Win a Sony Internet TV

by Team Sony 10/04/2010

By now you’ve surely heard the rumors about Sony Internet TV with Google TV. You know—the first HDTV powered by the Google TV platform so you can watch TV and surf the Internet simultaneously. It’s a multitasker’s dream device.  We’re getting close to launch and to get you pumped we’re giving away 5 Sony Internet TVs to 5 lucky winners over the next 5 days.

How can you enter? Simple, you have 2 ways to participate. Send a tweet to @SonyElectronics letting us know how you multitask using media and include #sonyinternettv in the tweet.  Not on Twitter? No problem. Leave a comment to this blog post, following the same rules and you’ll be entered too.  We know 140 characters isn’t much, but be creative and feel free to use things like pictures and video.

Our panel of judges includes Chris Pirillo, Jon Rettinger and Toby Turner. They are powerhouses when it comes to creating shows online and reaching fans with their blogs. Need some inspiration on what to “Tweet”? We asked Toby Turner, AKA Tobuscus to help. Watch his video, be inspired and send us your entry! We can’t wait to begin announcing the winners! Good luck!

Now for the legal stuff. You’ll find the official rules below.

Official Contest Rules

Eligibility: No purchase is necessary to enter or claim prize.  The “How I Media Multi-Task Twitter Giveaway” (the “Contest”) is open to anyone who (i) is a legal U.S. resident, and (ii) is at least eighteen (18) years of age.  Employees of Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sponsors”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, and the families and persons living in the same household as such employees, are not eligible to participate.  The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to Enter: To enter, you must Tweet how you media multi-task.  The Tweet must include the following items: (1) Sony Internet TV hash tag, (2) the “how”, (3) a picture (if available), “@SonyElectronics When I watch my favorite show Fringe, I have to tweet to my friends who are watching too! #SonyInternetTV”.  In the alternate, you may enter the Contest by visiting and posting your Tweet as a comment on the blog page.  The Contest begins on October 4, 2010 at 8:00 am Pacific Time and ends on October 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (“Contest Period”).

Selection of Winners/Prize: Every day, from October 4 through October 8, 2010, a winner will be selected at 11:59 p.m. PST.  Daily winners will be announced the following day by @SonyElectronics Twitter account.  Your odds of winning vary and depend upon the number of people participating.  Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest, based on the following equally weighed criteria: (a) originality and creativity; (b) adherence to the theme of the Contest; and (c) quality of the entry.  In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be judged a second time based solely on originality and creativity.

The winners will be notified by a public @reply of direct message on the Twitter platform and/or by email.  The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.  All winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsors an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within fourteen (14) days of the date of winning notification; otherwise the prize will be forfeited, and a new winner will be randomly selected.

The winner will receive one 40” Sony® Internet TV.  The approximate retail value of the prize is $1000.

All federal, state, and local taxes, and all other expenses not expressly listed above are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Prize is nontransferable and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash by winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for one of equal or greater value.

Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all other associate with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no matter responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Contest and/or the awarding of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, entrant agrees that, by entering the Contest, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Additional Rules: Entrant agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights. By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries/registrations; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry/registration materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Contest. If Contest is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, multiple entries from the same person. Entering the Contest constitutes permission to use the name, voice, photo, and likeness of the winner for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation.


Winner’s Name: For names of winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:   Sony Electronics Inc., Corporate Communications, 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego CA, 92127

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  1. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 8:39pm

    I get home, fire up Slacker and get crackin. Music keeps me sane while I tackle physics homework and bug friends on FB, Skype with friends in Japan – maybe some Hulu or Netflix in between.

  2. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 8:48pm

    I surf the internet with my own built computer running on an AMD Athlon XP1800, recently upgraded with an AGP Nvidia graphics card DVI out, connected to a HDMI in a 32 inches LCD 1080P HDTV while I listen to Pandora classical music on my iPhone and manually editing my book on Golf for 2011.
    I switch between Internet surfing and watching HD Channels via Dish network TV from time to time just to relax myself at night.
    I would hope that the SONY new internet TV can help me to multitask better in my nightly activities in front of a big screen HDTV-HD Monitor-Movie screen-Windows to the Global World./.

  3. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 8:49pm

    I multitask by playing Halo Reach on my tv while watching Toby Turner play Halo Reach on Youtube.

  4. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 8:52pm

    I surf the internet with my own built computer running on an AMD Athlon XP1800, recently upgraded with an AGP Nvidia graphics card DVI out, connected to a HDMI in a 32 inches LCD 1080P HDTV while I listen to Pandora classical music on my iPhone and manually editing my book on Golf for 2011.
    I switch between Internet surfing and watching HD Channels via Dish network TV from time to time just to relax myself at night.
    I would hope that the SONY new internet TV can help me to multitask better in my nightly activities in front of a big screen HDTV-HD Monitor-Movie screen-Windows to the Global World

  5. Jared Kotz wrote: October 8, 2010 9:03pm

    Tobuscus ftw

  6. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 9:06pm

    @SonyElectronics I love to browse tv guide while watching the channel I like. Once I settle on a channel I like to browse my local news and having an easy connection to my local media helps with playback.

  7. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 9:25pm

    @SonyElectronics I browse art blogs while I listen to shows on TV for sketching ideas as I IM friends as if I were a pirate. #SonyInternetTV

  8. Tyler Randolph wrote: October 8, 2010 9:46pm

    @SonyElectronics I watch multiple youtube videos at once, trying to match the audio of one video to the video of another, and when something works out to be cool or funny I tell my friends about it over IM #SonyInternetTV

  9. Lee Shao Herng wrote: October 9, 2010 12:23am

    @SonyElectronics I multitask by watching videos on Youtube and then posting it on Facebook while playing Facebook games, doing my online homework and just surfing the internet. #sonyinternettv

  10. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 12:32am

    Well yeah i need this TV, because i make YouTube videos in Full-HD. So i need a awesome Full-HD tv :D

  11. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 1:20am

    @SonyElectronics i like to start videos from youtube and at the same time watch pictures or read articles @ the internet (mostly articles that involve gaming and movie reviews).
    Some times i like to watch videos / read articles @inet and watch tv at the same time, what #SonyInternetTV did with this “Internet TV” is awesome. It would help my multitasking a lot.

  12. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 2:58am

    Please give me the tv i love sony :D

  13. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 5:48am

    i multi task by watching tv and messing around on my laptop

  14. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 8:35am

    I multi-task by playing video games, watching movies on my laptop and listening to music all at the same time.

  15. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 8:59am

    I need #sonyinternettv as the keyleggoblock in for the completion of my anthropocentricnikelife, make me a winner soonest.

  16. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 9:25am

    i multi task by sit on to pc’s and talk on the phone, if i have a tv i would probably watching that to

  17. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 9:47am

    to #sonyinternettv how i multi-task by keeping up with my email while watching tobygames/tobuscus/toby turner ,doing homework,watching tosh.0 while watching tobygames/tobuscus/toby turner, while drawing/sketching and listening to music while watching tobygames/tobuscus/toby turner while going to youtube and jaking off to tobygames/tobuscus/toby turner this may be over 120 characters so i will post this again with less characters..

  18. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 9:49am

    #sonyinternettv i multitask by watching tosh.0 on tv and watching (but more significantly)tobuscus/tobygames/toby turner.

  19. William Quinones wrote: October 9, 2010 10:10am

    I watch tv while I surf with my laptop or my iPad in hand,
    so having a tv that can surf the net at the sametime would be great! I want a sony Internet tv.

  20. Antonio Lopez wrote: October 9, 2010 11:21am

    #sonyinternettv I am on youtube, tweeting, Playing Zynga games, watching TV, on the phone, and taking care of customers at this very moment!

  21. Anonymous wrote: October 9, 2010 5:16pm

    I don’t actually get to watch tv anymore, because my computer is out of range of the remote, and i have to get up to change the channel… I have to do one or another, or just keep it on a channel

  22. Anthony Drapeau wrote: October 9, 2010 9:00pm

    I Multi task why my feet on my desk and my keyboard on my lap and my mouse.. Who needs a mouse!

  23. Anonymous wrote: October 10, 2010 2:43am

    @sonyelectronics I usually multi-task by watching TV while helping my little brother with his homework! #SonyInternetTV

  24. Austin Williams wrote: October 10, 2010 11:41am

    Blueberrywillia Austin Williams
    @SonyElectronics when i watch play Videp games i listen to music #SonyInternetTV

  25. Ian Jason Culshaw wrote: October 10, 2010 2:15pm

    I will multitask by playing ps3 games on my playstation while surfing the internet at the same time! BOOM!

  26. Ahon Kaiser wrote: October 10, 2010 4:31pm

    I eat, sleep, breathe, and all the while, still manage to look good. WHAT.

  27. Joseph Solomon wrote: October 10, 2010 6:34pm

    @sonyelectronics I tweet while I watch the event while downloading apps on my iphone while browsing youtube on my laptop while I eat life cereal and check my email and update facebook. I love me some technology multi-tasking. #sonyinternettv

  28. Anonymous wrote: October 10, 2010 7:25pm

    I often open more than 5 browser windows to read on one while waiting for others to load.

  29. Anonymous wrote: October 10, 2010 7:57pm

    I suffer from chronic insomnia. That means I listen to tv while reading comic books at 4 am.

  30. Anonymous wrote: October 11, 2010 6:33am

    I have always lo bed Sony I’ve always bought sony products!My Sony Vaio Pc died 4 years ago she was 8 years old!. I’ve had my 24 in PIP for 14 years & my 32 in PIP died last year it was 13 yrs old we have not purchased a new tv yet as I have had to have 2 major bacj surgeries 1 year apart &have since lost my job &inSurance. My hubby is my hero he keeps things afloat as. Best he can . I’ve been relaesed to go back to work after 3 year recovery &feel very blessed to be able to work agAin thanks sony foR years of great& quality service! I will continue to be a faithful client DEBORAH*

  31. Anonymous wrote: October 11, 2010 6:35am

    #sonyinternettv. SoRry forgot to add this to my comment

  32. Matt Burton wrote: October 11, 2010 1:20pm

    Hi Sony. I’d here because of Toby Turner :D.

  33. Anonymous wrote: October 12, 2010 5:32pm

    @SonyElectronics I multitask with news channels on satellite television, as I manage e-mail and social networking. #SonyInternetTV

  34. Anonymous wrote: October 12, 2010 6:55pm

    @SonyElectronics Watching something isn’t enough. I have to update my friends about it on Twitter, Facebook AND Google Voice. Cuz I’m just THAT important. #sonyinternettv

  35. Anonymous wrote: October 12, 2010 11:16pm

    check mail – done, pay bills- done, order pizza- done, watch movie – done, play game- done, ditch cable :) awesome! now to get off the couch ;)

  36. Anonymous wrote: October 13, 2010 8:59am

    @SonyElectronics I multi-task with both, my TV and PC monitor on my desk.. Man, If only someone were to come out with a product that could solve this problem. #SonyInternetTV

  37. Anonymous wrote: October 13, 2010 2:14pm

    I’m looking forward to the service and the apps. I attend church on the road using my laptop and stream music and movies as well. Hoping google tv will work with laptops as well. Pandora on my phone and laptop connecting to my car via bluetooth. Hopefully you will incorporate bluetooth or WiFi connection. Looking for way to integrate all of these home and mobile devices so i can listen to Pandora in the Hot Tub with wireless Speakers wwhile watching Monday night football on wireless outdoor monitor with facebook and Skype connections for business and personal video VOIP calls.

  38. Anonymous wrote: October 13, 2010 9:47pm

    #sonyinternettv I check mail on my pc , listen to music on my pc, play games on my psp, play games on my ps3, check mail on my ps3, Download music on my pc and ps3, i visit more than 1 site on mc wjile im on th internet.

  39. Anonymous wrote: October 13, 2010 9:54pm

    #sonyinternettv I check mail on my pc , listen to music on my pc, play games on my psp, play games on my ps3, check mail on my ps3, Download music on my pc while surfing the net and listen to music while playing games on my ps3, i visit more than 1 site on my pc while im on th internet.

  40. Remedy Dental wrote: October 14, 2010 8:36am

    The possibilities are endless with Google and Sony! Very excited =)

  41. Anonymous wrote: October 14, 2010 11:41am

    When I saw that Sony was creating a product that integrated the endless joy of TV watching with the networking power of the internet, I was beside myself. No more awkwardly balancing my laptop as I attempt to catch up on the latest episodes of my programs? Reliving my favorite reality TV show clips on Youtube while simultaneously watching Joel McHale’s commentary on the soup? Watching the newest episode of Mad Men… and talking to my friends about Don Draper’s latest transgression on facebook chat? It seems too good to be true! But it’s not!

    This TV will allow me to connect with my friends and others nationwide to share my passion for television and media. As a recent college graduate who now works many hours a week and doesn’t have as much time to see his friends, it seems only logical that I should be able to communicate more freely with them during the time that I watch TV every day. I hope Sony can help me achieve that.


  42. Harold George Wagner III wrote: October 15, 2010 6:58am

    #sonyinternettv I’m always on my computer, so I bought a TV tuner card for my PC. Now I can watch TV and surf the web at the same time. I also record shows so I can watch them at a more convenient time.

  43. Anonymous wrote: October 19, 2010 8:32am

    I bet it would be the highlight of my year haven’t tried it yet but would love the opportunity I love GOOGLE ANYTHING! SONY ROCKS TO!

  44. Sharee Lynn wrote: October 21, 2010 11:16am

    I’ve always had a 32” television mounted on the wall beside my desktop, and I’ve never really been a happy camper while rolling my eyes up and down until it hurts just to watch TV while working on my computer. I had heard rumors about a television powered by the same maker of the Android Market on my cellphone and my iGoogle account. I thought it was too good to be true. Sure enough, after taking the virtual online tour, I sold my soul to Sony and plan to buy Sony Internet TV. After the brilliant invention of the Android Market and new generations of android smart phones, I didn’t think it was possible to top such incredible devices; Google, you amaze me every time! I’ll be sure to pick one up when they are released into stores across the nation.

  45. David Shirey wrote: October 25, 2010 10:45am

    #sonyinternettv multitasking media for years – music, visuals, and quick dwnload of requests at dj gigs. love to have just one unit @ home

  46. Anonymous wrote: October 25, 2010 9:47pm

    #sonyinternett is muy interesante. Yo quiero yo gano una televisor. Es muy important para mi familia, y mis ninos y ninas. Toto quiero esta televisor. Google TV es muy rado! Que Bueno! Que extrano! Que bonito! Mirisol qusta mucho en la bibliotecha!

  47. Anonymous wrote: November 1, 2010 5:25pm

    #sonyinternettv How do I media multitask? I will take it one better, I media multi task with old Sony Technology!

    Take a recent adventure to the Rally To Restore Sanity with my aging Sony DCS-T30 with which I:

    1. Held up a sign
    2. Walked
    3. recorded a movie with the aforementioned camera
    4. reported in that movie the facts as I twisted them
    5. negotiated a dangerous environment and avoided stepping on babies!

    Even better, with a deft hand at editing I published evidence of this ability to multitask or walk, talk, record a video, hold a sign and navigation a dangerous crowd on that YT channel as “JohnTheWudman” (link not provided ’cause I don’t hijack), but you guys at Sony might want to look it up as I do properly attribute my wonderful Sony tech as the sole photographic and video recording device!
    John W. aka “Wudman” most anywhere social

  48. Anonymous wrote: November 3, 2010 6:33am

    @SonyElectronics I have built an elaborate system of cabels and wires to be able to watch video from the internet on my TV. #sonyinternettv will let me replace all that nonsense with a slick and easy system.

  49. Anonymous wrote: November 5, 2010 7:43am

    #SonyInternetTV”. I don’t Tweet, and at age 66, I often fall asleep in front of my Sony KDF-55WF655. I need some excitement and a Sony Internet TV would do the trick. How do I now media multi-task? iPod in one hand, HTC HD2 in the other, Hulu on the PC. Not bad for a geezer.

  50. Anonymous wrote: November 13, 2010 5:21pm

    As i travel the world wide and far, my gmail is always there with me. The googledoc I wrote back at home, waiting for my flight to places far flung, are there for me, where ever that might be. Ahh home sweet hostel, after a long day of journey how nice it would be to plug into my googleTV.


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