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  • DLP or Digital Light Processing — Many manufacturers produce this TV, which makes use of an optical semiconductor called a Digital Micromirror Device that depends on over a million tiny mirrors. DLPs come in rear and front projection. Some consumers are bothered by a "rainbow effect" on DLP screens, best described as flashes of light shadows seen on high-contrast images.
  • LCD or Liquid Crystal Display— Whether flat panel or rear projection, there are many types of LCD televisions on the market. Many people prefer flat panels because of their thin, lightweight construction. Some consumers complain of slow response times and a ghosting effect.
  • PDP or Plasma Display Panels— A favorite among consumers, plasma TVs come in a variety of flat panel models. They are generally dependable, competitively priced, and deliver a dramatic picture. The gases that power the picture cannot be refilled, but problems such as dead pixels, screen burn, and other screen distortions can generally be repaired.

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EnergyStar TVs

EnergyStar qualified televisions use about 40% less energy than standard units. You can find the EnergyStar on everything from standard TVs, to HD-ready TVs, to the largest flat-screen plasma TVs.

Home electronics that have earned the EnergyStar deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and helps to protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to counter climate change.

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