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    Jul 29, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    I am now interning for Sony Electronics and marketing for them. I was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products. This is an amazing company and have some of the highest quality products. Let me know what you think and if you would like any info. I am totally non-biased and understand Apple is the leader in laptops at this moment but look into Sony.

    For you workout guys they have a Walkman NWZ MP3 player.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343559,00.asp
    Long battery.
    Cordless.
    Waterproof.

    It totally beats an Ipod at the gym.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    Can you get me a discount on Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0?
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidCan you get me a discount on Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0?


    I can look to see if I can. I was given the program for free. I honestly have no idea how to use it haha. I will have to play with it but it is the best software of that type anywhere.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    msuNtx said
    paulflexes saidCan you get me a discount on Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0?


    I can look to see if I can. I was given the program for free. I honestly have no idea how to use it haha. I will have to play with it but it is the best software of that type anywhere.
    It's not really the best, but it does more than enough for what I need (been using earlier versions since 2005).
    If I needed more I'd get Vegas Video. If I wanted to go high end, I'd go with Adobe and a Mac.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
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    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
    Sony will probably get bought out by Adobe soon anyway.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
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    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
    Sony will probably get bought out by Adobe soon anyway.

    I hope so, or get another line of attacks from various groups and give out plenty more users' financial data and be sued into bankruptcy. What they did is unforgivable and unforgettable.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    Pyrotech said
    paulflexes said
    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
    Sony will probably get bought out by Adobe soon anyway.

    I hope so, or get another line of attacks from various groups and give out plenty more users' financial data and be sued into bankruptcy. What they did is unforgivable and unforgettable.


    Was hoping for alittle more people that positive feedback about Sony but hey totally respect preference. I personally have my own companies I refuse to buy from. They have 5 distinct companies within the parent company, luckily for you pryotech I work for Sony Electronics and not Sony Computer Software (which is the PS3 company). I deal with digital cameras and laptops as well as music devices.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    msuNtx said
    Pyrotech said
    paulflexes said
    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
    Sony will probably get bought out by Adobe soon anyway.

    I hope so, or get another line of attacks from various groups and give out plenty more users' financial data and be sued into bankruptcy. What they did is unforgivable and unforgettable.


    Was hoping for alittle more people that positive feedback about Sony but hey totally respect preference. I personally have my own companies I refuse to buy from. They have 5 distinct companies within the parent company, luckily for you pryotech I work for Sony Electronics and not Sony Computer Software (which is the PS3 company). I deal with digital cameras and laptops as well as music devices.


    Oh, I understand you were looking for positive feedback, but you did ask what we think of when we hear of Sony and if we buy their products. Gotta take the good with the bad, ya know?

    It was Sony Corporation that sued my friends; not just a software department. As far as I'm concerned, their products are all dead to me.
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    Jul 29, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    Expensive, cosmetically attractive products that some happen to die right after the warranty expires.

    See The Sony Timer Myth.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7054587/The-myth-of-the-Sony-kill-switch.html

    For me, whenever a product from a certain brand goes bad before a certain expected lifetime gets black listed and I will never again will buy the same product line from that brand.


    Luckily, my Cybershot DSR-R1 and my BRAVIA XBR LCD which happen to be the two most expensive Sony products I currently own have almost been trouble-free for more than 3-years. I say almost because the TV "lost" it's HDMI input and became unresponsive for a while but somehow it fix itself.

    I have had my share of die-after-the-warranty products too. Including their Cordless phones., a VAIO laptop and my PS2.

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    Jul 29, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx said
    Pyrotech said
    paulflexes said
    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
    Sony will probably get bought out by Adobe soon anyway.

    I hope so, or get another line of attacks from various groups and give out plenty more users' financial data and be sued into bankruptcy. What they did is unforgivable and unforgettable.


    Was hoping for alittle more people that positive feedback about Sony but hey totally respect preference. I personally have my own companies I refuse to buy from. They have 5 distinct companies within the parent company, luckily for you pryotech I work for Sony Electronics and not Sony Computer Software (which is the PS3 company). I deal with digital cameras and laptops as well as music devices.


    Oh, I understand you were looking for positive feedback, but you did ask what we think of when we hear of Sony and if we buy their products. Gotta take the good with the bad, ya know?

    It was Sony Corporation that sued my friends; not just a software department. As far as I'm concerned, their products are all dead to me.



    Totally fine with negative feedback. Most times thats the only feedback you get. I guess I was assuming people would talk about the walkman or something. If what your friends did was totally legal then shame on Sony. If what your friends did was illegal, then sorry but Sony had every right.
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    Jul 29, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    msuNtx said
    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx said
    Pyrotech said
    paulflexes said
    Pyrotech said
    msuNtx saidI was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products.


    I think of them suing 2 of my friends for being able to reverse-engineer the Playstation 3 and allowing their own personal systems to be able to do what was promised of Sony in the first place. I think of several of my other friends exposing their weak security in retaliation of these lawsuits against my friends, and Sony releasing faulty security patches which ruined their servers to try and prevent my friends from doing so. I think of the poor PR they displayed during these attacks, and I think of Sony trying to enforce more bullshit on a system I once had faith in. I am sorry for ever purchasing a Sony product, and will never make that mistake again. Sony can go fuck themselves.
    Sony will probably get bought out by Adobe soon anyway.

    I hope so, or get another line of attacks from various groups and give out plenty more users' financial data and be sued into bankruptcy. What they did is unforgivable and unforgettable.


    Was hoping for alittle more people that positive feedback about Sony but hey totally respect preference. I personally have my own companies I refuse to buy from. They have 5 distinct companies within the parent company, luckily for you pryotech I work for Sony Electronics and not Sony Computer Software (which is the PS3 company). I deal with digital cameras and laptops as well as music devices.


    Oh, I understand you were looking for positive feedback, but you did ask what we think of when we hear of Sony and if we buy their products. Gotta take the good with the bad, ya know?

    It was Sony Corporation that sued my friends; not just a software department. As far as I'm concerned, their products are all dead to me.



    Totally fine with negative feedback. Most times thats the only feedback you get. I guess I was assuming people would talk about the walkman or something. If what your friends did was totally legal then shame on Sony. If what your friends did was illegal, then sorry but Sony had every right.


    What my friends did was perfectly legal. They modified their playstations to run Linux on it, or modified games. The ability to run Linux on the box was something Sony promised before releasing the PS3. It is one of the only reasons I actually bought the system. When my friends posted a how-to online to do this, Sony pressed criminal charges (wanting them arrested and put in jail), and sued them for copyright infringement and computer fraud. Keep in mind, these were their own purchases systems they were altering. Sony saw them as a threat to their bottom line, and since they couldn't have them arrested (they tried, thus attempting criminal charges), they sued them instead.

    I never want to buy one of their computers again. If I tried to exchange the hard drive, who's to say they're not going to try and sue me? If I buy an mp3 player and one day they decide to put out a music store, who's to say they won't sue me for putting music on it I didn't purchase from them? This is more than a "shame on Sony" issue. This is a "Sony needs to be shut down" issue. Fuck them and their corporate greed.
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    I'm not happy with the physical durability of a lot of products compared to the line of apple products, Those things look like they would break if stepped on or in a gym bag.
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    I still have my first Sony dvd player that I bought back in 1999, built like a tank and still going strong. I now have it in my basement along with my old Sony 27 tv that's also 10 years old.

    Can't wait to upgrade!icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    I've bought Sony home entertainment items for many years. I now have my second SONY HDTV. (The first I gave to my ex-BF when I moved to Florida)

    At present we have a SONY 3-D HDTV, with a SONY 3-D Blu-ray player (also with a pair of SONY 3-D electronic eyeglasses) and Sony home entertainment speaker system, all connected with HDMI cables.The results are very good.

    I've never had a Sony item fail or give trouble. I have no experience with their computers, they run Windows and I always prefer an Apple Mac. But if it's anything television I look at Sony first. For over 40 years I generally bought Sony audio, too, but my current set-up is Bose.
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    Honestly, I own apple products and I think some are brilliant but as far as any other brand Sony is the only other I trust.

    These headphones look cool and the only con, seemed to be the lack of storage. Honestly?! 2GB of storage isn't enough for people at the gym? HOW LONG ARE YOU WORKING OUT!? It said around 70, seems like a good deal to me.

    Does anyone else use anything better?
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    CLDoyle saidHonestly, I own apple products and I think some are brilliant but as far as any other brand Sony is the only other I trust.

    These headphones look cool and the only con, seemed to be the lack of storage. Honestly?! 2GB of storage isn't enough for people at the gym? HOW LONG ARE YOU WORKING OUT!? It said around 70, seems like a good deal to me.

    Does anyone else use anything better?


    For an mp3 player, I use this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Player-Wireless-Built--Speaker/dp/B001CB0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311949700&sr=8-1

    I've had it for 3 years now; still running strong as ever. It's been through water, mud, snow, sand, and just won't quit. I've taken spills on bikes, snowboards, skateboards in pavement and asphalt, and even the screen barely has any scratches on it. From time to time I'll use my Droid instead, but it doesn't have the sound quality that my Zen does.

    For computers, I've used my dad's Vaio before, but his died within 2 or 3 years. The hardware just didn't hold up. For laptops, my favorites for now are Lenovos. Decent price, runs like a dream (regardless of what operating system I throw at it).

    Their TV's are okay. I grabbed an LCD TV before I got all pissed off at them. It's holding up alright; definitely worth the money since I got it on sale. I wouldn't pay full-price for one, as there are better-quality TV's out for a better price, but no big complaints about the TV. The speakers suck on it, but that's to be expected from just a TV. Better to just get a Bose sound system to go with it.
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    Jul 29, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Sony is shit. Sorry.Xperia X10 owner here, enough said.
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    Jul 29, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    I'm not sure why, but I never jumped on any Sony bandwagon (if there is one).

    As long as whatever a company sells has good features, is of quality, and is at a good price point, I'll consider it.
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    Jul 29, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    LOL. Everyone seems to hate Sony these days. Honestly, Sony has (or had) the potential to take over the world. They could have easily killed Apple and their ipod years ago. I mean, not only does Sony make media devices but they also own media companies. But the way Sony is structured, they operate as a conglomerate of smaller individual corporations. Kinda like feuding siblings that don't talk to each other at family reunions.

    As for their products, it's hit or miss. They used to make quality (and expensive) products. But now, in addition to their high end products, they make a whole lot of low end products. Not much is offered in between. So consumers are drawn to the Sony name, but get duped into buying a piece of junk product that was made in some third world country.

    Their laptops are ok. But I'd only recommend the Z or S series, if you insist on getting one. Personally, I think ThinkPads are the best laptops, period. Sure they're not as sexy looking as a Macbook or Vaio, but they can take a serious beating and will last for several years. And Trackpoints are so much better than touchpads. icon_lol.gif

    Their digital cameras are pretty good. Just as long as you get the right models. Their micro 4/3 cameras have gotten great reviews all around. As well as their DSLR cameras. Also, I believe Sony was the first to offer a backlit CMOS sensor on their mid-range point-n-shoot cameras.

    I still buy Sony. But I'm really selective. Recently bought a Bravia LCD TV and I'm very happy with it so far. And I still like their MP3 players. Awesome sound, great battery life, easy to operate, no software needed to transfer music. If you want a no frills MP3 that just plays music and sounds great, get the Sony A-series. I've got NWZ-A818 and it's been running great all these years. I'm looking forward to the A860. No apps, no web browser, no wifi. It just plays music and videos. I'm hoping they offer the 32GB and 64GB version here in the states. Guess I'll have to wait and see.

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    Jul 29, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    Love Sony.
    Have had no issues with their products other than being expensive. LOL
    Quality is worth it though, right?
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    Jul 29, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    i love Sony PS3 and PSP :p

    The Play Station consoles have been spanning through my life.

    Their phones designs are cool, but not very powerful tho'. I would say they're cooler than Nokia but their android phones really cannot beat HTC or Samsung.
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    tyklong saidTheir phones designs are cool, but not very powerful tho'. I would say they're cooler than Nokia but their android phones really cannot beat HTC or Samsung.


    HTC and Samsung are kicking ass and taking names on the phone market. Hell, even Apple had to sue them when they started cutting into their revenue. Apple makes the majority of their sales from the iPhone and iPad devices. Once HTC became a threat, it was time to play the patent troll game and try to get a little revenue back. Nobody sues Sony though. They don't make anything that poses a threat.
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    My impression of Sony is that of a brand that built tremendous prestige, long ago, and has been riding on it's coattails ever since. They try to be in every category of electronics and fail miserably at conveying the purpose of many of their products. They still have some fine things made for them, but need to suck up their pride and take some guidance from other companies that have come along and ate their lunch in each respective sub-category of electronics...

    Good luck interning for them, It's bound to be a great learning experience!

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidI am now interning for Sony Electronics and marketing for them. I was curious what you guys think of when you hear of Sony and if you buy their products. This is an amazing company and have some of the highest quality products. Let me know what you think and if you would like any info. I am totally non-biased and understand Apple is the leader in laptops at this moment but look into Sony.

    For you workout guys they have a Walkman NWZ MP3 player.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343559,00.asp
    Long battery.
    Cordless.
    Waterproof.

    It totally beats an Ipod at the gym.


    mixed bag - its walkmans and amplifiers were crap. they made me promise never to buy anything sony ever again!!!

    last year i bought a 40" bravia because of an excellent deal. i've since added
    a bluray player that connected seamlessly. very pleased thus far. but i don't think i will ever buy another sony receiver!