Sony has been great for me. I have a discman from Sony that was prob one of the first lines of discmen made. That thing is still going strong, I just have a cheapie I use normally b/c the Sony one doesnt have skip protection b/c its so old. I have dropped it mabye 3043094 times, and the thing has sat in hot cars and freezing cars. The Lid of it is misshappen from sitting in the sun, and its still perfect.
Another is camera, my sony TRV-58 camcorder has been through so much abuse, I fell on it in the halfpipe several times (tip, dont ride pipe w/ a camera in your backpack) the Zoom doesnt work sometimes b/c ive bashed it so many times. The thing is still running perfect though besides that.
Mabye its just bad luck? I love Sony, I'm gonna be buying a VX-2000 in a couple weeks. Thats a couple thou dollar investment, so I thought hard about it, and sony all the way.
MIKE NICK LIU KANG!