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Sony Locationfree Player PAK Lf-PK1Sony LocationFree Player Pak LF-PK1 - Broadcaster / TV tuner

IR blaster, External

The LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pak gives you the ability to view live TV, recorded TV (via DVR), VHS tapes or DVDs from your home to your PlayStation Portable or PC over a broadband internet connection. The Player Pak includes the LocationFree base station and easy to install LocationFree Player for PC.

 

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twhitton 9:59am on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 
Love it , great Gadget right i see most reviews on this so far have not been to good.
rje000 5:52pm on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 
Remote use poor and difficult to set up I bought this as I travel a lot to the US on business and wanted access British TV and recorded programmes on ...
-C4- 3:06pm on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 
MAINLY FOR USE WITH THE PSP!!! I bought this because I knew that I was going to be watching TV just on my PSP. Worth Every Penny! This SONY location free station works flawless with the new PSP Slim 2000. I hooked this up in less then 5 minutes!
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LocationFree Player Pak LocationFree Base Station LocationFree Player

Operating Instructions

LF-PK1 LF-B1 LFA-PC2

2005 Sony Corporation

Contents
What is the LocationFree Base Station?... 4 Identifying Parts and Controls (Base Station).. 5
Base Station Preparations.. 6
Part 1 Checking the Package Contents... Part 2 Attaching the Base Station Stand... Part 3 Connecting Cable or Antenna... Part 4 Connecting Other Devices... 7 9
Setup and Connections... 11
Flow of Setup... Base Station Modes... STEP 1 Setup to Watch TV at Home... STEP 2 Setup to Watch TV Away from Home... 13 18
Watching TV and Videos on LocationFree Player. 22
What is LocationFree Player?... LocationFree Player Basic Window... Connecting to the Base Station... TV and Video Operations... Adjusting the Video Rate... Mouse and Keyboard Operations.. 27 28
Setting Up LocationFree Player.. 29
Making TV and Video Settings... 29 LocationFree Player System Requirements.. 32 Installing and Uninstalling LocationFree Player.. 32
Advanced Base Station Settings. 35
Opening the [Base Station Settings] Page... Checking the Current Base Station Status... Basic Operations in the [Advanced Setup] Page.. Setting Up Your Internet Connection... Setting Up to Watch TV Away From Home.. Registering LocationFree Devices on the Base Station.. Changing the Wireless Settings of the Base Station.. Other Settings.... 42 44

Others... 47

About Self-Diagnostics Displays... Initializing the Base Station... Troubleshooting.... Specifications (LocationFree Base Station LF-B1).. Index.... Trademarks.... 57 58
The screen shots used in this manual are only example images.
What is the LocationFree Base Station?
The LocationFree Base Station allows you to watch TV and videos both at home and on the go. Your home base station can be accessed via the internet while you are away from home by installing and configuring the LocationFree Player on your computer or another LocationFree device*. Also, by placing the base station in a central room, such as your living room, you can enjoy TV and videos from anywhere in your home via your home LAN.
* LocationFree device: A computer with LocationFree Player installed or a LocationFree TV. NetAV: A function that allows you to access the base station via a home network or the Internet to watch TV and videos.
Computer* with LocationFree Player Installed

TV antenna On the go

Base station

Router

You cannot use NetAV when connected to the Internet via an analog phone line that uses a dial-up router or cellular phone. You may not be able to watch some videos, DVDs, and other media that are copyright protected with the software. When the power is turned on, the base station continuously emits a wireless signal. To use the NetAV function, we recommend a broadband connection with upload and download speeds of at least 300 kbps. This base station can connect to the monitor of the LocationFreeTV. To register the LocationFreeTV monitor on the base station, the base station LF-B1 setup information (domain name, port number, and registration password) needs to be set on the LocationFreeTV monitor. For details, refer to the operating instructions for the LocationFreeTV, Registering LocationFree Devices on the Base Station (1 page 41) in these operating instructions, or the following site. LocationFreeTV FAQ pages: http://www.sony.com/locationfree/faq/ NetAV cannot be used via a proxy server.
The LocationFree Base Station transmits on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless channels. If other devices in the vicinity emit electrical waves, such as a wireless LAN device or microwave oven, the strength of the wireless signal may decrease. The materials used in the construction of a buildings walls and floors may also affect the signal strength. When using NetAV, the base station, router, and connected devices at home also need to be left on when you are away from home so that you can connect to them via the Internet. Use of the NetAV function for purposes other than personal enjoyment is prohibited.
Identifying Parts and Controls (Base Station)
1 WIRELESS LED Indicates the wireless function status. Blue: Connected with the LocationFree device on the 5 GHz channel. Green: Connected with the LocationFree device on the 2.4 GHz channel. Turns blue or green momentarily, then turns off for 3 seconds: Wireless is enabled, but wireless communication with a LocationFree device is not taking place. 2 NETWORK LED Indicates the connection status to an external network, such as the Internet. Green slow blinking: Attempting to connect. Green: Connected to the network. The LED blinks quickly when data is transmitted. Off: Not connected. 3 NETAV LED Indicates the connection status with the LocationFree device. Green fast blinking: NetAV authentication has failed. Green slow blinking: Attempting to connect with NetAV. Green: Connected with NetAV. Umber blinking: Updating dynamic DNS. Umber: Dynamic DNS failure. Off: Not connected. Red: The base station is being initialized. 4 SETUP MODE LED (1 page 12) Umber: The base station is in Setup mode. Umber blinking: Easy registration is possible. 5 POWER LED (1 page 13) Green: The power is on. Red blinking: A malfunction has occurred. 6 POWER button (1 page 13) Turns the base station power on and off. 7 LAN port Connect a LAN cable. 8 BASE STATION RESET button (1 page 48) Initializes all settings on the base station to the factory defaults. 9 SETUP MODE button (1 page 12) Press to register LocationFree devices, or to make base station settings. 0 IN 2 (AUDIO/VIDEO) terminal (1 page 9) Connect audio and video cables. qa DC IN jack (1 page 13) Connect the AC power adapter (supplied). qs VHF/UHF jack (1 page 7) Connect an antenna cable. qd IN 1 (S-VIDEO/AUDIO/VIDEO) terminal (1 page 9) Connect audio cables and either a video or S-video cable. qf IR BLASTER port (1 page 10) Connect the IR Blaster (supplied).

STEP 2 Setup to watch TV away from home STEP 2-1 Check your Internet connection (1 page 18). STEP 2-2 Make Easy Setup settings to watch TV away from home (1 page 18). If the NetAV Check is incomplete (1 page 20).

Base Station Modes

The base station has a normal mode and a setup mode.
Press the base station power switch

SETUP MODE LED Off

Normal mode (SETUP MODE LED off)
You can use NetAV at home and away from home. You can make base station settings via a wireless connection. You cannot make base station settings.*
* You can make settings via a router if you set [Security] in the [Advanced Setup] page (1 page 36) to [Enable at all times (Security Level: Low)]. You can also make base station settings via a wireless connection. SETUP MODE button
Press the SETUP MODE button on the rear panel of the base station. Keep pressing until the SETUP MODE LED starts blinking.
When the base station reboots. When the base station settings page has not been accessed for 15 minutes.
Setup mode (SETUP MODE LED on)
You cannot use NetAV at home and away from home. You can make base station settings.*
* Use the SSID and WEP key on the sticker of the base station for a wireless connection in setup mode. Also, a wireless LAN uses a channel in the 2.4 GHz band when the base station is in setup mode.
Status for registration (SETUP MODE LED blinking)
You can register LocationFree devices only during the first 5 minutes after the base station is in setup mode. (The base station is still in setup mode after this 5-minute state.) If the 5-minute registration state ends before you finish, switch to the registration status by pressing and holding the SETUP MODE button again until the SETUP MODE LED starts blinking.

Blinking

STEP 1 Setup to Watch TV at Home
This section describes the setup for using NetAV to watch TV and videos at home.
STEP 1-1 Turn on the base station
Connect the Power Cord to the Base Station
Connect the power cord after you finish making all other connections.
Turn on the Base Station Power
Press the POWER button on the front panel of the base station to turn it on.

Base station rear panel

The POWER LED on the front panel of the base station lights green.
AC-LX1B AC power adapter (supplied). POWER LED

Disconnect

Connecting to the router
Using a LAN cable (not supplied), connect the LAN terminal of the base station to your router. The connection method you should use depends on your ISP and equipment. For more information, contact your ISP.
Depending on your Internet service provider, you may not be able to connect multiple devices, such as the base station and several computers. For more information, contact your service provider.
Select a base station with a green icon, and click [Base Station Settings].
Select a green icon. Click this button.
The following page appears when you log in to [Base Station Settings].

Click [Easy Setup].

Your web browser starts, and the [Base Station Settings] page opens.
Click [Enter]. The [Easy Setup] page appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the NETWORK LED is turned on and then click [Next].
The password input page appears.
Enter the user ID and password, and then click [OK]. User ID (User name):lfx (lowercase letters) (The user name cannot be changed) Initial password: WebPassword printed on the sticker of the base station.
If the NETWORK LED is off, check that the router is turned on and the LAN cable is connected properly.
Read the Dynamic DNS Terms-of-Use Agreement included in the box and then click [Agree].

Click [Check].

When you click [Agree], the information required for the dynamic DNS is saved to the base station.
The setup is complete if [Success] appears in the [NetAV Check] page. If the test page does not appear, check the network connection.
Follow the on-screen instructions to wait until the NETAV LED stops blinking (umber) and click [Next] when the NETAV LED turns off.
Click [Exit Setup]. Restart the base station. Close the browser.
If NetAV Check is incomplete
Read the instructions on the NetAV Check page and configure the necessary settings. The base station needs to be set up to use the NetAV function away from home. There are two setup types: [Easy Setup] and [Advanced Setup]. [Easy Setup] requires the router to be UPnP compatible and the UPnP function of the router to be enabled. Refer to the operating instructions for your router and confirm the settings. If your router is not UPnP compatible, you prefer not to use the UPnP function of the router, or if you use the UPnP function but the setup is unsuccessful, port forwarding needs to be set on the router.

The selected TV or video is displayed.
With Your Keyboard (Only when using the internal tuner)
You can only change the channel with the UP R (CH +) and DOWN ARROW r (CH -) keys on the keyboard when you use the LocationFree Base Station internal tuner.
Selecting a Secondary Audio Program (SAP)
The secondary audio program (SAP) mode is available for broadcasts that include multiple audio tracks.

Adjusting the Video Rate

You can adjust the streaming rate according to the bandwidth available on your communications connection. This allows you to watch video with the optimum quality. Normally, selecting [Auto] sets the optimal video rate in accordance with available bandwidth. When selecting a rate manually, note that a higher rate results in higher picture quality, but a higher (larger number) rate requires a larger bandwidth and video will tend to keep stopping and starting if there is insufficient bandwidth for the higher rate.
When a TV program with multiple audio tracks is tuned in, click [SAP] repeatedly at the bottom of the window to switch among audio tracks. Each time the [SAP] button is clicked, [STEREO] or [SAP] appears on the window.
To select an SAP option for external equipment, use the remote supplied with the connected equipment. However, some devices can be operated with the onscreen remote control.
Click [Rate] at the bottom of the window. The [Change Rate] window appears.
Click a rate, and then click [OK].

Manual rate

When you switch between [Auto] and [Manual], change the rate from [1] or [6] to another rate, or change from another rate to [1] or [6] while connected, the NetAV connection may be disconnected and then reconnected automatically in some cases.
Mouse and Keyboard Operations
You can perform the following LocationFree Player operations with your computers mouse and keyboard.

Items Update Serial Key*

Operations Allows you to update a LocationFree Player serial key. Devices must be registered again when you update the serial key. Quits the LocationFree Player application.

Quit Application

1 If there are multiple base stations and 5021 is already being used, change the port number of the NetAV server. You can specify port numbers in the range 5021 to 5999. At the time of purchase this item is set to 5021. 2 Click this to save the changes.
Setting a Router Incompatible with the UPnP Function
When port forwarding needs to be set on the router, follow the procedure below to set the base stations IP address.
The IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway used in the procedure below are only examples. Before you configure these settings, check the IP address settings of the router.
Set [IP Address Settings] to [Manual] in the [Internet Connection] frame and then enter the following information. IP Address: 192.168.0.64*1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1*2 *1 Example when the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. If the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, enter 192.168.1.64 for the IP address. If you are using multiple base stations, set a different setting for each base station, such as 64 and 65. *2 Example when the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. If the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, enter 192.168.1.1 for the default gateway.

UPnP Settings

To connect to the base station via your router at home and to use NetAV when you are away from home, port forwarding needs to be set on the router. When your router is compatible with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), you can use UPnP to configure port forwarding on the router dynamically.
For details about router settings, refer to the operating instructions for your router.
Set [Manual] for [DNS Configuration] and enter the following information. DNS1: 192.168.0.1*3 DNS2: It is OK to leave the field blank. *3 Example when the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. If the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, enter 192.168.1.1 for the DNS1.

Click [Set].

Set port forwarding on the router. Enter the Port Number that you set while making NetAV Settings. For details, refer to the operating instructions for your router.
1 Select whether to enable or disable automatic router configuration (UPnP). When [Disable UPnP] is set, port forwarding needs to be set on the router. At the time of purchase, this is set to [Enable UPnP]. 2 Click this and save changes.

Dynamic DNS Settings

To use the NetAV function to watch TV and videos away from home, you need to use the Dynamic DNS service. You can use the Dynamic DNS service that can be set from the [Easy Setup]. You do not need to configure the following settings if you performed the [Easy Setup].
Setting Dynamic DNS Manually
If you want to use a Dynamic DNS service other than the one you can set with [Easy Setup], set the Dynamic DNS manually.
Checking Registered Dynamic DNS Information
The [Dynamic DNS Settings] frame appears when you click [Dynamic DNS Settings].

Generating a Registration Password
Select [Enable] under [Register Devices].
Click [Device Registration] in the left frame. The registration password appears.
The registration password changes with every registration. If you cancel a registration, and then start another registration, the registration password changes to a new password. To check whether device registration is complete, click [Update] under [List of Registered Devices].
1 Wireless LAN devices that conform to the IEEE802.11a, b, or g standards can be used on the following channels. When connecting your computer to the base station via a wireless connection, select a channel supported by the LAN device. IEEE802.11a wireless LAN device: 5 GHz IEEE802.11b wireless LAN device: 2.4 GHz IEEE802.11g wireless LAN device: 2.4 GHz 2 An SSID is already entered here at the time of purchase (the characters shown on the side of the base station). If you want to change it, enter a string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters and symbols. An SSID is an ID that identifies a wireless network. 3 [WEP] and [WPA-PSK with TKIP] are encryption methods. Select one or the other, and enter an encryption key or a pre-shared key.
When using WEP: As the encryption key, enter a string of characters or a string of hexadecimal numbers. You can use any string of characters as the key, but the number of required characters differs depending on the length of the key. The following table shows the number of required characters and the characters that can be used in encryption keys.
Key length Character input Hexadecimal input 64-bit 5 characters (alphanumeric, symbols) 10 characters (0 to 9, A to F, a to f) 128-bit 13 characters (alphanumeric, symbols) 26 characters (0 to 9, A to F, a to f)
the base station via a wireless connection. Make a note of the information you enter here. The information set here is only used in normal mode. In setup mode, the initial settings shown on the side of the base station are used (1 page 12). The initial setting for the wireless channel in normal mode is a channel in the 2.4 GHz band. To use a wireless device that is only compatible with the 5 GHz band, follow the procedure described in Using a Router to Connect a LocationFree Device to the Base Station (1 page 15) to connect to the base station and then change the wireless channel of the base station to a channel in the 5 GHz band. When you use such a connection to configure settings, the base station needs to be switched to setup mode (1 page 12). Configuring the wireless settings on a computer connected to the base station via a wired LAN is recommended to ensure security.

When using WPA-PSK with TKIP: Enter a pre-shared key from 8 to 64 characters in length. When you enter 64 characters, the available characters are limited to 0 to 9, A to F, and a to f.
Input method Character input Hexadecimal input Number of characters 8 to 63 characters (alphanumeric, symbols) 64 characters (0 to 9, A to F, a to f)
Also you can use the base station as a wireless LAN access point. If you use the base station as a wireless LAN access point, you can connect to the Internet via the base station from a device equipped with a wireless LAN function.
For details on WEP and WPA-PSK with TKIP, refer to About Wireless Security in Important Safeguards (separate document).
To use the base station as a wireless access point for computers, the computers must be equipped with integrated wireless LAN functions or wireless LAN cards that conform to the IEEE802.11a, b, or g standards.
Not all wireless LAN devices can be guaranteed to connect to the base station. You can also connect a maximum of 16 wireless LAN devices by using the base station as an access point. In some cases, however, the number of connecting devices may cause the communication speed to decrease. For example, you may not be able to send or receive video smoothly if other wireless LAN devices connect and communicate with the base station.
4 Click this to confirm and save the information you have entered. 5 Click this to initialize all wireless LAN settings. Initialization is possible only in setup mode.
When choosing encryption keys and pre-shared keys, you should avoid words and phrases that are easy for other people to guess. For better security, you should change your encryption key or pre-shared key periodically.

Setting Up Your Computer

To use a wireless LAN from a computer, you need a computer with a built-in wireless LAN function or a wireless LAN card that conforms to the IEEE 802.11a, b, or g standard. Next, you
You will need the SSID, and the encryption key or pre-shared key, when you connect your computer to
must configure the Windows environment settings, Internet connection settings, and wireless connection settings on your computer to match the wireless LAN settings of the base station, so that the computer can communicate with the base station (1 page 15). For more information, refer to the users manual of your computer and the operating instructions that came with your wireless LAN card.

Other Settings

Other settings that you can make include enabling security, changing your password, and upgrading the base station software.

Allowing the Settings Page to Be Opened Anytime (Security Settings)
If you set the security level to Low, you can access the [Base Station Settings] page from a wired network, even if the base station is not in setup mode.
1 You can select the security level to use when the base station and computers are connected via a wired LAN. If you select [Enable at all times. (Security Level: Low)], you can configure settings even when the base station is not in setup mode because the Web port for the wired LAN is always open. At the time of purchase, this setting is set to [Enable only in the SETUP MODE. (Security Level: Normal)]. 2 Click this to save changes.

Warning

If you set the base station security level to Low, port 80 of the base station is always open on the wired LAN, even if the base station is not in setup mode. When security is provided from the Internet side (WAN side), make sure it also covers this port 80, such as by means of a firewall function on the router.*1
If security is not provided by the router, there is a risk that the base station may be accessed via port 80 by an intruder on the Internet (WAN) side. To ensure the security of the base station, refer to Changing the Password (1 page 45), and change the password periodically to prevent an intruder from logging in to the [Base Station Settings] page.*2 If an intruder accesses and logs in to the [Base Station Settings] page, the following dangers exist:*3 - The base station settings may be changed. - The intruders LocationFree device may be registered in the base station settings, allowing the intruder to control and view the contents of any devices connected to the base station (such as video and DVD players).
*1 For details on your routers security functions, contact the maker of your router. *2 Changing the password does not guarantee that an intruder cannot log in. *3 Sony Corporation assumes no liability for any such damages arising from the customers actions. The customer assumes personal responsibility for making these settings.

Changing the Password

You can change the password needed to log into the base stations web page.
If you forget the new password, the base station will need to be initialized before you can log in.
1 Enter the new password here. 2 Click this to save changes.
Upgrading the Base Station Software (Version Information)
You can check the version of the base station software. You can also upgrade the software when a new version is released.
1 The base station software version appears here. 2 Click this to upgrade to a newer version of the base station software. An upgrade page appears in the right frame when you click this button. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the upgrade.
Do not turn off the base station or computer, close the Web browser, or operate other items while the base station software is being upgraded to a newer version. It is not possible to register a device or use the NetAV function while the base station software is being upgraded to a newer version. Nor can changes be made to the base station settings. The base station restarts automatically after the version upgrade ends.

Others

About Self-Diagnostics Displays
If an error occurs during use, the POWER LED on the front panel of the base station alerts you to the problem. Refer to the following table for descriptions of problems and possible solutions. If the problem persists, contact your Sony dealer.

Self-diagnostics LED

Base station front panel

POWER LED

POWER LED on the base station Blinks red
Problem There may be a hardware malfunction or a settings file error.

Causes and remedies

1 Turn the base station power off and then on

again.

2 Initialize the network and wireless settings

(1 page 48)

3 If the problem persists, contact your Sony

dealer.

Initializing the Base Station
If you initialize the base station, all settings are reset to factory default.
Turn off the base station.
While pressing the BASE STATION RESET button on the rear of the base station, turn on the POWER. Hold down the BASE STATION RESET button until the NETAV LED on the front of the base station lights red.
Rear of base station Front of base station
BASE STATION RESET button

NETAV LED

Troubleshooting
If a problem occurs during use, refer to the information provided in this section. If the problem persists, contact Sony LocationFree Customer Support.(1 page 59)
LocationFree Player Software Installation
Problem Installation fails. Causes and remedies LocationFree Player must be installed from a user account with administrator privileges. Before performing the installation, log on to Windows as a user with administrator privileges. If non-alphanumeric characters are entered for [User Name] or [Organization] on the [Customer Information] screen during installation, the software cannot be installed. If non-alphanumeric characters are included in the destination folder name specified on the [Destination Folder] screen during installation, the software cannot be installed. Does the computer meet all the system requirements for installing LocationFree Player. (1 page 32)
Problem Cannot turn the base station power off. Cannot switch to setup mode. The NETAV LED is always blinking umber. Causes and remedies Keep the Power button pressed for 3 seconds or longer. This forcibly turns the power off. Make sure that the base station is powered on. Check whether the SETUP MODE LED is blinking or turned on. When you are using a Dynamic DNS service for a NetAV connection, the base station needs to periodically connect to the DNS server to update the information. If you performed an [Easy Setup], the dynamic DNS is updated every five minutes and the NETAV LED blinks umber during the update (which takes about 1 minute). The power turns off if the installation environment of the base station becomes very hot. Check the installation location. This is the sound of the cooling fan inside the base station. It is not a malfunction. Check whether the connection type is correct. See Connecting to the router (1 page 18) and check to make sure you have selected the correct connection type. Check whether the modem power and router power are turned on. If the power is turned on, try turning the power off, waiting for a short while, and then turning the power on again. Make sure the LAN cable is securely connected. Make sure you are using the correct type of LAN cable (straight-wired or cross-wired). To determine the cable type you need, refer to the operating instructions for the device you want to connect or contact your ISP. Your Internet service contract may only allow one device to connect to the Internet at a time. Make sure no other device is already online. Make sure the LAN cable is securely connected. Make sure the routers DHCP server is enabled. See Internet Connection (1 page 37). Set the IP address manually. Others

The power turned off. Base station makes noise. NETWORK LED on the base station does not turn on.
Cannot automatically receive an IP address (no value displayed).

LocationFree Player

Problem Cannot connect a computer to the base station via a wireless connection. Causes and remedies Is the wireless LAN set up properly? Configure the same information on the computer as you set on page 42. Check the frequency band (2.4 GHz band or 5 GHz band) supported by your computer or wireless LAN card and set the base station to operate at that frequency band. Switch the base station to setup mode after you connect the computer to the base station via a wireless connection or router. When connecting to one base station from multiple computers, a separate serial key is required for each computer. To register a computer to a base station that is not on the same LAN, you need to generate a password in [Device Registration] under [Advanced Setup] on the base station settings screen and then enter the password during registration. A password also needs to be entered when registering a computer to the LF-X1/X5 base station. For details on how to generate a password for LF-X1/X5 registration, refer to the operating instructions for the LF-X1/X5. Directly enter the IP address or domain name, or check the following items. - Is the base station turned on? - Is the base station connected to the network? - Check the settings of security software because the base station may be blocked by the firewall function in anti-virus software or other types of software. - When connected via a wired LAN, make sure the base station and computer are connected properly to the LAN ports of the router. - If the connection settings of the base station were set manually, check the IP address setting. - Is a global IP address set for the WAN side of the router and a private address set for the base station? If you are using a LAN with global IP addresses and the base station is not detected for security reasons, you need to enter the IP address assigned to the base station in the address field of your web browser. Did you configure the network settings for when you are away from home? Are the NetAV settings configured properly? (1 page 18) Are the base station and connected devices such as the router turned on? NetAV cannot be used via a proxy server. Have the devices you are currently using been deleted from the device registration list on the base station? Check the device registration list in the base station settings. (1 page 41) Have you initialized the base station? If so, the device registration information has been deleted. Perform the setup again from device registration. (1 page 41)

Cannot register a computer on the base station.
Nothing is shown on the [Base Station Selection] screen.
Can connect at home, but cannot connect to the base station while away from home.

General video

Problem No color, poor color. Picture appears but there is no sound. Causes and remedies Make sure the AV cable and antenna cable are connected properly to the base station. Make sure the volume of LocationFree Player is not turned all the way down. Make sure the volume of the computer is not set to the minimum level or mute. Check the causes and remedies described in Watching TV at Home (1 page 52) or Watching TV Away from Home (1 page 52).

No picture.

Problem Picture freezes frequently.
Causes and remedies Depending on your network, check the causes and remedies described in Watching TV at Home (1 page 52) or Watching TV Away from Home (1 page 52). This is due to video compression processing. It is not a malfunction. It is because of video compression, not a breakdown. Disconnect NetAV and reconnect it again. Check the latest driver of video card (graphic card) on the manufacturers support pages. (1 page 32) When you click [Rate] and switch between [Auto] and [Manual], change the rate from [1] (lowest rate) or [6] (highest rate) to another rate, or change from another rate to [1] or [6] while connected, the NetAV connection is disconnected and then reconnected. In addition, when connected to an LF-X1/LF-X5 base station, the following occurs: Auto cannot be selected. The NetAV connection is disconnected and then reconnected only when switching the rate from [1] to another rate or from another rate to [1].
Block noise appears. When you change the rate, video is not smooth. Compared with usual, the video or sound quality gets worse. Picture is distorted. Disconnected when switching to another rate.
Problem Cannot get any TV channels to appear (screen appears to be filled with snow). Causes and remedies Make sure the antenna cable is securely connected to the base station (1 page 7). Try selecting different channels in the [Channel Settings] window (1 page 29) Others Try selecting different channels in the [Channel Settings] window (1 page 29) The base station supports cable TV channels 1 to 125. If you want to watch other channels or the channel signal is scrambled, connect a cable set-top box to a video input terminal on the base station. Make sure the antenna cable or CATV cable is securely connected to the base station (1 page 7). Adjust the position, orientation, and angle of the antenna. Make sure the antenna is not damaged or broken. Make sure the base station is connected properly to the antenna with the antenna cable or CATV cable. Make sure the selected channel is currently broadcasting. Make sure the antenna cable or CATV cable is securely connected to the base station (1 page 7). Keep the antenna cable or CATV cable away from the power cord and other connection cables.

Input/output

VHF/UHF S-VIDEO 75-ohm external terminal 4-pin mini DIN
VIDEO INPUT1 Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative C: 0.286 Vp-p (burst), 75 ohms Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative Audio:500 mVrms, Impedance: 47 kilohms VIDEO INPUT2 Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative Audio:500 mVrms, Impedance: 47 kilohms DC IN 12 V DC ETHERNET 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with RJ-45 interface (1) IR BLASTER Minijack (1)
AC power adapter (AC-LX1B)
Power requirements Rated output Operating temperature Storage temperature Dimensions 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 12 V DC, 3 A 32F to 95F (0C to 35C) 14F to 140F (10C to 60C) Approx. 2 inches (99.5 25.5 49.5 mm) (w/h/d, excluding protrusions)

Optional Accessories

Audio/video cables YC-810S PC-232S plug adapter RK-G138 IR Blaster extension cable VM-50 IR Blaster VMC-N320TP, VMC-N120TT AV cable These accessories are available as of 8. 2005. Note that these accessories may not be immediately available and that production of them may be stopped at any time. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Access point.. 43 Advanced Setup.. 36 Current settings. 36 Device Registration. 41 Dynamic DNS Settings. 40 Internet Connection. 37 NetAV Check.. 41 NetAV Settings. 38 UPnP Settings.. 39 Wireless Settings. 42 Instal.. 32 IR Blaster.. 10, 55 IR BLASTER port.. 5 SETUP MODE LED.. 5, 12 Specifications. 55 SSID.. 15, 42

Keyboard operations. 28

Troubleshooting.. Turn on.. TV channel settings. TV Channels.. TV remote settings.. 30
LAN port.. 5 LAN terminal. 18 LocationFree Base Station. 4 LocationFree device.. 4 LocationFree Player Installing. 32 Uninstalling. 34 LocationFree Player Window.. 23 LocationFree TV.. 4
Uninstall.. 34 Upgrading.. 46
Base Station Modes.. 12 Base Station Selection window. 36 Base Station Status.. 12 Base stations IP address. 37, 38
Video.. 9 Video remote settings. 31
Connecting AC power adapter. 13 AV receiver.. 9 DVD player.. 9 DVD recorder.. 9 DVR... 9 IR Blaster.. 10 LocationFree device. 14 Power Cord.. 13 TV antenna.. 7 VCR... 9 Connecting Cable or Antenna. 7

Mouse operations.. 28

WEP... 43 WEP key.. 16 Wired LAN.. 14 Wireless channel. 42 Wireless connection. 14 Wireless LAN devices.. 42 WIRELESS LED.. 5 Wireless router.. 14 WPA-PSK with TKIP.. 43
NetAV Quit.. 25 Start.. 25 NETAV LED.. 5 NETWORK LED. 5
Overview of the on-screen remote.. 24
DHCP.. 15, 38 DVD player.. 9 DVD recorder.. 9
Password.. 19, 45 POWER LED.. 5, 13 POWER switch.. 5 pre-shared key.. 43 Public wireless LAN. 18
Easy Setup.. 19 Dynamic DNS.. 20 encryption key.. 43
Register Your Computer. 16 Remote. 24, 31 RESET button.. 48 Right click menu. 28 Router.. 14

Identifying Parts and Contents LocationFree Player Window.. 23 on-screen remote. 24 Identifying Parts and Controls. 5 Base Station.. 5 Initializing.. 48 Initializing the Base Station. 48
SAP.. 27 Self-Diagnostics Displays. 47 Setup mode.. 12 SETUP MODE button. 5, 12

Trademarks

LocationFree is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 3ivx MPEG-4 audio and video compression technologies by 3ivx Technologies. Copyright 3ivx Technologies Pty. Ltd., 1999-2005, All rights reserved. 3ivx is an international trademark. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. In this manual, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional is referred to as Windows 2000. In this manual, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and Microsoft Windows XP Professional are referred to as Windows XP. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. All other company names and product names mentioned here may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. The symbols for and are omitted in these instructions.
LocationFree Customer Support 1-866-925-SONY (7669) - U.S. & Canada 1-239-768-7688 - International 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST, Mon.-Fri. (English Only) LocationFree Web sites http://www.sony.com/locationfree/ - U.S. http://www.sonystyle.ca/locationfree/ - Canada

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STEP 1 Setup to watch Video at home STEP 1-1 Turn on the Base Station (1 page 12). STEP 1-2 Connect a LocationFree device to the Base Station (1 page 13). Connecting with a router (1 page 14) Connecting directly to the Base Station by a wireless connection (1 page 14) Install LocationFree Player Software (1 page 32) STEP 1-3 Display Video on your LocationFree device (1 page 15).
STEP 2 Setup to watch Video away from home STEP 2-1 Check Your Internet Connection (1 page 17). STEP 2-2 Make Easy Setup Settings to Watch Video Away from Home (1 page 17). If the NetAV Check is incomplete (1 page 19).

Base Station Modes

The Base Station has a normal mode and a setup mode. Press the Base Station POWER button
Normal mode (SETUP MODE LED off)
You can use NetAV at home and away from home. You can make Base Station settings via a wireless connection. You cannot make Base Station settings.*
* You can make settings via a router if you set [Security] in the [Advanced Setup] page (1 page 36) to [Enable at all times. (Security Level: Low)] (1 page 45).

SETUP MODE LED Off

POWER button

SETUP MODE button

Press the SETUP MODE button on the rear panel of the Base Station. Keep pressing until the SETUP MODE LED starts blinking.
When the Base Station reboots. When the Base Station settings page has not been accessed for 15 minutes.
Setup mode (SETUP MODE LED on)
You cannot use NetAV at home and away from home. You can make Base Station settings.*
* Use the SSID and WEP key on the sticker of the Base Station for a wireless connection in setup mode.
Status for registration (SETUP MODE LED blinking)
You can register LocationFree devices only during the first 5 minutes after the Base Station is in setup mode. (The Base Station is still in setup mode after this 5-minute state.) If the 5-minute registration state ends before you finish, switch to the registration status by pressing and holding the SETUP MODE button again until the SETUP MODE LED starts blinking.

Blinking

STEP 1 Setup to Watch Video at Home
This section describes the setup for using NetAV to watch video at home.
STEP 1-1 Turn on the Base Station
Connect the Mains Lead to the Base Station
Connect the mains lead after you finish making all other connections.
Turn on the Base Station Power
Press the POWER button on the front panel of the Base Station to turn it on.

Base Station rear panel

The POWER LED on the front panel of the Base Station lights green.
AC-LX1B AC power adapter (supplied) POWER LED
To DC IN Mains socket Mains lead (Type BF) (supplied)
Mains lead (Type C-6) (supplied)
Connect the mains lead to the Base Station AC power adapter (AC-LX1B), and the AC power adapter to the DC IN jack on the Base Station, then plug the mains lead into a mains socket.
Use only the supplied AC power adapter (AC-LX1B).
STEP 1-2 Connect a LocationFree device to the Base Station
Connection to watch video at home (1 pages 14 to 16) Connection to watch video away from home (1 pages 17 to 20)
Connect to the router by wireless Setup and Connections
Modem without router function Modem with internal router Modem without router function Modem with internal router
* To determine the type of your modem, check with your Internet service provider. * UPnP: Universal Plug and Play
To connect your computer to the Base Station with a router To connect your computer to the Base Station by wireless

to the Internet

Connect to the router by wired LAN
to LAN port Router (UPnP compatible) DSL or cable modem Base Station
Connect to the modem with internal router by wireless
Connect to the modem with internal router by wired LAN

to LAN port

DSL or cable modem with internal router (UPnP compatible) Base Station Connection to watch video away from home (1 pages 14 to 20)
Connection to watch video at home (1 pages 14 to 16)
to LAN port Base Station Router (UPnP compatible)

DSL or cable modem

to the Internet to LAN port Base Station DSL or cable modem with internal router (UPnP compatible)
Using a Router to Connect a LocationFree Device to the Base Station
Connecting with a wired router If your router is configured to assign IP addresses by a DHCP function, and your computer is set to [Obtain an IP address automatically], then you can connect simply by connecting the computer and Base Station with a LAN cable (not supplied).
Click [Control Panel] from the [Start] menu of Windows and then double-click [Network Connections].
Double-click [Wireless Network Connection].
Make sure the NETWORK LED on the front of the Base Station is turned on. If it is off, make sure the router is on and the LAN cable is connected properly.

Connecting with a wireless router Connect the computer to a wireless router.
Connecting a LocationFree Device to the Base Station by a Wireless Connection
To make a wireless connection between a computer and the Base Station, set up the wireless network connection of the computer. For details, refer to the operating instructions for your computer and wireless LAN devices, such as a wireless LAN card. The instructions in this section are based on a Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed.
Select the same SSID as printed on the sticker of the Base Station from the list of wireless networks and then click [Connect].
Enter the WEP key printed on the sticker of the Base Station and then click [Connect].
STEP 1-3 Display Video on your LocationFree device
Before you register your computer with the Base Station and display video on the computer, you need to install LocationFree Player on the computer (1 page 32).
With the Base Station powered on, press the [SETUP MODE] button on the rear panel of the Base Station. Keep pressing until the SETUP MODE LED starts blinking.
The SETUP MODE LED blinks.

SETUP MODE LED

When using a router to connect to the Base Station, it takes a while for the IP address to be assigned to the Base Station by DHCP. The Base Station does not appear in the window shown in Step 2 until the IP address has been assigned. Proceed to Step 2 after the NETWORK LED turns on.
Open a connection with the Base Station.
Double-click the (LocationFree Player) icon on the desktop of the computer. You can also use the [Start] menu. Point to [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [LocationFree Player]. LocationFree Player starts, and the [Base Station Selection] window appears. Base Station registration begins automatically.
Click [OK] to connect to the Base Station.
If your Base Station does not appear on the [Base Station Selection] screen, your security software or browser may be blocking the communication between the LocationFree Player and the Base Station. Refer to the instruction manuals of your security software or the online help of your browser to configure them not to block the communication.
The Base Station is restarted automatically after registration. Wait for a while until a connection is established with the Base Station. To configure the on-screen remote control and the colour system, go to page 28. To watch video away from home, proceed to the next section STEP 2 Setup to Watch Video Away from Home.
In the [Base Station Selection] window, select a Base Station with a green icon from the list, and then click [Connect].

Select a green icon.

You can change the nickname on the screen that appears if you click [Properties].
Before clicking [Connect], check that the SETUP MODE LED is still blinking. If the SETUP MODE LED turns on without blinking, keep pressing the SETUP MODE button until the LED starts blinking.
STEP 2 Setup to Watch Video Away from Home
This step explains how to set up your network to connect to your Base Station at home via either wireless or wired public Internet access.
You need to do this setup before you go out. A contract or application may be required to connect to the Internet at some locations.
To determine what kind of LAN cable you use, refer to the operating instructions for your router, cable modem, or DSL modem. For details on setting up the connection, refer to the operating instructions for your router, cable modem, or DSL modem. If you have any questions, contact your service provider. Further information about configurations is also available on the following website. LocationFree Support web site: http://www.sony.net/Products/LocationFree/ support/
STEP 2-2 Make Easy Setup Settings to Watch Video Away from Home
You need to do this setup before you go out.
STEP 2-1 Check Your Internet Connection
To watch video away from home, you must first connect the Base Station to the Internet. You can connect the Base Station to the Internet over a DSL line or a cable TV line.
Setting Up the NetAV Function to Watch Video Away from Home
When connecting a computer to the Base Station using a router (1 page 13), set the Base Station to setup mode by pressing the SETUP MODE button (1 page 11).
To use the NetAV function to watch video away from home, we recommend that the connection to the Base Station be broadband with upload and download speeds of at least 300 kbps. Contact your Internet service provider for more information about the speed of your communications line. The faster line speeds you use, the better picture quality you get when you watch video using NetAV.
Double-click the (LocationFree Player) icon on the desktop of the computer. You can also use the [Start] menu. Point to [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [LocationFree Player]. LocationFree Player starts, and the [Base Station Selection] window appears.

Connecting to the router

Using a LAN cable (not supplied), connect the LAN port of the Base Station to your router. The connection method you should use depends on your ISP and equipment. For more information, contact your ISP.
Depending on your Internet service provider, you may not be able to connect multiple devices, such as the Base Station and several computers. For more information, contact your service provider.

Internet Connection

The [Internet Connection] frame allows you to set an IP address for your Base Station, according to your network environment. You can also check the Base Stations MAC address for the wired LAN. To determine the address to set, contact your contracted ISP to the operating instructions of your modem or router.
If you change the IP address in the [Internet Connection] frame and then click [Set] while you are connected using a router, you will no longer be able to access the [Base Station Settings] screen because the IP address changes. To open the [Base Station Settings] screen, click [Base Station Settings] on the [Base Station Selection] screen of the LocationFree Player.
1 Select whether to assign an IP address to the Base Station automatically, using the DHCP function of your router or modem, or to assign an IP address manually. If you select [Automatic IP Address Configuration (DHCP)], the routers DHCP server will automatically assign the [IP address], [Subnet mask] and [Default gateway]. If you select [Manual], contact your contracted ISP to assign the proper values in the [IP address], [Subnet mask], [Default gateway] and [Host name] fields. At the time of purchase, this item is set to [Automatic IP Address Configuration (DHCP)]. 2 Enter an IP address. 3 Enter a subnet mask. 4 Enter a default gateway. 5 Enter a host name for the Base Station, as required.
The host name can be specified only when [Automatic IP Address Configuration] is selected.
6 The Base Stations MAC address for the wired LAN appears. 7 Depending on the operating environment, the domain name appears. 8 Select this if you want to assign the DNS server automatically. The DNS server is only assigned automatically if Automatic IP Address Configuration (DHCP) is set for the IP address. This button is selected at the time of purchase. 9 Select this if you want to assign the DNS server manually. If you select this button, enter the addresses of your ISPs DNS servers in the [DNS1] and [DNS2] fields. 0 Click this to save changes.
Setting Up to Watch Video Away From Home
You do not need to configure the settings on pages 39 to 41 if you performed the easy setup (1 page 17 to 19). This section explains how to make advanced settings for using the NetAV function.
configure these settings, check the IP address settings of the router.

NetAV Settings

Set the port of the Base Station when the NetAV function is to be used.
Set [IP Address Settings] to [Manual] in the [Internet Connection] frame and then enter the following information (1 page 38). IP Address: 192.168.0.64*1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1*2 *1 Example when the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. If the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, enter 192.168.1.64 for the IP address. If you are using multiple Base Stations, set a different setting for each Base Station, such as 64 and 65. *2 Example when the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. If the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, enter 192.168.1.1 for the default gateway.

4 Click this to confirm and save the information you have entered. 5 Click this to initialize all wireless LAN settings. Initialization is possible only in setup mode. About Wireless Security Since communication via the wireless LAN function is established by radio waves, the wireless signal may be susceptible to interception. To decrease this danger, the LocationFree Base Station supports various security functions. Be sure to correctly configure the security settings in accordance with your intended purpose and network environment.
Wireless LAN security function of the LocationFree Base Station WEP WEP is the wireless LAN security technology specified by IEEE802.11. It applies encryption to communications. There are two types of encryption key length; 64-bit key and 128-bit key. The 128-bit encryption key assures a higher security level. A decryption technique exists, however, so using the same encryption key for an extended period of time is not recommended. WPA-PSK with TKIP encryption WPA is a security technology developed to correct for the deficiencies of WEP. The LocationFree Base Station utilizes WPA together with TKIP encryption. WPA-PSK with TKIP encryption assures the highest security level among the technologies supported by the LocationFree Base Station. Security settings of the LocationFree Base Station The security for wireless LAN communication is set to WEP as the factory default. To increase the security level, switch to WPA-PSK. Note, however, that the communication stability may differ depending on which technology you use, WEP or WPA-PSK.
When choosing encryption keys and pre-shared keys, you should avoid words and phrases that are easy for other people to guess. For better security, you should change your encryption key or pre-shared key periodically.
Also you can use the Base Station as a Wireless Access Point. If you use the Base Station as a Wireless Access Point, you can connect to the Internet via the Base Station from a device equipped with a wireless LAN function.
To use the Base Station as a wireless access point for computers, the computers must be equipped with integrated wireless LAN functions or wireless LAN cards that conform to the IEEE802.11b/g standards.
Not all wireless LAN devices can be guaranteed to connect to the Base Station. You can also connect a maximum of 16 wireless LAN devices by using the Base Station as an access point. In some cases, however, the number of connecting devices may cause the communication speed to decrease. For example, you may not be able to send or receive video smoothly if other wireless LAN devices connect and communicate with the Base Station.

Setting Up Your Computer

To use a wireless LAN from a computer, you need a computer with a built-in wireless LAN function or a wireless LAN card that conforms to the IEEE802.11b/g standard. Next, you must configure the Windows environment settings, Internet connection settings, and wireless connection settings on your computer to match the wireless LAN settings of the Base Station, so that the computer can communicate with the Base Station (1 page 14). For more information, refer to the users manual of your computer and the operating instructions that came with your wireless LAN card.
You will need the SSID, and the encryption key or pre-shared key, when you connect your computer to the Base Station via a wireless connection. Make a note of the information you enter here. The information set here is only used in normal mode. In setup mode, the initial settings shown on the side of the Base Station are used (1 pages 11 and 14). Configuring the wireless settings on a computer connected to the Base Station via a wired LAN is recommended to ensure security.

Other Settings

Other settings that you can make include enabling security, changing your password, and upgrading the Base Station software.
Allowing the Settings Page to Be Opened Anytime (Security Settings)
If you set the security level to Low, you can access the [Base Station Settings] page from a wired network, even if the Base Station is not in setup mode.
When security is provided from the Internet side (WAN side), make sure it also covers this port 80, such as by means of a firewall function on the router.*1 If security is not provided by the router, there is a risk that the Base Station may be accessed via port 80 by an intruder on the Internet (WAN) side. To ensure the security of the Base Station, refer to Changing the Password (1 page 46), and change the password periodically to prevent an intruder from logging in to the [Base Station Settings] page.*2 If an intruder accesses and logs in to the [Base Station Settings] page, the following dangers exist:*3 - The Base Station settings may be changed. - The intruders LocationFree device may be registered in the Base Station settings, allowing the intruder to control and view the contents of any devices connected to the Base Station (such as video and DVD players).
*1 For details on your routers security functions, contact the manufacturer of your router. *2 Changing the password does not guarantee that an intruder cannot log in. *3 Sony Corporation assumes no liability for any such damages arising from the customers actions. The customer assumes personal responsibility for making these settings.

1 You can select the security level to use when the Base Station and computers are connected via a wired LAN. If you select [Enable at all times. (Security Level: Low)], you can configure settings even when the Base Station is not in setup mode because the Web port for the wired LAN is always open. At the time of purchase, this setting is set to [Enable only in the SETUP MODE. (Security Level: Normal)]. 2 Click this to save changes.

Warning

If you set the Base Station security level to Low, port 80 of the Base Station is always open on the wired LAN, even if the Base Station is not in setup mode.

Changing the Password

You can change the password needed to log into the Base Stations web page.
If you forget the new password, the Base Station will need to be initialized before you can log in.
Upgrading the Base Station Software (Version Information)
You can check the version of the Base Station software. You can also upgrade the software when a new version is released.
1 Enter the new password here. 2 Click this to save changes.
1 The Base Station software version appears here. 2 Click this to upgrade to a newer version of the Base Station software. An upgrade page appears in the right frame when you click this button. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the upgrade.
Do not turn off the Base Station or computer, close the Web browser, or operate other items while the Base Station software is being upgraded to a newer version. It is not possible to register a device or use the NetAV function while the Base Station software is being upgraded to a newer version. Also, no changes can be made to the Base Station settings while the upgrade process. The Base Station restarts automatically after the version upgrade ends. For the latest information on the software, please visit our web site (http://www.sony.net/Products/ LocationFree/support/).

Others

About Self-Diagnostics Displays
If an error occurs during use, the POWER LED on the front panel of the Base Station alerts you to the problem. Refer to the following table for descriptions of problems and possible solutions. If the problem persists, contact Sony Customer Information Centre.

Self-diagnostics LED

Base Station front panel

POWER LED

POWER LED on the Base Station Blinks red
Problem There may be a hardware malfunction or a settings file error.

Causes and remedies

1 Turn the Base Station power off and then on

again.

2 Initialize the network and wireless settings

(1 page 48).

3 If the problem persists, contact Sony
Customer Information Centre.
Initializing the Base Station
If you initialize the Base Station, all settings are reset to factory default.
Turn off the Base Station.
While pressing the BASE STATION RESET button on the rear of the Base Station, turn on the POWER. Hold down the BASE STATION RESET button until the NETAV LED on the front of the Base Station lights red.
Rear of Base Station Front of Base Station
BASE STATION RESET button

NETAV LED

Troubleshooting
If a problem occurs during use, refer to the information provided in this section. If the problem persists, contact Sony Customer Information Centre. For more contact information, refer to the EUROPEAN GUARANTEE INFORMATION DOCUMENT (separate document). Also, see the LocationFree Support web site at http://www.sony.net/Products/LocationFree/support/ for more support information.
LocationFree Player Software Installation
Problem Installation fails. Causes and remedies LocationFree Player must be installed from a user account with administrator privileges. Before performing the installation, log on to Windows as a user with administrator privileges. If non-alphanumeric characters are entered for [User Name] or [Organization] on the [Customer Information] screen during installation, the software cannot be installed. If non-alphanumeric characters are included in the destination folder name specified on the [Destination Folder] screen during installation, the software cannot be installed. Does the computer meet all the system requirements for installing LocationFree Player (1 page 32). If the shortcut icon name of the LocationFree Player on your desktop does not contain any one of GB, FR, or DE, you need to install the correct software manually from the LocationFree Player software CDROM. Double click one of the following icons on the CD-ROM: LocationFree Player GB icon (for English) LocationFree Player FR icon (for French) LocationFree Player DE icon (for German)
Messages are displayed in a foreign language. / Registration has been denied by the Base Station. / Cannot find any green icons but grey one(s) in the [Base Station Selection] window.
Problem Cannot turn the Base Station power off. Cannot switch to setup mode. The NETAV LED is always blinking amber. Causes and remedies Keep the POWER button pressed for 3 seconds or longer. This forcibly turns the power off. Make sure that the Base Station is powered on. Check whether the SETUP MODE LED is blinking or turned on. When you are using a Dynamic DNS service for a NetAV connection, the Base Station needs to periodically connect to the DNS server to update the information. If you performed an [Easy Setup], the Dynamic DNS is updated every 5 minutes and the NETAV LED blinks amber during the update (which takes about 1 minute). The power turns off if the installation environment of the Base Station becomes very hot. Check the installation location. This is the sound of the cooling fan inside the Base Station. It is not a malfunction.

Watching Video Away from Home
Problem The video keeps stopping and starting, and frames are dropped. Causes and remedies As NetAV uses the Internet for communication, the video may not be able to be transmitted smoothly depending on whether the connection is overloaded. Click [Rate] and make sure the rate is set to [Auto]. If it is set to [Manual], select [Auto] or lower the rate to [1]. If you set the rate to [Auto], the lowest rate automatically selected is [2]. Therefore, if you want to use the rate [1], you need to set to [1] manually. Operations performed from the on-screen remote control take place via the network, so response is delayed. This is normal and not a malfunction. When the rate is too high for the actual speed of your connection, delay is even more likely to occur. Set the rate to [Auto] or lower the rate if you want to use manually. Have never once been able to connect: Is the setting for watching video away from home enabled? (1 page 17) Did you click [Connect] in the bottom left of the LocationFree Player screen? Can connect to the Internet from a computer at home, but there is no picture while away from home: A communication connection with a download speed at least 300 kbps is recommended. Check your communication connection. Is the computer you are using away from home connected to the Internet? Did you click [Connect] on the bottom left of the LocationFree Player screen? Has security software been installed? If so, the firewall function of the security software may be causing NetAV to disconnect. Problems with the Internet connection may cause the NetAV connection to be disconnected. Others

Operations are delayed.

Cannot use NetAV.

Base Station Settings

Problem Cannot open the [Base Station Settings] screen. Causes and remedies [Base Station Settings] cannot be clicked when connecting to the Base Station for the first time. Try connecting first. [Base Station Settings] cannot be clicked when the Base Station and computer are not on the same LAN. If [Base Station Settings] cannot be clicked when you are using a wireless connection, make sure the wireless network is connected to the SSID of that Base Station. When connecting the Base Station to a network that requires a proxy, click [LAN Settings] under [Local Area Network (LAN) settings] on the [Connections] tab of [Internet Options] in Internet Explorer, then click [Advanced] and set the IP address of the Base Station as an address that does not use a proxy. If you set the wrong IP address to your Base Station connecting with a wired LAN, you cannot connect to the Base Station any more. In this case, change the settings by connecting to the Base Station directly with wireless or, initialize the Base Station.
Problem Authentication of the user name and password for opening the setup screen fails.

Causes and remedies Did you enter uppercase letters instead of lowercase letters, or vice versa? The Base Station distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase letters. Did you enter the correct user name? The user name is lfx (lowercase letters). Did you enter the correct password? The default password is printed on the label on the side of the Base Station. The default password is printed on the label on the side of the Base Station. If you changed the password and forgot the new password, the Base Station will need to be initialized (1 page 48). After initializing the Base Station, enter the password printed on the label on the side of the Base Station.
Forgot the password for opening the setup screen.

Easy Setup

Problem NETWORK LED of the Base Station does not light up. NETAV LED of the Base Station blinks amber, then does not turn off but stays lit amber. The [NetAV Check] page does not appear. The NetAV Check failed. NetAV LED stays green. Causes and remedies Check the NETWORK LED on the Base Station does not turn on (1 page 50) section of Base Station. Make sure the modem and router are turned on and connected properly.
Check the NETWORK LED on the Base Station does not turn on (1 page 50) section of Base Station. Check the settings in accordance with the information displayed on the [NetAV Check] page, then perform the test again. Another device is connected by NetAV. Others

Advanced Setup

Problem The setup screen disappears soon after configuring settings. Causes and remedies If you change the IP address of [Internet Connection] while using a wired LAN to configure the Base Station settings, the setup screen will no longer be able to be accessed. If this happens, select [Base Station Settings] from the [Base Station Selection] window and reset the setting. The Base Station is restarted automatically when you click [Exit Setup]. Perform the following operation to check the Base Station settings again. When connected to the Base Station via a wireless connection: Try establishing a wireless connection to the Base Station again and then click [Base Station Settings] from the [Base Station Selection] screen. When connected to the Base Station via a wired LAN: Switch the Base Station to setup mode, then click [Base Station Settings] from the [Base Station Selection] screen.

For questions about Internet connections, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or cable TV company. LocationFree Support web site: http://www.sony.net/Products/LocationFree/support/

Specifications

System
Colour system PAL/SECAM/NTSC/PAL60 VIDEO INPUT1/2 Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative Audio:500 mVrms, Impedance: 10 kilohms DC IN 12 V DC ETHERNET 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with RJ-45 interface (1) IR BLASTER Minijack (1)
AC power adapter (AC-LX1B)
Power requirements Rated output Operating temperature Storage temperature Dimensions 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 12 V DC, 3 A 0C to 35C (32F to 95F) 10C to 60C (14F to 140F) Approx. 99.5 25.5 49.5 mm (2 inches) (w/h/d, excluding protrusions) Approx. 180 g (6 oz.)
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE802.11b/g Frequency range 2.4 GHz band: 1, 6, and 11 channels Modulation DS-SS Modem and OFDM Modem Power AC power adapter: 100 - 240 requirements V AC, 50/60 Hz Supplied AC power adapter AC-LX1B accessories (1) Mains lead (1) IR Blaster VM-50 (1) Scart to A/V cable (1) A/V cable (RCA pin cable) (1) Base Station stand (1) LocationFree Player software CD-ROM LFA-PC2 (1) (LocationFree Player, Operating Instructions PDF, and License (text file)) Quick Start Guide EUROPEAN GUARANTEE INFORMATION DOCUMENT (1)

Optional Accessories

LocationFree Player LFA-PC2 IR Blaster VM-50 Headphone Adapter PC-232S Note that these accessories may not be immediately available and that production of them may be stopped at any time. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

General

Power consumption Approx. 13 W (watching video) Approx. 0.7 W (power off, using AC power adapter) Operating 0C to 35C (32F to 95F) temperature Storage 10C to 45C temperature (14F to 113F) Dimensions Approx. 46 182.8 128.3 mm (inches) (excluding rear protrusions) Mass Approx. 400 g (14 1/8 oz.)
Advanced Setup.. 36 Changing the Password. 46 Current settings. 37 Device Registration. 42 Dynamic DNS Settings. 40 Internet Connection. 38 NetAV Check.. 41 NetAV Settings. 39 Security.. 45 UPnP Settings.. 40 Version Information. 46 Wireless Settings. 43

Keyboard operations. 31

Specifications. 55 SSID.. 14, 43
LAN port.. 5, 17 Language. 18, 33, 36 LocationFree Base Station. 4 LocationFree device.. 4 LocationFree Player Installing. 32 Uninstalling. 34 LocationFree Player Window.. 22

12 CONTACT US For further information, contact Sony customer information centre of your residence in the EUROPEAN GUARANTEE INFORMATION DOCUMENT or at the following site. http://wwww.sony.net/Products/LocationFree/support/
LocationFree Web site http://www.sony.net/Products/LocationFree/support/

 

Technical specifications

General
Product TypeBroadcaster / TV tuner
Width1.8 in
Depth5 in
Height7.2 in
Weight1.1 lbs
System
A/V System Recommended UseHome
FeaturesUpgradable firmware
Audio System
Output ModeStereo
TV Tuner
Tuner Qty1
Channel CoverageVHF:2-13, UHF:14-69, Cable:1-125
Reception SystemNTSC
Network & Internet Multimedia
FunctionalityDigital video broadcasting
ConnectivityWireless, wired
Connectivity ProtocolsIEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Encryption128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP)
Analog Video StandardsComposite video, S-Video
System Requirements Details
System Requirements DetailsWindows 2000/XP - Pentium 4 - 1 GHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 300 MB
Connections
Connector Type1 x network ( RJ-45 ) - rear 2 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear 1 x RF input ( F connector ) - rear
Miscellaneous
Included AccessoriesIR blaster
SoftwareSony LocationFree Player
Power
TypeExternal
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational15 Watt
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandSony
Part NumberLF-PK1
GTIN04905524335194, 00027242670198

 

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