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Sony LocationFree LF-PK1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Sony LocationFree LF-PK1. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the remote control and design. The price and image quality also get good reviews, whereas the size and reliability get negative comments.

usability, image quality, price, design, remote control

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony LocationFree LF-PK1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony LocationFree LF-PK1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony LocationFree LF-PK1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The sound also gets good feedback, but the reliability and remote control get critical comments.

usability, sound, design

image quality, remote control, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony LocationFree Player Pak LF-PK1 - Broadcaster / TV tunerSony LocationFree Player Pak LF-PK1 - Broadcaster / TV tuner

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony LocationFree LF-PK1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sony LocationFree LF-PK1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design, durability

reliability, size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pack for PC and PSPSony LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pack for PC and PSP

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: John R. Quain (laptopmag.com)

Sony LocationFree Player Pak LF-PK1

 

Place-shifting technology takes your favorite shows on the road.

Excellent user guide and instructions Supports the PSP • Good video and audio quality • Wi-Fi built in

Expensive

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pak review:

 

Place-shifting TV is one of the new hot buzzwords in tech land, and Sony's LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pak, which allows you to wirelessly stream live TV to your PC or PSP handheld game console, is Sony's answer to Sling Media's well-received Slingbox ....

Streams live TV to any PC or PSP with broadband access; built-in wireless; works with any video source, including DVRs and TiVos; relatively simple setup.

More expensive than Slingbox; monopolizes the attached device; may not have necessary IR codes to fully operate your cable box or video device.

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.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony LocationFree review

 

Internet streaming from the home entertainment kings

Watch your TV anywhere via the internet ; Remote schedule recordings ; Works with the PSP

Relatively poor visuals

If you're that desperate to watch a little TV this at least works well

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony LocationFree review

 

Sony's answer to the Slingbox works with PSPs, but lacks an internal TV tuner and is more expensive than its rival

Watching TV on your PSP gives LocationFree tech appeal but the Slingbox edges it for value

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony LocationFree

 

Just when you were getting your head around the distinctly sci-fi concept of timeshifting used by personal video recorders, some bright spark came up with the idea of placeshifting.

If you've got a PSP and like the sleek styling of the Sony, you'll probably prefer LocationFree, despite its higher price tag. On balance, however, we felt the Slingbox's more open approach offered greater charms.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Ross Burridge (alphr.com)

Sony LocationFree

 

A nice idea, particularly for PSP owners, but it's ultimately too restrictive in comparison to the Slingbox

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Jonathan Parkyn (Active Home)

Review: Sony LocationFree

 

Watch your home TV and video anywhere around the world on your PC or PlayStation Portable

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The LF-PK1 LocationFree Player Pak gives you the ability to view live TV, recorded TV (via DVR), VHS tapes or DVDs from your home to your PlayStation Portable or PC over a broadband internet connection. The Player Pak includes the LocationFree base station and easy to install LocationFree Player for PC.

Combined Device

Type:Broadcaster / TV tuner

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Tuner: No
CDMA Modem: No
Display: No
DVB-T: No
Embedded UMTS: No
GPRS: No
GSM: No
HSDPA: No
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Remote Control: No
TV Cable Net Function: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host: No
Wibree: No
WiMAX: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No
WUSB: No
ZigBee: No

Connectivity

ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: No
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: No
MiMo Port: No
S-Video: Yes
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB: No
W-LAN 802.11n Port: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:7.2in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:1.8in

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Bridge Function: No
Connected Hardware:Audio/Video - PC
Device Form:Extern
Hub Function: No
Optical Drive: No
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Signal Transmission:Digital
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:LF-PK1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony LocationFree Player Pak

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital video broadcasting