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LocationFree Player
for PC
Operating Instructions
LFA-PC1
©2005 Sony Corporation
Pre-release version
2-599-667-11(1)

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    LocationFree Player for PC Operating Instructions LFA-PC1 Pre-release version ©2005 Sony Corporation 2-599-667-11(1)

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    For details on setting up NetAV, refer to the NetAV Quick Start Guide. You can view the NetAV Quick Start Guide by opening the Start menu, selecting [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), and then selecting [Sony LocationFree Player]. Introduction Installation...

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    Others Contacting Sony If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer Information Services Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or 1-877-899-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).

  • Page 4: What Is Locationfree Player

    What is LocationFree Player? LocationFree Player is a software application that enables video streaming over the internet, what is known as "NetAV" on the Sony LocationFree TV. The NetAV function allows you to stream live TV, VCR or DVDs from your home to your computer over a broadband internet connection.

  • Page 5: System Requirements

    For details on setting up NetAV, refer to the NetAV Quick Start Guide. You can view the NetAV Quick Start Guide by opening the Start menu, selecting [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), and then selecting [Sony LocationFree Player]. Home requirements • A LocationFree TV (LF-X1 or LF-X5) (base station and monitor).

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    Pre-release version Note Even if the above requirements are satisfied, you may not be able to use the LocationFree Player because of limitations in peripheral devices such as your graphics card. System Requirements...

  • Page 7: Configuring Locationfree Player

    You can view the NetAV Quick Start Guide by opening the Start menu, selecting [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), and then selecting [Sony LocationFree Player]. Step 1 Installing the LocationFree Player software (1 page 9) Steps required before access remotely (one-time setup)

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    Pre-release version Tips • When you are using the monitor to communicate with the base station in “Home mode” to watch TV, VCR or DVDs, you cannot use the NetAV function from computers A or B to access the base station. However, if you select [Allow AV interception by registered monitors.] check box when you register the monitor, even if the monitor is being used to watch TV, VCR or DVDs, you can still initiate a NetAV connection with the base station from...

  • Page 9: Step 1 Installing The Locationfree Player Software

    Installation Step 1 Installing the LocationFree Player Software Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation of the software. For more details, refer to the “Software Installation Guide”. Tips • LocationFree Player is compatible only with Windows XP and Windows 2000. It cannot run on other operating systems.

  • Page 10: Step 2 Setting Up Your Computer

    Pre-release version Preparations Prior to Access from a Remote Location Step 2 Setting Up Your Computer If you are using a personal firewall on your computer (contained in Windows XP or on products like Norton Internet Security), or if you are using a home router, you will need to configure your computer to use NetAV.

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    (2) Clear the [Automatic IP address configuration (DHCP)] check box. The information in the fields will clear, which releases the “automatic” IP settings. (3) Enter again the information you jot down in step (1) - with one exception: For the IP address, be sure to change the last two digits to 64*. * If you entered a different IP address for the port forwarding or DMZ settings of your router, make the last two digits match that address.

  • Page 12: Step 4 Getting The Base Station Ready To Register Your Computer

    Pre-release version Step 4 Getting the Base Station Ready to Register Your Computer This step explains how to set up the base station before registering your remote computer with it. While you are using the NetAV function to send video from the base station, you cannot use the NetAV function from your home monitor or other computers to access the base station.

  • Page 13: Step 5 Registering Your Computer With The Base Station

    Connect your computer to your network through a wireless or wired LAN connection. Double-click You can also point to [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [LocationFree Player] on the [Start] menu. LocationFree Player starts. The [Registration for Binding] screen appears.

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    Pre-release version Step 5 Registering Your Computer with the Base Station Configure each setting. (1) Type the domain name or static IP address of the target base station. (2) Type the port number of the target base station (5021 is commonly used). (3) Type the password that you received in step 4 of “Getting the Base Station Ready to Register Your Computer”...

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    When the connection is established from the computer to the base station, the computer is registered under the name that you set in (4) of the procedure above in the [Registered monitors] list of the [Register Other Monitors] screen. If the name of the registered computer does not appear, select [Refresh] to update the display.

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    Pre-release version Re-registering Your Computer with the Base Station Perform registration again if you delete the information for a computer registered with the base station on the LF-X1 or LF-X5 or initialize the base station. Re-registering is necessary only if the registered computer does not appear when you select [Settings], [Base station], [NetAV Settings], and then open the [Register Other Monitors] screen (1 page 13) on the LF-X1 or LF-X5.

  • Page 17: Step 6 Configuring Tv Channels

    When connected to the base station, this screen cannot be displayed. (1) Type the password that you received in step 4 of “Getting the Base Station Ready to Register Your Computer” (1 page 12). (2) Type a name for the computer you are registering (no more than 20 alphanumerical characters).

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    Pre-release version Buttons common to all [Settings] screens have the following functions. [OK]: [Cancel]: Closes the [Settings] screen without updating the settings. [Apply]: Updates the settings without closing the [Settings] screen. Step 6 Configuring TV Channels (1) If you subscribe to cable TV, select the [ON] option. When [CABLE] is set to [ON], channels 1 to 125 are automatically selected, and when [CABLE] is set to [OFF], channels 2 to 69 are automatically selected.

  • Page 19: Step 7 Connecting Your Computer To The Internet

    LocationFree Player a DirectShow initialization error occurs. If this happens, uninstall LocationFree Player and then reinstall it. Double-click You can also point to [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [LocationFree Player] on the [Start] menu.

  • Page 20: Step 9 Configuring The On-screen Remote Control

    Pre-release version Step 9 Configuring the On-screen Remote Control If you installed the supplied IR Blaster on your external tuner (such as a set-top box) or if you installed it on a device connected to the base station, you can display a remote control on your screen and control the display with it.

  • Page 21: Configuring The Remote Control For Video 1 And Video 2

    (1) Select the [External TV tuner] option, and then select the appropriate channel from the pull-down list. (2) Select the make of the connected device. (3) Select the type of the connected device. (4) If the configuration above is correct, each time you click [Power], your TV should turn on or off.

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    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”). Click the [Switch] button on the on-screen remote control to switch between the remote control of the VCR and that of the DVD player.

  • Page 23: Starting The Netav Function

    LocationFree Player a DirectShow initialization error occurs. If this happens, uninstall LocationFree Player and then reinstall it. Starting the NetAV Function Double-click You can also point to [All programs] ([Programs] in Windows 2000), [Sony LocationFree Player], and then click [LocationFree Player] on the [Start] menu. LocationFree Player starts.

  • Page 24: Quitting The Netav Function

    Pre-release version Quitting the NetAV Function Closing the Connection with the Base Station Click anywhere on the screen to display the top and bottom menu bars, and then click [Disconnect] at the left bottom of the window. Disconnect Quitting LocationFree Player Click anywhere on the screen to display the top and bottom menu bars, and then click Starting the NetAV Function...

  • Page 25: Netav Basic Window

    NetAV Basic Window Overview of the LocationFree Player Window (1) (2) (15) Note If the desired button does not appear, enlarge the window until it does appear. (1) TV/Video display (2) TV channel (3) NetAV indicator This indication appears here when a connection is established with the base station and you are using the NetAV function.

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    Pre-release version (10) Volume control (1 page 29) (11) Muting (12) SAP (1 page 30) (13) Rate (1 page 30) (14) Remote (1 page 30) (15) Connect/Disconnect You can use your mouse or keyboard to display the setting dialog box and make any setting modification.

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    (1) Remote control name (2) Close button To hide the remote control, use this button. (3) Channel display (4) Number buttons To select a channel, use these buttons. After you enter a channel, click the [Enter] button or wait 3 seconds to confirm. (5) Enter To confirm the channel entered with the number buttons.

  • Page 28: Displaying The Index

    Pre-release version Displaying the Index Use the index to switch among input feeds. Displaying the Index Click anywhere inside the window. The index appears. Note If you are not connected to NetAV, the index will not appear when you click inside the window.

  • Page 29: Watching Tv And Video

    Watching TV and Video Display the index (1 page 28), and then select the desired feed. TV Channel Selection With the On-screen Remote Control When the on-screen remote control is configured as described on page 20, you can display it to select a TV channel. Click [Remote] at the left bottom of the window, use the remote control number buttons to enter the desired channel number, and then click [Enter].

  • Page 30: Using The On-screen Remote Control

    Pre-release version Using the On-screen Remote Control After the on-screen remote control is configured (1 page 20), you can control the TV or video displays. Click [Remote] at the left bottom of the window. The remote control appears. Selecting a Secondary Audio Program (SAP) The secondary audio program (SAP) mode is available for television broadcasts that include multiple audio tracks.

  • Page 31: Watching Video At Home With The Netav Function

    Watching Video at Home with the NetAV Function Watching Video at Home with the NetAV Function If you install the LocationFree Player to the home computer, you can watch video in your room from the base station in the living room via home network. Note The settings of the computer is up to its operating system and your network environment.

  • Page 32: Wireless Lan Setup

    Pre-release version Wireless LAN Setup You can watch video on your computer with NetAV function via wireless LAN at home. The base station should be used as a wireless access point. Watching Video at Home with the NetAV Function With your LocationFree TV, select [Settings] - [Base station] - [Wireless Access Point], and configure it as described below.

  • Page 33: Mouse And Keyboard Operations

    Others Mouse and Keyboard Operations You can perform the following operations with your computer’s mouse and keyboard. Mouse operations Click Right-click Items displayed by right-clicking anywhere inside the window Items Connect/Disconnect Remote Settings Rate Muting Vol + Vol - Operating Instructions Version Info Quit Application Always on top...

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    Pre-release version Operations possible with the keyboard Shortcut keys Ctrl+W or Alt+F4 F5 or Ctrl+S F6 or Ctrl+R F7 or Ctrl+L F8 or Ctrl+M F12 or Ctrl+P RIGHT or LEFT ARROW UP or DOWN ARROW Alt+SPACEBAR Mouse and Keyboard Operations Operations Quit the program.

  • Page 35: Removing Locationfree Player From Your Computer

    Removing LocationFree Player from Your Computer Select [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. Note The 3ivx is not removed automatically when LocationFree Player is removed.

  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    If you encounter any problems, refer to the list below for solution. Also refer to the LF-X1/LF-X5 operating instructions for more troubleshooting tips. For more help troubleshooting, also refer to the following URL: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-lftv.pl/ Problem Cannot register with the base station.

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    Problem The feed from a device connected to the base station is not displayed. Assigned channels do not display. The picture is distorted. Cannot display the on-screen remote control or cannot click [Remote]. The Settings button or Vol button does not appear.

  • Page 38: Index

    Pre-release version Index Close button ...25 Connect button ...26 Context menu ...33 Disconnect button ...26 Getting the base station ...12 home network ...31 Index ...25 Index window ...28 Installing LocationFree Player ...9 IR Blaster ...20 Keyboard operations ...34 Maximize button ...25 Minimize button ...25 Mouse operations ...33 Muting button ...26...

  • Page 39: Trademarks

    Trademarks • LocationFree is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows and DirextX United States and other countries. • Copyright 2004 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Patents Pending. • Ethernet is a registered trademark of XEROX Corporation. • 3ivx MPEG-4 audio and video compression technologies by 3ivx Technologies. Copyright © 3ivx Technologies Pty.

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