Samsung, LG and other major manufacturers learn to circumvent EU regulations.

O European Union continues to set standards for all those who wish to operate in its territory. Although the best-known case is that carried out by USB-C, the standard they intend to implement no later than 2024there are other very popular ones like the use of 5G in airplanes or the release of an application that integrates the identity document, the credit card and other important aspects. However, not all of them are so celebrated by users and consumers, a situation that has affected two very important sectors: cars and televisions.

Regarding the first, manufacturers end up not looking with good eyes EU impositions as they favor external markets with more slack. And, in turn, TV manufacturers too say it louder against the new maximum power consumption limits that the organization imposed. But unlike the auto industry, Samsung, LG and other brands have managed to dodge finding the weak point of EU regulations. And, it seems, that would allow them to continue operating normally.

The EU puts the spotlight on televisions

Since March 1, the new regulations that legislate the Limits that televisions and monitors can reach is active. Thus, products involving excessive energy consumption will be in the EU’s crosshairs, so that their commercialization will be prevented. However, the entity established the limits with the standard brightnessa factor that manufacturers have taken advantage of to sell the products with lower preset brightness (fulfilling the 65% limit). In this way, they manage to circumvent the EU’s impositions and, when the consumer takes the product home, he can adjust the television as he wants.

Thus, the EU reserved in its rules things like HDR, modality that is not taken into account and which is one of those responsible for a high energy expenditure. In addition, manufacturers also use tricks to sell devices with 8K capacity, a reproduction quality that has become one of the most notable. For monitors and televisions with this arrangement, brands such as Samsung or LG opt for the eco mode of fabric. Thanks to this option, they can mark a lower energy consumption and, in the end, sell the product without any problems. For this reason, the EU will have to sharpen your aim if you really want to establish changes in an industry that it was not long to look for alternatives.


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