Green choices for savings. #EnergyEfficiency and home media streaming. via @sustainablog

I’ve been pushing the concept of “cutting the cord” at home: that is, getting rid of cable, and instead using an antenna and streaming device in conjunction with our wireless internet for our television entertainment. It would definitely save us money – streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus are much cheaper than digital cable. Until I saw this infographic from ENERGY STAR, though, I hadn’t thought about what it might do to our electricity use . The era of the widescreen digital TV has really dialed up the energy we consume with home entertainment: those original HD televisions really sucked down the juice . They’re better now, especially when equipped with LEDs and other power saving elements. But if you’re going to cut the cord, you’ll want to consider how: the choices for streaming come with a wide range of energy consumption. For instance, avoid the game console...

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