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Sony and Samsung Shift to New LCD Panel Business Alliance

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Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) today announced that the two companies have signed agreements to transition the current business relationship with respect to LCD panels.

Under the agreement, Samsung will acquire all of Sony's shares of S-LCD Corporation (“S-LCD”), the two companies' LCD panel manufacturing joint venture, making S-LCD a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung. In consideration for the share transfer, cash consideration of approximately KRW 1.08 trillion* will be paid to Sony by Samsung. Concurrently, the two companies have entered into a new strategic agreement for the supply and purchase of LCD panels with a goal of enhancing the competitiveness of both companies. The agreement also allows Sony and Samsung to continue cooperative engineering efforts focused on LCD panel technology.

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So, in the future, all of Sony's LCD panels will be made by Samsung pretty much?
 

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f*ck.


i love samsung, but refuse to buy sony products. what am i meant to do now?
 
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Methinks this is a strategic move related to Samsungs heavy investment in OLED
 
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what's wrong with Sony's products?
i've hated them irrationally ever since i saw a TV ad for the playstation 2, showing off how fantastic the graphics were in one of the final fantasy games.

pre-rendered CGI from a cinematic, touted as 'in game real time graphics'

i died a little inside, and decided i hate companies with deceptive advertising.


(and recently my housemate bought a 2.5K 3D TV from sony, which looked like absolute shit - so many 'enhancements' that make the image look worse and not better, many of which cant be disabled - didnt make me change my mind)
 
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i've hated them irrationally ever since i saw a TV ad for the playstation 2, showing off how fantastic the graphics were in one of the final fantasy games.

pre-rendered CGI from a cinematic, touted as 'in game real time graphics'

i died a little inside, and decided i hate companies with deceptive advertising.


(and recently my housemate bought a 2.5K 3D TV from sony, which looked like absolute shit - so many 'enhancements' that make the image look worse and not better, many of which cant be disabled - didnt make me change my mind)
I would care about advertisements like that, but since Nintendo and Microsoft also do adverts like that I don't really see that much difference

I like Sony products for their reliability, I've never had a single Sony product break or fail on me, although of course, I'm sure like all things there'll be someone else out there who has had every product they ever owned broken in a week

In my opinion, they're only as bad as every other company out there
 

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Sony started going downhill ever since they got that welsh guy as CEO/president.
 
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I would care about advertisements like that, but since Nintendo and Microsoft also do adverts like that I don't really see that much difference

I like Sony products for their reliability, I've never had a single Sony product break or fail on me, although of course, I'm sure like all things there'll be someone else out there who has had every product they ever owned broken in a week

In my opinion, they're only as bad as every other company out there
Yeh I have gone threw 2-3 PS2's(All still work) I am still using my 160gb PS3. I have had 1 PSP 1000(sold and traded) then I eventually got a PSP 2000 and then gave it to a friend(2000 still works to this day/1000 was in gamestop hands).
We have a 47inch bravia HDTV that frankly works really well doing its job to this moment.
Playstation 1 my friend has still works also.

I my self have also never seen a sony product just be a shitter or DOA.

We even ended up selling an old flip LCD Sony camera(that still worked when sold) that was 4 years of age or older.

We even had an old CRT bulb 38-42inch Sony TV, that worked for 10-20 years. I did break, because the power lines shorted and landed on the phone lines also and blew 40-50% of our electronics up in our house. Then that sony product died.

Never even seen Sony in my tech-shop 1 time (repaired LCDs/TV's) at the time also.

Sony is a bit better or the same as their competitors.
 
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i've hated them irrationally ever since i saw a TV ad for the playstation 2, showing off how fantastic the graphics were in one of the final fantasy games.

pre-rendered CGI from a cinematic, touted as 'in game real time graphics'

i died a little inside, and decided i hate companies with deceptive advertising.


(and recently my housemate bought a 2.5K 3D TV from sony, which looked like absolute shit - so many 'enhancements' that make the image look worse and not better, many of which cant be disabled - didnt make me change my mind)
dude you have to admit thats a bit silly :D
 
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what's wrong with Sony's products?
Can't speak for Mussels, but my old man dropped 2.5K on a SONY DLP and it didn't last a year before getting hit with the blue blob defect. These TVs were inherently defective and SONY knowingly sold them at a steep discount from their original 3-3.5K price to get rid of the product instead of doing a recall. I guess their cost-benefit analysis showed that dealing with the class lawsuit and repairing the small percentage of consumers who were aware enough to spot the 'free repair' would cost less than a total recall.

They're as bad as Ford in the 1900s with their defective cars. SONY is a shit company that makes supposedly decent products but offers absolutely shit support (if any). Crossed them out in my book a long time ago, and none of my relatives buy SONY either.