Summary: I've had this product for many years now, and although I don't think anyone is likely to buy this today, I thought I'd post my review. I use it only to watch live TV on my computer. I have a large 30" monitor, so I can have the video in a corner while I work on something else, it's nice. I've always used it on my local network, never via the Internet. It's obsolete now, it only supports wireless-G, and its best image quality (640x240) is about the equivalent of 360p.
Summary: I was looking at Slingbox pro but the price is too stiff for what i intended for this functionality. Sony is a surprise to me as it performed better than i expect it to. Not to mention the price i paid for only $99.++ at the time it was put on sale. The reduced price did it for me. Overall, i am pretty satisfied with this purchase.
Summary: Device does what it promised. Sony makes it much of it straightforward. For reasons that are unclear I had difficulty making the component inputs take a signal and pass it on. I almost think that you need to power cycle the device anytime you make changes, even hardware ones. Despite recommendations of 300kbps for upload speed, the best picture comes from 4mbps which I easily got over a wired and wireless connection to my Time Capsule (not Base Station).
Summary: Set-up took weeks as I was not at the delivery address and the wonderful but stubborn people setting it up wouldn't read the directions. If you can hook up a vcr or dvd player to your tv and you read/follow the instruction book/set-up wizards, you should have it up and running in 20-30 minutes. The only extra instructions I would add concern registering a device over the internet. The registration information is case sensitive.
Summary: The product is much better than a slingbox. It is easy to setup as long as you follow the directions. Perfect for college students. quality is great. I would not purchase any other similar product.
Summary: This device does the same as the Slingbox but not as expensive. The only issue I had was software does not work on 64bit vista and not as good as slingbox but does a very comparable job. Overall I'm pleased with it.
Summary: I purchased and have been playing with the Sony LF-V30 Location Free Base Station for several days. Overall I am very satisfied. Setting it up, however. I had a few issues. 1. I didn't realize you had to place the IR Blaster Wire over your DirecTV box (or whatever your video source is). I put the wire over the Base Station instead and was utterly confused as to why none of the on-screen remotes worked.
Summary: Four stars only because there are insufficient inputs for a wider variety of source devices. However, the LocationFree assumes you are hooking up from a Cable TV STB, DVR, TiVo or VCR or DVD player. I hooked up my LF to the component A/V output from a 400 disc, carrousel (or Jukebox) style DVD player and enabled the LocationFree player built-in to my PSP Slim.