Sony has signed up some friends to support its short-range radio protocol, TransferJet, as members of the new TransferJet Consortium, but has stopped short of calling the proprietary protocol a standard. The company has been demonstrating TransferJet for a few months now, pushing video between cameras and TVs as well as …
"Quite why Sony feels it necessary to create its own version is a mystery, though the cynical might suggest that the licensing schemes are the most important factor here."
Please. It's Sony. They have a raging hardon for creating new proprietary formats. Lucky for us, most of them fail.
Will history repeat itself?
I'll be the PS4 supports TransferJet.
You mean proprietary formats like CD...
I think Redmond/WA has put your P45 in the post...
Many Sony formats don't fail
They're only remembered for the ones that do though.
These Sony things didn't fail...
Compact Disc (sony/philips)
DVD (jointly with many other vendors)
MF2 (otherwise known as the 3.5" floppy disk)
Minidisc (it wasn't a huge consumer success but it was a big broadcast audio success)
The Aperture Grille CRT (Trinitron, to you and me)
Blu-Ray (well it beat HD-DVD but some might say it just hasn't failed *yet*)
Betacam (not betamax)
Also about 70% of the TV you watch is filmed on Sony Camera's
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