I don’t watch a lot of TV.
The majority of my watch time is at night since I need a show to listen to, so I can go to sleep peacefully.
I only need it for about 30-40 minutes before I’m out.
Now, the wastefulness comes in past those 30 minutes. The TV has a power setting to turn off after 4 hours of inactivity.
It’s not perfect but I’ve been convincing myself that at least it’s not on the full 8 hours that I sleep.
But I have come to realize that it has not been powering off after 4 hours. It just goes to a standby mode.
So the last few nights I have been using my phone to play the show instead of the TV.
I still get the sounds, I still go to sleep easier and now I can use less electricity.
Phones use less than a TV in general. So I’m going to limit the time the TV is on.