Is it true that Sony was more popular than Samsung in the 90's?

I can't believe that. There are hardly any Sony TVs and phones out there.

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  • 5 months ago
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    yeah it was but now its all about samsung

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  • 5 months ago

    I do believe that to Rupert Murdoch's news Corp and 43

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  • ron h
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    5 months ago

    At one time, Samsung and Lucky Goldstar were junk.  Sony, JVC, Panasonic, Pioneer,  Sharp, even Mitsubishi were made in japan and were good.  Nokia and Motorola made the best cell phones.  

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      5 months agoReport

      Mitsubishi made TVs in Scotland. Nokia was mobile phone market leader in the late 90s because you could change the colour of the case.

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  • John P
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    5 months ago

    In those days and a little earlier, Samsung was not a company which marketed under its own name. It made all sorts of electronic devices for other brands. So when it decided to go it alone, it took some time before it became a big name in the market. Sony certainly had the reputation in those times for being as market leader in several aspects, especially in the professional market for video cameras and recorders.

    Don't forget that in those times a "phone" was just that, a voice and text communicator, with, possibly, a very basic camera in the phone casing also. No internet connection unless very upmarket.

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  • falcon
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Yes, it is true

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  • 5 months ago

    Yup in the 90's they were hard to beat. As a company, though they didn't invest enough in some of their sectors and the investments they made in some were in tech that ended up failing. So even if you see a Sony TV on sale now the panel is likely to be either from Samsung or LG/Phillips!

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  • 5 months ago

    Yup, Sony TVs, monitors, DVD, portable cd/DVD players, vcrs and other electronics, were top of the line in the 90s. In fact in countries where a particular Sony item was not sold, there were "hacks" to allow that item to work in those countries because they were so popular. Their crt screens were second to none for several years in a row, even when flat screen and plasma screens were hitting the market, companies and the home consumers, still flocked to the brighter, better color, sharper images, and blacker Sony screens, even in the super heavy Sony Wega TV series.

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes, I was hearing like this.

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  • 5 months ago

    Samsung was not as well distributed or well known in the 90's.

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes, of course. Sony was and is the premier Japanese personal and home electronics producer and still is.

    Samsung built its reputation relatively slowly and is generally still viewed as of lower quality than Sony (though Samsung has a much wider range of products, and some of those products have no Sony competitor).

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