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Creating the best Eco system + Redeeming Xperia linup

by M7md_Ibr Rookie ‎02-25-2015 08:50 AM - edited ‎02-25-2015 01:28 PM

Without ntroductions, i think you are wasting so much potentiality on creating the best Eco-system out there The next era is relying on who'll provide the better eco-system and with all the electronics Sony can create,

Each product should be a continuation for another one.


There are three major Eco systems: Gaming, Media & photography & in order to achieve a homogeneous system first you need :

- Unifying your Sony account & services across all products

- family sharing across multiple devices

- NFC\Bluetooth should be a default in all products from TVs, phones , laptops, action cams, DSLRs & PlayStation


First Gaming:

- adding PlayStation capabilities to your Bravia Tvs, Vaio laptops plus improving Xperia & PlayStation TV & Vitas devices to add a huge library of games Ps1, PS2, PSP & Indie games and the ability to  stream and cross play games on every Sony product.


2nd is photography

- linking your xperia to a PlayStation to turn the phone into a web cam to stream videos directly to twitch

- or adding effects and editing tools on the phone to add effects and edit your streamed session on the fly or even using your Sony smart watch to trigger effects while playing & streaming

- linking a DSLR or an action cam to Xperias to edit videos on the go, & accessing the library on an action cam directly from the phone

- not only streaming live game session is cool but streaming any kind of video, so the added ability of streaming live from Xperia & linking an Action cam or a DSLR to to the smartphone to stream live videos to twitch and YouTube

- the ability to add and attach multiple & different lenses to Xperia phones to convert a smartphone to a semi professional cam. for capturing more details & improve an already great camera to a must have phone


3rd Media

- One account, one premium service to all the great library of movies & music across Vaio, Bravia, Xperia, playstation, Vita & PlayStation TVs to make the most out of the service and be able to share media with family members across different gadgets



About the redemption of the Xperia lineup:


You don't need a huge line of xperia phone to improve sales as numerous chineese companies are selling great phones with lesser price so there is no justification for the higher price range any of the major companies are asking for.

So your Xperia lineup should be a continuation & a necessity accessory to improve the experience with all your other products


What you need are only the flagship, the Compact, the fablet & the tablet in a  lineup to rule the market


As i mentioned above for how a smartphone can be so much more. A three bundles of the phone should be available with a forth ultimate one:

1st: the Media Bundle:

           -with a huge Awesome headset or a bluetoth loud speaker

           - A chromecast like device for streaming + HDMI cable

           - A Premium subcscription on netflic or PS entertainment for few months

           - A separat battery 


2nd the gaming bundle:

            - A Playstation controller with its mount

            - A separate battery

            - premium PS + subscription for 2 or 3 months

            - some free games


3rd the photography bundle:

           - Added Camera mount

           - Attatchable lenses for macro and better lightneng and fish eye lenses

           - A bag for travelling and carrying the accessories around



hope this will give you a feedback & an example of what we as customers need in the future of electronics and gadgets to make our lives easier and more entertaining


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I am a lifetime loyal Sony Customer for the most part. I have owned every game console you fine people have made.All of my home entertaintment systems have always been Sony.

At 45 years old I find myself permantly disabled, needing, wanting and willing to pay for a better Play Station Controller.

I have no problem with the functionality of the current controller as your designers have the user inputs down pat for the most part. however the controller is so small and compact it makes a big guy with wide shoulders not be able to play the games I love for very long.  Since I am disabled like many people in the world I cant get out much and do the things that I used to. so I have tried to get back into gaming more to the point Racing games is my weakness.

 I have a newer iPad Air that I was using to race with playing Real Racing 3 using the touch screen controls to steer with. using the ipad in widescreen mode my hands are far enough apart that my hands didnt go numb even after many hours of playing.

So I feel if the current PS 4 Controller was made to have an adjustable width to make it custom fit ( wider ) for big adults and add adjustable longer grips to give people with large hands something to hold on to loosly without having to have a death grip on it  user fatigue would be lessoned.

the way it is now my hands are too close together and my pinky cannot help holding onto the controller as it is just dangling in the air the finger next to my pinky jusy barley contributs to hanging on the the controller 

this makes the few fingers i have left work harder to hold on to this otherwise well thought out gaming controller. 

The current ps4 controller is 61/4" at its widest part the ipad air I use is 93/4" wide with a protective case  the extra 31/2" is just enough for my shoulders to be in a more nuetral posistion while playing and my wrist would be less likley to suffer further damage from carpul tunnel as my hands have never gone numb while playing the iPad.

the useable space for my hand is about three inches when it needs to be adjustable to around another 1" longer. these modifications could be easily and inexpensivly done within the  plastic mold process.

I am sure you would need to add a little extra wire or flexable ribbon cable for the user input controls.

The PS4 controller could also be made one piece as a larger controller but I feel there is no right one size fits all controller and the market would be limited for a second run of a larger controller.

So if you feel this idea is not worth the investment of time and money I have a plan B.


Currently you have limited connectivity to ipad devices for use as a keyboard and screen 

if you were to add the capability of controlling games with the PS 4 with the ipad touch screen and perhaps make gas and break pedals to go along with the ipad  you would have easier access to the keyboard feature because the ipad is already in your hands rather than having to switch from controller to ipad to type. this is especially agravating.

I also find that I enjoy racing games much more with touch steering because I can have better control over my cars as the reaction time is much faster and smoother than any other input I have ever tried.

using the dpad takes too long of a stroke with too much spring pressure to be fast enough to steer with precision the joystick requires too much dexterity to control with precision also both of these types of steering inputs causes user fatigue much faster than touch screen,

I would love to see small touch reactive buttons for racing or other games on the current grips next to each of the joysticks and under the d pad and other buttons. 

I also would love to see adjustable return spring pressure on both L2 and R2 buttons the R2 with the tightness of the return spring causes a sore gas pedal index finger after a short time of racing.

Lets face it the easier you make your products to use the more people can and will enjoy them leading to more sales.

I would be happy to pay for anything you came up with to make racing and gaming in general a better experiance.

Keep in mind I am a disabled out of shape person but I am not alone here many people around the world would benifit from any of these suggestions not all of your players are in shape kids. 

I for one would buy much more game titles if the act of playing these games wasnt so hard on my already broken down body. I spent over $350 dollars on Real Racing 3 with in app purchases a two year old free app for my ipad because of the ease of play yet the game its self doesnt even compare in the sliightest to the Drive Club Game I purchased from Sony but cant play very long.

Others have spent well over $2000 on that game again because of the ease of playing it. if you dont belive me check the RR3 forums and see for yourself. much of this spent money could have gone to Sony if you break away slightly from what is considered normal. Just please dont take the greed route that EAsports and Firemonkeys have taken with the out of line in app purchases. As it is now because of the trickery and deception from these two companies if I can not find a controller that I can use for my new PS 4 I will have to just give up on gaming all together. If you had a solution for me today I would have it at my home the next day.

reguardless of cost because escaping the reality that my life has become is priceless to me and many others. 

just please dont take advantage of us in the process. 




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Image review on the Alpha a7 II

by durrace Enthusiast ‎02-06-2015 04:36 PM - edited ‎02-06-2015 04:45 PM

I have the LCD turned off with Viewfinder only set, to save battery.  After taking the shot, I would like to lower the camera and review the image for the time set (2 secs) on the LCD, like all other DSLR cameras.  This is a natural and easier way to view the image.  Also, if Playback is pressed, show image on LCD not in Viewfinder as part of this option.


While in playback mode, if the user is still viewing through the viewfinder, then display in viewfinder, but if not looking in viewfinder, then display in LCD.  Firmware change to add  iimage review option.  



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I have owned many Sony products in the past, and recently have purchased a Sony KDL-40W600B tv and a BDV-E2100 home theater system.  Both items work very well together.


I have a suggestion to make it easier to find the front USB port on the home theater system without turning a light or using a flashlight.  Put a small or thin lighted glow rectangle around the port that is on when nothing is connected to the port and off when something is. Or the light could change color to show that something is connected.  You could also put a dim light above the connection and use a small hole to illuminate the inside of the USB connection.


Either way it would help find the USB port in a room darkened to view a movie or tv show, especially someone like me that does not have good vision.  I would think it would be a low cost to add this small improvement.


Just a suggestion to help improve an already great system.




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FLAC files support for DLNA

by pietrodevo Rookie ‎02-01-2015 11:32 AM

I've recently bought a Bravia W905 LED 3D TV and I'm very happy with this products but the only thing that really I can't understand and it is a lack of feature is the impossibility to play FLAC audio files over DLNA, which is very annoying, the media library of lossless music stored on my NAS and easily playable even on low-end smartphones and tablets can't be played on such a television, which is meant for a multimedia experience, and I find really sensless to convert the whole library to MP3 files and have to keep both file types.

I don't think this TV don't have the horsepower to handle that kind of file types, I mean, it has no sense to have skype, youtube and thousands of apps without something i think is more important for multimedia experience in a living room, and I guess this is just a software limitation that can be easily solved with a firmware update. If this important support will be added then the product will be really more complete

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Nikon and Canon shooters use AF-C + Back Button AF as there "ONLY" way of Auto Focus. (Now, Imagine BackButton AF-C "AND" DMF - MF after the AF lock ... what this means is you Never have to change your AF mode , EVER ... But, #Sony needs to ADD Peaking to AF-C (and allow you to use DMF in a Back Button AF-C set up)



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I recently found out about the camera / video capability Sony is putting into their Xperia smartphones when I happened upon a Sony store in Houston (one of the few I've ever seen). I think these phones would be a lot more popular if it was easy to get a real Sony phone with the contract discount offered by carriers.<br><br>I currently have Verizon and, unless I want to drop $600 on a phone, I'd have to get the Z3v. The $200 price offered by carriers when you agree to the 2-year contract, is very doable. I'm waiting for the Z4 and for my contract to be up for renewal and really hope that Sony can get Verizon to stock the real Sony phones instead of some Verizon version.<br><br>When I have to wait on Verizon to make their own version and when it's not the exact same phone, people have to ask themselves why not just get an iPhone. I'm sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for the Z4 and am prepared to take the plunge — switch from Apple to Android — but I really hope Sony is actively working on getting a better deal worked out with Verizon.<br><br>I love my a7 dslr and would love to have a phone that could take excellent photos / video when I don't have it with me. Sony is doing great stuff with cameras and it's phones are no exception, but I can't spend $600 on a phone when I have to keep my contract anyway.
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Release Dates

by Terex Enthusiast ‎01-21-2015 06:03 PM

Dear Sony, making the right phones is on thing but releasing them at the right time is another thing
from the rumores the Z4 is expected to be announced at MWC, this is good and okay along that am sure youll
also announce the Z4 Tablet. Also from rumores the Z4 Ultra and Z4 Compact are also meant to be announced at MWC i beg you not make such a mistake cos right now the wrong move will cost you big. i see you tring make the Z4 the king  of all 3, but why dont you do that to the Z4 Ultra, drop the screen to 6 inches and up the display to QHD, raise  its camera to 20.7 and delay its release till october IFA along with the Z4 Compact and give it a real stylus i know you can it. This way if thers any complain from  the Z4 it will be ammended on the Z4 Ultra and by then new processors and technology will be out and the Z4 Ultra can take advantaged of these instead of making a clone of the Z4 with a bigger screen. Also i know you can it, please drop the bezzels and adjust your speakers, camera and overall design to be the best. Also at IFA we can see the Z4 Tablet Compact, thers no need to rush 2015 will be a great year for you, if only you make the right moves and advertise more thats a very important aspect as to why your phones do not sell, cos people still find it hard to believe that you exist, not just limiting your scope but all over the world (Africa, most especially Nigeria, they have an habbit of patronising things) And i think i like the Compact just the way it is, but if i where CEO ill give it a 16MP social smart camera and i wont launch any mid range or entry level device this year, cos you have too much already in the market, let those ones sell before dropping more at the cunsumers feet. Thank You