LocationFree® Base Station
Wherever you go, your home entertainment will follow
WATCH YOUR HOME TV AND DVR ANYWHERE YOU GO
The LocationFree® Base Station is a device that connects to your cable or satellite box
and streams your TV shows and DVR content over the internet for you to watch and
control anywhere you go. Now you can watch live local news, recorded DVR content or
the hometown ballgame wherever you have internet access , whether you're cooking
in the kitchen or enjoying room service in a hotel halfway around the world.
ENJOY LOCAL TV , EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT LOCAL
There's just something about local TV programming that makes you feel at home. You
know which shows you like best and where and when to find them. You have a local
newscast you rely on and a hometown sports team you can't bear to miss. The VAIO®
LocationFree® Base Station is the ideal solution for mobile professionals, college
students and global travelers seeking the comforts of home TV from the road. With a
LocationFree Base Station at home and a compatible PC or PSP® system in tow, far away
doesn't seem so far away.
With a LocationFree® Base Station, you can watch and control content on your DVR
from virtually anywhere you go . Great for catching up on your recorded programs from
the road, this feature is also handy for in-home use. Since a DVR stores its content to a
local hard drive, you can normally only watch this programming on the TV that the DVR
is connected too. But with a LocationFree® Base Station, your DVR is freed from your
living room and available for you to access when you want, where you want. You can
even remotely setup DVR recordings from your connected device, so you're sure not to
miss your favorite programming, even if you're running late.
DVD PLAYERS, MULTI-DISC CHANGERS AND CAROUSELS
You can even connect VCR, DVD player or DVD changer to the LocationFree® Base
Station and access your DVD collection for a mobile movie marathon featuring all your
CONNECT TO OTHER DEVICES
The VAIO® LocationFree® Base Station can connect to any device with a component, S-
Video or composite video input, including your HDTV box or camcorder.
The VAIO® LocationFree® Base Station lets you stream and remotely enjoy your home
high definition programming without the need for any special cables or inputs. Live or
recorded HDTV programming is streamed from the LocationFree Base Station in a
compressed, standard-definition format, putting all your favorite programming at your
The VAIO® LocationFree® Base Station can connect to your camcorder at home,
letting you can keep an eye on the kids, check-in on your pets or even look after the
nanny via live Internet feed , whether you're in the next room, at work or even
vacationing in another country.
A REMOTE CONTROL YOU MAY RECOGNIZE
A programmable on-screen version of your home remote is displayed on your LCD,
letting you surf local TV or toggle through your DVR recordings in a familiar manner. It's a
fun and easy way to take your favorite programming to-go. You can even add or remove
buttons from this virtual remote to suit your needs. Just be careful not to get in a
channel changing war, this virtual remote control is literally controlling your home TV. So
if someone is watching TV at home while you're controlling on the road, you could be in
for a struggle.
STREAM THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME
The LocationFree® Base Station has a great feature for those who want to carry their TV
with them throughout the house. With built-in 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN technologies ,
the LocationFree® Base Station streams your TV and DVR content throughout your
home, up to 100 feet. Watching a great show with the family, but need to go fold some
laundry? Just pick up your VAIO notebook and watch along in-synch. Don't want to miss
a moment of the game while you go for a snack? Take your PSP with you and catch every
move you might have otherwise missed.