German retailer posts Windows 8 TV ads; sheep involved

Microsoft has been busy releasing TV ads for both Windows 8 and their Surface tablet and Lenovo has their own well produced commercials for their upcoming Windows 8-based laptops. Now the German-based retailer Media Markt has joined the Windows 8 commercial bandwagon, but in a rather unexpected form.

The company has posted two videos on a "Windows 8 Vs Reality" YouTube channel. In the first, a split screen shows how the photo password feature in Windows 8 compares to using the same method on a bouncer guarding a nightclub; it doesn't end well for the nightclub patron.

In the second ad, we are meant to learn that "shearing" a sheep is not as fun as "sharing" a photo of a sheep with a Windows 8-based tablet. We think that goes without saying. Unfortunately, Media Markt has disabled embedding on these videos so you will have to head to the YouTube page and check these odd TV ads for yourself.

We will almost certainly see more Windows 8-based ads from PC OEM makers, along with electronics retailers, pop up before and after the launch of Windows 8 on October 26th.

Via: Surface Evangelist
Source: Windows 8 Vs Reality YouTube channel | Images via Media Markt

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I don't know about you, people, but the first commercial made me lmao. That was funny, and proved useful by showing off a new feature in Windows 8. The second one was awkward, though.

Richio said,
Oh dear :'( I am ashamed for Germany and I'm German...

Actually, when I read MediaMarkt, I was not surprised about what followed... This is totally in-line with their dumb adds this summer during the EM... (which are even worse than that imho)
But then what surprised me was that they would actually launch such a Windows centric campaign..

CRage said,

Actually, when I read MediaMarkt, I was not surprised about what followed... This is totally in-line with their dumb adds this summer during the EM... (which are even worse than that imho)
But then what surprised me was that they would actually launch such a Windows centric campaign..

Yupp, they cater pretty much to the general dumbnut going crazy over statement such as MM beating any price etc...
They are ridiculously expensive most of the time and their stores are only good for comparing products on a shelf and buying them elsewhere.
No sympathy for those folks.

Sometimes they do have good offers, but you need to find them.
Just like the Saturn stores.
(same owner (Metro Group))

GS:mac