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Television Sets

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As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “television set” means a product designed to produce dynamic video, contains an internal TV tuner encased within the product housing, and that is capable of receiving dynamic visual content from wired or wireless sources including but not limited to: (1) Broadcast and similar services for terrestrial, cable, satellite, and/or broadband transmission of analog and/or digital signals; and/or (2) Display-specific data connections, such as HDMI, Component video, S-video, Composite video; and/or (3) Media storage devices such as a USB flash drive, memory card, or a DVD; and/or (4) Network connections, usually using Internet Protocol, typically carried over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. 10 CFR 430.2

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to test procedures for television sets. This final rule amends the test procedure for television sets to incorporate by reference the relevant updated industry standard ANSI/CTA-2037-D, “Determination of Television Set Power Consumption”. DOE has determined that incorporating the updated industry standard will result in a test procedure that is more representative of the average energy use of television sets.

  • The effective date of this rule is  April 14, 2023. 
  •  The amendments will be mandatory for product testing starting September 11, 2023.
  • The incorporation by reference of certain materials listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register April 14, 2023.

For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.


There is no ongoing rulemaking for television sets at this time.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

Final Rule
  • Federal Register, 88FR16082 (March 15, 2023)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

  • Federal Register, 87FR11892 (March 2, 2022)
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Request for Information

  • Federal Register, 81FR41262 (June 24, 2016)

The television set test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2016-BT-TP-0023 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Current Standard

There are currently no energy conservation standards for television sets.

Current Test Procedure

Any representations pertaining to the energy use of television sets that are currently manufactured or distributed into commerce must be made in accordance with the test procedure methods specified at 10 CFR 430, Subpart B, Appendix H.

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DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429. These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement. More information on these regulations is available here.


For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s waivers webpage.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.


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