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.
Look out, Slingbox: Sony announces new LocationFree TV models
"Base stations" bring traditionally business-oriented remote-access functions to the consumer media world.
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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