Network Media Receiver
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This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-
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expressly disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with regard to this manual, the
software or such other information. In no event shall Sony Corporation be liable for any incidental, consequential, or special damages,
whether based on tort, contract, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this manual, the software, or other information
contained herein or the use thereof.
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notice. The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user licence agreement.
Trademarks and copyrights
Sony, VAIO, the VAIO logo, Giga Pocket, SonicStage, PictureGear Studio, Remote Commander, VAIO Media, VAIO Media Music Server,
VAIO Media Video Server, VAIO Media Photo Server, and VAIO Media Console are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony.
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Intent is a trademark of Tao Group Limited, which may be registered in some jurisdictions.
All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
In the manual, the TM and ® signs are not specified.
Television programmes, films, videotapes, CDs and other materials may be copyrighted. Such materials recorded with this device are
for your personal use only. Unauthorised recording of such material may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws. The law
prohibits adding any modification to the recorded materials including but not limited to motion pictures, images and audio, without
authorisation from the copyright holder.
Some of these materials may be duplication-protected to disable unlawful recording.
Television programmes, films, videotapes, CDs and other materials may be copyrighted. Recorded materials are for your personal use
only. Unauthorised recording of such material may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws.
The model number and serial number are located on the bottom of your Network Media Receiver.
Print out his page, record the model and serial number in the space provided below, and keep in a secure
location. Refer to the model and serial numbers when you call the VAIO-Link Sony Service Centre.
Sony hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of European Directive 1999/5/EC. To obtain a copy of the declaration of conformity (DoC) with the
R&TTE Directive, please access the following URL: http://www.compliance.sony.de
This Sony product is designed and tested to comply with the safety regulations. Use of this equipment in a
manner not approved in this manual may be hazardous. Read the safety and caution information before
operating the Network Media Receiver, complying with all safety precautions and warnings.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
The power socket outlet you are using must be installed near the equipment and must be easily
Audio and picture distortion may occur if this equipment is positioned in close proximity to any
equipment emitting electromagnetic radiation.
Stop operating the unit immediately, under these circumstances:
The unit emits smoke or fumes.
The unit makes loud or unusual noise.
Water or any foreign object has fallen into the unit.
The unit has been dropped or otherwise damaged.
To reduce any potential hazard, proceed as follows:
Unplug the AC adapter from the AC wall outlet or power supply strip.
Unplug the AC adapter and cables from the unit.
Contact the VAIO-Link Customer Service Centre for repair information.
About the Network Media Receiver
This equipment is for use only in the country of purchase. Using this equipment under a different voltage
may cause fire or electric shock. Use of this equipment in other countries may be prohibited by local laws.
Do not expose this equipment to grease, smoke, moisture, or dust. Such exposure may cause fire or
electric shock. Use under conditions other than those suggested in this manual may cause fire or electric
Do not allow water or any foreign objects to enter the unit. This may cause fire or electric shock. In the
event that water or other foreign objects enter the unit, immediately unplug the AC adapter from the
electrical outlet and contact VAIO-Link for inspection and/or repair.
Do not disassemble the equipment. This may cause fire, electric shock, or injury. Contact VAIO-Link for
inspection and/or repair.
Do not connect inappropriate network or phone lines to the Ethernet port. Connect only 100BASE-TX/
10BASE-T cables to the Ethernet port. Connecting inappropriate network or phone lines to the Ethernet
port may result in an electric current overload that can result in malfunction, excessive heat, or fire in
the port. For help on connecting to a network, see your network administrator.
Set up the Network Media Receiver and connection cables in a protected location out of the reach of
children, to avoid personal injury or damage to the equipment.
Install the Network Media Receiver so that you can easily reach the power outlet in the event of an
Do not drop the Network Media Receiver. A sharp impact can damage the unit.
Do not place the Network Media Receiver in the following locations:
In direct sunlight or near heat sources. Operate this equipment at temperatures between
0°C and 40 °C.