The only Sony equipment I still have is Car Audio.
I actually had to pay $10 to get rid of my 36" Sony CRT TV over the summer
and though a Sony was in the final three of the 40" TV's I had narrowed my selection down to it was a 42" LG that came home with me.
The LG does what I need it to do and most of what I want it to do
(the Sony also only had two HDMI inputs) was $40 cheaper than the
Sony, was considerable brighter and 2" bigger.
Technological progress is rapid and the "new" LG models were several months ahead of new Sony models...
And the constant threats of Sony "leaving the business" makes buyers hesitant to buy their products