Originally Posted by stargate125645
Actually, their high end TVs are still some of the best available. Price of lesser competitors combined with lack of knowledge from the general consumer about new technology will result in this type of situation.
Originally Posted by drbaltazar
men this is sad!sony make some good tv in japan!true there a lot of them maker in japan!but still japan tv are way better then korean tv!
What? Their "high end" XBR tv's don't compare to the likes of LG or Samsung in regards to picture quality. Not to mention their massive 2" bezels and [bias]
iPad-looking Google Smart TV with the gorgeous white back panel [/bias]
. Sony's biggest mistake was selling their stake in the SLCD plant to Samsung. They are outsourcing their LCD panels to Foxconn and Wistron(Taiwanese companies), two companies I don't think of when searching for a quality televition. My roommate is a die hard Sony fan. We're both cable technicians for Comcast so we deal with a wide variety of televisions all day every day. Even he admits Sony TV's don't have the same look and subversivenessas Samsung TV's. They're losing their grasp on the market, deny that all you want, their financial books don't lie. Nine straight years of loses for their television department.
Originally Posted by shiftwig113
good that's what they get for being such proprietary asses.
Their Camera spits proprietary RAW image type, I remember their old Walkman need some bullcrap ATRAC3 format. And now their PS Vita needs some bullcrap $100 proprietary SD Card. Companies like this will never learn. You can't Trick people with your "SONY" branding anymore. People are just not willing to pay a premium for your overpriced products.
Apple is heading down this same road...and one day it'll become just like SONY a company that sells overpriced proprietary crap that no one wants to buy.
I hope Sony and all other companies that think strategically like it fail miserably
They got cocky. Sony should've stopped with the proprietary hardware when they struck gold with Bluray over HD-DVD. You can't expect to successfully reinvent the wheel every time you try. Apple is the next company to follow Sony's cocky business model.
Originally Posted by Captain318
Funny those of you that hate Sony and favor Samsung. I hate both Samsung displays Ive purchased in the last year. 32" LCD TV has horrid speakers, lack of inputs and already has a failing sound output jack and the 23" LCD Monitor buzzes if the brightness is set under 85%.
year old 32" Sony Bravia LCD TV kicks the ever loving crap out of that Samsung TV in every possible way.
Ive been mostly very pleased with every Sony purchase Ive made over the last 20 years.
Wish I never bothered with Samsung.
That is funny. My roommate and I both buy TV's at the same time. Each time I buy Samsung, he buys Sony. We've gone from 32" 60hz LCD, to 46" 120hz LCD, 46" 120hz LED-LCD, and we just recently bought 55" 240hz 3D LED-LCD TVs. He returned his 32" twice. First time was for a defective HDMI port and the second time it was for a flickering picture. He lucked out with his first 46", but had to return his 46" LED-LCD because the back panel died. So far our 55"ers are only a couple months old, but in the past 4 years he's returned 3 Sony TV's to my 0 returns of Samsung.
Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt
The funniest part is they spent the better part of 30 years trying to claim proprietary style after proprietary style. Betamax, minidisc, mem sticks, etc, etc.
Hopefully apple is headed down this same path
Agree'd. I'm not a fan of Apple solely because of that.Edited by tbris84 - 5/11/12 at 5:44pm