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Originally Posted by SilentFrequency View Post


I totally get your point but I think in this case ie SONY which is a totally international brand then a lot of people would put their trust in this brand, rightly or wrongly so Im unsure if laziness is maybe fair to label with?


How many people put faith in GM for the Corvair before Ralph Nader put out Unsafe At Any Speed?

 

Brand is no guarantee of quality. Someone who doesn't understand what they are buying and puts faith in brand names are lazy.

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wouldn't be the first time sony marketing goes a little too far, or "forgets" to mention the part where some super duper stuff is in fact useless at the output.

we're well past the point where trust in a company means trusting everything they say. in those days and age that's just being plain gullible.

I have full confidence in sony stuff for being well made and well thought. but the BS they put on to advertise their stuff... lol. and I say sony but any big brand is the same(else they would stay that big for long if they worked only with facts as marketing).

 

 

even if the engineers making a product are legit, the marketing department will always find a way to abuse a term or misunderstand a function for what it's not. we on headfi do it all year long, so why not the marketing guys who by definition are paid to be able to sell sand in the desert?

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And let's not forget that Sony continued to use Sony Memory Sticks in their electronics as the primary flash memory format and sell them for exorbitant prices long after other manufacturers standardized on Compact Flash and then SD (and then micro SD). Or what about the PS Vita? Generally run $35 to $40 (or more) for a 16GB proprietary Sony memory card eek.gif

So I don't think that really makes them trustworthy in the flash memory market. They have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to fleece consumers when it comes to flash memory.
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How many people put faith in GM for the Corvair before Ralph Nader put out Unsafe At Any Speed?

Brand is no guarantee of quality. Someone who doesn't understand what they are buying and puts faith in brand names are lazy.

I'm not sure comparing automobile safety ( I googled GM Corvair) with a micro sdxc card is a good equation to label people as lazy but I understand your point to a degree so to speak.
Edited by SilentFrequency - 3/28/15 at 5:55pm
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