mrmeval (mrmeval) wrote,
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Sony the one and ...

...lost

I bought a Sony Trinitron TV in 1983 when I was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington DC. It lasted as long as the commercial displays in this video. I repaired it once. I ended up in hard times and sold it in 2001 when it was 18 years old. I was told by the person who bought it that it lasted them till 2005-6.

I had one of the original Sony TVs that are in the video. It is the world's first transistorized TV. It has a beautiful picture. I acquired it from a customer who did not want to spend the money for the repair of it. I spent hours fixing it right, even hand winding a coil needed for shaping the vertical retrace so the image was linear from top to bottom. I gave it to the Sony representative Mr. Grignon as we were Sony authorized and he was affable and had done a lot to help us do good work for Sony and had made it very profitable to do so.

I experienced what is displayed in the video happen. From 1983 to 1999 the Sony I adored became a hollowed out shell devoid of anything worth appreciating. A money grubbing corporation slapping their name on foreign excretions of dubious quality. It did allow them to engorge themselves on money while destroying their prestige but now they're nothing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSHgFkYEb2o

I've never forgiven and I'll never buy Sony.
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