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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 http://blog.sony.com/winasonyinternettv 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.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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. Dennis Smith wrote: October 5, 2010 8:59am

    I would love to win that T.V. it would go great with my SONY PLAYSTATION 3

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  2. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:02am

    By being able to watch TV and surf the web is great. And if I don’t like what is on TV I can always switch to YouTube, Netflix or play all the flash games that are out the on the big screen. Or do all at the same time.

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  3. TJ Evans wrote: October 5, 2010 9:02am

    I multi-task … compulsively. Always reading, listening, watching, typing, etc. 4 things at once. I want my TV to work as well as my smartphone (D2) at supporting this habit.

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  4. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:03am

    i would like this tv so i can watch youtube video’s and play games on facebook at the same time :)

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  5. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:04am

    Multitasking involves my Blackberry phone for work, Motorola Clique for personal and business, Dell laptop for work, Sony VAIO PC and ASUS laptop for personal and business. Most times, I am looking for away to bring TV to my home work environment without having to sit in the living room.

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  6. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:05am

    multitasking=google tv search “#sonyinternettv”,while drawing cuddly pics of google homepage,while changing “google-EY” eyed baby diaper

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  7. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:07am

    Since my ps3 is always on(and plugged into the same monitor as my pc), I need to have a laptop + phone by my side at all times for streaming music/video, obsessively checking twitter/ebay & keeping up with all my blogs. Having an internet-enabled tv[an awesome one, at that] would allow me free up this monitor for its intended purpose and finally have a real tv to game on :D

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  8. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:08am

    this would be a great asset in my home you all sound that you are already doing a great job of multitasking let me win this
    and i will give it my best shot

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  9. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:16am

    @SonyElectronics I multitask by using my iphone to find and record TV shows to my DVR while watching TV. #sonyinternettv

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  10. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:31am

    Multitasking? At work, on my igoogle page, I tweet, read email, catch up with the latest news and blogs on the reader, & check the weather. Help me toss my old school Toshiba

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  11. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:58am

    @SonyElectronics I need read RSS feeds while watching the evening news. I’d love to do that on a #SonyInternetTV

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  12. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:59am

    With my bad memory, when I watch TV, I google the people on TV shows because I always swear I’ve seen them on another show. Great for useless knowledge that I can then share on facebook! :) #SonyInternetTV

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  13. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 9:59am

    HHmm … multitask everything….. from my home pc , to my home theater (sony Bluray player) , then to my laptop , and at time to my smart phone . Everything aimed and ready to do it all !

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  14. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 10:00am

    If it saves me from connecting my Computer to my TV via RGB cord its great…and multi-tasking for me is anything I do on my Android – please tell me I will be able to push links from the TV to my phone like I can with the Chrome to Phone extension to read on the go. A remote incorporated into my Droid would be great too:)

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  15. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 10:58am

    Multitasking direct on the TV is awesome. Watch youtube, search with google and watch TV is great. I can then keep up on scores and view the interwebs without having to leave the living room. I love technology!.
    #SonyInternetTV

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  16. Antoni Johansson wrote: October 5, 2010 11:23am

    I was born to multi-task, so to me the term is old news. Most of the time I multi-task when I fully use 3 monitors to edit sound with pictures while importing & exporting many video streams on a secondary computer. This new Sony Internet TV could become very handy in my work place since I could use it to see how other users are going to see the video streams on their TV’s.

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  17. Terry Lynn Meredith Street wrote: October 5, 2010 11:30am

    I was just called an “old school” parent by my daughter’s high school counselor today! Owning a Sony Internet TV with Google TV would definitely bring me into the 21st Century. I often use Youtube, Google and Facebook but one at a time. With this new Internet TV, I’ll surprise my kids by multitasking and then I’ll be considered “Hip” instead of old school! (Do they still say “hip”?)

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  18. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 11:45am

    I usually text while reading email, researching on the computer for homework, and catching up on my favorite tv show on the internet all at the same time. It takes longer to complete homework, but I have fun while doing it! =D
    #sonyinternettv

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  19. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 11:56am

    Sure would like to win a Sony.

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  20. Kenny Sora Enix wrote: October 5, 2010 12:01pm

    @SonyElectronics After beating Uncharted2, I tweeted about it using my Xperia and then posted pics of my Bravia screen on Fb #SonyInternetTV

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  21. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 12:08pm

    I would check football scores on the web while my daughter watches Dora on Netflix. #sonyinternettv

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  22. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 12:23pm

    The most I have ever multitasked was a couple of sundays ago. My Wife, Best Friend, and myself were at Buffalo Wild Wings and while I was writing a report on my laptop for my military job I was watching the Carolina Panthers get beat, updating my Ipod touch, communicating with my best friend, and listening to my wife (listening meaning actually retaining all that she was saying) Now thats some hard core multitasking!!!

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    1. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 12:25pm

      The most I have ever multitasked was a couple of sundays ago. My Wife, Best Friend, and myself were at Buffalo Wild Wings and while I was writing a report on my laptop for my military job I was watching the Carolina Panthers get beat, updating my Ipod touch, communicating with my best friend, and listening to my wife (listening meaning actually retaining all that she was saying) Now thats some hard core multitasking!!! #sonyinternettv

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  23. Kenneth Morris wrote: October 5, 2010 12:26pm

    I am leaving this comment using a Sony Vaio VPCF121FX/H Notebook PC, while listening to my Sony Walkman NWZ-S545 16GB Flash Portable Media Player, while downloading the latest update on the Playstation 3….Hold on I got a call on my Sony Equinox™…. Okay it was my mom. She wanted to know why I didn’t win that Sony Internet TV with Google TV. You call and break her heart…

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  24. Jeffrey Opelt wrote: October 5, 2010 12:27pm

    #sonyinternettv Multi-tasking as a college student is def a norm for me. However, it doesn’t mean its easy! Every week I HAVE to watch Survivor on Wednesday. Which of course requires my laptop; to go on Facebook, my phone; so random texts can easily be checked. All which needs cords to charge!
    http://yfrog.com/nbsony1p

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  25. Jeremy Bonios wrote: October 5, 2010 1:04pm

    Other ways that I multitask media…
    Listen to music on my iPhone [crappy speakers]…
    While updating apps from the App Store…
    While leaving comments on this blog…
    Chatting with Amazon CS…
    And remotely helping my dad [LogMeIn] watch a flash video of my son [by updating his Flash player]

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  26. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 1:21pm

    truth is,,i,m old,,all you young kids have years & years of new, wonderful technology,,,let me watch my hockey game & surf on that exiting Sony Internet TV

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  27. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:08pm

    I’m a guy, this is something completely new therefore I want it! Need I say more…….

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  28. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:11pm

    @SonyElectronics By having one device that can do TV, apps, games, etc my family can spend more time togetherinstead of spread through the house#SonyInternetTV”.

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  29. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:13pm

    @SonyElectronics By having one device that can do TV, apps, games, etc my family can spend more time together instead of spread through the house#SonyInternetTV”.

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  30. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:13pm

    Truth is i don’t get to Multi-task much my wife and kid keep PC and TV used up i could use a nice TV of my own to Multi-task, i could watch tv an text family/friends view Facebook/twitter, and keep an eye on my bids on ebay.

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  31. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:16pm

    SONY AND GOOGLE WHAT A PERFECT MATCH.

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  32. Ben Spjut wrote: October 5, 2010 2:17pm

    I play music on my PS3 while I watch TV and surf the internet on my laptop. I don’t have a SONY TV…yet, but you should change that.

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  33. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:26pm

    This could be good for my further Androd/Web developments!

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  34. Tony Questad wrote: October 5, 2010 2:28pm

    Right now at night, we spend time on Facebook while watching TV, and this would allow us to do both; We’ve often talked about “ditching” cable, and Google TV+Sony gets us one step closer to at least toning down what we get from the Cable company. Go Google+Sony!

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  35. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:29pm

    Spent most of my time listening to music while surfing the web and watching football and sonyinternettv multitasking may help me stay connected with soccer clubs updates on web and watching two or more live football matches at the same time.

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  36. Jacob Herrada wrote: October 5, 2010 2:34pm

    1.i work on the web-and via email
    2.on facebook alone i get all current events,keep up with friends and family,get updates on the tv i watch, places i eat and places i shop.
    3.i download/update apps for my phone

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  37. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:36pm

    I media multitask by using the computer to check facebook and watch nick on the tv and on commercials I use my iPod touch 2g to play tap tap revenge 3

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  38. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:37pm

    Sony TV and Google internet surfing. During dinner, I wont have to pull out the laptop and run out of space on my dvr, since I can stream the episodes. Not to mention Google APPS on the big screen and maybe even throw PS MOVE remote control into the mix along with google voip with 2 way video.

    btw Toby…its like a spoon and a fork AND a knife all in one!

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  39. Darko Simjanovski wrote: October 5, 2010 2:40pm

    Sony Internet TV… The Future in NOW!!!

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  40. David Wallner wrote: October 5, 2010 2:44pm

    I media multitask by streaming music and videos to my Sony PS3 from my Sony Vaio VGN-NW150J laptop (that I am posting from as we speak) to listen with my surround sound connected to my PS3, as well as surf the web, go on facebook, play games, do school work, etc. All on my Sony based electronic network of devices in my home.

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  41. Josh Arcile wrote: October 5, 2010 2:48pm

    140 character version-
    I use 15+ tabs in my browser, I use MSN & programs & I use a PSP for music and a PS3 for video chats and games. I use 2 screens.

    Full version (if I may enter this instead)-
    I am a college student living in a dorm and I have to multi-task to keep up with my stuff. I have up to fifteen tabs open in my internet browser and 6 programs running. Either it be the internet (which in it’s own, has many things to do), typing up essays, researching, Skype, music, MSN Messenger, or an audio editing or 3D program, I’m always doing something on my computer.

    And that’s just my computer, I use my phone to text and notify me when I have an email on one of my accounts. I use my PSP to listen to some music, and I video chat, keep up with my online friends, or play an online game on PSN on my PS3.

    Having a monitor for my computer and a TV for my PS3 next to each other really helps me alot to multi-task.

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  42. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 2:59pm

    Multitasking is what keeps my world going ’round. Music, homework, facebook, etc. all at once. Streaming media to my PS3, helps keep everything organized. A Sony Internet TV would greatly improve the flow of fun and business running in ANYONE’s house

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  43. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:25pm

    @SonyElectronics I multitask by watching tv checking facebook with my sony laptop listening to music with my Sony Walkman I go to the bathroom on commercials and using my Sony Walkman phone at the same time to text I make a sandwitch with everything I like in it I also do my homework I chat on the sony ps3 I practice my guitar lessons I also clean my room and do my chores while listening to my stereo system with my Sony Walkman that I listen to all the time like when I excersise or wash the laundry and also do my homework I also try to learn new tricks on my skateboard while listening to my favorite tunes and I play with my iPod while eating dinner #SonyInternettv

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  44. William Zlomke wrote: October 5, 2010 3:37pm

    I have been a multi-media guru using my Sony TV/Sony Vaio/Sony Dig cam/Sony CD changer for internet, home video, YouTube, music, movies, and pictures for 10 years, amazing people with how the two can operate side by side with Picture in Picture, or full screen. I love Sony products like: #sonyinternettv and I love Google, and I love multi-media on large HD LCD/Plasma tv’s, and so do all my friends and family. Let me show them the future at my next social gathering!

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  45. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:40pm

    @SonyElectronics i am i big internet and tv user. i game alot on my recentally purchased PS3 might i say i was a Xbox 360 gamer for 2Years and have had the ps3 for like 4 months now and already like it alot better. i use my i touch alot for internet and use google alot, google chrome is awesome BTW. It would be Awesome to win this Thanks.#sonyinternettv

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  46. William Zlomke wrote: October 5, 2010 3:42pm

    @SonyElectronics I have been a multi-media guru using my Sony TV/Sony Vaio/Sony Dig cam/Sony CD changer for internet, home video, YouTube, music, movies, and pictures for 10 years, amazing people with how the two can operate side by side with Picture in Picture, or full screen. I love Sony products like: #sonyinternettv and I love Google, and I love multi-media on large HD LCD/Plasma tv’s, and so do all my friends and family. Let me show them the future at my next social gathering!

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  47. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:44pm

    @SonyElectronics. Hey…..Multitasking is how do things. Phone calls..internet….using calenders….Calculator’s…..all while taking care of my 2 kids. Im a multitasking machine. When i heard about the sony internet tv, i went crazy. It thought it would go great with my PS3. It would be awsome to win a 3D TV from SONY. I love all sony products.
    #SonyInternettv

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  48. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 3:53pm

    @SonyElectronics I multitask using media to watch tv and surf the web for reviews and comments simultaneously! #sonyinternettv

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  49. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 4:01pm

    @SonyElectronics I love using my Sony TV/Sony Vaio for internet, videos, YouTube, music, pics. I love Sony products like: #sonyinternettv

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  50. Anonymous wrote: October 5, 2010 4:16pm

    @SonyElectronics I watch Jeopardy with my 5-month old and we double-check Trebek’s facts! #sonyinternettv

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