Recently the warning from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) caught the user’s attention that the UHD (Ultra High Definition) TVs use 30% more energy than HDTVs.
Going through the details, as the usage of the UHD Televisions has been enormously increasing as the day passes the power consumption is also increasing with the demand. The consumers are more interested towards buying the UHD instead of HD Television. The quality has become the top priority for the user and this leading to the higher demand in the market for the UHD TVs.
Even if the HD TVs can offer all the features, sizes ( 36”, 40”, 42” etc.), UI, easy to handle, as of the UHD TVs, the consumers are more interested towards buying the UHD TVs because of the quality it offers, picture perfection, and color perfection.
So, as per the recent analysis done by NRDC, it has found that about 1/3rd of the new TVs purchased are 50” or larger UHDs and they also found that the UHD TVs/ 4k TVs will have the 8 million pixels in it which indirectly costs more consumption of energy.
The analysis reports say that there were major difference in the energy consumption taken by the HD TVs and the UHD TVs with the same size, same brand. In an example, it has quoted that “ Replacing the 36” HD TVs with the UHD TVs will cost the US consumers about $1 billion more annual utilities bills”.
It gives that the usage of the UHD TVs will exponentially increase the power usage over the HD TVs. It takes over 30% more than the HD TVs. It is suggested by the NRDC that the consumers can cut several dollars by buying the ENERGY STAR labeled products, and opting the automatic brightness UHD TVs.
The consumer switching to UHD TVs than the HD TVs would create 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution. The new feature in the UHD TVs is HDR (High Dynamic Range) which provides bright colors and the deeper shadows will increase the TV energy consumption.
By this, UHD TVs are bane for the society as they are polluting the environment by emitting the metric tons of carbon pollution.