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No SONY quality in Mexico......

post #1 of 10
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I've tried out 3 Sony 32s2010 LCD sets over the past 2 weeks. All three were factory sealed. All were made in Mexico. All of them had fingerprints, smudges, big smears and fine scratches on the screen. All of them had uneven paint problems on and around the edges of the bezel. Also, when they put these things together, you'd think that they could try a little harder to avoid grinding off plastic around the areas of the screw holes on the back. I know most of this is cosmetic, except for the scratches on the screen, but whatever happened to opening a Sony product and having it be something that feels and looks really high-quality. Now, I don't know if the more expensive Bravia XBRs and such, are made to much higher quality-control standards. But, after this experience, I'm not buying another Sony product, if it comes out of Mexico.

-end rant-
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
One more thought.....

The only reason I tried this model is because it gave one of the best pictures in the store, and it was selling for much less that it usually does. I can't understand how anyone would pay the price Sony normally charged for this set when it was new and have the quality be this sub-par.
post #3 of 10
hmmm that's very odd...A lot of people have bought Sony TV's with that were assembled in Mexico and don't seem to have this problem. Are you 100% sure they hadn't been opened before?
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
100% sure. Unless there's someone at Circuit City with a lot of time on their hands to make a box look unopened, these we factory sealed with one piece of tape on top and bottom and from two different stores. They were all made in December of 2006, so I suppose it's possible they had a lax period in quality-control, but nonetheless, it's soured my experience with Sony quality.
post #5 of 10
I agree,there are alot of products that are assembled in mexico that have quality problems.I bought a sharp lc-42d72u which was made in mexico,that when i opened the box it had plenty of fingerprints on the panels....i thought that was piss poor!With all the problems we sharp owners are have with our sets(banding),we need to stop bashing sharp because the technology is from them,but the assembly and very low quality control is in the hands of mexico.
post #6 of 10
It's not just Sony.

Maquiladoras

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=1528
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Vikes4ever View Post

I've tried out 3 Sony 32s2010 LCD sets over the past 2 weeks. All three were factory sealed. All were made in Mexico. All of them had fingerprints, smudges, big smears and fine scratches on the screen. All of them had uneven paint problems on and around the edges of the bezel. Also, when they put these things together, you'd think that they could try a little harder to avoid grinding off plastic around the areas of the screw holes on the back. I know most of this is cosmetic, except for the scratches on the screen, but whatever happened to opening a Sony product and having it be something that feels and looks really high-quality. Now, I don't know if the more expensive Bravia XBRs and such, are made to much higher quality-control standards. But, after this experience, I'm not buying another Sony product, if it comes out of Mexico.

-end rant-

Sounds like a little payback to the Sony Corporation from workers basically earning slave wages.

CD
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Cattledog View Post

Sounds like a little payback to the Sony Corporation from workers basically earning slave wages.

CD

Please

Lots of decent stuff is made in mexico.
post #9 of 10
Actually this happens whenever you have poorly paid, dissatisfied workers making a product they could never dream of owning. Sabotage was quite common on auto assembly lines in the late 70's. A guy I new in high school worked in a very large bakery
part time and he would always tell us horror stories about guys on the line spitting into the bread dough. I never bought that brand of bread after that!

CD
post #10 of 10
That's odd. The BRAVIA stuff that ends up here in Europe is assembled in Spain, and the TVs here don't have any problems.

(Oh, except the cloudy panels, but that's the fault of S-LCD in Korea, not the assembly facilities).
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