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Gentleman
08-31-2011, 10:55 PM
On my latest visits to electrical retail stores I have been noticing the number of Philips TV units gradually decreasing. First I thought it might be specific to those stores or even to my country.

But then I visited online retailers and noticed the same pattern. Dixons (http://www.dixons.co.uk) no longer carries Philips TVs on their website. Amazon.co.uk New TV's for 2011 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=amb_link_85556633_1?ie=UTF8&node=735821031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=15H4JXKPXDWAEBFNHTC0&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=249797667&pf_rd_i=560858) section does not list any Philips model.

After April's announcement of the joint-venture with TPV, I thought only the production side would change. The Philips brand would continue to appear on TVs made by TPV and other companies. What I was not expecting is this fade away of Philips TVs on retail stores. And so fast. It's kind of sad.

Philips - Thomas
09-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Hi

Not quite sure why this is but it is not the Case that we do not sell TVs anymore.
In Fact we are showing new TVs and technologies at the Ifa.
Check http://www2.philips.de/ifapresse/ (german webpage) or www.ifa.philips.com (available from the 1.Sep 12:00pm)

Regards
Thomas

seo
09-01-2011, 06:35 PM
Nice words from the stage but a decent epg with timeline is Philip not capable of making? along with normal infobar when changing channel, in short a lot of functions one expect on a TVset today. And that double ring of buttons around OK button is just not good.

Jantje Beton
09-01-2011, 07:47 PM
It's only natural that Philips is disappearing from shops, their tv's are crap compared to the competition. Like seo says, the most basic 21st century functions are not there or are implemented poorly.
Picture quality is great, though.

Gentleman
09-02-2011, 07:24 AM
Nice to know Philips is still selling new TV models. My concern is that soon there might be no shops where to buy them...
Sure there are a few things that could be improved from a technical standpoint, but Philips is failing at the sales and marketing level most of all. It is not acceptable this disappearance from retailer shops like Dixons, Amazon UK and many others.

rollufje
09-02-2011, 08:36 AM
Maybe it's also due to marketing. I can't remember seeing 1 TV or paper advert for Philips consumer goods in the past year in Holland.
E.g. I've seen Samsung, LG, Bose, Sony commercials about their TV's / home cinema. So a lot of people know what they're selling.
On the other hand, I'm no marketing expert...

markus
09-05-2011, 09:10 AM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-philips-idUSTRE73H0KE20110418

...and the original press release:
http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/corpcomms/news/press/2011/20110418_tpv_jointventure.wpd

sokolum
09-05-2011, 08:49 PM
Nice words from the stage but a decent epg with timeline is Philip not capable of making? along with normal infobar when changing channel, in short a lot of functions one expect on a TVset today. And that double ring of buttons around OK button is just not good.

Amen.... and they still wondering why they failing.

I Own an 46fpl9705... i wished that i didn't bought a Philips, but they still can buy it back from me (paying the original price I payed for it, please buy it back....) Before that i owned a Samsung 40", its in my bedroom now. What a pleasure it is to watch TV on a Samsung (big thanks goes to the GOOD working EPG, here in Holland with Ziggo and 150+ channels, a good working EPS is a *MUST*).

Ofcourse it aint EPG only... fast menu's, better info, for a 3 year old 6 series Samsung, overrules a flagship.

edit: Philips, do you really want to buy back my tv?

Philips - Thomas
10-06-2011, 03:40 PM
No reaction for over a Month > close.