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 ... 6 Part 2 Attaching the Base Station Stand ... 7 Part 3 Connecting Cable or Antenna ... 7 Part 4 Connecting Other Devices ...
Advanced Base Station Settings ... 35 Opening the [Base Station Settings] Page ... 35 Checking the Current Base Station Status ... 36 Basic Operations in the [Advanced Setup] Page ... 37 Setting Up Your Internet Connection ... 37 Setting Up to Watch TV Away From Home ... 38 Registering LocationFree Devices on the Base Station...
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. What is the LocationFree Base Station? with Router...
Identifying Parts and Controls Front Rear 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.
Base Station Preparations Part 1 Checking the Package Contents After unpacking, check that all the following items have been included: Base station (1) IR Blaster (1) LocationFree Player software CD-ROM (1) Quick Start Guide (1) Instructional DVD (1) Dynamic DNS Terms-of-Use Agreement (1) * One serial key for LocationFree Player is supplied.
The procedure for connecting to a TV antenna depends on the type of antenna jack. Some antenna jacks require a separate converter or splitter (not supplied). For more information, contact your Sony dealer. Antenna cable (not supplied) to antenna Stand...
Connecting to a Cable Box (STB) Depending on the output jacks on your cable or satellite receiver set-top box (STB), you can use either the base station’s VHF/UHF input (as shown below) or the video inputs (1 page 9). Connecting to the video input terminal See “Part 4 Connecting Other Devices”...
Part 4 Connecting Other Devices You can connect external devices featuring an A/V output terminal, such as a VCR, AV receiver, DVR, DVD player/ recorder, or digital cable, to the base station. Refer to the operating instructions for each device. Audio/video signal flow Watching video with a connected device...
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 symbol. • You can set up two on-screen remote controls for each video input connector.
Setup and Connections Flow of Setup Use the following steps to configure. STEP 1 Setup to watch TV at home STEP 1-1 Turn on the base station (1 page 13) STEP 1-2 Connect a LocationFree device to the base station (1 page 14). •...
Base Station Modes The base station has a normal mode and a setup mode. Press the base station power switch 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. •...
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.
STEP 1-2 Connect a LocationFree device to the base station Connect to watch TV at home • Connect to the router by wireless • Connect to the router by wired LAN (UPnP compatible) • Connect to the router by wireless •...
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.
Enter the WEP key printed on the sticker of the base station and then click [Connect]. Proceed to STEP1-3 (1 page 16). STEP 1-3 Display TV on your LocationFree device Before you register your computer with the base station and display TV on the computer, you need to install LocationFree Player on the computer (1 page 32).
(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 [NetAV Connection] window appears.
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.
Select a base station with a green icon, and click [Base Station Settings]. Select a green icon. Click this button. Your web browser starts, and the [Base Station Settings] page opens. Click [Enter]. The password input page appears. Enter the user ID and password, and then click [OK].
Read the “Dynamic DNS Terms-of-Use Agreement” included in the box and then click [Agree]. When you click [Agree], the information required for the dynamic DNS is saved to the base station. Follow the on-screen instructions to wait until the NETAV LED stops blinking (umber) and click [Next] when the NETAV LED turns off.
manual for the router and “Setting a Router Incompatible with the UPnP Function” (1 page 38). • Some UPnP compatible routers are only compatible with specific messenger services and games. For such a router, set port forwarding.
For details, refer to the operating instructions for the LF-X1/X5, “Display TV on your LocationFree device” (1 page 16) in these operating instructions, or the following site. LocationFreeTV FAQ pages: http://www.sony.com/locationfree/faq/ with Router Home Base station Notes •...
LocationFree Player Basic Window Overview of the LocationFree Player Window Normal size A TV/Video indicator B TV channel number C Volume indicator D Minimize button Minimizes the LocationFree Player window. E Maximize/Restore button Maximizes the LocationFree Player window. Click again to restore the window to its original size.
You can use your mouse or keyboard to display the settings dialog box and to make various adjustments. For details, see “Mouse and Keyboard Operations” (1 page 28). Overview of the on-screen remote Depending on your settings and the devices connected to your system, the on-screen remote may vary from the one illustrated here.
You can also use the [Start] menu. Point to [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [LocationFree Player]. Click a base station from the list, and then click [Connect] on the [Base Station Selection] screen.
TV and Video Operations Selecting TV Channels With the On-screen Remote Control When the on-screen remote control is configured, you can display it by clicking [TV], and then clicking [Remote] at the bottom left of the window. Use the remote control number buttons to enter the desired channel number, and then click [Enter].
Selecting a Secondary Audio Program (SAP) The secondary audio program (SAP) mode is available for broadcasts that include multiple audio tracks. 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.
Mouse and Keyboard Operations You can perform the following LocationFree Player operations with your computer’s mouse and keyboard. Mouse operations Operations Click Clicking anywhere inside the window displays the index. Right click Right clicking anywhere inside the window displays a context menu as described below.
Setting Up LocationFree Player Making TV and Video Settings This section explains how to configure TV channels and the remote control. Configuring the TV Channels Click anywhere inside the window. The index appears. Click [Settings] at the bottom right of the window.
Configuring the TV Remote Control You can control the TV using an on-screen remote. The remote settings depend on which TV tuner you use. If you use an external TV tuner, you need to connect a device such as a set-top box first, and then make the settings.
VCR+DVD player The second remote is automatically set when you select a device displayed as an all-in-one device from the [Type] list (e.g., Sony “VCR+DVD player”). Select the [Switch] button on the on-screen remote to switch between the remote control of the VCR and that of the DVD player.
LocationFree Player System Requirements Computer requirements (where LocationFree Player is installed) Operating system: Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 Windows XP Professional/Home Edition Service Pack 2 Processor: Pentium 4, 1 GHz or more RAM: 256 MB or more Available hard disk space: 300 MB or more Monitor resolution: 800 x 600 pixels or more, HighColor (16 bit) or...
Click [Next]. Read the license agreement, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement], and then click [Next]. Type your name, organization and serial key, and then click [Next]. Confirm the installation folder, and then click [Next]. If you want to modify the installation folder, click [Change].
Uninstalling LocationFree Player from Your Computer Click [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [Uninstall LocationFree Player] on the [Start] menu. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the procedure.
Advanced Base Station Settings Opening the [Base Station Settings] Page The [Base Station Settings] page is accessed and set from your web browser. You can make more detailed settings, such as changing a wireless LAN encryption key, in the [Advanced Setup] page.
Opening the [Advanced Setup] Page Double-click the (LocationFree Player) icon on the desktop of the computer to start LocationFree Player, select the base station you want to set in the [Base Station Selection] window that appears, and then click [Base Station Settings]. Select a green icon.
Basic Operations in the [Advanced Setup] Page This section explains the operations common to each frame in the [Advanced Setup] page. 1 Click the item to configure. The information for the clicked item appears in the frame on the right. 2 Make settings or perform operations for the selected item.
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 [Auto (DHCP)], the router’s DHCP server will automatically assign the [IP address], [Subnet mask] and [Default gateway].
Set [IP Address Settings] to [Manual] in the [Internet Connection] frame and then enter the following information. IP Address: 192.168.0.64 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 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.
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].
NetAV Check You can check whether NetAV has been set up correctly. 1 When you click this button, a NetAV Check page appears and the test begins. If [Success] appears in the test page, click [Exit Setup] and close the base station settings screen. If [Setup Incomplete] appears in the NetAV Check page, read the instructions on the NetAV Check page and configure the necessary...
1 To enable device registration, select [Enable]. 2 The base station’s current registration processing status appear here. 3 The password needed to register a device with the base station appears here. You will need this password when you make device registration settings on the device side, so make a note of it.
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.
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 user’s manual of your computer and the operating instructions that came with your wireless LAN card.
*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 customer’s actions. The customer assumes personal responsibility for making these settings.
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.
There may be a hardware malfunction or a settings file error. Problem Turn the base station power off and then on again. Initialize the network and wireless settings (1 page 48) If the problem persists, contact your Sony dealer. Causes and remedies...
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.
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. Base station Problem Cannot turn the base station power off.
LocationFree Player Problem Cannot connect a computer to the base station via a wireless connection. 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.
Problem Picture freezes frequently. 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).
Video Problem No picture from the connected device. The on-screen remote control does not work. Watching TV at Home Problem Operations are delayed. Video stops or skips. The NetAV connection is disconnected suddenly. Watching TV Away from Home Problem The video keeps stopping and starting, and frames are dropped.
[Advanced] and set the IP address of the base station as an address that does not use a proxy. LocationFreeTV FAQ pages: http://www.sony.com/locationfree/faq/ • 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.
The setup screen disappears soon after configuring settings. • For questions about Internet connections, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or cable TV company. • LocationFree FAQ pages http://www.sony.com/locationfree/faq/ Causes and remedies Check the “Cannot connect to the Internet” (1 page 49) section of “Base Station.”...
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.
Index Access point Advanced Setup Current settings Device Registration Dynamic DNS Settings Internet Connection NetAV Check NetAV Settings UPnP Settings Wireless Settings Base Station Modes Base Station Selection window Base Station Status Base station’s IP address Connecting AC power adapter AV receiver DVD player DVD recorder...