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Old 21st October 2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Is Class A next?
California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs -- latimes.com

Maybe Nelson might need to get out of California.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Is Class A next?
California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs -- latimes.com

Maybe Nelson might need to get out of California.
Can't imagine Calif. driving away a tax paying employer?
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Old 22nd October 2009, 02:01 AM   #3
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These idiots can't balance the budget and now want to appear like they are doing something useful. What prevents consumers from buying any of the items online (which usually is cheaper) in the first place?
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What prevents consumers from buying any of the items online (which usually is cheaper) in the first place?
That was my 1st thot when i heard about the TVs.

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Old 22nd October 2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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A stretch to compare, if you look at how many people own a tv or multiple tv's and how many hours they play it may not be unreasonable to mandate some power consumption rules. We finally have cars routinely getting in the upper 20 mpg and that would have not happened if manufactures were forced to move in that direction. By comparison how many people actually own a class A amp and the number of hours they used it. If Nelson had anyway near the market share TV's have I am sure he would happily comply with energy compliance requirement ( the man is a saint but come on money is money).
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A stretch to compare, if you look at how many people own a tv or multiple tv's and how many hours they play it may not be unreasonable to mandate some power consumption rules.
Would probably be better for them to just shut the TV off and do something else...read a book...go outside...something
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There are always loopholes:

Idea 1: Add a CA kill switch to lower the bias or to shut off part of the output stage.

Idea 2: Swtich from class A amplifier production to musical space heater production.
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There are always loopholes:

Idea 1: Add a CA kill switch to lower the bias or to shut off part of the output stage.

Idea 2: Swtich from class A amplifier production to musical space heater production.
Good ideas. In fact, I wonder if we could add a rotary pot to the volume control that raises, or lowers, bias with volume?
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Old 18th November 2009, 10:56 PM   #9
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msnbc article on same:
Reality show: Calif. mandates greener TVs - Future of Energy- msnbc.com
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Old 2nd December 2009, 07:24 PM   #10
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Mr. Green's Efficiency Watch - Q4 2009

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