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CNET helped me when i had to find some really obsolete drivers for a client's old computer.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scars Unseen View Post

I think the lesson here is never ever to let your company be bought out by a bigger one because your reputation will go right to the crapper(assuming it was worth anything to begin with) See Blizzard -> Activision, Bioware ->EA, Wizards of the Coast -> Hasbro, Alienware -> Dell, and now CNET -> CBS.

Bioware made truly epic games before EA bought them out.
 
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Are CNET reviews really that bad? Their TV reviews seem fairly inline with the major AV forums. Just grabbed a 55" Panasonic Plasma based partially on their reviews and many others. I've also been looking at their home theater and receiver reviews, and they also line up well with experience from the enthusiast communities. They aren't huge technical breakdowns with 10 pages of specs and graphs, but they appear to do an above average job condensing the major points into a two page review.

More on topic: I think it sucks they got canned on this job for picking their honest favorite. The fact that they got censored was rough as is it, but now fired from the show? You always here people crying about "paid reviews!" in plenty of things and proof isn't always there, but this one is cut and dry.
    
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I stop going there years ago, and I couldn't be more happier. biggrin.gif
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CNET: Consumers-as-reporters Not Educated on Technology
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post

Are CNET reviews really that bad? Their TV reviews seem fairly inline with the major AV forums. Just grabbed a 55" Panasonic Plasma based partially on their reviews and many others. I've also been looking at their home theater and receiver reviews, and they also line up well with experience from the enthusiast communities. They aren't huge technical breakdowns with 10 pages of specs and graphs, but they appear to do an above average job condensing the major points into a two page review.

More on topic: I think it sucks they got canned on this job for picking their honest favorite. The fact that they got censored was rough as is it, but now fired from the show? You always here people crying about "paid reviews!" in plenty of things and proof isn't always there, but this one is cut and dry.

ST50? That's what I'm looking at, but the 60"...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie View Post

This, sure, CNET may not be the best news source, but they tried to do something unbiased here and their parent company is now screwing them for it.
how many of you actually read the article?

^ This

I was hoping that the OP was trying to point out this editorial to show how unfair CBS is... obviously not.

Really people, if you put yourself in CNET's shoes and you're job is to report things as objectively as possible and then all of a sudden you're boss tell's you, you can't print truth but what they want... you'd be filing a complaint right away or at the very least ranting here!

Now we have people here at OCN bashing CNET for being biased? Come on team, I'm pretty sure that's not what we should be focusing on... Sad!

Back on topic... CBS is really the big douche that they are and should be the one suffering for this!
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 1/31/13 at 3:53pm
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Originally Posted by Buris View Post

Cnet finally makes some good journalism with its own opinion, and CBS kills it. Hilarious. Shows just how much journalists are forced to say whatever their owners want.
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Yep, sounds like ABC News, CBS, NBC, et al on politics tongue.gif .
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^ This

I was hoping that the OP was trying to point out this editorial to show how unfair CBS is... obviously not.

Really people, if you put yourself in CNET's shoes and you're job is to report things as objectively as possible and then all of a sudden you're boss tell's you, you can't print truth but what they want... you'd be filing a complaint right away or at the very least ranting here!

Now we have people here at OCN bashing CNET for being biased? Come on team, I'm pretty sure that's not what we should be focusing on... Sad!

Back on topic... CBS is really the big douche that they are and should be the one suffering for this!

Yep, the first several responses here just show how sheople are indeed just that. Amazing to me.
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