My house used to be full of Sony products. I now have only one, and when it dies it won't be replaced with another Sony. I've gone from loving them ten years ago to despising them now.
I'm frustrated by their rabid pursuit of DRM. I'm the PAYING customer, yet my user experience is worse than what the guy who steals the content gets. We wind up with this ridiculous platform-specific licensing model that makes me pay twice if I want to watch a movie on both my Blu-Ray player and my computer or iDevice. How many Blu-Ray movies from other studios include combo "digital" versions? Now, how many from Sony?
Then there's their distribution and pricing system that screws hardware buyers in smaller countries. A Denon device costs roughly the same in Canada as it does in the USA. A Sony device costs as much as 50% more!
Now we can add their apparent inability to think outside the decades-old licensing model built for AM radio, even though the benefit to them is enormous.
Maybe I should just start a new thread: SCREW Sony!
Edited by v5v - 9/29/12 at 4:46pm