^ Hardly. I used Sony Trinitron TVs for years. They were the best around from the mid '70s to the mid '90s. Like any company, they can make both great and terrible stuff. Mostly they have made pretty good equipment but occasionally, with things like Minidisc, boy, could they pull a boner and call it a flowering rose.
But it is their arrogance that has been their downfall. They are more self righteous than General Motors was in their heyday. They have taken some hits in the past few years and maybe a new corporate management style - an American now heads the company, very different for a Japanese firm - will get them to realise when their shit stinks, it really stinks.