Take apart a PlayStation, wonder who made the chips, that is the company whose stock is to buy....SNE is grossly overpriced...but then again...it's a Sony, that makes it all ok, right? LG Electronics from Korea makes SNE look like a startup garage operation....but let's see how high this stock can go, cus' then it more fun watching in fall....as in a lot of the internet stocks...time to sell. SNE does not yet have or market a DIGITAL TV recorder do they...PHILIPS does...it's called TiVo....slick stuff....www.personaltv.(philips).com, maybe leave out the Philips.....again..it's notasony.
Wow - Philips has and markets a "DIGITAL TV recorder". Now I'm impressed with the great PHG.
Flunky - after going on and on about how bad playstation is for kids, how it rots their brains, how it is the reason they cannot read and write, how can you be so hyprocritical as to hype PHG on the basis of its "DIGITAL TV recorder". I mean is TV any better for kids than video games?? Will PHG "DIGITAL TV recorder" make life better for the world? Will it cure hunger, disease? Of course not - all it will do is allow people to watch "Friends" when they want without having to deal with commercials - wow!!! Of course, we all know that people shouldn't be wasting their lives in front of the TV (or playstation consol) they should be out inventing light bulbs (or buying them).
In my opinion, this proves that your dislike for Sne is not predicated on any rational assessment of its products, prospects, or relative value, and is driven solely by resentment and prejudice.
TiVo is AMAZING !!! I went out and bought one a few weeks after it came out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It has made watching TV bareable again. See what you want, when you want it, skip over commercials, have the box suggest what you might want to watch based on your previous selections. It runs Linux and gets daily updates from TiVo.
SNE also has an agreement with TiVo and will probably be coming out with it's own version in February. Same as SNE and PHG did with WebTV set-top boxes.
Now, if I worked for SNE I would try to combine my strengths here. I would either install the TiVo right into my best selling TVs, creating a 'TiVo Inside' situation (there is so much room inside these huge boxes that can be used to store a Hard Drive and Modem). Or, I might combine this TiVo with a version of PS2 to create a complete home entertainment system. Imagine a DVD Player, Digiatl TV Recorder, and Games Machine - All with broadband capabilities and Web access. But that's just an idea I have. All the technology is there, you just have to market it right.
TIVO shares are a dead rock. I got in after the IPO and lost a lot of money when the stock dropped hard after releasing their first earnings report. And it still hasn't rebounded. It has a lot of problems to overcome before it will take off again (which still might happen). Their revenuse is based on subscription charges per customer of $10 a month (or $200 lifetime - per box). They currently work only in the US. And their price is way too high for regular consumers. The next earnings period might tell if this is growing at an exponential rate or not. Check it out. Also check out Quantum - they make the amazingly fast disks inside....