A new eu directive threatens a ban on large televisions.
The associations fear that technical progress is slowed down.
Dortmund-for some it is a means to an end, for others a status symbol.
In any case, a large television ensures a special film or series evening on the couch.
But a new eu directive could now thwart the whole thing.

from for big television: ban on new EU rule threatens

Keyword invoice: As so much in 2022, it is a measure for electricity saving.
This time it is the design regulation, which, in addition to the energy efficiency directive, is a central tool in terms of electricity consumption.
While the energy efficiency directive is aimed at consumers and provides help to buy economical devices, the design regulation deals with the environmentally friendly design of products and is aimed at the manufacturers.
It should be tightened from March 1, 2023.
This also affects the size of TVs and monitors, which is to save electricity.

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Essentially, the energy efficiency interest rate (WEI) is to be adjusted.
With Full HD displays, it is at a maximum of 0.9, for 4K screens at 1.1.
OLED screens receive a correction factor in the formula for the calculation.
So far, an energy efficiency index for 8K screens and self-illuminating micro LEDs have so far been excluded from the directive.
That should change from March 2023 (more digital at ).

On the one hand, the correction factor for OLED screens should be omitted.
On the other hand, TV with an 8K screen resolution (7680 x 4320 pixels) and micro-LED displays should remain below an ea value of 0.9.
Full HD screens are corrected to 0.75.
The specialist portal heise.de reports, among other things, of the adaptation.

Full-HD, 4K, OLED can create new rules-8K and micro-LED TV before the end

According to Chip.de, manufacturers such as Samsung or Phillips assume that television will master the hurdles with 4K or OLED displays.
Panasonic is also confident about most models.
Kicks to meet the design guideline are not only technical progress, but also the state of delivery.
By, for example, the brightness in the factory settings is not 100 percent.


However, television with a higher resolution (8k) comes into the redouble.
The pixel density is four times higher, according to the power consumption also compared to a 4K resolution.
According to chip.de, a sales ban on 8K TVs in the EU threatens.
The devices that are already on the market on March 1st are excluded.

Prohibition of large televisions in the EU: Association rebelled

However, this drives the screen manufacturers onto the barricades.
The accusation: The indirect ban brakes on technical progress.
For this reason, digital Europe, among other things, calls for the association of national electronics associations to stop 2-step regulation for 8k and micro-LED displays.
Big TV in the living room?
At least 8k-Sowie micro-LED-resolution screens should be pushed up by a stop from March 1, 2023-unless an agreement between the government and manufacturers can still be reached.
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