It’s a Power-Hungry Christmas

HDTVChristmastime makes one wonder if global warming really is caused by fossil fuel consumption.

Certainly the accumulated heat generated by the friction of credit cards being endlessly swiped through cash registers is warming the planet just a tad?

Well, maybe not.

But a lot of the stuff we’re buying, especially electronics, is undoubtedly wrecking the world. This is particularly true of those bad-ass big screen HDTVs. Some of them burn more electricity that your fridge.

Let me make it clear: I love HD. Watching hockey in HD is one step closer to mistaking your own BO for Vincent Lecavalier’s.

But sweat isn’t the only aroma being kicked up by the digital television revolution.

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