Wrong again....New Zealand is one of the finer countrys...Nationalistic?...and the Japanese ain't?....they throw some goofy "tradition" in your face anytime something should be done in a different way. Philips has many plants in the Netherlands.....Almelo, wehre they make Analytical X-ray systems, Medical Systems is in another section...in the Almelo plant, FLUKE test instruments took over PTMI(Philips Test and Measuring ) a few years ago, they make the FLUKE ScopeMeter there. it was originally another PHILIPS product and invention, it is now jsut branded FLUKE....Do you remeber Ann Frank..the Diary of?...Do you know who hid her and her family...I think her name was MEEP...a Dutch citizen, who put herself at risk, to save the Jewish people....Philips also has some lightin plants in the Netherlands, you are uninformed, and basicly clueless. They also have about 7 plants in Mexico, as does SOny and RCA and many other companies, with plants in Mexico...Philips tv sets are still made in TENN(the 27" and above) for the U.S. Canada market..Philips has plants in 66 countries...they have closed down a lot, due to "over capacity"...they want to be down to about 177, rather than about 240 round' the world...Sony wishs it had that massive a manufacturing base....employing a lot of people, in the local market. where are the PlayStations assembled? PlayLand?