Using LocationFree to stream video to your PSP
LocationFree support has been available for PSPs ever since firmware 2.50. However, because of how expensive the LocationFree devices are (retails for $200 at amazon.com), few have had a chance to actually try it and see how the PSP interfaces with it. Thankfully, this incredible video from theorycast's Kevin Lim goes through in meticulous detail how the hardware and software work. It's a bit long, and the PSP functionality is towards the end, but if you've ever wanted to see a truly in-depth presentation of LocationFree in action, this is where to go. This is the first time I've ever seen the LocationFree interface on the PSP, and I have to say that it's incredibly slick and desirable. Do any of you fanboys want to uh... donate $200 bucks to me? I kid, I kid.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-10-2006 @ 1:06PM
you just need to charge for reading the most interesting stories ;D
9-10-2006 @ 1:07PM
oh, and dont forguet the fanboy video adress, I just sent somethin'
9-10-2006 @ 1:20PM
It's 16x9!!! NOT 14x9! GAH!
9-10-2006 @ 2:00PM
Is there any chance we'll see a software-based Location Free server?
9-10-2006 @ 5:04PM
Woah, I haven't even had time to blog about my own video yet. Yes, I noted in an errata that it's 16 by 9, not 14 by 9, but I was looking at the clock and realized I was totally late for work. The video's meant to show how LocationFree works on all three platforms, especially the Mac. Note that the Sony's LocationFree unit is one of the first placeshifting devices to work with a Mac, unlike the SlingBox player (coming soon). The Mac player also costs $39, so I had to get a demo copy from IOdata just to do this. Many Mac users like myself have always wondered if it's worth spending $40 for this. To sum it up, it works great on the Mac and Windows even if you're outside at some hotspot. The LocationFree on PSP runs well in your home network, but does a worse job when you're at a public hotspot perhaps due to the lack of video decompressing or network processing power.
9-10-2006 @ 8:22PM
Location free player is great and all if you gona use it for laptop and stuff, but it really is not worth it. When you have a free program called PimP streamer, you really have no reason to pay $200+ for something you can use for free.
9-11-2006 @ 1:03AM
LocationFree's primary flaw is its generic remote. Slingbox duplicates a TiVo remote verbatim, LocationFree requires about 20 keypresses to accomplish simple operations, and there is about 5-10 seconds delay between your button push and any response on your screen, due to the LF's buffering. It is actually quite agonizing. Sling has a special remote mode that shortens the video buffer so that you can see reactions to your remote buttons in close to real time.
9-11-2006 @ 6:24AM
what bugs me about the location free player? the box uses a NTSC tuner.
ATSC is the law for tvs made above 27" and next year it will be the law above 13"
and of course, all US NTSC stops in 2009
aside from that it would have been nice in the video to show the infared blaster control a dvd player and feed into one of the composite video jacks just to show more of the controls.
it's a good idea, i really do like it, but i think i'll pass on this one.
9-11-2006 @ 7:02AM
I really like LocationFree--especially the sleek new boxes that are arriving. But, the cost nerves me. Otherwise, I would've gone out and picked it up. Especially if it was $100 or less.