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Did You Know?

If each TV, DVD, and home theatre system purchased in the U.S. this year is ENERGY STAR qualified, we will prevent more than 3 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

About ENERGY STAR DVD and Blu-ray

DVD and Blu-ray Products ENERGY STAR qualified home electronics products help you save energy and money, while protecting the environment. You get all of the features and content you desire, while using less energy. Using less energy preserves energy resources and helps reduce the risks of global warming while saving money on energy bills.

DVD Products

Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

  • When they're off, ENERGY STAR qualified DVD products use as little as one quarter of the energy used by standard models.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified DVD players come with all the latest features, including progressive scan.
  • Blu-ray Disc players can qualify as a DVD product under the current ENERGY STAR specification.
Current Specification Effective Date:
  • July 30, 2010
  • March 30, 2012 (Scheduled Revision)

Audio/Video equipment originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in January, 1999.

Audio/Video Products Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

Learn How a Product Earns the Label

What else should I look for when buying audio and video products?

In addition to energy performance, there are many other important operating and convenience features to consider when shopping for home audio

CD players

Considering a Combination Unit?

Home Theater Systems and Surround Sound

Multiple Format Capabilities

Progressive Scan


Single vs. Multiple Disc


These are the top FAQs related to DVD and Blu-ray and the ENERGY STAR program.