dolphinius_rex wrote:Better not buy any CD-Rs then, as Sony owns some patents on them. Also don't watch any HD Ready TV or Movies, since it's filmed on a Sony proprietary format... In fact, don't watch most TV or movies, since the non-HD stuff is usually shot on Sony product, or Sony format tape stock anyways.
And why boycott Sony DVDRs? The departments are unrelated, and it's only taking sales away from Daxon (and BenQ!!), or possibly Taiyo Yuden (depending on the OEM).
Maybe I cannot avoid it all...but if I can avoid any product bearing the Sony name, perhaps it will be enough. And yes, I know Sony BMG is only one division of Sony; however, if Sony sales suffer because of Sony BMG's mistake, perhaps changes will be made to the way Sony BMG does business in the future.
I understand what you're saying Dolph, and I admit, it's just me, one person, and I that Sony is huge. But I have to stand for something if I believe in it, even if it doesn't make a huge difference.
P.S. Another can of worms, but if MS theoretically went bankrupt, they wouldn't die. Someone would snap them up in a heartbeat with dollar-signs in their eyes.