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RE: Excellent
by Liquidator on Sun 1st Feb 2009 13:46 UTC in reply to "Excellent"
Liquidator
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2007-03-04

Why so much hate? ;)

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RE[2]: Excellent
by andydread on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 02:18 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

The reason is because Sony is one of the most arrogant companies that exists. The head of the game division when asked how can they sell the PS3 for so much when it was about to be released and he responded that they could sell rocks in a box for $600 if it was branded Sony. Ever since they got into producing movies and music they have become one of the worst companies in the world. The rootkit fiasco. The deliberate disabling of their hardware so u cant copy anything or get a degraded recording. The lobbying congress in an attempt to make recording from the radio illegal. It goes on and on. The suing of little kids and grandma for supposedly downloading music. The lobbying for taxing blank CD Media. The ripping off of artists. The lobbying for broadcast flag, The lobbying for the DMCA, BlueRay price hike when HD-DVD died, Sony is a horribly draconian company. I used to own nothing but Sony products and have been personally responsible for recommending and installing over $1,000,000 worth of Sony professional and consumer equipment for several companies and individuals. I no longer and will never recommend their products to anyone. The Sony rootkit fiasco was a huge mess for us.

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RE[2]: Excellent
by Metrol on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 04:38 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
Metrol Member since:
2009-01-24

Why so much hate? ;)


Back when I did sys admin work I used to purchase Sony laptops for sales people. I could pick them up locally, and they were reasonably priced at the time.

Until I called them about a warranty repair on a laptop that was less than 6 months old. I was informed that they would not honor the warranty since I hadn't filled out the buyer registration card.

It was the last time I had purchased ANYTHING with the Sony label on it. If it weren't for a couple of movies I would have boycotted them entirely. I certainly do everything in my power to point folks to some other, less idiotic alternative for a product.

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