Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Reason to Cancel Your Cable

Dracula Lurks in Your Set-Top Box -

"With 160 million such set-top boxes in use in the country today, the power wasted is equivalent to what is produced annually by six coal burning power plants and is responsible for the release of 11 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. "

1 comment:

  1. Last year, I got a new TV. LED, energy efficient.

    To get Digital, I needed a box. So a Shaw box sits under the TV, and puts out oodles of heat, even when it is off. (It also has other problems, like shite closed captioning).

    This is a case where the government ought to be stepping in, to set standards for set-tops.