Originally Posted by Raley
This sort of makes me laugh. My friend was going on about how Sony was top of the line for everything. Now I'm reading this.
These days most major manufacturers are all about brand recognition, focus groups and big marketing spending. If the would take their marketing budget and use it on engineering, they'd have a product that would sell itself.
As a general rule I stay away from businesses that use costly marketing campaigns, like TV commercials and product placement. I know that every dollar that goes into marketing is a dollar that didn't go into making a quality product.