It is totally amazing how poorly Sony is managed. They have some of the best people in the world comming up with incredible stuff and developing it to reality, then the Lawyers get hold of it and put so many restrictions on it that it won't perform as advertised. I can't count the number of people who I advised not to purchase a Sony product, who purchased it anyway and later came back and said they would nevr buy anything from Sony again. I usually am able to resist the urge to say "I told you so", but in what reality would a device made by SONY that will copy VHS to DVD actually work on anything but home movies? Clearly stated on the box, "Copy all your old VHS movies to DVD". I guess they forgot to say "Home Movies".
My own wife purchased a Sony DSLR camera and hates it because every time she turns it on, she has to change the settings because there is no way to change the defaults. The manual and several books say it keeps the settings, but it does not. It always reverts to the unchangable defaults. You might want a point&shoot to automatically select what to focus on, I don't and I would never set a DSLR to, but Sony in their infinite wisdom, did and it must be changed manually every time you turn the camera on.
If you think about it, Sony would almost rule the world if their management wasn't such morons.