Originally Posted by pokekevin
Long live the triniton
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Meh, i was a hardcore Sony enthusiast for many years, but then my 1990 $1,200 27" Trinitron blew it's power supply in 1992, then in 1993 it blew a video board. All of my other Sony stuff from the early 80's through the early 90''s was similarly short lived as well so i now avoid the brand as much as possible. It's a pity - they used to be the best but those days are long gone.
When Sony was making Plasma TVs, they were very unreliable, expensive to repair, and failed so much that the supplies of replacement parts started drying up within a year or two of the TV's release. Part of that problem was that they sourced the Plasma panel module from Samsung though.
I don't expect much out of modern electronics nowadays no matter how good the manufacturer's reliability record is - i supply quality name brand electronic components to electrical and low voltage contractors and the failure rate on just about everything seems to be around 5%. When i talk to my technician friends at the BMW dealerships they say the vast majority of warranty repairs in their service bays are electronic failures, not mechanical like in the old days.
______________Edited by RandyWalters - 7/1/12 at 10:07am