quote: This agreement is less than useless.
quote: I do not mean to belittle this agreement, but what we are talking about is on average $11 per year in power savings. Even with the huge volume of devices we are talking about powering 700,000 homes powered in a market of 132,000,000 US households, so we are talking about a .5% decrease in household electrical usage...
quote: How hard would it be to automatically put the box in a low power mode when the TV is turned off, only to turn part of the system on when recording a show? That single change could lower electrical usage a lot more than 10-45% while still using the same inefficient parts and processors.
quote: I favor a government light on business regulations, but this is clearly a situation where regulation is needed due to the regular feedback loop of market forces being broken.