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The Green madness rolls on

TV standby buttons will be outlawed - Newspaper Edition - Times Online

THE Government is to outlaw standby switches on televisions and video and DVD players to cut the amount of electricity wasted in the home

If I can't leave my video on stand by how do I get it to record when I'm not there? And as the Government's own research unit - http://www.mtprog.com/ - says a lot of this "wasted" energy - which turns into heat - is substituting for other heating sources. I never have to worry about a heater in my office as the mighty 486 ticks over.
But the greenies won't be happy until we have been beaten back to the stone age.

Comments

Mmmmmm.

So how are the government going to enforce this ridiculous measure? The vast majority of tv's, vcr's dvd players etc are made overseas.

I can't imagine JVC, Aiwa, Sony etc designing special "no standby" versions of their electronic goods for the British market.

Yet another piece of ill-advised, ill-considered legislation designed to catch the eye and make life just that little bit more complicated from your freindly legislators at NuLabour.

RM

What about the Freeview boxes that we'll soon need to watch the government's TV stations? Digital TV uses far more electricity than good old analogue, but the government is determined we're all going to switch to it.

What about the Freeview boxes that we'll soon need to watch the government's TV stations? Digital TV uses far more electricity than good old analogue, but the government is determined we're all going to switch to it.

No bother - you can buy remote controlled 'adaptors' from Aldi that allows you to switch whatever is plugged into the wall socket on and off, so if this goes ahead it'll be time to buy shares in those. JD.

So...lemme get this straight: there will presumably be squads of government inspectors patrolling to catch people NOT watching TV???

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