Arthur Nelson on lab tests in Europe that indicate Samsung cheated on energy tests much the way Volkswagen cheated on car emissions tests.
Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.
Can anyone be surprised about this?
The apparent discrepancy between real-world and test performance of the TVs is reminiscent of the VW scandal that originated in the US last week. The car company has admitted fitting software to 11m diesel vehicles worldwide which meant the cars produced less pollution during testing than real-world driving.
Samsung was also found guilty of fudging CPU benchmark tests for their Galaxy smartphones. Company executive have no shame, and customers should boycott their products. All of them.