COMET - yoy know nothing....

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  1. adam4478

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    Hi all,

    firstly this is a rant of sorts so read on if you want:D i probably find this more stupid than others as i've worked in advertising for over a decade and hate some of the crap we're subjected to!!!

    Anyone seen the latest advert on TV all morning which has been promoting a Samsung 40" 1080p lcd screen as HD ready rather than full HD... we as consumers are meant to put our trust in these shops to know and advise us and they don't even know the difference between HD ready and full HD:lesson:

    It's funny as the normal man on the street looking for a new TV probably has heard of HD but has no idea what the difference between 1080p/i or 720p is. But they even state it's 1080p - adverts should be in laymans terms on new technology. It's quite clear that their advertising department haven't quite got their heads around the technology either:D this is almost a public admission of them not having a clue

    If you're going to employ monkeys and promote as monkeys then no wonder your sales are suffering:smashin:

    Rant over :D :rotfl: :rotfl:

    addition: maybe i still have the hump with them over their attempts to sell me an upscaling dvd player rather than a high-def one - with the salesman insisting it was a HD one...
     
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    Comet thrives on people who have little knowledge of electricals and current technology, hence their poorly trained staff can fill the average man on the street full of bull about how a no-brand HD-ready 32inch LCD is good value at £800 (Currys duped my grandparents like this) even when you can pick it up online for £499 delivered.

    To be honest, anyone who buys a TV from Comet/Currys/Dixons gets what they deserve - Misinformation and poor value.
     
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    Sorry but i just don't agree with that. People can just as easily get 'duped' into more expensive models than they require at specialist stores.

    Just do your own research, ask questions when youre unsure from more than one place and make your own mind up.
     
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    Ummm...not meaning to be funny or anything, but a 1080p supporting set is HD Ready, assuming it conforms to the other requirements - HD Ready is a minimum spec, of which 720p is the minimum resolution. The set may well also support "True HD" or "Full HD", whatever label the manufacturer has decided on to differentiate from 720p, but it is also HD Ready nonetheless...
     
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    perhaps my post doen't read as intended i was a bit hungover:D - it's mainly about the confused way in which they deal with the sales of such items - yes it is hd ready - as you rightly say but the literature used for marketing specifies the difference between HD ready, or true Hd/Full HD and the whole purpose of which is to differentiate between 720p/1080p... the advertising of the products by comet is sometimes quite contradictory and would indicate they haven't got a full grasp of it - a man off the street isn't likely to have a clue but full HD/HD ready is a much clearer differentiation that other retailers ARE using- nonetheless perhaps i need to edit my original post to avoid looking like a bit of a dildo:D

    as i said - i'm also ****** off with the poor knowledge of the sales staff:suicide:
     

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