5 Ways to Greenify Your Home Entertainment System

by , 09/18/11

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Almost every household has a home entertainment system, but few households boast an energy-efficient one. The standard setup includes a big screen TV running in tandem with a massive set of speakers, a cable box, a dvd player and more – and all that gear adds up to a massive energy footprint. Fortunately, there’s a great array of handy gadgets out there that can help you dramatically reduce the energy consumption of your audio-visual rig. Hit jump for a roundup for our 5 favorite green gadgets that will help you turn your home entertainment system into a clean, mean set of energy-efficient machines!


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  1. Buildingwell September 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

    These are some interesting new gadgets and applications to help manage the energy use of your home entertainment system. However, they are generally geared toward a higher-end user. The easiest and cheapest way to make your system more efficient – fully shut down your TV, DVD player, speaker system, etc. Do not put them to sleep but shut them down. Sleep mode still uses energy – phantom load. Save money and energy; shut down your electronics when you’re done with them.

  2. Marko September 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I am sorry, whilst the text lists some interesting and exotic technology, it is hardly accurate.

    Firstly, if you want to save resources whilst tv watching – don’t replace your tv! LEDs are only marginally more energy efficient that previous gen fluorescent backlit TVs, and you will not in a million years offset the energy required to build a new tv and have it shipped from China and sold to you. Or best yet, just shut your tv down and go out for a walk, it will do you good!

    Also, using an old-fashioned remote control certainly requires much less energy than that used by your smart phone LCD, wifi, etc to change a channel. And you are using rechargeable batteries in your remotes, right?

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