final meeting today to discuss regulatory plans for TV sets. Despite much urging from the Plasma Display Coalition whose membership includes LG, Panasonic, and Pioneer, there has been no response from the CEC regarding the accuracy of its information.