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Sharp launches the ‘eco’ LC-32DH57 Freeview TV

New 32-inch LCD TV with green credentials

Sharp LC-32DH57E

Sharp has launched the LC-32DH57, a high-definition LCD TV with low energy usage claims and an integrated Freeview tuner.

Sharp has described the LC-32DH57 as being an energy efficient TV, with a stated wattage of 90 when switched on and 0.6 when in standby. The Sharp LC-32DH57 features intelligent picture brightness control, which reduces the brightness to suit the lighting conditions and effectively reduces power consumption. There is also a dedicated Energy Save Mode, accessible via the remote control, which Sharp states will cut the power use by a further 40%.

Energy efficient Sharp TV

The set has three HDMI and Scart sockets, to allow it to be connected to a range of peripheral standard definition and high-definition equipment, such as DVD players, Blu-ray players and PVRs.

The 32-inch model retails for around £500 and is widely available. It features automatic volume control, which is designed to reduce the blaring volume that seem to accompany many advertisement breaks.

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Michael Briggs, Which? TV expert, said: ‘For the Energy Saving Mode to reduce the power consumption of this TV when switched on, there must be a compromise somewhere, and something will either need to be reduced or switched off. We hope to get this model into our labs so we can investigate further, and fully test the energy saving claims.’

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