Never found the Sony Centre experience to be that great. Our local closed down 2 years ago, and hasnt been missed. A new Panasonic shop has opened but I havent bothered to check it out.
I cant bear the thought of buying an LG or Samsung as I am old enough to remember what they were like before they came into big money! LG? More like Goldstar! Cheap & nasty!
A strange reason surely? You should base your opinion on what Samsung and LG products are like now. Besides although Goldstar and Samsung did use to aim at the budget market I never found them unreliable. I had a Goldstar TV that lasted years.