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Considering TVs are under growing pressure to regulate and rate their energy consumption, focussing on reducing the consumption of the devices that sit under your TV is a great move.
On the downside, the agreement doesn’t seem to include current models from the pay TV networks – it comes into effect from January 1 2010, and “the signatories will work to ensure all new set top boxes procured after this commence date will not exceed Maximum Energy Consumption Targets.”
Still, any green improvements are a step in the right direction here. Hopefully we’ll see other STB and DVR manufacturers jump on board as well.