14 May 2010 02:05:10
Eco-friendly TVs from Sony aim to save energy
Falling asleep in front of the TV is a common issue; most people have woken up the next morning with the sound blaring and screen lit up, lamenting the fact that they have wasted all that energy.
But now Sony has the ideal solution for anyone who likes to doze off in front of the news, a TV which is able to 'watch' you, sense when you have nodded off or moved away from the screen and turn the picture off for you.
The TVs were first launched last year and, according to a report from Business Green, the firm will be rolling the technology out across its Bravia 2010 range this year.
"If you wander off to make as cup of tea you will still be able to hear the TV but it won't be wasting energy showing the picture," a spokesperson for Sony told the news provider.
This is the latest move on behalf of Sony to boost its eco credentials, with the firm having launched a series of carbon-neutral DVDs last month to raise awareness of eco friendly methods of manufacturing and production.
However, is it likely that consumers will be willing to splash a bit more cash on these green alternatives?