October 13th, 2005, 08:27 Posted By: wraggster
Sony have unveiled their LocationFree Website, heres all the info:
<blockquote>What is LocationFree®? How can I use it on my PSP™ system?*
You never have to leave your home entertainment behind again. With LocationFree® you can stream TV or movies from your home over broadband internet to your PSP™ system– virtually anywhere in the world. At home, simply connect you’re A/V components (TV, DVD Player or DVR) and broadband internet to your LocationFree® Base Station. On the road, connect your PSP™ system to a wireless hotspot and click on the LocationFree® icon to start streaming your favorite TV programs. Change channels, pause or record on your components at home with the onscreen universal remote. With LocationFree® on your PSP™ system, you can enjoy your home entertainment beyond the living room. And, not only is LocationFree® designed to provide the ultimate in entertainment on the go, but its wireless capability makes it perfect for use around the house too.
To start using LocationFree® video streaming on your PSP™ system, you may need to download some software.
What do I Need?
1. LocationFree® Base Station with software version 2.000 or later. A LocationFree® Base Station is included in the purchase of either the LocationFree® TV or LocationFree® Player Pak, which can be found at major retailers or at www.sonystyle.com/LocationFree®.
2. Broadband Internet with at least 300kpbs of uplink speed.1
1. PSP™ system with software version 2.50 or later (update available at www.us.playstation.com/psp/).
2. Broadband Internet connection (via a hotspot) with at least 300kpbs of downlink speed.2
3.Memory Stick® Duo, which is used to store remote control codes for the PSP™ system.
How do I get Started?
In order to use the LocationFree® Player on your PSP™ system, you need to make sure your software has been updated. Please refer to the following steps and update your software as needed.
STEP ONE Make sure you are using PSP™ system software version 2.50 or later.
STEP TWO Make sure you are using LocationFree® Base Station software version 2.000 or later.
STEP THREE Download Remote Control codes to your Memory Stick® Duo on your PSP™ system to enable you to control your audio/video equipment at home.
Make sure you are using PSP™ system software is version 2.50 or later. To check your current system software version, select "System Settings" in the PSP™ system home menu, and then select "System Information". If your PSP™ system software version is 2.50 or later, you do not need to perform this update. Go to Step Two. Click the following link to update your PSP™ system software: (www.us.playstation.com/psp/)
Next, you need to make sure your LocationFree® Base Station software is version 2.000 or later. When connected at home to the LocationFree® Base Station, your PSP™ system (with system software version 2.50 or later) will identify if the Base Station needs to be upgraded and point you to the correct download site. For more information on how to connect the PSP™ system to the Base Station, follow the instructions in the Quick Start Guide or the Setting and Usage Guide for PSP™ system.
Alternatively, your LocationFree® Base Station can be upgraded using a personal computer with the LocationFree® Player for PC software installed. For details, see the Operating Instructions for the LocationFree® Player Pak (LF-PK1).1
This step will help you turn your PSP™ system into a universal remote control, allowing you to remotely change channels, pause and otherwise remotely control your video equipment at home. You can download needed remote control data into the Memory Stick Duo® via a personal computer or your PSP™ system. The Memory Stick Duo® stores remote control data that is needed when you use home audio/video equipment. For details of how to upgrade the software, see the Setting and Usage Guide for PSP™ system of the LocationFree® Player Pak for PSP™ system.
Quick Start Guide
Use a personal computer to view or download the Quick Start Guide. You will need to install Adobe Acrobat reader on your PC to view the Quick Start Guide.
Quick Start Guide for LocationFree® on PSP™ system pdf (328KB)
Masses more info at the Official Site</blockquote>
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