Philips DEVELOPED the CD concept..based on thier LASERDISC invention..(which is analog, and I still use it)....Philips developed the physical SIZE, the laser assys, the recording technology...EVERYTHING...the only thing Sony workded on besides haveing a marketing name in teh U.S...was some error correction....THAT'S IT.....everything about the CD was PHILIPS...PHILIPS was teh FIRST to dispaly laser optical recording in the 70's...THE LASERDISC...they showed it in N.Y...I was there!!!!!It's ALL PHILIPS....PHILIPS had the V-2000 cassette video recoring system in EUROPE long before anything from Sony was available....it used BOTH sides of the tape...it was poorly marketed, which let VHS and Beta go into format wars....the concept was an out growth of teh AUDIO CASSETTE which PHILIPS INVENTED..still in use, as a standard audio medium..over 30 YEARS.....how bout' that Sony El Cassette failure, the Beta failure, BASF (GERMAN) invented magnetic recording tape, to replace the wire recorders in use at the time...Video Cassette tape was a PHILIPS idea...taking the audio to the next step...racist?...liking ones race?..go to a dictionary....cus' I don't eat raw food? Even the caveman discovered it was better to COOK food than eat it RAW!!! eeeessshhhhh...The first transistor radio was produced by REGENCY, not Sony!!!!! Again Sony marketed the idea better, another HOAX....how bout' that defective PS2?....now that is a Sony product....I agree.