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Sony Adds HD to LocationFree TV

5 Sep, 2007 By: John Latchem

Sony Corp.'s LocationFree TV, which can stream TV and video images around the house via wireless signal, is getting a high-definition upgrade, according to PC World.

LocationFree TV Home HD will be released in Japan Dec. 1 at about 50,000 yen ($431). International launch plans are pending.

The LocationFree system uses a base station connected to video signal sources, such as a high-def movie player or satellite tuner, and re-directs those signals to tuner boxes hooked to other TVs in the home. The new LocationFree box has the compression technology to handle high-def digital broadcasts.

The new boxes do not have the capability to stream video across the Internet or a home network to terminals or PC clients.

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