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 4, 2010 5:59pm

    My smartphone’s my remote control. I aim it at everything. Only certain things respond. Like my laptop. And the cat. And PayPal. I can’t wait until a TV is born that lets me click on stuff to pause the show, answer email, check my balance, buy, stuff, and then get back to watching. I also can’t wait until my wife’s cat stops blinking whenever I aim the fone at her.

  2. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 6:06pm

    …also there’s a potentially harmful bit of code behind the hashtag link above… looks like it points to the full path of the intern’s desktop. not so bueno. that’s also how I multitask: by checking content for weirdness and reporting to the content owner whenever I find it. cuz that’s how i roll. samaritan 2.0-style. i can haz fany new tv box now? kthxbuhbye.

  3. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 6:40pm

    Sony Internet TV will be a game changer. I use iPad & tv to get most of the news. Radio does the rest while I commute. At work it’s the newspaper & PC. World needs a convergence & Internet is the place to be. Internet came, Internet saw & Internet will conquer. It has killed audio, music, video dominance and Internet tv will kill gouging by cable companies. Let the citizenry be more informed & posses more power for a smart efficient future.

  4. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 7:14pm

    i multitask on my sony laptop w/ my sony mp3 player and my tv. ann

  5. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 7:37pm

    Listening to a CD while building a website, checking my email, Facebook and Twitter and catching up on blogs. Being able to watch TV and do all (ok, most) of that would be awesome – no more commercials. I would just check email, etc. during the commercials. Booyah!

  6. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 7:46pm

    @SonyElectronics , i love multitasking with media. i have 2 screens, pc monitor and an lcd tv. i watch movies on the tv and surf and game on the pc. Would love to be able to do that on one screen instead of 2.

  7. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 8:07pm

    I’ve been waiting for this!

  8. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 8:31pm

    @SonyElectronics I use DVR to watch recorded shows fast forwarding thru commercials while tweeting, blogging, checking email #SonyInternetTV

  9. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 8:53pm

    I use at least 10 tabs every time I’m on the computer while using other software, texting people and eating(:

  10. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:23pm

    Owsome, I want a Internet TV.

  11. Cleopatro David Torrez wrote: October 4, 2010 9:24pm


  12. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:53pm

    I multitask by twisting and shouting to rock and roll while hemming and hawing about tweeting and facebooking about Charlie Bit My Finger and David After the Dentist while watching and laughing about The Office and Parks & Rec.

  13. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:04pm

    “is open to anyone who (i) is a legal U.S. resident” Sometimes I whish i could multitask where I live. #SonyInternetTV to Europe, so I can get my daily dose of crimeseries please!

  14. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:31pm

    @SonyElectronics Enjoying a beautiful summer evening in my backyard, with a lime popsicle in my hand, while I throw that frisbee down the hill for my Shepherd, I updated my friends on facebook with a picture of the four leaf clover that is looking at me, while I am thinking of the Wheel of Fortune that is just going to start in a few minutes and bring our families together! #SonyInternetTV


  15. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:33pm

    Here’s to giving this a shot! #SonyInternetTV Yesterday, used my phone to take a pic and send with text to daughter across town for selecting her birthday gift. No time anymore to waste on guessing what she might want. – Other than an internet TV!

  16. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:37pm

    Here’s to giving this a shot! #SonyInternetTV Shopped for my daughter’s bday present yesterday by sending her text and pics of items I thought she’d like. No time to guess, best to just ask and have her pick. Of course she’d rather an internet TV!

  17. Jordan Bailey wrote: October 4, 2010 10:48pm

    I multitask surfing the web,using facebook, chating online while I’m watching TV or watching a new movie through the Netflix on my blue ray player. Sonyinternettv would make it so much better since it all that and more would be in one great TV!

  18. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:54pm

    @SonyElectronics I will not be able to effectively multitask until you can set me up with one of these amazing, new #sonyinternettv systems.

  19. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 11:15pm

    I watch TV, while reading recipes online, cooking in the kitchen, chatting using Google Voice/Talk, and uploading my toddler photos on Facebook – all the while my toddler plays an app on my iPhone.

    1. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 6:23am

      i love you :-)
      the kid gets the iphone!!! classic

  20. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 12:23am

    Which Sony HDTV models are going to feature Google TV?

  21. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 1:16am

    #sonyinternettv is finally developed with people like me in mind;watching tv & browsing the web comfortably from the same talk/gmail chat&other social network chat+tv is a good one.

  22. Andorfi Istvan wrote: October 5, 2010 1:31am

    #sonyinternettv Let’s me watch TV while surfing, chatting using Google Talk, finding solutions to my everyday problems, reading news, finding interesting shows and this all on the same screen.

  23. Michael Franz wrote: October 5, 2010 2:04am

    What a dream, FBing, watching movies or Tv, surfing the net all using my smart phone as a remote. I can’t wait to get one of these Tv’s. This will definitely get the kids back into the living room with me for family night. Google and Sony are definitely bringing life back to the Television. Thanks..

  24. Michael Franz wrote: October 5, 2010 2:05am

    #sonyinternettv What a dream, FBing, watching movies or Tv, surfing the net all using my smart phone as a remote. I can’t wait to get one of these Tv’s. This will definitely get the kids back into the living room with me for family night. Google and Sony are definitely bringing life back to the Television. Thanks

  25. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:59am

    Ehi! Have you at home a TV? And have you got also a dvd player, set-top box, video tape recorder…ah sorry you’re ahead a dvd recorder! And a game station? Ok, you have everything, almost a room for all this stuff! Throw everything through the window; only if you’re at ground floor! Just one thing for you

  26. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:27am

    @SonyElectronics How i multitask is that one window playing a mmo online game, other window is my itunes playing, while im singing lady gaga music :D , lol i dont know how to enter this contest rules are kinda complicated BUT SONY IS AWESOME AND I HAVE LIKE 3 SONY TV at my house and I NEED THAT SONY INTERNET TV, GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!!!!! SONY IS COOL YAY :D #sonyinternettv

  27. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:29am

    I would love a TV that can show me Twitter or Email while watching my favorite series. The best thing would be an automatic recording if I switch to twitter to read the tweets of my friends, or answer a mail.

  28. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:40am

    @SonyElectronics I need it. I need to be totally connected. To friends, tv shows, facebook, the web…I need it…Bring me #SonyInternetTV

  29. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 5:17am

    I have a laptop and a desktop PC at my work. On the desktop I work and watch non-stop youtube, and on the other I chat, play and stream for music. On the same time I admire my sexy desk neighbor and talk on the phone with clients. The Internet TV from sony could solve some of these problems at home. I love the idea! I wouldn’t have to hold my laptop and browse the channels on my TV, while my girlfriend calls me non stop. I hope I win this thing so that I can enjoy all of the above in one click…or two, or three….Cheers

  30. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 6:14am

    its great fun.want to own it

  31. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 6:21am

    @SonyElectronics Psyched for this! Can’t wait til the days of NFL games on the Bravia and real time Fantasy tracking on the laptop are combined into one awesome big screen experience! Not to mention hooking Closed Captioning up with hyperlinks to Wikipedia pages – then I’ll be able to find out what “Clean Coal” is on the spot. No more mental bookmarks to research later.

  32. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 6:21am

    I’m a mother of four I’v been multitasking for years four under four twins last. I know multitasking they are all grown now one in the army front line in Kandahar!!! NOW I’m learning all the multitasking in the Sony world and I’m having a blast!! I still have the first Sony Cyber-shot 5.1 maga pixels and the picture I take while on the computer or doing anything else people think I have a professional camera!!! I’m a great photographer with the help of my good old Cyber-shot!i would love that TV to continue my electronic learning!! thanks A lot Julie Ann Wagner

  33. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 6:41am

    I love the new sonyinternettv!! Sony electronics are the best hands down, and now with the internet integrated into the TV it will allow me to maximize my multitasking abilities. I multitask at work and home, if I don’t I’ll never get anything done. I need a TV desperately, but short on the cash. THANKS!

  34. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 6:52am

    As a sony employee i work with many different sony products. I usually use a combination of my laptop and my sonyTV to connect to online shows while still checking my emails. sonyinternettv is going to be an awesome product can not wait to get my hands on one.

  35. Solomon Griffin Jr wrote: October 5, 2010 7:00am

    For me i rely on tech like Sony to make up for the parts of me that seems to forget, It’s great when you needs to keep track of medication,appointments and remembering simple things like peoples birthdays or school schedules.

  36. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 7:06am

    @SonyElectronics When I watch old TV, I’m disconnected.But with Sony and Google, I’ll be connected to the world!#SonyInternetTV”

  37. Adam Roberts wrote: October 5, 2010 7:07am

    @SonyElectronics When I watch old TV, I’m disconnected.But with Sony and Google, I’ll be connected to the world!#SonyInternetTV”

  38. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:02am

    @SonyElectronics I can watch missed shows on my regular tv! Network tv schedules have nothing on me, now! I run my own schedule! #sonyinternettv

  39. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:02am

    Multitasking with media? Writing in my blog about the photos I just uploaded from my Sony Cybershot, on my iMac, while watching Glee in another computer window (via eyeTV because I don’t actually OWN a TV), while tweeting about last nights Gossip Girl and BBMing my best friend about fun plans I found online for this weekend.

  40. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:07am

    With email capability on my phone, I am able to be involved in family activities while still staying on top of important emails that are coming in. This keeps me out of trouble as I am able to multi-task with life and work responsibilities.

  41. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:21am

    @SonyElectronicsI do multitasking by doing my work online, having Itunes open while listening to music having the New York Times open, and then Youtube video playing, Having the tv on with my stero and eating some pizza Delicious!!!! #sonyinternettv

  42. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:23am

    so amazing ;)
    thank y for watching

  43. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:23am

    Listen to music while checking my email and paying my bills. As well as driving while my kids watch tv on my cell phone with the occasional text in between. On tv, I could do the same.

  44. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:30am

    I will be watching Sony TV while laughing at my old,outdated Samsung TV. Now that would be real multitasking.

  45. Zvi Vaxman wrote: October 5, 2010 8:38am

    I would love to have this and say good bye to cable!

  46. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:42am

    I gave away my standard television years ago and have been on google in one way or another ever since. DAILY!!!!
    Google Chrome is my default browser and I am loving it more and more every day. I check my gmails while I pay bills while I write G docs and while I watch television online. Oh, and while all this is happening, I chat with mom via G talk !!!

  47. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:45am

    This would make my life so much easier. I would not have to be the home IT department and the Audio/Video technician for the luddits at home.

  48. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:48am

    I’m a media multi-tasker by always having my laptop on with multiple tabs up: facebook, twitter,, youtube, etc. Also I’m lost if my iPhone isn’t attached to me at all times! And as soon as I get home my TV goes on and doesn’t go off until after I’m asleep! I can never just do one thing at a time when it comes to media. I love being on media overload and am a true media junkie!

  49. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:55am

    Watch SportsCenter, feed baby a bottle, scratch dog behind ear with big toe, and ask husband when he is coming home from work on my blue tooth.

  50. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 8:55am

    Right now to watch internet content on a big screen I have to hook up a bulky computer to my tv. Now with Google TV I can watch all my web content in the same place as regular tv, and if mid show I need to Google something, I can do it while the show runs in the background.


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