BOSE is the absoulute best at convincing the buyer they have a real speaker. Brand recognition?...Mention a hi fi speaker system, the average dolt will say BOSE!.....They are terrible and grosslly overpriced....no lows no highs, must be Bose....peopel buy em' by the millions...even in Japan it's the biggest seller! I have a few of their products, and I have a real system in another room...checkout www.legacy-audio.com....finast speakers available, and priced for mortals....as an example, Blows speakers AM-5 series, a big seller..the woofer in the bass module is availabe for $14.95 and that is from a retail supply catalog..it had the Blows part number for reference...the system retails for $600!...profit ain't the word...the cabinets on BOSE are garbage...he is the master marketeer. And you know what? Both Akiro Morita and Dr. Bose came from MIT.....that must be the greatest marketing school, even though they are a technology school! Morita got educated at MIT, he sure did learn all about how to sell to dopey Americans...SNE tv's are not in any kind of quantiys like PHG..which is the worlds largest maker and seller of TVs...about 10 years ago Philips passed the 100 Million set sold!!! Sony wishes they had that kind of sales. 300 Million Philishaves..(Norelco here) since it was invented in 1932, largest seller of electric shavers...PHG can invent and SELL...They sold over 2.5 Billion Incandescant lamps..plus all the Fluorescant, Sodium, Metal Halide, and Halogens...in one year...they maek and sell more lamps than anybody! Sony is a sales leader in no one product...Panasonic is though...The turtle won the race, slow and steady. Not spikes for a few weeks, then a large slide...that is gambling, not investing.
for your PHG (I own it too and I'll take it for sure....) but I MUCH prefer SNE's 158% gain over same period. EOM/EOStory. The rest of your posts are interesting trivia, but apparently notnearly as relevant to investors as you'd like to believe.