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Audio/video products

ENERGY STAR® certified audio/video products can use up to 70% less energy, on average, than standard models, while ENERGY STAR certified Blu-Ray players are, on average, 45% more efficient than standard models.

Audio equipment

The ENERGY STAR certifies a wide range of audio/video equipment such as:

  • Audio Amplifiers
  • AV Receivers
  • Blu-Ray Disc Players
  • DVD Players
  • Home-Theater-in-a-Box Systems
  • MP3 Speaker Docks
  • Shelf Systems
  • Sound bars
  • Wireless Speakers

Benefits of ENERGY STAR certified audio/video products

  • Save energy in all usage modes, including "sleep", "idle", and "on”.
  • Limit electricity usage when on.
  • Automatically turn off if not actively being used for two hours or less.
  • Bluetooth technology, allowing consumers to easily stream music from their tablets, computers, phones or other devices without a physical connection.
  • Many sound bars and home theater systems include wireless access to subwoofers making it easy for consumers to set up their surround sound systems.


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All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.

Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified audio video equipment (You will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website.)


Why should you choose ENERGY STAR?

Reduce your at-home energy consumption

Save money

Keep your home comfortable

Reduce your carbon footprint


How to use your audio/video products efficiently

  • If you use your device occasionally, unplug your Blu-Ray player, speaker docks and other electronic items to minimise your energy use.
  • Use an advanced power strip or "smart" power bar. Plug the TV into the master receptacle and plug other devices such as DVD players and video game systems into the “slave” receptacles. Turning off the TV cuts power to the other devices too, automatically saving energy and reducing your electricity costs.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

Audio video products are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.

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