Sharp LC52LE700X

In the TV world, big and green aren't mutually exclusive terms any more, with this Sharp 52-inch LED TV earning a seven-star energy rating.

Pam Carroll
Former editor of CNET Australia, Pam loves being in the thick of the ever-growing love affair (well addiction, really) that Australians have with their phones, digital cameras, flat screen TVs, and all things tech.
Pam Carroll

A case against big screen TVs used to be that they were energy consumption hogs — often times drawing more household power than refrigerators and other big whitegoods. But since Energy Star ratings on televisions were introduced in Australia in 2008, manufacturers have been more conscious of building their credentials on efficient power consumption.

In this area, LCDs always had the edge over plasmas, and now the newer LED models are showing even better energy performance. Sharp is claiming that its new 52-inch LED TV, the LC52LE700X, is the first TV in its size range to claim a seven-star energy rating.

Its power consumption is a claimed 173W and 0.4W in Standby, which the company claims boosts its backlight life to 100,000 hours.

Other features of this full HD 100Hz set include SRS TruSurround HD and a bass enhancer for better sound quality.