May 15, 2006, 05:13 PM
Sony has this thing called Location Free that allows you to stream TV, DVD, Music, ect. to computers and PSP's anywhere there's a wifi spot. Has on anyone tried this on a PSP? How does it work? I am considering getting this really soon and would love any advice.
May 15, 2006, 05:19 PM
Sadly, I've not been able to use this because the LocationFree functionality in the PSP requires that you have the second-generation Sony LocationFree TV base station (I have the FIRST-generation base station). I've only been able to use my LFTV (I have the 7" model — no jokes).
How it works, though, is that your PSP/LFTV communicates with the base station, over the Internet. The base station encodes TV or any other audio/video signal you connect to the base station (in my case, a 400 DVD changer)... the base station has a built-in basic cable tuner. The two devices communicate using a special port number (which you have to open on your router). It's pretty easy to use. The quality is pretty decent, but you have to remember you're watching on a pretty small screen. The main requirement is that you have a fast broadband connection at BOTH ends of the transaction: In your home, and wherever you are at the moment.