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