|Originally posted by Flasken
On the other hand... I feel that with sony you allways get reliable items... However, this could just be the propaganda that has gotten me too.
Definitely propaganda. Unfortunately, Sony used to build quality stuff all the way down to their cheapest lines.
Now the most notable thing about Sony quality is its LACK of control. From very bitter experience, I would rather have nothing than Sony. I can't afford the replacements and repairs that come standard with every Sony product. They SUCK.
Great performance out of the box, but don't expect much after 6 months.
As I said, Very Bitter Experience on more than one Sony product, including $1300 US for a 35" TV that didn't last 2 years before the picture tube blew. According to the repair guys, they replaced at least one Sony big tube a month and generally more. It hasn't been right since.
Car stereo broke, less than a year, cordless phone was never as good as a Uniden that cost 1/4th, boom box that died in less than a year, and I take care of my stuff.
Personally, I'll stick to the other Japanese brands, and I've had really good service from JVC products and pretty good sound. No Probs with Kenwood either, and mypcdp is a 6 year old Kenwood that's hit the floor a couple of times when I was working and managed to hang the HP cable.
Oh well, I just lose it when ever anyone says anything good about The evil one's at Sony.