A: Some set-top boxes (STB) cannot be controlled with the On-screen Remote Control when
connected to the Base Station with an antenna cable. To control these STBs with the On-
screen Remote Control, connect them to the Base Station with a video cable as noted in
the LocationFree™ TV Operating Instructions on pages 21 and 33.
Wireless at Home
The range on LocationFree™ TV is approximately 50 feet. As with all wireless products, actual
performance will vary depending on environment.
Q: What wireless technology does LocationFree™ TV use?
A: LocationFree™ TV offers wireless transmission based on the IEEE802.11 standards,
which specifies use of the 2.4GHz (802.11b/g) and 5GHz (802.11a) bands of the radio
spectrum. Having dual-bands allows users to select the best quality transmission mode
to avoid interference and weaker signals. SONY is the first company to offer this "dual-
band" capability in a wireless TV.
Q: I seem to be getting good reception for my LocationFree™ TV but there are some places
in my home that it doesn't seem to work. What could be causing this?
A: LocationFree™ TV has an approximate range of 50 feet. However, like all wireless
products, actual performance will vary depending on your environment. Within a user's
home, LocationFree™ TV may be affected by interference from other home products
and/or signal attenuation (weakening) due to proximity of certain products/materials in
the home. Please see below for more details.
Q: Something seems to be interfering with the reception of my LocationFree™ TV Monitor.
The signal goes in and out even if I'm holding it still or not carrying it around. What
possible sources could be causing this interference?
A: Any one of the following products may cause radio interfere with LocationFree™ TV
wireless transmission. Since there are more products in the market today that use the
2.4GHz band, it is more likely that users will experience interference when using this
band. Other 2.4GHz wireless products could include:
Other wireless equipment, such as wires home routers (for 2.4GHz band, the
5GHz band, or Bluetooth wireless technology)
Cordless phones (2.4GHz or 5.8GHz bands)
Microwave Ovens (2.4GHz band)
Industrial or Medical Equipment (2.4GHz or 5GHz bands)
Q: I don't have any other 2.4GHz products but I'm still getting some interference. What
could be causing it?
A: It's possible that you are experiencing radio signal attenuation. When located between or
near the Base Station and Monitor, any one of the following products may weaken the
Large home appliances, such as washers and dryers, refrigerators, etc.
Wall/Door/Floor construction with metal materials or materials containing metal.
Q: My LocationFree™ TV keeps telling me, "Out of Range. Return Closer to the Base
Station"? Is there anything I can do to improve wireless transmission?
A: If you are not receiving a clear picture, use any one of the following steps:
Change the orientation of the Monitor (e.g. turn the Monitor 180 degrees).
Position the Base Station and/or Monitor away from possible sources of