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Electric Bill has almost doubled since purchase of Panny 58" Plasma

Old 12-21-08, 09:01 AM
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Electric Bill has almost doubled since purchase of Panny 58" Plasma

Has this happened to anyone else?
I had no idea these things draw that much power
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Old 12-21-08, 09:58 AM
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Can't say I've seen such an increase with my 50" plasma in the past 20 months of ownership. Do you leave the 58" plasma set on 24/7?
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Old 12-21-08, 10:34 AM
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I've had a 50" Panny plasma for a year, and I haven't noticed any measurable increase in my electric bill.

And the set is used a lot........
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Originally Posted by blaineo View Post
Has this happened to anyone else?
I had no idea these things draw that much power
I have a 3 Pannys; 2 50" and a 58" and my bill hasn't changed at all. You watch too much tv.
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Old 12-21-08, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by blaineo View Post
Has this happened to anyone else?
I had no idea these things draw that much power
Interesting. I haven't noticed a difference in my electric bill for my 50" Panasonic plasma. I used to own a 31" CRT, and I'm pretty sure I don't go over what I used to dedicate for that CRT.

Maybe 58" sizes draw a lot more power or something. But I have no idea. Seems odd in any case as the power use is highly regulated I would think.
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Old 12-21-08, 05:42 PM
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I notice difference when I turned off my 6 DirecTV DVRs last month. My three Panny Plasmas have not made a difference n my bill.
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Old 12-21-08, 09:18 PM
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These Panasonic plasmas can be a power hog. The max power rating on these things are insane. But, it doesn't seem to use significantly more (>$10 a month) than another similiar sized display. I noticed no sizable change in my power bill went I went from 32" direct view to 37" LCD and then to 42" plasma. Electric bill was $55 +/- $2 each month.

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Old 12-22-08, 07:14 AM
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Your entire bill has doubled due to one television?

I'm sorry but that does not make sense.
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Old 12-22-08, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon View Post
Your entire bill has doubled due to one television?

I'm sorry but that does not make sense.
Agreed -- what are your actual numbers for usage? Did your electrical rates go up - did the ambient temp of your location rapidly change due to winter?

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Old 12-23-08, 09:49 AM
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My electric rates have increased but this should not of increased my bill this much. I have called the electric company and they agree. They are coming out for an inspection next week to see what is going on. Thanks for your support all of you.
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Old 12-23-08, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by blaineo View Post
My electric rates have increased but this should not of increased my bill this much. I have called the electric company and they agree. They are coming out for an inspection next week to see what is going on. Thanks for your support all of you.
I am glad they are going to check it for you.

According to this test chart that set would draw approx $146 a year in electricity.

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6475_7-6400401-3.html

Unless your electric bill is miniscule, there must be another cause.

My budget bill alone for electricity is about $200 a month, I might have noticed an extra $12 a month but would not be concerned about it.
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Old 12-23-08, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by beebs View Post
These Panasonic plasmas can be a power hog. The max power rating on these things are insane. But, it doesn't seem to use significantly more (>$10 a month) than another similiar sized display. I noticed no sizable change in my power bill went I went from 32" direct view to 37" LCD and then to 42" plasma. Electric bill was $55 +/- $2 each month.

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the max power rating is with vivid setting and the contrast turned way up and so on. I just read that somewhere on avsforum.

my electric bill went up about $5.00 - $10.00 when I got my 50" plasma. The big thing is my htpc that is constantly on and doing who-knows-what.
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Old 12-23-08, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by blaineo View Post
Has this happened to anyone else?
I had no idea these things draw that much power
You went from paying $12 to $24 a month for electricity?

Are you a roommate?
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