The European Union (EU) has decided to ban the manufacture of higher-quality TV set-ups, such as 8K televisions, in an effort to restrain power consumption.
The proposed ban, set to take effect in March 2023, would ostensibly outlaw TVs that have a higher Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) greater than .9, BusinessKorea reported. This would apparently require a 75-inch 8K TV to show an energy consumption of 141 watts or fewer per hour. Samsung and LG television sets in this category would be prohibited, as they purportedly consume 303 and 219 watts, respectively, according to the outlet.
Despite these obstacles, Samsung believes that it is possible to get higher-quality sets to comply with the March ban, a company representative told FlatpanelsHD.
— FlatpanelsHD (@Flatpanels) October 13, 2022
Aside from 8K televisions, the ban would allegedly affect a handful of 4K TVs in Europe, according to Digitaltrends. The prohibition would involve 65-inch QD-OLED TVs, a couple of 4K OLED TVs, and at least one high-performance 4K QLED TV, the outlet noted. (RELATED: REPORT: Police Charge Homeless Algerian National Who Overstayed Her Visa With Murder Of 12-Year-Old French Girl)
No outlet commented on the possible consequences of owning an outlawed television.