The idiot box rules the entertainment scene, and continues to suck out a huge chunk of resources. With the new breed of better Televisions coming up, each claiming to be more environmentally friendly than the other, making a decision can be tough for the consumer.
A systemized rating that takes into account all features that matter in a TV is a good idea to make the decision easier, and is exactly what Testfreaks (duly credited below) intends to achieve.
The website rates TVs on expert reviews and user reviews, giving them a “Freak Score” rating that can go up to 10. Pioneer PDP-LX5090 seems to be right on top of the list with a full 10 on the Freak Score. This full HD plasma TV boasts a sharp design and great clarity, and makes use of a Trumotion 100Hz processing system to enhance clarity and reduce blurring even for fast moving scenes, and the huge 50-inch screen jut makes things better.
Sony KDL-40XBR9 puts up an equally impressive performance, and exceeds the Energy Star 3 requirements. This full HD TV makes use of Sony’s Bravia 3 engine, has a 240 Hz refresh rate and 7 HD Inputs. For most of the part, the Energy Star requirements are met by the use of the Light Sensor technology that automatically adjusts backlight intensity to match ambient lighting.
Samsung LN52B750 with its Freak Score of 9.6 deserves mention as well. This LCD HDTV has a refresh rate of 240Hz and a dynamic contrast ratio of 150,000:1 going for it. The TV satisfies Energy Star 3 requirements satisfactorily.