Responding to the constant criticisms of power-greedy standby modes on modern electronics, Grundig announced its Vision 6 ECO LCD TVs. Not only has standby draw been shaved down to less than 0.1W, operating draw is much reduced too, at around 76W. That’s up to 48-percent less than comparable normal LCD TVs.
Otherwise, the Vision 6 ECO has both analog and DMB-T digital terrestrial tuners. Grundig plan to introduce high-definition DMB-T MPEG4 sets in its Vision 6 range in 2009, when terrestrial HD over-the-air broadcasts begin in Europe, as well as sets with combination DMB-T and DMB-C (digital cable) tuners.
The Grundig Vision 6 ECO range will be available in October 2008. Two panel sizes will be available initially, 26-inches and 32-inches, although the company is yet to announce pricing.