First of all, I think MS makes conscious business decisions on what they do
and don't support out of the box. They can't possibly support everything.
So they go for the low-hanging fruit (stuff based upon accepted
industry-wide standards) and get to the other if they can.
I have a lot of Sony stuff. It just works and keeps working. As a Sony
purchaser I understand that my Memory Stick is proprietary to Sony. But it
works great in my Sony camera. My Sony DVD player gives a great picture on
my Sony TV. My Sony camcorder (not digital) does great movies, and on and
on... I will be buying a Blu-Ray player soon (you guessed it, Sony).
Sometimes I get frustrated with the proprietary crap I have to deal with (my
Sony cell phone gave me fits at first) but I figure it's the price I pay for
buying Sony (and I can live with that since it works great and gives me
great quality calls and pictures, the bluetooth is the best I've seen). I
don't think Sony should move away from their proprietary stuff, that's part
of what makes Sonys work so well.
I do think consumers have to realize that with Sony :
1) you pay too much and
2) there's a chance it wont be compatible with other stuff and
3) it will generally be dependable and work as advertised and
4) it will generall be high quality
You usually get 3 and 4 if you can live with 1 and 2.
"Dana Cline - MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Personally, I think the question should be "Why does Sony make so much
> non-standard stuff?"
> Dana Cline - MCE MVP
> "frustrated with Vista" <frustrated with Vista@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message
>> Man I am so frustrated! Nothing seems to work with windows Vista! I
>> Bought Pinnacle 10.6, doesn't work right. I have a Sony Mini disc
>> the software is not compatable with Windows Vista. I have a Sony Digital
>> Video Camera DCR-TRV480 the software and camera are not compatible with
>> Windows Vista. I am trying to play on one of my favorite websights,
>> it doesn't work either. Why are there so many periphials that don't work
>> with Windows Vista? Did Microsoft know this and just figured screw
>> that has any electronics or software over a year old?
>> Before you sell your product why don't you work the bugs out and make it
>> compatible with all the still useful software and electronics that people
>> paid good money for?
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