There should be a worldwide boycott of all Sony products until they get up front and honest with consumers. I’ve been burning cd’s and dvd’s for years and their products are the only ones to give me trouble. The reason is simple-
They are making products such as their DVD players and blank cd;s that will not allow a person to make a back up copy of anything. They are so worried about piracy that they are breaking the law by selling products that don’t work.
For a year or so, until they were caught, they were selling blank cd’s that would leave a small virus on your computer and it was nearly impossible to remove.
This bug would stay on your hard drive to mess up any music you tried putting on any blank cds. They were caught with this on the cds and removed it. In the meantime many people, like me, had spent alot of money on useless blanks. When you tried playing a cd that you burned. it was all garbled. And that was what they wanted. I had a full, big stack of their blanks and not one of them would work.
Somehow, these blanks could tell if the recorded material was from a legit source, like a store bought cd or dvd. All others would not play. Great, so, when I tried to burn some copies of homemade music and homemade music, I got garbage.
All other blanks from other companies worked fine.
Now, I also made the mistake of buying a Sony DVD player-DON’T!
Not if you plan on playing anything other then store bought cds or dvd movies. You can’t play burned dvds. They have anti piracy ssoftware built in and it’s been nothing but a huge waste of time and money for me. I can’t make an extra backup copy of a movie or game and play it with this player.
So, today, I went down to Walmart and got a new player for only $29.00!
It’s a Maganavox, which are usually junk, but the reviews are good on this one and if it lasts a year, I’m ahead. When people like Sony, sell a machine that is supposed to play any dvd or cd, and it won’t play a burned or copied dvd, then that’s a lie and is illegal.
They stopped the blank cd ripoff, but are still making the players that won’t play the copies. Boycott them! Lets show them that they may be the biggest, but there is other companies that make just as good, if not better, players.