The Screen Boss, The Screen
If you have not set your TV on a sleep timer you could be losing money all day and all night. It is easy to forget that you left the TV on in the basement when you went up stairs or to fall asleep while watching that movie that you have seen a hundred times. A sleep timer will turn your TV off for you after a certain amount of time with no activity which saves you money.
The last way your screen could be costing you money is being turned up too bright when it doesn't need to be. Adjusting the brightness level on new TVs is simple to do and can save you money and eye strain.
Too Many Channels
If you like having cable, but you are paying too much for it see if you can drop down a package or two. Ask yourself if you are really watching all of the channels that are available in your current package. You can save yourself $20+ a month just by dropping down a tier.
If you are really ready to slim down your channels and shave your bill consider going with a skinny bundle. They are all the rage right now and are as close to a la carte cable as you will get. Something like Sling is as cheap as $20 a month with only $5 per package add-on, another option is Playstation Vue which is a little more expensive, but has a few more options attached to it.
If you are really ready to get rid of everything but a few selected channels you can ditch all other ideas and go with an over-the-air antenna. I use these to watch local channels mostly, but there are a few surprising channels available and you may find that you are just as content with what OTA TV has to offer as you would be with an expensive cable package.
The Dreaded Energy Vampire
Is your TV costing you money in a way that I didn't mention? Do you have a hot tip on how to save money on TV usage? Please let me know in the comments.