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Sony LocationFree Wireless Base Station LF-B20

Sony LocationFree Wireless Base Station LF-B20
alaScore 66

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money. The design is also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the image quality.

design, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony LocationFree Wireless Base Station LF-B20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

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Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless)

 

But Sony has gone back to the drawing board and come up with a new iteration of the LocationFree TV hardware: the LF-B20 ($250) and the LF-B10 ($200). Both new Base Stations equal the basic features of the latest second-generation Slingbox models : the...

Streams video sources, including live TV, to any broadband-connected Windows PC, Mac, or PSP in the world; no host PC or monthly charges required; built-in wireless networking includes the ability to act as a full-service access point for your home...

Convoluted setup and installation; software remote support should be expanded and improved; Mac software clients--and additional Windows PC clients--cost extra; Windows Mobile client announced but not yet released.

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...

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Tired of Slingbox Solo not working when I need.

 

I'm now looking into Sony's LocationFree TV to replace my Slingbox Solo. I need to make sure that I won't have the same problems with them. Like many of you, when I buy something, I'd like for it to work. Period. Updated on Dec 25, 2009

Great concept

Everytime I leave me home to go abroad, I cross my fingers that the Slingbox will work properly during my time away. Most of the time, it doesn't and unless I have my wife back home to talk to customer service, I won't be able to use it

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"Tired of Slingbox Solo not working when I need."

 

I'm now looking into Sony's LocationFree TV to replace my Slingbox Solo. I need to make sure that I won't have the same problems with them. Like many of you, when I buy something, I'd like for it to work. Period.

Great concept.

Everytime I leave me home to go abroad, I cross my fingers that the Slingbox will work properly during my time away. Most of the time, it doesn't and unless I have my wife back home to talk to customer service, I won't be able to use it.

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Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless)

 

I'm now looking into Sony's LocationFree TV to replace my Slingbox Solo. I need to make sure that I won't have the same problems with them. Like many of you, when I buy something, I'd like for it to work. Period.

Great concept

Everytime I leave me home to go abroad, I cross my fingers that the Slingbox will work properly during my time away. Most of the time, it doesn't and unless I have my wife back home to talk to customer service, I won't be able to use it

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"very nice all around unit"

 

I've had the unit for a few weeks, the unit supports WEP, WPA-TKIP, and WPA2-AES security. This unit can function as an access point or an client on an existing wireless network. The set up is a bit difficult but no more then 10 minutes of work if your...

two inputs, many different remote types, small unit, Wireless router, and many more

poor set up.

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very nice all around unit

 

I've had the unit for a few weeks, the unit supports WEP, WPA-TKIP, and WPA2-AES security. This unit can function as an access point or an client on an existing wireless network. The set up is a bit difficult but no more then 10 minutes of work if your...

two inputs, many different remote types, small unit, Wireless router, and many more

poor set up

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"No WPA-TKIP support"

 

Not Happy.

Works good if you don't need security

No WPA-TKIP support

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Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless)

 

I've had the unit for a few weeks, the unit supports WEP, WPA-TKIP, and WPA2-AES security. This unit can function as an access point or an client on an existing wireless network. The set up is a bit difficult but no more then 10 minutes of work if your...

two inputs, many different remote types, small unit, Wireless router, and many more

poor set up

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Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless)

 

Not Happy.

Works good if you don't need security

No WPA-TKIP support

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Provides the basic services

 

Each software license must be purchased seperately to view on more than one computer. Application should be available on any computer via an internet location. Setup took me almost 2 hours and the wireless connection still would not work. I went to...

Wireless operation, accuracy of remotes

SETUP!!!, can only view via software

Product Specifications

Connecting wirelessly in your home, the LF-B20 can stream live television and other video content, with excellent picture quality, through a home network or across the Internet to remote devices. When you are away from home, accessing the Base Station is as easy as logging onto the Internet. Log in and watch live TV, change channels, and access and control any additional audio-visual devices hooked up to the system. The LF-B20 features integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN, NetAV streaming, and the ability to connect to PlayStation Portable, Windows and Mac OS X computers, TVs, and, coming this fall, Windows Mobile cellular phones.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia broadcaster

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:7.4in
Width:1.8in

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:LF-B20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony LocationFree Wireless Base Station

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g
Functionality:Digital video broadcasting
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