DVD Players and Recorders


DVD(Digital Versatile Disc) players are home electronic devices used to play DVDs. DVD recorders are devices used to record audio-visual signals onto a DVD.


The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a maximum 3-watt standby mode standard for DVD players and recorders in 2004. Three states (New York, Oregon, and Connecticut) adopted standards based on the CEC standards. DOE is not currently required to set standards for these products.


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.