Philips Econova TV Tries To Bleed Green

We’ve seen green focused televisions from consumer electronics giant Philips before, but the new Econova (42PFL6805) 42-inch display soon to be available in Europe may very well blow all others away. Why? For starters, how about the fact it reportedly only uses 40 watts of power when in a special “eco mode?

Philips also notes that its new Econova flat panel, which was awarded European Green TV 2010-2011 by the European Imaging & Sound Association, draws no stand by power when turned off, which is something a lot of other televisions on the market can’t claim. It also uses LED lighting technology for reduced energy consumption, is made from 60 percent recycled aluminum, is PVC and Brominated Flame Retardants free and, most amusingly, sports a solar powered remote control.

Philips Econova

image via Philips

Philips said as well the new Econova television has a 2-in-1 stand that can be used as a wall mount or table top stand; has a nearly invisible stereo sound system integrated into its shell; offers 1080p HD viewing; has HDMI connectivity and has an extremely thin profile. Pocket-lint reports it will be available in the U.K. next month for around £1199.

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