Television Specification Version 6.0

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

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

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 Regarding DOE Final Rule Test Procedures - December 2, 2013
Final Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions

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.

Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Changes to the Final Specification
CEA Comments (16.2KB)
CEE Comments (607KB)
NEEP Comments (80.3KB)
NRDC Comments (30.8KB)
Letter to Stakeholders with Proposed Changes to the Final Specification

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.

Stakeholder Comments on Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification
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.

Stakeholder Comments on the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions ABC Proposal
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.

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).

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification
Draft 2 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar - February 15, 2012
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".

Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Memo
Stakeholder Comments on Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification
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.

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.

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 6.0 Kickoff Memo