1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Plasmas @ Tesco

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Dixie, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Dixie

    Dixie
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Messages:
    96
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    Called in @ a 'tesco extra' store somewhere by Covent garden fruit market and there are 42" s6 pannys hanging every where used as addvertisement screens.I didnt count em but there must of bin 15+ or so plus small panny lcds. So if this is comon to all Tescos stores then they must of bought/hired all the plasmas made in the world!!
    So if u r waiting 4 a panny screen on a back order blame Tescos.
    This is just an observation by me,a country bumpkin @ 4 in the morning.

    cya
    wpd4 37" owner and a damn pleased chappy
     
  2. kch1888

    kch1888
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    a new asda has just been built in my town (opened last sunday) and they have 4 panasonic pw6 plasma screens on ceiling mounts! They look like pw6 screens anyway but they're def panasonic (and look great)...the days of old crt's in huge mounting boxes are trully gone! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Ekko Star

    Ekko Star
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    6,122
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +393
    Corner of Bedford Street Covent Garden ;) Work just round the corner from there...

    Seems if you go into most Tesco stores, Panasonic has been the corporate choice to go with. Not a bad choice either.....
     
  4. oliver24

    oliver24
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I work for the installation firm that installed these into to tescos,
    There are 100 stores installed right now with more to come

    With 20 ish pw6
    And 30 ish TX15LT2

    That's a nice little boost to Panasonic sales :)
     
  5. Smurfin

    Smurfin
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    20,504
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,825
    Anyone with a PW6 remote wanna have some fun? :devil:
     
  6. oliver24

    oliver24
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
  7. Dixie

    Dixie
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Messages:
    96
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    Hi Oliver24
    I take it that is 20ish sets per store yes?
    In that case 2000 plasmas+ on 24 hrs a day.
    Wont you b rather busy with the Dixons salemans patter re re-gassing etc in the future??
    'Ajob for life'? well done


    Did I say how pleased I am with my 37" panny ?????
     
  8. Dixie

    Dixie
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Messages:
    96
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    Ekko mate
    Wuz up town wiv me buddy deliverin fruitanveg 2 Covent fri nite when we got peckish.So called in 4 som grub.It wuz mid of nite but hey might c u in there nxt time.
    I shall rec u coz u b studyin all them pannys danglein.....

    I do hope the world has enough gas 4 re-gasin plasmas,mine is now gettin on a bit in age and I am gettin worried

    Now did u all catch the bit about me been VERY VERY pleased with my 37" panny
     
  9. oliver24

    oliver24
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Out of around 2000-2300 cant say exactly as some stores have more,
    We have about 45 that are faulty

    Faults include
    No Power
    Pink Screen
    A whole strip of then screen flashing diffrent colours
    Ignoring Remote control
    And no Signal

    And most heart breaking smashed panals, by some idiot with a
    pair of aircraft steps that they use in the stores.
     
  10. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,578
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +199

    You know, you really dont have to post messages like you were texting someones mobile phone. Use of the key board on your P.C makes it unneccasary :rolleyes: ;)

    As for the plasmas being in tesco stores all over the place, Why use panasonics if it is just for adverts. Why not use cheaper teckwoods or L.G plasmas. As long as the picture is bright and can be seen what difference does it make? I kind of doubt that any one walking around doing thier shoping is bothered about what the picture looks like on an advertisment :)
     
  11. oliver24

    oliver24
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I expect it's down to Panasonic having a very good business sales team with
    a large amount of margin to chop off when the Tesco bod's come knocking.
    :laugh:
     
  12. Dixie

    Dixie
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Messages:
    96
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    :nono: Yes sorry Re the txtin thing. I either start off doing it or not.Considered me well bollocked :lesson:

    Good point about Pannys v cheaper LGs.As you say most shoppers don't look at them(well I do but not for what they are showing).
    Perhaps Oliver can find out more?
     
  13. Kamui

    Kamui
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    79
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Chesterfield
    Ratings:
    +0
    Actually found out that the small lcd screens on the aisle's are actually used for security, the bright colours of the screens catch your eye you look up oh no your thieving face is on camera clear as day quite a clever tactic :thumbsup: .
     
  14. oliver24

    oliver24
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    To be honest I dont know why Panasonics, As Tesco went direct to Panasonic
    to do a deal, we just installed them and service them along with the satellite
    network and pc's that feed them content

    but I know they got a large discont on the price of each panal
     
  15. ReHaBWales

    ReHaBWales
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    112
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    IIRC you can turn off remote receive on the PWD6. So I don't think that will work.
    Pity :clown:
     
  16. Si133

    Si133
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I used to be the shopfitting buyer at Tesco. A lot of my friends still work there. You'd weep if you knew how little they paid for them.

    Interestingly though, they may carry a deal through to customers.
     
  17. MartinImber

    MartinImber
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2001
    Messages:
    3,851
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Worcester
    Ratings:
    +21
    I mentioned these months ago - Tescos could try dropping prices or paying farmers more first :mad:
     
  18. Joe Fernand

    Joe Fernand
    Distinguished Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Messages:
    24,040
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The Borders
    Ratings:
    +2,517
    Hello all

    Davidsheeky - the requirement to have a reliable Display with decent longevity and service backup applies to Digital Signage as much as it does in Home Theatre; you wouldn't want to be running a Fixed Budget Service Contract on 2000 LG units now would you :)

    Best regards

    Joe

    Plus - look how many folk have notice its a Panasonic Plasma In Store at Tesco's!!!

    Martin - your not alone; http://www.theecologist.org/
     
  19. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    HTML:
    Anyone with a PW6 remote wanna have some fun? 
    Wicked sign well placed. But Maybe the installer can enlighten us whether they are RS232 controlled, or still on IR? You can turn off IR in the service menu.
     
  20. ReHaBWales

    ReHaBWales
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    112
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I already pointed that out on the 1st page :p
     
  21. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    Missed that! Our installer friend has not spilled the beans. I've often got a programmed pronto in my briefcase, I'll try it if I'm shopping there!
     
  22. oliver24

    oliver24
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Now that would be telling :)
     
  23. TheBoingoBandit

    TheBoingoBandit
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    779
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +26
    Has anyone seen any stores using plasmas as CCTV security screens yet? :D
     
  24. clever dicky

    clever dicky
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think its offensive!
    And I'm tempted to avoid panasonic altogether because of it.
    Hate shopping in tesco anyway now they've convinced me.

    Its simply so they can say look we've screwed so much out of you all, 'have a look at what we can waste your money on', and get even more sales from cramming adverts in our face.
    I dont like where its all going... screens are nice, but what a waste. I hate pushy sales and as if we dont have enough '-in yer face- ' advertising. Sky-one in point, but thats another thread.
     
  25. Leigh_1973

    Leigh_1973
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    721
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +16
    Better stop shopping then altogether in that case, and never leave your house. :suicide:
     
  26. Ekko Star

    Ekko Star
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    6,122
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +393
    Covent Garden they hardly have any adverts on the screen. It's usually SKY News everytime I go in there !

    Actually they do look rather good in store you know !
     
  27. JSW

    JSW
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2002
    Messages:
    4,229
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Staffs
    Ratings:
    +313
    LOL I end up watching the LCD's in the DVD section then walk out half hour later empty handed and wondering why I went in there lol :blush:
     
  28. clever dicky

    clever dicky
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well I wouldnt mind if they sold the damn things, or provided ANY decent service, or sold decent goods (or even food) at a decent price, but despite the hype, they dont. Still, ok for most 'sheep....baaaaa'

    The AV section at one of the stores near me, had three boxes (well it did last night) one humax free view box, (priced and labled as dawoo or something) a stack of ugly portable 12' tellys, and a few cables, So much for the hardware section. Yet a dozen state of the art plamas to die for (THAT ARNT EVEN FOR SALE) were swaying in the breeze of bank notes, advertising more (hardly relavent while shopping) crap like home insurance or other 'Branding' - .... baaaa, or some other twaddle. sic.
    Remember peeps, if you put up with it, you'll get more of it.
    Pay tv started with a one off boxing match (tyson vs Bruno I think??) and look where that led. If we put up with more in yer face advertising (especially on screens most can only dream of) while we continue to pay thru the nose for crap, then we deserve the crap we get.

    With enough interested, could a few peeps here club togeather and pull of a similar deal??? Otherwise they can shove there screens and I'll shop at the co-op. :boring:
     
  29. Moviebuff

    Moviebuff
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,001
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Southampton
    Ratings:
    +233
    Just think,if they weren't so extravagent with their (sorry,your) money,they would most likely be able to knock a whole penny off of the cost of your yearly shopping bill. :boring:

    0.00000000001 of a penny off of a tin of beans sounds like a make or break deal when I next decide which supermarket chain I'll shop at next.Infact,I'll object if I enter any shop that seems in the slightest bit wasteful with their dosh.

    Using this as the premise for boycotting Panasonic - :suicide: Wake up and smell the coffee - just make sure it's own brand happy shopper smart price!
     
  30. clever dicky

    clever dicky
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    :offtopic:
    Well, nice of you to 'understand'. But not wishing to flog a point I'll just say I think you'll find its actually quite a bit more than the odd penny saving a year.

    Based roughly on 2000 plasma's at 2 grand a time it works out about £4 million quid. Which to a rich fella as yourself, might not seem that much to squander needlesly, but its still quite a few tins of beens. about 4x10^17 wouldnt you say, at 0.00000000001p

    But mostly, aside from the fact that 'in yer face advertising' is vulgar and in bad taste, its a bloody waste of good plasma's.
     

Share This Page

Loading...