Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by NeilMcRae, Aug 25, 2003.
Are JL doing the 6 yet? Anyone done any price matching?
Checked about a week ago. Not as yet. Didn't seem to know about the new models!
I checked recently too - seemed to be Panny 5 still.
What's this about Price Matching @ JL?
JL will normally price match quite aggresively on a like for like basis, alot of folks got bargain prices on Panny 5's last year plus all the advantages of buying from John Lewis, warranty etc.
the only thing with john lewis i dont like is they take so long to get the screens in the new ones i mean and the ones like the hitachi 400e they said to me they will never get it in because it hasnt got a tuner box.they are good for the 5 year warranty i will admit but for information not very good
Is it true that JL stores offer a free five year warranty with plasma purchases ??
Also do they stock the Hitachi CL42PD3000 and the Philips 37PF9965, i live quite a distance from the nearest JL store and their website doesn't offer any plasma information just see in store.
Any ideas on a likely price for the Panny 6 i keep hearing about ?? and do they do 12 months interest free like the main electrical stores(sorry for all the questions)
Went into Brent Cross JL today
JL don't do Interest Free Credit. They have the Hitachi didn't see any Phillips. The Hitachi was up along side the Panny 5 and boy it sucked in comparision!
But what about the five year warranty ??
Didn't ask as they didn't have what I wanted but I believe that you can negotiate this as part of the deal
They do the five year warranty on Plasmas that they sell as TVs not monitors.
Panny with tuner box = TV (you get 5 year warranty)
Panny without tuner box = monitor (No 5 year warranty)
JL Oxford St has stock of the PA20. Price match proving tricky at the moment however.
Care to expand on this, mate? The way I understand it - if a retail outlet is offereing the product at a lower price then JL will match it as long as the product is identical and in stock.
Thats what I thought and have been told previously but they are saying it needs to be "on display with a price ticket" ie not just in stock but actually on display because thats what JL do. Ridiculous so I have queried it. Will let you know if I have success. FYI, I am trying to price match one of prc, AJ Electronic or Crampton and Moore who seem the cheapest at c£3450-3500
techtronics have put it on there site today for 3399...pretty good price
I'd avoid all these goon shops and go with a specialist. Some of the prices here are higher than what a specialist will do for you.
3300 @ 7oaks watford
So the warranty thing is the only prob. at JL? I'd heard they were not going to sell any more monitor types cos their customers complained the FM socket had funny pins on and didn't work...
I was in another department store recently, and curiosity getting the better of me, I peered up the backside of their Panny 5, and nearly fell over to see it had a model number pw5-ex!
Stopped by John L (Kingston) today. The guy said that they wont stock the series 6 till they have cleared out the series 5 models in there main warewhouse (6 left). I find this hard to believe.
Not true on Oxford St. They have the PA20 in stock. I cant agree a price match so my reserved one is available. Does anyone know somewhere selling the screen for c £3300 AND has it on display ?
I didn't enquire the price in shop@panasonic, was just fascinated to see it! You could ring them up, but I doubt you'l get that price anywhere. Must you have the integrated tuner? The speakers are pants, and the scarts are nearly as bad in all probability, they were 'nothing special' on the tu600 box, and it's a pain to integrate with the rest of your system. Why buy a £4k analogue TV with an expected life beyond the analogue switch off deadline?
Well argued. I have been coming round to that way of thinking but I just cant face all the boxes, converters and cables everywhere with the screen. Plus I do want JLs 5 year warranty and you have to buy a tuner set to get it.
I am rapidly concluding that now is not the time for a plasma
sound and vision in farnworth had one on display the last time i went (2 weeks ago) i dont know the price but they are usually on of the cheapest around get their no off the website http://www.soundandvision.uk.com/ when you ring them make sure you have a good price from somewhere else coz they usually try to beat that price.
You will not find the PA20 with integrated tuner in a 'shop' for anywhere around £3,300. The ones I've found have generally been nearer the £4,500 mark in actual shops.
I believe that sevenoaks were quoting the screen only version - TH-42PW6 which JL will probably not sell as their customers/staff get confused with the lack of sockets.
Redface, a bit of ingenuity with your install can overcome your fears of tatty cables and black boxes, you deserve the best, you know it, and it's cheaper that way too. Talk to your local specialist, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Don't know where you are, but someone here will know a specialist or independent installer in your area, you can afford it with the change you'll have for buying a PW6 over the integrated one.
I too have the same worries as you about boxes.....i hate them, every last one of them and have been waiting for the 42pa20 to come out as i thought it would be ideal.
Unfortuantely it is quite alot worse than the PW6b so i have had a re-think.
Now i am gonna use an XBox, Pace twin digital tuner with integrated hard disk recorder, and my Bose Lifestyle 28 DVD and surround sound system. That means i have digital TV, DIgital recorder, DVD and Top Sound....plus games for the kids (tee hee) with just 3 boxes......Simple!!!!Worst case would be that you might have an Amp and a DVD and that still means you would only have 4 (subject to console) and most people have that many under there standard CRT anyway.
So, by my reckoning i will have a better quality setup and will have saved myself £600-£1000.
Thats more or less the way I am going - slightly annoying given I have a Tivo. So need a Tivo, 2 tuners (or I cant watch 2 channels) and all the rest. See my problem !!! Maybe the time has come to get rid of Tivo [GULP]
Well if you think so, you'll get some dosh for it here, they're hot property!. You could get a pace, or maybe one of those new Nokias,the 260, has80Gb disc, and roll 2 boxes into 1? Then there is the odd cinema in a box that's well above moderate, teac maybe, sort your own speakers and you're almost there. Maybe it won't sound like a TAG, but not many do.
I know I am replying to an old-ish thread, but was very excited to see the posting from Matravers.
Like Matravers, I have a Bose Lifestyle 28 DVD/surround sound system. I am also looking to purchase a Panny pw6b screen. (I was thinking about the PA20, but have now come around to the idea of the pw6).
Anyway - I'm still confused about what connections I need. I am planning to get a freeview box (probably the Pace twin). I think I can use the Scart (RGB) in one slot to connect to the freeview box. Now where do I connect my Bose? It does component (interlaced) and also S-video. Do I need to add one of the component boards into one of the other slots for the Bose? Or I think I read somewhere that the "VGA" connection can also do component, and I just need a cable?
Matravers, if you are still reading these forums I'd love to know how you have yours configured!
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