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* Watch your home TV anywhere in world
* LocationFree Base Station
* Base Station Stand
* LocationFree CD-ROM for PC
* AC Power Adaptor
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#1
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#2
Thanks, but posted here recently for the same price & retailer.
#3
currys selling these for £24 few months ago sony software can only be installed once £20 to install on another pc so not as good as slingbox unless you have psp and want to watch tv on it .Good hardware let down by sony been greedy with use of software had one from currys returned it because of this. also PC world have got the slingbox in sale £44 at my local shop betteer buy if you dont need psp support
#4
andy math
sony software can only be installed once £20 to install on another pc


An extensive set of serial numbers for both XP and Vista versions of the LocationFree software is available from users of this website if anyone needs to install on another PC.

There is no online regsitration, so the serial numbers simply make the software work.

In any case, Sony probably don't care as this product is (beyond) EOL.
#5
withabix
An extensive set of serial numbers for both XP and Vista versions of the LocationFree software is available from users of this website if anyone needs to install on another PC.

There is no online regsitration, so the serial numbers simply make the software work.

In any case, Sony probably don't care as this product is (beyond) EOL.

wish i had known when i had one wish i had not returned mine as it was only the software issue why i returned it thanks for the info
#6
Really sorry, I'm obviously really thick lol but wot does this do exectly? My Sis lives in Germany so does this enble her to watch British tv?? :?
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hannah19790;3942246
Really sorry, I'm obviously really thick lol but wot does this do exectly? My Sis lives in Germany so does this enble her to watch British tv?? :?


Hannah,

She can only pick up the channels dependant upon the system her LocationFree player is connected to.

So if it was connected in your house, say to your sky package, then she could view all channels (subject to her psp having a wireless internet connection). The downside is that she would have full control over your box, so whatever she watches, you'd have to watch. However if you went multi-room (or even just set up a freeview box) and connected the Location Free unit to that, then she could watch whatever channels she wished. :thumbsup:
#8
Captain Stupid - what is this strange box?

Help me - what does it do and what will it do to brighten my sad life?
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hannah19790
Really sorry, I'm obviously really thick lol but wot does this do exectly? My Sis lives in Germany so does this enble her to watch British tv?? :?


You connect the sony device it to a UK device such as a SKY box and to a broadband internet connection. At the remote location (e.g. Germany) you install the supplied software on a PC and you are then able to view and control (e.g. change channels) on the UK sky box. Obviously would be best suited to something like sky multiroom, so as the remote user controls a secondary sky boxand not the one in your living room!

This is a good price but if you can get a slingbox for not too much more I think that is a better way to go as these (location free) look like they are being phased out.

For anyone PC-savvy have a look at http://www.orb.com - which allows you to do similar using a PC instead of the slingbox. If you have a media PC this is nice solution, and uses a browser (rather than bespoke software) at the remote end, so handy forinternet cafes, mobiles etc.
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aScottishBloke
Hannah,

She can only pick up the channels dependant upon the system her LocationFree player is connected to.

So if it was connected in your house, say to your sky package, then she could view all channels (subject to her psp having a wireless internet connection). The downside is that she would have full control over your box, so whatever she watches, you'd have to watch. However if you went multi-room (or even just set up a freeview box) and connected the Location Free unit to that, then she could watch whatever channels she wished. :thumbsup:


blacklion1725
You connect the sony device it to a UK device such as a SKY box and to a broadband internet connection. At the remote location (e.g. Germany) you install the supplied software on a PC and you are then able to view and control (e.g. change channels) on the UK sky box. Obviously would be best suited to something like sky multiroom, so as the remote user controls a secondary sky boxand not the one in your living room!

This is a good price but if you can get a slingbox for not too much more I think that is a better way to go as these (location free) look like they are being phased out.

For anyone PC-savvy have a look at http://www.orb.com - which allows you to do similar using a PC instead of the slingbox. If you have a media PC this is nice solution, and uses a browser (rather than bespoke software) at the remote end, so handy forinternet cafes, mobiles etc.


Wow thanks guys, sounds a little too confussing to me tbh lol
Rep left to you both for your help x
#11
hannah19790
Really sorry, I'm obviously really thick lol but wot does this do exectly? My Sis lives in Germany so does this enble her to watch British tv?? :?

yes on any pc with the sony sofware installed and internet connection or sony psp with internet also needs to be broadband to be watchable
#12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LocationFree_Player

sony page about product - http://www.sony.co.uk/product/lf-locationfree-base-station/lf-pk1
manuals - http://www.sony.co.uk/product/lf-locationfree-base-station/lf-pk1#pageType=manual

would be interested in knowing if it could be re-flashed with linux? I would guess it has ARM CPU or something like that driving the internal software inside it?Maybe would be a nice hacking project?
#13
Was considering one of these and found this link for a (legitimate) vesion of the software which doesn't require a serial number (Sony have officially dropped the requirement). States it requires Vist or XP Pro - not sure why XP Home isn't listed. Its a US download but worth a try I should think.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=3196&SMB=YES
#14
blacklion1725
Was considering one of these and found this link for a (legitimate) vesion of the software which doesn't require a serial number (Sony have officially dropped the requirement). States it requires Vist or XP Pro - not sure why XP Home isn't listed. Its a US download but worth a try I should think.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=3196&SMB=YES


Country-specific software I'm afraid - won't work on UK units. Been covered before when these were £25 at Currys.

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