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Television Specification Version 6.0

The Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Televisions has been finalized. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Stakeholders who received past communications related to development of Version 5 will continue to receive updates on this development effort. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact televisions@energystar.gov with their contact information.

Units Required for Testing

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EPA released a clarification on the number of units required for testing for the Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification.

  • Version 6.1 TV Program Requirements, Rev. Apr-2014  (217KB)

Final Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR Televisions Program Requirements

On January 22, 2014, EPA published the Final Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR Televisions Program Requirements.

  • EPA Cover Memo  (179KB)
  • Final Version 6.1 TV Program Requirements  (218KB)

EPA Cover Memo Regarding DOE Final Rule Test Procedures – December 2, 2013

  • EPA Cover Memo  (141KB)

Final Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Televisions has been finalized and will take effect June 1, 2013. Manufacturers may elect to have their Certification Body (CB) certify their eligible products to the Version 6.0 requirements from now on. The program requirements, including the specification, and additional information are available through the links below.

  • Final Version 6.0 TVs Cover Letter  (64.6KB)
  • Final Version 6.0 TVs Program Requirements  (157KB)
  • DOE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR): Test Procedure for Televisions (for Ac-powered Televisions only)  (883KB)
  • ENERGY STAR Test Method for Televisions, Rev. Aug-2010 (for Battery-powered Televisions only)  (49.5KB)
  • Final Draft Version 6.0 TVs Comment-Response  (33.1KB)
  • August 10 Letter to Stakeholders Comment-Response  (53.9KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Changes to the Final Specification

  • CEA Comments  (16.2KB)
  • CEE Comments  (607KB)
  • NEEA Comments  (436KB)
  • NEEP Comments  (80.3KB)
  • NRDC Comments  (30.8KB)

Letter to Stakeholders with Proposed Changes to the Final Specification

Friday, August 10, 2012

In light of comments received on the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a change in how models with Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) will be tested. EPA is also clarifying requirements for notifying users when changing picture settings.

  • Final Version 6.0 TVs Proposal  (87.1KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification

  • Best Buy Comments  (371KB)
  • CEA Comments  (431KB)
  • NRDC Comments  (83.0KB)
  • Panasonic Comments  (227KB)
  • SHARP Comments  (246KB)
  • SONY Comments  (1.42MB)

Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions – July 11, 2012

EPA has released the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions, and the

Final Draft and associated documents are available at the links below. Stakeholders are invited to review these documents and submit comments to EPA via email to televisions@energystar.gov by Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

  • Draft 2 Version 6.0 TV Network Addendum Comment Response  (97.4KB)
  • Draft 2 Version 6.0 TV Specification and ABC Proposal Comment Response  (83.6KB)
  • Draft Version 6.0 TVs Partner Commitments  (70.9KB)
  • Final Draft Version 6.0 TVs Specification  (164KB)
  • Final Draft Version 6.0 TVs Cover Letter  (48.6KB)
  • Stakeholder Comments on the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions ABC Proposal
  • ASAP Comments  (21.5KB)
  • CEE Comments  (172KB)
  • NEEA, PG&E, and SMUD Comments  (130KB)
  • NRDC Comments  (37.8KB)
  • Panasonic Comments  (33.5KB)
  • SHARP Comments  (183KB)

Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions ABC Proposal – May 16, 2012

EPA presented stakeholders with a proposed approach for qualifying televisions with Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) enabled by default. Stakeholders are invited to review the document and submit comments via email to televisions@energystar.gov by May 31, 2012.

  • Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions ABC Proposal  (169KB)
  • Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Comments on On Mode Power  (137KB)

Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Addendum to the DOE Televisions Test Procedure – April 12, 2012

As discussed during the Draft 2 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar, held February 15, 2012, DOE and EPA have released a proposal to test and record the power consumption of televisions with data/network capability connected in Standby-Active, Low Mode as defined by the DOE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Television Sets (TVs).

  • Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Addendum to the DOE Televisions Test Procedure  (54.0KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification

  • 3M Comments  (133KB)
  • CEA Comments  (52.0KB)
  • CEE Comments  (172KB)
  • JEITA Comments  (81.5KB)
  • NEEA, NV Energy, PG&E, SMUD, and SDG&E Comments  (613KB)
  • NRDC Comments  (101KB)
  • Panasonic Comments  (174KB)
  • Sharp Comments  (128KB)

Draft 2 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar – February 15, 2012

ENERGY STAR Draft 2 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar  (416KB)

Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification – February 3, 2012

The Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification was released on February 3, 2012. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to e–mail feedback on this

Draft 2 specification to televisions@energystar.gov by March 2, 2012.

EPA will hold a stakeholder webinar to discuss the Draft 2 specification and related documents on February 15, 2012, from 1pm–3pm Eastern Time. If you wish to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Owen Sanford, osanford@icfi.com or to televisions@energystar.gov no later than February 14, 2012, with the subject line “RSVP – ES Televisions February 15 Webinar”.

  • EPA Cover Memo  (121KB)
  • Draft 2 Version 6.0 Specification  (335KB)
  • Version 6.0 Partner Commitments  (175KB)
  • Draft 2 Dataset and On Mode Power Proposal  (4.31MB)
  • Draft 2 Dataset Correction for ABC  (238KB)
  • Draft 1 Comment Response Document  (291KB)

Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Memo

  • ENERGY STAR Televisions Draft 2 Version 6.0 Memo  (42.5KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification

  • Mitsubishi Comments  (304KB)
  • NEEA PG&E SMUD SDGE Comments  (276KB)
  • NRDC Comments  (68.4KB)
  • Panasonic Comments  (49.6KB)
  • Plasma Display Coalition Comments  (51.7KB)
  • SHARP Comments  (49.1KB)
  • Sony Comments  (429KB)
  • Toshiba Comments  (58.5KB)

Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Webinar – June 8, 2011

EPA held a webinar on June 8, 2011 to discuss the Draft 1 Version 6.0 Televisions Specification and other related topics. Please find the presentation materials below.

  • ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar  (206KB)

Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification – May 25, 2011

The Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification was released on May 25, 2011. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to e-mail feedback on this Draft 1 specification to televisions@energystar.gov by June 20, 2011.

  • EPA Cover Memo  (56.4KB)
  • Draft 1 Version 6.0 Specification  (116KB)
  • Draft 1 Version 6.0 Test Method  (55.8KB)
  • Version 6.0 Partner Commitments  (65.9KB)
  • Version 6.0 Data Set  (159KB)

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 6.0 Kickoff Memo

  • Version 6.0 Kickoff Memo  (53.8KB)
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