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Marian Powell
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 09:58 am:   

So in one more year, analog television will vanish, meaning all our current television http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22401907/
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GSH
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:37 pm:   

Just think: overnight, reality TV will become even more real...

Interesting article. I hadn't thought much about environmental impact. About 4 pounds of lead in your average existing TV, it says.

There are over 105 million households in America, with an average of 2.4 televisions per household. That's 1,008 million pounds of lead, all suddenly headed for the landfills...
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GSH
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 01:06 pm:   

On a related note, many households are replacing their analog CRT TVs with much larger, flat-screen displays. It isn't common knowledge yet that these consume a lot more power. "In the UK, experts say the emerging problem could require another two nuclear power plants just to power the country's big TVs."

Flat-Screen TVs Sucking Down the Power
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Sarah Sammis
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 06:56 pm:   

A digital to analog converter will cost between $20 and $40 from what my local news has been reporting.

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