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To You, Sony

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Dear Sony,

By the time you read this, I’ll be gone. I’m sorry for doing this, but I feel our relationship has run the course. I realize this might come as a bit of a surprise to you, but I need some freedom. I’m going to gather together all the pieces around the house with your name on them and put them into a pile. This includes:

  1. The 36 inch television with a flickering display.
  2. The two dead ‘MP3’ players.
  3. The phone that requires a hard reset every two days.
  4. The Playstation that requires a manual calibration every week (not an uncommon problem).  

I could keep going, but I’m sure this is hurting me more than it is hurting you.

P.S. The software you bundle with your MP3 players is an atrocity.

AngryMan Thursday, December 16, 2004
I bought a bloody so-called "NetMD" minidisc player instead of a flash memory player, about three years ago.
<br>The software tried to re-implement MORE DRM on my system, RE-ENCODE all my music to (grrr) ATRAC3, and generally be a crashy pain in the ass.
<br>I swore no more sony. no more.
<br>I feel your pain.
Raymond Lewallen Thursday, December 16, 2004
For you home entertainment, Toshiba for video and Pioneer for audio with Klipsch speakers, in my opinion. Xbox or PC for gaming, and get an iPod. I use a phone manufactured by one of the baby Bell companies. Used to have a sony phone, and it cost about $150 and worked for about 2 months.
richard Thursday, December 16, 2004
While I liked my NetMD's functionality as soon as it was loaded with music, the software it was bundled with for music transfer is a sin against nature. I mean, I couldn't really fault that much play time off of a single AA battery...
Scott Allen Friday, December 17, 2004
The battery life was good, but that software, oh the software! Painful, very painful. I'm sticking with an SD card on a Pocket PC for a little bit.
Nick Thursday, January 6, 2005
Gotta say though my sony discmans lasted very well despite terrible treatment.
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