RVU Alliance has joined ENERGY STAR as a Partner, making a fundamental commitment to help protect the environment through the promotion of superior energy performance. RVU Alliance recognizes the value of ENERGY STAR and encourages its members to join the ENERGY STAR partnership. More info at


In 2014 RVU Alliance began participating in the ENERGY STAR Television product specification development process, supporting the inclusion of a "Thin Client Capability" definition to increase awareness of the energy saving benefits of RVU Alliance technology in televisions. As a result, the ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Televisions Version 7.0, effective October 30, 2015, includes the following:


Thin Client Capability: The ability of the TV to receive, decrypt, and display encrypted content provided by a Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) over the Local Area Network via a server device co-located on the customer premises without the need for a client device at the TV.


Thin Client Capability and MVPD-ready Information: Products that have Thin Client Capability as-shipped or are otherwise MVPD-ready shall:

i. Report the presence of Thin Client Capability and supporting information including, but not limited to, interoperability protocols, decryption, and decoding functions for display on the ENERGY STAR certified products list; and

ii. Inform the consumer in the user manual and/or on-screen prompt that the TV may be capable of operating without a set-top box from an MVPD.