I had a Sony TV. This was when Sony TV's were considered the best (ok, maybe high end for us peons). It was my first major appliance to buy. The design was a bit odd, tho, in that there were mulitple channel buttons that could be dialed to (not programmed as this was before that tech) specific stations. Since I was used to the old-fashioned knobs (with VHS clunkily clicking to one station or another), this was really cool. If you had cable it didn't matter; that would just be one channel. And if you didn't, well, I don't know of any markets that could have exceeded the amounts of channels of the TV. The TV worked great. Top of the line (or at least very near it) picture quality. I loved my Sony. Now....well, now I will actively go out of my way to never, ever throw any money at Sony. You know, or at least should know, that you have effed up royally when the State of Texas (Texas, of all places!!!! I live here so I know what a strange thing that is/was) can and will sue you (and win). That alone should tell you that your corporate structure has been thoroughly hosed. I have wished them the worse ever since that DRM fiasco (pick which one you like, really). And, it seems wishes can come true.