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Sony LF-X1, LF-X5 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 4-103-221-12(1) LocationFreeTV Operating Instructions LF-X1 LF-X5 © 2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    The model and serial numbers are located at the bottom of the base station. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. LF-X1 or LF-X5 Serial No.____________________________...
  • Page 3 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 4 NOTIFICATION This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents What is a LocationFreeTV?... 9 Identifying Parts and Controls... 10 Setup and Connections ... 17 Attaching the Base Station Stand ... 19 Connecting to a TV Antenna ... 20 Connecting to an External TV Tuner (STB) ... 20 Connecting Other Devices...
  • Page 6 Basics Operations... 63 Displaying the [Index] Window ... 64 Watching TV and Video... 65 Using the TV/Video Screen... 67 Selecting a Secondary Audio Program (SAP) ... 68 Optimizing Picture Quality... 68 Using the Sub-Screen (LF-X1 only)... 69 Capturing Images... 70 Using the Wide Screen Mode (LF-X5 only) ...
  • Page 7 Album ... 103 Using the Album Window... 104 Viewing Images in the Album... 105 Drawing on the Screen ... 108 Watching Movies... 110 Using the Album: Useful Functions ... 111 Entering Characters ... 115 Entering Characters ... 116 Using the On-screen Keyboard... 117 Using an External Keyboard (LF-X1 only) ...
  • Page 8 Others... 139 Status Indicators ... 140 Troubleshooting... 141 Specifications... 151 Index ... 157 Trademarks ... 159 Note The screen shots used in this manual are only example images.
  • Page 9: What Is A Locationfreetv

    What is a LocationFreeTV? The LocationFreeTV is an LCD television system that embodies the LocationFree ability to enjoy TV, videos, DVDs, Internet browsing, mail, and digital photos wherever you happen to be. Whether you use it at home through a wireless or wired LAN connection, or away from home with the NetAV function, the LocationFreeTV allows you to enjoy video images and other media from a variety of locations.
  • Page 10: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Identifying Parts and Controls Monitor ◆For the LF-X1 Right side 1 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)/Touch Panel 2 POWER indicator (1 page 26) Green lit: The power is on. Red flashing: A malfunction has occurred. 3 WIRELESS indicator Indicates the wireless function status. Blue lit: Connected with the wireless network on the 5 GHz channel.
  • Page 11 Left side New mail indicator (1 page 93) Red lit: New mail has arrived. Disabled when the Mail window is open. 0 e Battery charge indicator (1 page 27) Red lit: The battery is charging. Off: Battery charging has finished. Infrared receiver (1 page 65) qs i Headphone jack (stereo mini) qd AV IN jack...
  • Page 12 ◆For the LF-X5 Right side Left side 4 POWER indicator (1 page 26) Green lit: The power is on. Red flashing: A malfunction has occurred. 5 WIRELESS indicator Indicates the wireless function status. Blue lit: Connected with the wireless network on the 5 GHz channel.
  • Page 13 Rear Notes • The holes on parts of the monitor are not for attaching a carrying strap. Do not pass a string or other cord through them by which to hang the monitor. • Don’t cover the rear vent for a prolonged time while using the monitor.
  • Page 14 Base Station The base station specifications are common to the LF-X1 and LF-X5. Front Rear 1 WIRELESS indicator Indicates the wireless function status. Blue lit: Connected with the monitor Green lit: Connected with the monitor channel. Blue or green blinking (3 sec. intervals): Attempting to connect with the monitor.
  • Page 15 Checking the Package Contents After unpacking, check that all the following items have been included: ◆For LF-X1 • Base station (1) • Monitor (1) • Stylus (1) • BP-LX1A battery (1) • AC-LX1B AC power adapter for the base station (1) •...
  • Page 17: Setup And Connections

    Setup and Connections BASIC: Installing and Connecting Attaching the Base Station Stand... page 19 Connecting to a TV Antenna ... page 20 Connecting to an External TV Tuner (STB) ... page 20 Connecting Other Devices... page 21 Turning On the Power ... page 23 Carrying and Positioning the Monitor ...
  • Page 18 ADVANCE: Selecting a Connection Type for the Monitor Wireless Connection at Home ... page 47 Wired LAN Connection at Home ... page 48 Wired LAN Connection On the Go ... page 48 Wireless Connection On the Go ... page 49 About Wireless Security ...
  • Page 19: Attaching The Base Station Stand

    BASIC: Installing and Connecting Attaching the Base Station Stand To keep the base station stable, attach the base station stand. Install the 4 rubber feet and 2 stoppers so they fit in the proper holes on the stand. Stopper Stopper Stand Attaching the Base Station Stand...
  • Page 20: Connecting To A Tv Antenna

    The procedure for connecting to a TV antenna differs depending on the type of antenna jack in your wall. Some antenna jacks require a separate converter or splitter (not supplied). For more information, contact your Sony dealer. Keep the antenna cable as far as possible from other power cords and cables.
  • Page 21: Connecting Other Devices

    Connecting Other Devices External devices featuring an A/V output terminal - such as a VCR, AV amplifier, DVR, DVD player/ recorder, or digital cable - can be connected to the base station. You can also connect a digital video camera or similar device directly to the AV IN jack on the monitor to watch video (LF-X1 only). Refer also to the operating instructions that came with the connected equipment.
  • Page 22 Using a VCR and TV Connect the VCR to the VIDEO INPUT 2 terminal on the base station, and then connect the VIDEO OUTPUT terminal on the base station to the A/V input terminal on the TV, as shown below. The VIDEO OUT terminal outputs the audio/video signal coming from the device connected to the IN2 terminal.
  • Page 23: Turning On The Power

    Turning On the Power Connecting the Power Cord to the Base Station Finish making all other connections before connecting the power cord. to wall outlet Power cord (supplied) Connect the power cord 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 power cord into a wall outlet.
  • Page 24 Inserting the Battery ◆For the LF-X1 Place the monitor on a soft cloth with the LCD screen down. From the top of the compartment (1), slide the battery in as far as it will go (2). Keep the monitor stand closed when inserting the battery.
  • Page 25 Slide the LOCK/UNLOCK latch on the back of the monitor to the UNLOCK position. From the bottom of the compartment, slide the battery into the monitor until it clicks into place. Slide the LOCK/UNLOCK latch into the LOCK position. LOCK/UNLOCK latch Connecting the Power Cord to the Monitor ◆For the LF-X1...
  • Page 26: Turning On The Power

    ◆For the LF-X5 Power cord (supplied) to a wall outlet Turning on the power Press POWER on the front of the base station to turn it on. The POWER indicator on the front of the base station lights green. Power indicator Do not remove the ferrite core.
  • Page 27: Charging The Battery

    The TV picture appears soon after you turn on the monitor, but the monitor takes a while longer to finish starting up. If you press INDEX on the top of the monitor or touch the screen, the message “Starting up, please wait...”...
  • Page 28: Carrying And Positioning The Monitor

    Notes • When storing the battery long-term, use up any remaining charge, then remove the battery and store it in a cool place. In addition, fully charge the battery and use up the entire charge at least once a year, before returning the battery to storage.
  • Page 29 Carrying and Positioning the Monitor Note The stand will come off if force is applied. If the stand comes off, reinstall it in the proper position. Be careful not to swallow the stand. Adjusting the Viewing Angle ◆For the LF-X1 The monitor is best viewed within 60 degrees above or below and 70 degrees to the left or right of the center of the screen, as shown.
  • Page 30: Setting Up Tv Channels

    BASIC: Basic Setting Setting Up TV Channels You must first use “Auto Program” to automatically preset channels before you can watch TV. Be sure to automatically preset channels at a location where radio wave conditions are stable. Auto Program (for the Built-in Tuner) Remove the stylus from its compartment, then touch anywhere on the screen with it.
  • Page 31 For [CABLE], select [ON] or [OFF], then select [Auto Program]. Note To perform automatic channel set up for cable TV (channels 1 to 125), select [ON] for [CABLE] in step 5. Channel scanning begins. It may take several minutes to complete scanning. When scanning ends successfully, the message “Automatic channel scan has finished.”...
  • Page 32 Auto Program (for the External TV Tuner) To connect a device such as a set-top box (STB) using an antenna cable, proceed as follows. Before making the following settings, connect the set-top box to the base station. Also set up and connect the IR Blaster.
  • Page 33: Using The On-Screen Remote Control

    • Some devices may not have a [Power] button (e.g. DVR). In this case, as well, use the on- screen remote to display [Video 1] or [Video 2] and confirm that the buttons are enabled. Select [Back]. The [Remote] window reappears. Select [Back].
  • Page 34 Tips • If the IR Blaster cable is too short, use the extension cable (RK-G138, not supplied). • Infrared receivers on Sony VCRs and other products are identified with the Open the [Settings] window and select [TV/ Video].
  • Page 35 (e.g., a VCR+DVD player) The second remote control is automatically set when you select a device displayed as all- in-one device from the [Type] list (e.g., Sony “VCR+DVD Player”). Touch the [Switch] button on the on-screen remote control to...
  • Page 36 Notes • Operate the on-screen remote control in the same way as the remote control supplied with the connected device. You cannot operate buttons with the on-screen remote control that are not supported by the actual remote control. • The button names on the on-screen remote control do not exactly match those on the actual remote control.
  • Page 37: Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the Internet To browse the web and use mail, you must first connect the LocationFreeTV to the Internet. The LocationFreeTV can be connected to the Internet through a cable TV line, or DSL line. Necessary Equipment Use the following table to determine the equipment and cables you need for your type of Internet connection.
  • Page 38 Connection Examples This section offers examples of some typical methods for connecting to the Internet. The connection method you should use depends on your ISP. For more information, contact your ISP. • Connecting to a cable or DSL modem Use a LAN cable (not supplied) to connect the LAN port on the base station to a cable or DSL modem. If your apartment building is equipped with Ethernet wall jacks, directly connect the base station to a wall jack.
  • Page 39 • Connecting several devices to a modem with a router Cable or DSL modem to Internet Signal flow • Depending on your Internet service contract, you may not be able to connect the LocationFreeTV with multiple devices, such as several other computers. For more information, contact your cable TV company, DSL network administrator, or ISP.
  • Page 40: Configuring Network Settings

    Configuring Network Settings Refer to the documents provided by your ISP when configuring network settings. Before Configuring Network Settings Check that: • The base station power is turned on. • Have you established wireless communication between the base station and the monitor in Home mode? •...
  • Page 41 Connecting via LAN (Assigning an IP Address Manually) Perform steps 3 through 6 of “Connecting via LAN (DHCP)” (1 page 40) to display the [LAN (DHCP/Manual IP address Settings)] window. Clear the check box next to [Automatic DNS configuration], and input the proper value for [DNS1] and [DNS2].
  • Page 42 Select [Internet Connection]. The [Internet Connection] window appears. Select the [Settings] button to the right of [LAN (PPPoE)]. The [LAN (PPPoE)] window appears. Input the proper values for each item, and select [Set], then select [Back]. 1 Internet service provider (ISP) name This is used to identify your ISP.
  • Page 43: Setting Up Mail

    Select [Back], [Settings], then select [Exit]. When you are finished… Connect to the Internet and check that you can open web pages. For directions on how to open a web page, see “Viewing Web Pages: Basics” (1 page 74). Setting Up Mail Setting Up Mail To send and receive mail, you must configure the LocationFreeTV to access your mail account.
  • Page 44 3 Account Name This is used to verify that the user has authorization to access the mail account. 4 Password This is used to verify that the user has authorization to access the mail account. For security, password characters are shown as asterisks.
  • Page 45: Guide To On-Screen Icons

    BASIC: Guide to On-screen Icons No special settings are necessary for using the Location Free TV at home. It is ready for use. Guide to On-screen Icons The following icons appear at the top of the screen to indicate the connection status of the LocationFreeTV.
  • Page 46 Example 1) When Wireless is selected in On the go mode Example 2) When Wired LAN is selected in Home mode...
  • Page 47: Wireless Connection At Home

    ADVANCE: Selecting a Connection Type for the Monitor This section describes the settings you need to configure in order to use the monitor at a location away from home, such as a public wireless access like a hotel or cafe. You can set the monitor to connect directly with the base station in your home, to connect to the base station while away from home, and to...
  • Page 48: Wired Lan Connection At Home

    Wired LAN Connection at Home Open the [Settings] window and select [Monitor]. The [Monitor] window appears. Select [Wired LAN] under [Home]. Select [Back]. The connection mode is changed. Note For more on how to set [Wired LAN] under [Home], refer to page 53. Wired LAN Connection On the Open the [Settings] window and select...
  • Page 49: Wireless Connection On The Go

    Wireless Connection On the Open the [Settings] window and select [Monitor]. The [Monitor] window appears. Select [Wireless] under [On the go]. Select [Back]. The connection mode is changed. Note For more on setting the IP address in [Wireless] under [On the go], refer to “Setting Up the Monitor”...
  • Page 50 Notes • The LocationFreeTV does not support the IBSS mode or the adhoc mode. • Be aware that if the LocationFreeTV is not set to encrypt transferred data, there is a danger that data can be electronically intercepted. LocationFreeTV can operate in the 5120- 5250 MHz frequency band (the channels are 36,40,44,48).
  • Page 51: About Wireless Security

    Verify that the network you want to connect to is selected, and select [Connect]. When the connection is complete, the SSID for the current connection appears under [Current connection]. If nothing is continuously displayed in [Current connection], the settings may not be configured correctly.
  • Page 52 • When connecting the monitor to a wireless LAN environment other than that for communication with the base station, the monitor should be configured in accordance with the security setting of the wireless LAN environment. For settings information, contact the network administrator.
  • Page 53: Enable Wired Lan

    ADVANCE: Watching A/V via Home-Wired LAN You can enjoy TV and video with the LocationFreeTV “Home mode” via a wired LAN, as well as via a wireless connection. To use the wired LAN, you need to connect the monitor to the Ethernet port on a wall or on a router with a LAN cable (not supplied).
  • Page 54: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor The IP address is set beforehand to be assigned automatically. To set an IP address manually, follow the steps below. Open the [Settings] window and select [Monitor]. The [Monitor] window appears. Select [Settings] to the right of [Home- Wired LAN].
  • Page 55: What's Netav

    ADVANCE: Making Use of NetAV This section describes how to set up the NetAV server on the base station and the NetAV client on the monitor. What’s NetAV While you are away from home with your monitor, you can connect it to your base station via the Internet, enjoy TV, and control the VCR or the DVD player in your home.
  • Page 56 Setting Up NetAV You need to select [Home-Wireless] mode on the [Monitor] window to prepare for the base station settings over the wireless connection. Making the base station accessible by NetAV The NetAV function allows you to enjoy movies and other media while away from home by accessing your base station via the Internet.
  • Page 57 The [Monitor] window appears. Select [Settings], then select [Exit]. * For more on domain name, refer to the LocationFreeTV FAQ. ( Setting the Dynamic DNS client on the base station For more on how to configure settings, refer to the LocationFreeTV FAQ (
  • Page 58 For example, you can register monitor B to base station A in following procedures. Setting up base station A: • Select [Wireless] under [Home]. (Refer to “Wireless Connection at Home” (1 page 47).) • Select [Enable] for NetAV. (Refer to “Start up the NetAV server on the base station”...
  • Page 59 Select [Back]. The [Base station] window reappears. Select [Settings], then select [Exit]. Configuring additional monitor settings Once the base station is set up to allow additional monitors, set up the monitors to connect to the base station via the Internet. Perform these settings on monitors to be used from outside the home.
  • Page 60: Connecting With Netav

    Notes on using NetAV with additional monitors Refer to the illustration in “Registering Other Monitors” (1 page 57). • Only one monitor can enjoy video with the base station at once. In the case when the two monitors B and C are registered to the base station A, monitor B or C cannot establish a NetAV session with the base station A while the monitor A is receiving video from base...
  • Page 61 Establishing the NetAV connection Turn on the monitor. Make sure the monitor is in “On the go mode”. Touch anywhere on the screen. The on-screen remote appears. Select [NetAV]. [NetAV] After a brief interval the monitor connects to your base station at home, and top of the screen.
  • Page 62 Select a speed, then select [OK]. You can select between 1 and 5 as the connection speed. Select a speed. [OK] You can change the connection speed while connected to NetAV. Be aware, however, that the NetAV connection will be cut for a moment when you change from the lowest connection speed to another speed or vise versa.
  • Page 63: Basics Operations

    Basics Operations Displaying the [Index] Window... page 64 Watching TV and Video... page 65 Using the TV/Video Screen ... page 67 Selecting a Secondary Audio Program (SAP) ... page 68 Optimizing Picture Quality ... page 68 Using the Sub-Screen (LF-X1 only)... page 69 Capturing Images ...
  • Page 64: Displaying The [Index] Window

    Displaying the [Index] Window All of the LocationFreeTV’s functions are accessed from the [Index] window. Press INDEX, then detach the stylus from the monitor. ◆For the LF-X1 ◆For the LF-X5 The [Index] window appears. Tips • When you turn the power on, the monitor displays the TV channel or video you were watching prior to turning the power off.
  • Page 65: Watching Tv And Video

    Watching TV and Video You can also hide the on-screen remote control by selecting [X] at the top right corner. On-screen remote control Changing channels with a Sony remote control (not supplied) (LF- X1 only) Point the remote control at the infrared receiver on the monitor and press a channel number button.
  • Page 66 Changing channels with the stylus Slide the stylus over the screen from left to right to display the next channel, and from right to left to display the previous channel. Hold the stylus down at the end of a stroke to cycle through the channels in the direction indicated.
  • Page 67: Using The Tv/Video Screen

    Using the TV/Video Screen Parts and controls on the TV/Video screen A TV/Video mode indicator B TV channel number C SAP (Secondary Audio Program) mode indicator (1 page 68) Displays [STEREO] or [SAP] each time the [SAP] button is pressed. ◆For the LF-X1 The channel number input by the infrared remote control is shown here.
  • Page 68: Selecting A Secondary Audio Program (Sap)

    Selecting a Secondary Audio Program (SAP) The secondary audio program (SAP) mode is available for television broadcasts that include multiple audio tracks. When a TV program with multiple audio tracks is tuned in, repeatedly select [SAP] at the bottom left of the screen to switch between audio tracks. Each time the [SAP] button is pressed, [STEREO] or [SAP] appears in the bar on the screen.
  • Page 69: Using The Sub-Screen (Lf-X1 Only)

    Using the Sub- Screen (LF-X1 only) While viewing web pages or mail, you can watch TV or video on the sub-screen. Select [PIP] at the bottom right of the screen. The most recent TV or video channel is displayed on the sub-screen at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Page 70: Capturing Images

    Capturing Images With the CAPTURE button on top of the monitor, you can capture a still image of the currently displayed screen.You can then save captured images automatically in the album to enjoy later at your convenience. * Captured images cannot be used for purposes other than personal enjoyment without the permission of their copyright holders.
  • Page 71: Using The Wide Screen Mode (Lf-X5 Only)

    Using the Wide Screen Mode (LF-X5 only) Selecting the Wide button switches the monitor to the Wide Screen mode. Wide Screen mode lets you watch normal broadcasts (4:3 aspect ratio) or other picture sizes, such as letterbox movies, in several Wide Screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio).
  • Page 73: Web

    Viewing Web Pages: Basics ... page 74 Using the Web Window ... page 75 Viewing Web Pages: Useful Functions... page 76 Using the Fav. List ... page 76 Saving a Web Page (Save) ... page 78 Capturing a Web Page (Album)... page 80 Searching for Text on a Web Page ...
  • Page 74: Viewing Web Pages: Basics

    Viewing Web Pages: Basics This section explains how to display the Web window and open web pages. As an example, let us try accessing the Sony web site (http:// For details on character entry, see “Entering Characters” (1 page 116).
  • Page 75: Using The Web Window

    Using the Web Window Parts and controls on the Web window A Web icon Moves when a web page is being downloaded. B Web indicator C Address field “Viewing Web Pages: Basics” (1 page 74) Displays the address of the current web page.
  • Page 76: Viewing Web Pages: Useful Functions

    J Back Opens the previous web page. K Fwd (forward) Opens the next web page. L Home (1 page 82) Opens the web page you have specified as default page. M Reload Reloads the current web page. Stop: Stops loading the web page. N Search (1 page 80) Searches the current page for a specified character string.
  • Page 77 Select [Add]. With the unit selected, With a “Memory Stick” selected for the LF-X1, appears. With a CompactFlash card selected for the LF-X5, appears. This button appears only when a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or a CompactFlash card (LF- X5) is inserted. To add a favorite web page to a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 78: Saving A Web Page (Save)

    Enter a new title in the [Title] field and select [OK]. Enter a title. [OK] For details on character entry, see “Entering Characters” (1 page 116). Copying web pages to or from an external memory card You can save web page addresses to a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 79 Note A web page cannot be saved while it is downloading. In step 2, [Add] is dimmed if the current web page is still downloading. Wait until downloading is finished, and select [Add] again. Viewing a saved web page Select [Save], then select a web page from the [Page List: Save] window that appears at the right of the screen.
  • Page 80: Capturing A Web Page (Album)

    Capturing a Web Page (Album) You can capture a web page and save the image in the album. For web pages containing pictures, you can capture not only the entire screen but select specific images for capture. Note Some web pages contain images that cannot be captured.
  • Page 81: Copying And Pasting Text

    With the web page you want to search open, select [Search]. The search window appears at the bottom of the screen. Enter a character string into the entry field, then select [Close] on the on-screen keyboard. With the LF-X5, select [Exit] after entering a character string.
  • Page 82: Viewing Pdf Files On The Web

    Viewing PDF Files on the Web Click the PDF link in the Web page. PDF file is shown after the file is downloaded. You can change the view of PDF files with the tool buttons under the tabs. 1 Go to the first page of the document. 2 Go to the previous page.
  • Page 83 3 Character Code Most web pages include information about language encoding. If not, text may not display correctly. Use this setting to select the language for a web page. The default setting is [English/Western]. If you changed the character code, the new character code takes effect after you restart the monitor.
  • Page 85: Mail

    Using Mail: Basics ... page 86 Using the Mail Window ... page 86 Composing Mail... page 89 Composing and Sending Mail ... page 89 Attaching a Picture or Movie ... page 90 Attaching a Drawing ... page 92 Reading, Replying to, and Forwarding Mail... page 93 Reading Mail ...
  • Page 86: Using Mail: Basics

    Using Mail: Basics You can receive, compose, and send mail using the Mail window. Using the Mail Window Inbox and Outbox Windows A Mail indicator B Inbox tab (1 page 93) Shows the list of received mail. The content of the currently selected mail is shown in the bottom half of the window.
  • Page 87 E Sort buttons Allow you to sort mail by icon, address, date, or subject. Each time you select the same sort button, sorting is switched between ascending and descending order. F Select All/Unselect All [Select All]: Selects the check boxes for all displayed mail.
  • Page 88 Compose Mail window A Text field Enter the body of message. B Subject field Enter the subject of the mail. C Attach (1 page 90) Use to select pictures to attach to the mail. D Draw (1 page 92) Use to create and attach hand-drawn picture and text to the mail.
  • Page 89: Composing Mail

    Composing Mail Composing and Sending Mail For details on character entry, see “Entering Characters” (1 page 116). Open the Mail window, select the Outbox or Inbox tab, then select [New]. The [New] window appears. Compose your mail. 1 Enter the subject of the mail. 2 Enter the main text of the mail.
  • Page 90: Attaching A Picture Or Movie

    • From the Outbox Select and open the mail to be deleted, then select [Delete]. Or, select the check box beside the mail, then select [Delete selected]. Attaching a Picture or Movie Just as you might enclose pictures or drawings when writing a letter by hand, you can attach pictures and movies taken with a digital camera to your mail.
  • Page 91 Select [Send] to send the mail. [Send] When attaching multiple pictures, the picture selected first appears in the [Compose E-mail] window. Notes • If you specify too many addresses in the [To], [Cc], or [Bcc] field, the LocationFreeTV may not send mail even when the total size of attached pictures is less than 4 MB.
  • Page 92: Attaching A Drawing

    Select [Cancel Attach]. The message “Removing this picture from the attachment. Continue?” appears. Select [OK]. The list of attached pictures reappears. The picture or movie has been removed from the list. Select [Back]. The [Compose E-mail] window reappears. Attaching a Drawing Enter the subject, text, and recipient of the mail.
  • Page 93: Reading, Replying To, And Forwarding Mail

    Select [Save]. The drawing is saved in the album. When you select [Save] with a “Memory Stick” inserted (for the LF-X1) or a CompactFlash card inserted (for the LF-X5), the message “Select a place to save.” appears. Select a location, then select [OK]. Reading, Replying to, and Forwarding Mail Reading, Replying to, and Forwarding...
  • Page 94 When you open the Inbox, the off and the icon disappears. (The indicator is only available for the LF-X1.) When you are viewing other screens on the LocationFreeTV, this indicator is enabled and lights up when new mail is automatically detected.
  • Page 95: Replying To Mail

    Replying to Mail Open the Inbox window and select the mail you want to reply to. Select this. The content of the mail is displayed. Select [Reply]. The original message is quoted in the body of a new mail. Replying to multiple recipients When the original mail has been sent to multiple recipients, a message appears asking who you want to reply to.
  • Page 96: Using Mail: Useful Functions

    Enter the mail address of the recipient, and select [Send]. [Send] Using Mail: Useful Functions Using the Address Book Adding addresses to the address book Open the Inbox or Outbox, then select a sent or received mail that includes the address that you want to add to the address book.
  • Page 97 Enter a nickname for the mail address in the [Alias Name] field, then select [OK]. [OK] For details on character entry, see “Entering Characters” (1 page 116). The Mail window shown in step 1 reappears. Entering addresses directly in the Address Book Open the [Compose E-mail] window, and select [Address Book].
  • Page 98: Moving Mail To "Memory Stick" Or Compactflash Card

    Select the check box beside the desired mail address, then select [OK]. Select this check box. The selected mail address is entered into the address field in the [Compose E-mail] window. You can also open the [Address Book] window, select the check box beside the desired mail address, and then select [To] or [Cc/Bcc].
  • Page 99: Auto-Checking For New Mail (Lf-X1 Only)

    Select [E-mail]. The [E-mail] window appears. Select [Folder]. The [Folder] window appears. You cannot select this unless a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or a CompactFlash card (LF- X5) is inserted. Select the folder that you want to rename, change the name, and select [OK]. The [E-mail] window reappears.
  • Page 100: Setting An E-Mail Protection Password

    For details on character entry, see “Entering Characters” (1 page 116). When the search is finished, a search result tab appears, and the list of matching mail is displayed. Setting an E-mail Protection Password You can set an e-mail protection password to prevent other people from reading your mail on the LocationFreeTV.
  • Page 101 Enter a password using up to eight letters and numbers, and select [OK]. You cannot use capital letters. For confirmation, enter the same password again. Enter a password. [OK] Enter the same password again. The security password setting window shown in step 5 reappears. Select [Enable/Disable Protection].
  • Page 103: Album

    Using the Album Window ... page 104 Viewing Images in the Album ... page 105 Displaying the Album... page 105 Viewing Enlarged Pictures ... page 106 Viewing a Slide Show... page 107 Drawing on the Screen ... page 108 Using the Drawing Palette ... page 109 Watching Movies ...
  • Page 104: Using The Album Window

    Using the Album Window A Album indicator B Album tab (Internal storage) Shows the list of pictures saved on internal storage. C Album tab (For “Memory Stick” (LF-X1)/ CompactFlash (LF-X5)), Folder tabs Appear when the “Memory Stick”/ CompactFlash card is inserted. Allow you to copy saved pictures to “Memory Stick”/ CompactFlash card.
  • Page 105: Viewing Images In The Album

    Viewing Images in the Album Displaying the Album The Album displays in a list the pictures stored on a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or a CompactFlash card (LF-X5). Note The sub-screen is not available when the Album window is open. (LF-X1 only) Open the [Index] window, and select [Album].
  • Page 106: Viewing Enlarged Pictures

    picture will no longer display when the “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or CompactFlash card (LF-X5) is returned to the digital camera. • When the memory on the LocationFreeTV is full, icon may appear for movies in the [Picture List] window instead of the movie’s first frame. •...
  • Page 107: Viewing A Slide Show

    Viewing a Slide Show Open the [Picture List] window, clear the check boxes for all pictures, and select [Slide Show]. [Slide Show] All the pictures in the album are enlarged and displayed in order. To quit the slide show, touch an enlarged image.
  • Page 108: Drawing On The Screen

    Drawing on the Screen You can draw pictures and text on saved images or a blank white screen and save your creations in the album. Open the [Picture List] window, select the check box of a single picture, and then select [Draw].
  • Page 109: Using The Drawing Palette

    Using the Drawing Palette Pen panel The display examples shown below are for the LF-X1. For the LF-X5, the actual screens will differ. To draw pictures or text 1 Select the type of pen. 2 For [Width], select the width of the pen tip.
  • Page 110: Watching Movies

    MPEG 1 format with the “mpg” extension. • The unit cannot play movies exceeding 640 × 480 pixels. Movies shot with a Sony Cyber-shot or Handy Cam meet this requirement. The LocationFreeTV may not be able to play back movies created with a computer.
  • Page 111: Using The Album: Useful Functions

    • To play back a movie, you can also select its check box, select [Info.], and then select [Play Movie] in the [Information] window. Using the Album: Useful Functions Using the Album: Useful Functions Sending a Picture by Mail You can select a picture from the album and send it to someone by mail.
  • Page 112: Copying Pictures To A "Memory Stick" (Lf-X1) Or A Compactflash Card (Lf-X5)

    To check the other pictures you have attached, select the blue-framed picture in the [Compose E- mail] window to open the [Attached Pictures] window. Compose and send the mail (1 page 89). Copying Pictures to a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or a CompactFlash Card (LF-X5) Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 113: Displaying Picture Information

    Displaying Picture Information Open the [Picture List] window, select the check box for a single picture, and select [Info.]. Note If you have selected the check boxes for multiple pictures, you cannot select [Info.]. Be sure to select only one check box and leave the others clear.
  • Page 115: Entering Characters

    Entering Characters Entering Characters ... page 116 Using the On-screen Keyboard ... page 117 Using an External Keyboard (LF-X1 only) ... page 119...
  • Page 116: Entering Characters

    Entering Characters When you select an entry field to compose mail or to configure various settings, the on-screen keyboard appears. Using the stylus, you can type text by touching the appropriate keys. This section describes how to enter characters, using the [Compose E-mail] window as an example.
  • Page 117: Using The On-Screen Keyboard

    Using the On-screen Keyboard Alphabetic keyboard A Alphabetic keyboard Displays the alphabetic keyboard. B Shortcuts Use to quickly type a web page or e-mail address. Displays the following shortcut strings: http://, www., .com, .net, .org, .gov, .edu., .ca C Paste Pastes copied characters.
  • Page 118 Symbol keyboard A Symbol Displays the symbol keyboard. B Shortcuts Use to quickly type a web page or e-mail address. Displays the following shortcut strings: http://, www., .com, .net, .org, .gov, .edu., .ca C Copy Copies selected characters. D Paste Pastes copied characters.
  • Page 119: Using An External Keyboard (Lf-X1 Only)

    Using an External Keyboard (LF-X1 only) You can connect an external keyboard (not supplied) to the USB port on the right side of the monitor. With an external keyboard connected, the on-screen keyboard does not appear. Note that some keyboards may not work with the LocationFreeTV.
  • Page 121: Memory Stick (Lf-X1)/Compactflash (Lf-X5)

    Memory Stick (LF-X1)/ CompactFlash (LF-X5) Using a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1 Only) ... page 122 Supported Media Types ... page 122 “Memory Stick” Media ... page 123 Using a CompactFlash Card (LF-X5 Only)... page 124 Initializing a “Memory Stick”/CompactFlash Card... page 126...
  • Page 122: Using A "Memory Stick" (Lf-X1 Only)

    Using a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1 Only) Inserting a “Memory Stick” Insert a “Memory Stick” in the slot on the right of the monitor until you hear it click. The “Memory Stick” indicator lights orange when data is transferred between the LocationFreeTV and the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 123: Memory Stick" Media

    • The LocationFreeTV supports Memory Stick sizes up to 1 GB. Operation with Memory Stick PRO media having higher capacity is not guaranteed. Using a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1 Only) “Memory Stick” Media Notes on using “Memory Stick” media • When you set the “Memory Stick” erasure prevention switch to “LOCK”, data cannot be recorded, edited, or deleted.
  • Page 124: Using A Compactflash Card (Lf-X5 Only)

    CompactFlash adapter*. * Only the memory cards and the CompactFlash adapters that have been confirmed by Sony to operate normally can be used. You can find a list of confirmed memory cards and adapters at the following site: LocationFreeTV FAQ pages:
  • Page 125 Removing a CompactFlash Card Notes • Never remove the CompactFlash card from the unit or turn off the power to the unit when: – The CompactFlash card indicator is lit orange. – Mail or other data is being moved to the CompactFlash card.
  • Page 126: Initializing A "Memory Stick"/Compactflash Card

    Initializing a “Memory Stick”/ CompactFlash Card Follow the procedure below to initialize a “Memory Stick” (LF-X1) or a CompactFlash card (LF-X5) using the LocationFreeTV. Notes • If you initialize a “Memory Stick”/CompactFlash Card with the LocationFreeTV, all data recorded on the “Memory Stick”/CompactFlash Card will be deleted, including data recorded by other devices.
  • Page 127: Functions And Settings

    Functions and Settings Basic Settings... page 128 Setting Up TV Channels Manually... page 129 Deleting Unwanted Channels... page 129 Restoring a Deleted Channel Manually... page 129 Changing the Wireless Channel Manually... page 131 Using the Base Station as a Wireless Access Point. page 132 What Is Wireless LAN? ...
  • Page 128: Basic Settings

    Basic Settings Open the [Settings] window and select [Basic]. The [Basic] window appears. By selecting one of the options in the [Basic] window, you can perform the following settings. A Clock Sets the current date, time, and time zone. If the clock is not set correctly, some web pages may not display properly.
  • Page 129: Setting Up Tv Channels Manually

    Setting Up TV Channels Manually Manually edit TV channels when: • You want to delete a channel from those preset during automatic channel setup. • You want to restore a channel deleted previously. Deleting Unwanted Channels You can delete unwanted TV channels from the preset TV channel list.
  • Page 130 Select [Channel Skip/Add]. The [Channel Skip/Add] window appears. In the [Channel Skip/Add] window, a list of the channels detected during automatic channel setup appears. [Add] The channel editing window appears. Set the channel you want to add and select [Add]. Use [–] and [+] to specify the actual channel number of the station you selected.
  • Page 131: Changing The Wireless Channel Manually

    Changing the Wireless Channel Manually When the wireless communication signal becomes unstable during wireless operation, the LocationFreeTV automatically shifts to the clearest wireless channel. In the following situations, however, you should change the wireless channel manually: • TV pictures are frequently interrupted. •...
  • Page 132: Using The Base Station As A Wireless Access Point

    Make sure you can watch TV or video through the wireless channel you have selected and select [Back]. The [Base station] window is restored. Select [Settings], then select [Exit]. The LocationFreeTV uses the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels. If you select [Automatic: 2.4 GHz only] or [Automatic: 5 GHz only], the base station automatically selects the optimum wireless signal for the specified band.
  • Page 133: Setting Up A Wireless Lan

    • The base station can still function as the wireless access point for other computers, even if you are using the monitor in wired LAN mode (i.e., no wireless connection to the base station). Setting Up a Wireless LAN This section describes the basic steps for setting up the base station as a wireless access point for other computers.
  • Page 134 Notes • If you select the check box for [Stealth (Hide SSID)], the [Available Networks] box in the [Wireless Network Connection Properties] window of Windows XP will not show the base station. • When you select [Set] after entering the encryption key at [WEP], 10 asterisks (*) are displayed (if you entered 5 or 10 letters), or 26 asterisks are displayed (if you entered 13 or 26...
  • Page 135: Resetting Factory Defaults

    Resetting Factory Defaults Before initializing the LocationFreeTV • Check that the base station is turned on. Bring the monitor close to the base station. • Be sure to initialize the LocationFreeTV with the AC power adapter attached and the battery inserted.
  • Page 136: Initializing Mail Settings

    Open the [Settings] window and select [Basic]. The [Basic] window appears. Select [Initialize]. The [Initialize] window appears. Select [Init. Internet Connection/Wireless]. The [Init. Internet Connection/Wireless] window appears. Carefully read the precautions shown on the screen, initialize the base station (1 page 135), and select [OK]. The Internet connection settings, wireless connection settings, and the connection mode settings are reset.
  • Page 137: Checking Available Memory

    Checking Available Memory Notes • The actual total memory of a memory card differs from the amount printed on it. The total memory shown in the [Storage Size] window is the actual amount you can use. • A certain amount of memory on the LocationFreeTV or a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 139: Others

    Others Status Indicators... page 140 Troubleshooting ... page 141 Specifications ... page 151 Index... page 157 Trademarks... page 159...
  • Page 140: Status Indicators

    Use the following table to determine what problem the status indicator is alerting you to and to find possible solutions. If the problem persists, contact your Sony dealer. Status indicators...
  • Page 141: Troubleshooting

    (Red) LF-X5 (Red) Troubleshooting If a problem occurs during operation of the LocationFreeTV, refer to the information provided in this section. If the problem persists, contact your Sony dealer. General Problem Monitor does not turn on. Monitor suddenly turns off.
  • Page 142 The built-in battery used to keep the clock accurate may be dead. When this happens, the clock will stop once the monitor’s rechargeable battery depletes. Contact your Sony dealer for more information on replacing the built-in clock battery. Causes and remedies •...
  • Page 143 Problem No picture Picture freezes frequently. Pictures appear to be grainy and pixilated. Cannot control External TV tuner with the on-screen remote control. Causes and remedies • Make sure the base station is turned on. • During wireless connection inside the home, if the wireless signal has been lost, move closer to the base station until you reach a place where appears.
  • Page 144 TV tuner, change to channel 3 or 4 with the on-screen remote. With the LF-X1, You can also change the channel using a Sony brand TV remote control (not supplied). • Connect the IR Blaster to the IR BLASTER port on the base station (1 page 14).
  • Page 145 Problem Stripes and noise Problem Cannot connect to the Internet. The error message “Cannot connect to the web server.” appears. Cannot automatically receive an IP address from a DHCP server. Connection to the Internet was suddenly lost. Part of a web page is not displayed. Causes and remedies •...
  • Page 146 Problem Characters are not correctly displayed on web pages. Linked pages do not open. Some images are not displayed on a web page. Although connected to the Internet, web pages do not display. A correct web page URL is not shown in the Fav.
  • Page 147 Problem “Join/register” is shown on a web page. Nothing appears when [Home] is selected. The message “Cannot open this web page.” appears. When you select from a menu or other lists, the screen does not respond. Nothing appears when a button is selected.
  • Page 148 Album Problem A question mark (?) appears on the screen. Saved image cannot be displayed. Saved images do not appear in the top left of the [Picture List] window. Cannot get the slide show to work. The message “Cancelled by memory storage.”...
  • Page 149 [Dynamic DNS] are not correct. For more information, refer to the LocationFreeTV FAQ ( • If you are using a router, verify the router’s port forwarding settings. • Turn the router off and then on again.
  • Page 150 LAN access point. It takes awhile for the picture to appear. • For questions about Internet connections, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). • LocationFreeTV FAQ pages Causes and remedies • Is the password set under [NetAV Settings]-[Registration for Binding] correct? •...
  • Page 151: Specifications

    Specifications ◆For the LF-X1 System Television system NTSC Channel coverage VHF: 2 - 13, UHF: 14 - 69, CATV: 1 - 125 Tuning system PLL synthesizer ⁄ ⁄ Screen size × 7 inches, ⁄ inches (24.9 × 18.7 cm, 31.1 cm) (w/h, diagonal) Display Transparent TN LCD panel...
  • Page 152 AC power adapter AC-LX1B (for the base station) Power 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz requirements Rated output DC OUT: 12 V DC, 3 A Operating 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C) temperature Storage 14°F to 140°F temperature (–10°C to 60°C) Dimensions Approx.
  • Page 153 Battery duration Approx. 4 hours (at minimum Backlight) Approx. 3 hours (at medium Backlight) Approx. 100 minutes (at maximum Backlight) Battery charging Approx. 2.5 hours (monitor time power on) Approx. 2 hours (monitor power off) Supplied BP-LX1A battery (1) accessories Stylus (1) AC-LX1B AC power adapter for the base station (1)
  • Page 154 ◆For the LF-X5 System Television system NTSC Channel coverage VHF: 2 - 13, UHF: 14 - 69, CATV: 1 - 125 Tuning system PLL synthesizer Screen size 6.0 × 3 (15.2 × 9.1 cm) (w/h, diagonal) Display Transparent TN LCD panel Drive system Active matrix drive system Effective picture...
  • Page 155 AC power adapter AC-LX1B (for the base station) Power 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz requirements Rated output DC OUT: 12 V DC, 3 A Operating 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C) temperature Storage 14°F to 140°F temperature (–10°C to 60°C) Dimensions Approx.
  • Page 156 Monitor: Approx. 1 lbs. 4 oz. (555 g), including the battery (BP- LX5A) Approx. 1lbs. 6 oz. (627g), including the battery (BP- LX5B) Communication Indoors: approx. 30 m (100 range feet) (depending on the environment) Standards IEEE802.11 a/b/g Frequency range 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Modulation DS-SS Modem and OFDM...
  • Page 157: Index

    Index Additional monitors Address Book Album Window Attaching a Picture Auto Program AV IN jack Backlight base station stand battery Battery charge indicator Battery Life Bound monitor CAPTURE CAPTURE button Changing channels Changing the Wireless Channel Manually Character Code Charging the Battery CLR CFG CompactFlash Card CompactFlash card indicator...
  • Page 158 Watching TV and Video Web window Wide button Wide Screen mode wired LAN Wireless Access Point wireless channel WIRELESS indicator Wireless Security WPA-PSK WPA-PSK with TKIP encryption...
  • Page 159: Trademarks

    • NetFront is registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries. • A portion of the software for this device includes modules developed by the Independent JPEG Group. • LocationFree is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, “MagicGate”, “MagicGate Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 160 Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Printed in Japan...

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