Energy eaters: Watching your fridge may be boring but it can save you money.

When it comes to energy, super-size television screens are even hungrier than refrigerators.

Here's a breakdown of the annual electricity cost, based on the Department of Energy's 2007 national average price for energy of 10.65 cents per kilowatt-hour. The researchers assumed eight hours of TV watching per day.

* 20-cubic-foot refrigerator (newer model with freezer on top): $50

* 36-inch picture tube TV: $50

* 40-inch LCD TV: $55

* 56-inch rear projection TV: $65

* 52-inch LCD TV: $70

* 50-inch plasma TV, 720p (lower resolution): $80

* 50-inch plasma TV, 1080p (highest resolution): $110

Source: Consumer Reports

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