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Old June 19th, 2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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Anybody using Bluetooth?

I'm just curious, if anybody is actually using this strange feature. It looks like Sony conitues to push it, despite a lack of user enthusiasm:

http://www.commsdesign.com/story/OEG20030617S0036

Here is some blurb about future Bluetooth standard evolution:

http://www.commsdesign.com/story/OEG20030618S0035

Basically it states that after two more Bluetooth generations we might be able to transfer video to computer, finally. No mention when this happens though.
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Old June 19th, 2003, 10:21 AM   #2
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Bluetooth is used in communication. To attach a wireless headset
to your cellphone for example. In theory it might be able to do
video transfers as well, but I have never heard of it before now.
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Old June 19th, 2003, 11:00 AM   #3
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Rob, actually I meant Sony is integrating Bluetooth into video cameras now. I implied to ask if anybody of Sony camera owners is using this thing now, in its current incarnation in their cameras.
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 04:03 AM   #4
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I believe that this only applies to the TRV 950 as it is not present on the PDX10 !!
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 08:55 AM   #5
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I had a brand new TRV-950. It developed a tape transport issue very early in its life and was exchanged for a PDX-10.

The Bluetooth thing looked to me to be a way for Sony to scam subscription money from their customers. Who would want to surf the internet from a 3 x 5 screen?

The elimination of an unwanted, unneeded feature was one of several reasons I opted to move up to the PDX-10
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 12:05 PM   #6
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Can I use my Bluetooth headset with those BT enabled Sony cam so I can record comments while I'm filming ? ;)
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Old June 24th, 2003, 10:08 AM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Dany Nativel : Can I use my Bluetooth headset with those BT enabled Sony cam so I can record comments while I'm filming ? ;) -->>>

No, I don't think you can. Actually, Sony very limited possible Bluetooth functions.

For example, they could make remote control operating via Bluetooth, rather than IR. Then remote could work without being in a line of sight to camera. This would be much more convenient, in my opinion.

Also, they could stream low-resolution video from LCD via bluetooth, so you can get it on your PDA or bluetooth-enabled cellphone.
This basically gives you detachable LCD display for framing in some tricky shooting positions, when LCD or viewfinder are inconvenient.

Instead Sony opted for a very limited gimmicky BT profiles with no actual value for the user (in my opinion).
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