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EPA Recognizes DIRECTV With 2012 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficien

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mar 1, 2012 #1 of 13
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    EPA Recognizes DIRECTV With 2012 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design

    For the Third Straight Year, DIRECTV Stands Alone Among TV Providers Recognized by ENERGY STAR for Protecting the Environment Through Energy Efficiency

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring DIRECTV with its 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design for its commitment to advancing cutting edge energy efficiency in products.

    DIRECTV's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.

    An ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, DIRECTV has earned the award three years in a row and is the only pay TV service to be honored by the EPA for its commitment to energy efficiency.

    More here: http://investor.directv.com/releaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=653300
  2. Mar 2, 2012 #2 of 13

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

    Jul 21, 2007
    That link is getting mangled by the stupid "viglink" add-on in this forum. Try http://investor.directv.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=653300

    But I am wondering what this award is for - while the HR2x DVRs have an "EnergyStar" mode, it does nothing useful at present except be annoying each time you want to watch TV. It saves zero power.
  3. Mar 2, 2012 #3 of 13

    Rob77 Godfather

    Sep 24, 2007
    sbl....your comments are so correct. This award is stupid to say the least
  4. Mar 2, 2012 #4 of 13

    Talent384 Mentor

    Sep 3, 2011
    It doesn't have to do with the energy saving mode option in the GUI it's the fact that all DTV receivers themselves are energy star certified
  5. Mar 2, 2012 #5 of 13

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    Guess it doesn't take much.
  6. Mar 3, 2012 #6 of 13

    samrs MANC

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC
    Its the EPA, its not just about electricity.

    You make the box plain brown and recycle.
    Remove the users manual and make it available on line.
    Take out the accessory cables and remotes. the installer can provide as needed.
    Reduces waste.

    It could also be said that SWiM is less wasteful of resources.
  7. Mar 3, 2012 #7 of 13

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Energy Star is confusing at best.
    Recycled cardboard, manual omission do qualify.

    Two TV's side by side at retail.
    One is 58" Plasma, marked on rear, 400 watts.

    Other one is 55" LED, marked on rear, 150 watts.

    Both have same Energy Star logo.
    Not a clue what the logo means.
  8. Mar 3, 2012 #8 of 13

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008

    It means "MONEY" has chnaged hands- want an award - $$$$$ lots and lots of $$$$ gets it easy.
  9. Mar 3, 2012 #9 of 13
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Thanks for fixing it.
  10. ericcooper1956@att.net

    ericcooper1956@att.net AllStar

    Jul 18, 2011
    It's simply another promotional gimmick that DTV can use
  11. TechnoBarbie

    TechnoBarbie New Member

    Apr 1, 2012
    I know that since my hd receivers downloaded the software and I fall sleep with mine on... I no longer wake up to the tv still going and that makes me feel great, that I can still get what I like (falling asleep to the tv) and I know it's not running unnecessarily beyond that. Some other good points were made about getting user manuals online as well and it not being just about the wattage used.
  12. djrobx

    djrobx Godfather

    Jan 26, 2009
    I would argue in your case it's doing a disservice to energy conservation. It's allowing you to leave your power hungry TV on longer than you normally would!

    I'd be interested to see a comparison of different providers' DVRs and see which ones are the most and least power hungry. I suspect AT&T U-Verse would win, theirs will spin down the hard drive completely in standby mode. That comes at a price: No buffer when you turn it on. :)
  13. TechnoBarbie

    TechnoBarbie New Member

    Apr 1, 2012
    My "power hungry tv" is not left on longer than normal. My sony 3dtv goes into standby (the mode I always leave it in) I mentioned in my post that I would normally have to wake up to tv also, so that can't mean that it would be on longer than normal. o.0

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