4K UHD TV’s More Expensive To Run Than Full HD Claims Energy Experts
4K, Ultra HD TV’s, are in big demand in Australia as millions upgrade their TV’s from Full HD to Ultra High Definition, however a new report claims that 4K TV’s cost significantly more to run than a Full HD TV.
British Gas is the largest UK energy company, they supply both gas and electricity.
They claim that 4K TV’s use up to a third more energy than HD sets.
The report is set to be released in January 2017, and claims that an extra 11 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity was required for 4K TVs in 2014, when compared to HD models.
Based on Australian electricity cost which are currently rising the cost of running a 4K TV could cost an additional $80 a year.
After the plasma TV era which was based on TV technology that was energy hungry, along cale LED and LCD technology, this era led to an improvement in energy efficiency, but it seems the rise of 4K could start to push the cost of running a TV back up, and result in the first increase in energy consumption by TVs for five years claim the experts.
Daniel Colford, Smart Energy Expert at British Gas said: “With living rooms now awash with technology and entertainment gadgets, many of which routinely use power even if on standby, we recommend taking a closer look at each device to see how its energy use can be reduced and getting smart meters installed to monitor overall household energy consumption.”
Around 500,000 homes in Australia are expected to have a 4K set by the end of this year, and by 2019, Ultra HD TVs are expected to be in close to 2M homes as manufacturers drop HD TV for UHD and OLED TV’s.
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