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LocationFree Player Pak
– LocationFree Base
Station
– LocationFree Player
Operating Instructions
LF-PK1
– LF-B1
– LFA-PC2
© 2005 Sony Corporation
2-655-612-11(2)

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  • Page 1 LocationFree Player Pak – LocationFree Base Station – LocationFree Player Operating Instructions LF-PK1 – LF-B1 – LFA-PC2 © 2005 Sony Corporation 2-655-612-11(2)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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 ...
  • Page 3 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...
  • Page 4: What Is The Locationfree 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...
  • Page 5: Identifying Parts And Controls (base Station)

    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.
  • Page 6: Base Station Preparations

    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.
  • Page 7: Part 2 Attaching The Base Station Stand

    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...
  • Page 8 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”...
  • Page 9: 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...
  • Page 10 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.
  • Page 11: Setup And Connections

    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). •...
  • Page 12: Base Station Modes

    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. •...
  • Page 13: Step 1 Setup To Watch Tv At Home

    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.
  • Page 14 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 •...
  • Page 15 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.
  • Page 16 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).
  • Page 17 (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.
  • Page 18: Step 2 Setup To Watch Tv Away From Home

    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.
  • Page 19 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].
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22: Watching Tv And Videos On Locationfree Player

    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 •...
  • Page 23: Locationfree Player Basic Window

    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.
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 25: Connecting To The Base Station

    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.
  • Page 26: Tv And Video Operations

    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].
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Video Rate

    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.
  • Page 28: Mouse And Keyboard Operations

    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.
  • Page 29: Setting Up Locationfree Player

    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.
  • Page 30 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.
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32: Locationfree Player System Requirements

    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...
  • Page 33 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].
  • Page 34 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.
  • Page 35: Advanced Base Station Settings

    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.
  • Page 36: Checking The Current Base Station Status

    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.
  • Page 37: Basic Operations In The [advanced Setup] Page

    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.
  • Page 38: Setting Up To Watch Tv Away From Home

    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].
  • Page 39 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.
  • Page 40 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].
  • Page 41: Registering Locationfree Devices On The Base Station

    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...
  • Page 42: Changing The Wireless Settings Of The Base Station

    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.
  • Page 43: Setting Up Your Computer

    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.
  • Page 44: Other Settings

    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.
  • Page 45 *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.
  • Page 46 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.
  • Page 47: Others

    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...
  • Page 48: Initializing The Base Station

    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.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 50 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.
  • Page 51 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).
  • Page 52 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.
  • Page 53 [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.
  • Page 54: Easy Setup

    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.”...
  • Page 55: Specifications (locationfree Base Station Lf-b1)

    Specifications (LocationFree Base Station LF-B1) System Television system NTSC Channel coverage VHF: 2 - 13, UHF: 14 - 69, CATV: 1 - 125 Tuning system PLL synthesizer Input/output VHF/UHF 75-ohm external terminal S-VIDEO 4-pin mini DIN VIDEO INPUT1 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative 0.286 Vp-p (burst), 75 ohms Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced,...
  • Page 56: Optional Accessories

    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.
  • Page 57: Index

    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...
  • Page 58: Trademarks

    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.
  • Page 59 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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