Television Test Procedure

October 25th 2013

On October 25, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures for televisions. DOE issues this final rule to establish a new test procedure for TVs and respond to any subsequent comments from its March 2013 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR). On January 19, 2012, DOE had issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to establish a new test procedure for television sets (TVs). Based on comments received in response to the January 2012 NOPR, DOE performed additional testing and proposed amendments to the TV test procedure in its March 12, 2013 SNOPR. This rule resolves issues with the October 1979 TV test procedure, repealed by DOE on October 20, 2009, by allowing for accurate measurement of the energy consumption of modern TVs.