Music players are definitely what built the company. But by the time Playstation launched, all of their electronics were known as being top notch. Today, it is kind of a disadvantage outside of video games, because they usually have some of the most expensive electronics too. That doesn't change the fact that Sony is seen as a premium brand though.
Their electronics were top notch and when I said nobody cared about their TVs/VCRs I meant, as much as the 11-30 demographic would have wanted them most would choose the cheaper option assuming they had a choice in the matter.
Walkman and PS1 were the exception. There was always a budget Walkman and the PS1 was the cheapest console available with the cheapest games and it could be easily pirated and also had the value of being CD/VCD player. It also had much more accessible controls and was arguably a better successor to the SNES than the N64.
Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!