DVD Players and Recorders


DVD(Digital Versatile Disc) players are popular home electronics used to play DVDs storing audio-visual data such as movies. DVD recorders are devices used to record audio-visual signals onto a DVD.


California took the lead in adopting standards for DVD players and recorders in 2004, when the California Energy Commission adopted a maximum 3-watt standby mode standard for these products. The standard took effect in January 2006. New York followed its lead in 2005, Oregon in 2007 and Connecticut in 2011. DOE is not currently required to set standards for these products.

Projected Savings


Federal Date States
2014 CT Standard Effective
2011 CT Standard Adopted
2009 OR Standard Effective
2007 OR Standard Adopted
2006 CA Standard Effective
2004 CA Standard Adopted

Timeline reflects state standards from 2001 to present; federal standards from inception to present.