Sony's latest LocationFree TV product adds compatibility with HD video sources, but its two big distinguishing factors--built-in wireless networking and PSP compatibility--aren't enough for most users to choose it over the competing Slingbox.
Sony's improved third-generation LocationFree TV product includes several cool features--including wireless connectivity, PSP compatibility, and remote control customization--but setup headaches and software limitations keep it from being a true Slingbox killer.
The Sony LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pak isn't quite on a par with the Slingbox, but it is the only device that streams video to your PSP--and it's getting better with each firmware upgrade.
Due September 2007, Sony's latest Slingbox competitor adds component video pass-through, an improved interface, and easier setup.
Release date of TV box pushed back.
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Yesterday we were streaming television to the bathroom with the chocolate-bar-shaped Slingmedia Slingbox; today we're sending it to the garden with Sony's LocationFree base station
Sony's LocationFree package grabs your TV and DVDs and sends them out across the Internet, ready to be picked up by your PSP or PC at any wireless hotspot. As the Americans say, it's super-cool