Sony Ericsson P990 smartphone customers can now benefit by watching their favorite local TV shows on their phones, they can also playback recorded programs and set up future recordings. LocationFree from Sony using internet redirects TV shows from a home television to the P990 wherever.
LocationFree Base Station is available from Sony (the LocationFree Base Station is available to buy in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK), together with LocationFree Player software supplied on your P990's Memory Stick or by download (LocationFree Player is available on the Memory Stick with the P990 or can be downloaded at www.sonyericsson.com/support/ ).
The Base Station plugs into an existing home network or establishes a wireless link to a broadband internet-connected device such as a notebook or desktop PC. When users are away of the house, they connect to the Base Station with their P990 to watch TV, DVDs (provided it's in the player), or control their set top box or DVD / HDD recorder to make their own recordings.
There are several possibilities for users to choose on how to connect:
- over the Internet;
- through a wireless connection if they're in a Wi-Fi hotspot;
- through a 3G network.
The Base Station itself also doubles as a wireless access point, providing the basis of a home wireless network.
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