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 7, 2010 4:52pm

    I will watch one post-season game and check the statistics.

  2. Anonymous wrote: October 7, 2010 4:58pm

    I am a law student, so I feel like my whole life has become one big multi-task. Right now I am chatting with my boyfriend on facebook, watching 30 Rock on my tiny tv in my apartment, and studying for my contracts exam online. The idea of an internet tv sounds amazing and like it would really simplify things!

  3. Armin Hakim wrote: October 7, 2010 5:03pm

    RE: #sonyinternettv
    Using my apps enabled tv, I watch my program, check out my yahoo e-mail & Facebook all on the same screen. Using PIP, I flip between movies on Netflix & videos showing on YouTube all the while texting or e-mailing my friends using my Droid X .. now that’s what I call multitasking :-)

  4. Anonymous wrote: October 7, 2010 5:06pm

    I multitask the skype with friends and watch hulu.

  5. Anonymous wrote: October 7, 2010 6:49pm

    We will use google web chats to talk with family while on facebook playing games or watching online tv or checking e-mail and even uploading video to youtube. When watching football the laptop is set to check scores around the league and I will be texting friends about the action.

  6. Anonymous wrote: October 7, 2010 7:21pm

    My family and I multi-task by using the internet to rapidly get info and buy products seen during shows

  7. Christian Haye wrote: October 7, 2010 8:04pm

    If there’s not a valiant effort to put down the laptop/cellphone/tablet all of my friends convos become #2! Having web enabled TV is the last hope to make conversation #1!

  8. Anonymous wrote: October 7, 2010 8:05pm

    If 30 Rock, Elmo, work and fantasy all coexist-so must I. Now it takes 3 screens, 2 mirrors and a seesaw. Sony, please help! #sonyinternettv

  9. Jon Maeser wrote: October 7, 2010 9:03pm

    @SonyElectronics I multitask with my 4 yr old laptop hooked into my tv and a 5 yr old wireless keyboard and mouse. I use it as my ‘media center’ the computer is also plugged in via headphone jack to speakers. #SonyInternetTV

  10. Anonymous wrote: October 7, 2010 10:15pm

    I’m multimultimultitasking mom, have to multitask tosave time. Showing cartoons to my kids on TV, calling my hubby from my cell, checking email and twitter updates on computer. Doing laundry, cooking dinner and changing my baby’s diaper although last 3 tasks are not quit related to media they are still part of my momltitasking routine

  11. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 2:37am

    When I am watching SonyInternetTV I’ll be checking my e-mail, surfing the web, and adding movies to my Netflix instant view queue!

  12. Janet Janet wrote: October 8, 2010 2:54am

    Whenever I’m on my computer, I can’t do just one thing. I’m always multi-tasking between various medias. For example, while editing photos to share with my parents, I’ll have music or a TV show streaming in the background. I’ll also have a window open on Twitter so I can see in real-time what’s going on with the people & companies who I’m following. Whenever something strikes my fancy, I’ll either tweet about it or send it in greater detail via e-mail. Here’s an example of what my desktop looks like: (or full-size: ). Because real life doesn’t happen one item at a time, my virtual life doesn’t happen that way either. That’s why I’m looking forward to seeing the Sony Internet TV with Google TV in action. A device like that should fit beautifully into my media multi-tasking life.

  13. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 5:19am

    I use dual monitors with my pc to allow me to do homework faster and to watch movies while I work. #sonyinternettv

  14. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 5:58am

    @SonyElectronics I’ll watch Mythbusters, check sports scores, and my email at the same time. I’ll also update my blog. #sonyinternettv

  15. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 8:52am

    I’m able to lay on the couch after a long day, surf the Web, edit my girlfriend’s Google Site, read e-mail, check sports scores and Twitter feeds, and set my Dish TV DVR – all from my iPhone – while watching TV! Don’t you love Curb Your Enthusiasm?

    Gotta appreciate multitasking!

  16. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 9:00am

    @SonyElectronics When I watch my favorite shows, I’m often reading gmail and on browsing the news sites #sonyinternettv

  17. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 9:10am

    I multi-task all the time. But best I think would be this: I always take my HTC EVO with me to bathroom when I go to answer nature’s call in the morning… I check my e-mails, browse through news, watch videos, listen music, play around with some cool apps and what not. List would be soooo loooonnng… All while I’m doing… You know what! :)

  18. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 9:19am

    I stream TV shows with Netflix while tweeting and facebooking.

  19. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 10:16am

    My 87 year-old father wants to upgrade to Google TV #sonyinternettv from 1996 WebTV IE04.

  20. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 10:23am

    i text messaged everyone i know, and used facebook, to let my friends know to not even bother watching the final episode of “lost”.

  21. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 10:41am

    I often use my android phone to get weather and news updates while I watch my favorite shows on my DVR, all the time checking email on my IPod Touch.

  22. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 10:51am

    I multitask by doing my word processing, listening to music and posting to facebook.

  23. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 10:56am

    I multitask alot I have 6 kids I use my iPhone to go on twitter and facebook and YouTube and clean and cook and watch movies with my kids

  24. Jeff Acevedo wrote: October 8, 2010 11:07am

    i could use it for school

  25. Billy A. Wright Jr. wrote: October 8, 2010 11:09am

    Hello, My name is Billy. I multi task by using my laptop on the road with me for personal entertainment or for research work for school and I use my desktop for typing up papers for school. I am planning to go to Savannah State University for Marine Science and I am planning to obtain a PhD. for Marine Biology. I am a real tech geek and I always like to test new technology products when I can obtain them.

  26. Alan Bacani Miranda wrote: October 8, 2010 11:12am

    2read, 2CNbelieve :: ‘U2′ ☯ A Full Screen Sneauxball :: @SonyElectronics #SonyInternetTV

  27. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:14am

    i multi-task by listening to my sony walkman mp3 player while I play my sony ps3 on my sony bravia tv and surf the web on my sony vaio laptop. Sooooo why not throw in a sony internet tv to my collection

  28. Billy A. Wright Jr. wrote: October 8, 2010 11:14am

    @SonyElectronics Hello, My name is Billy. I multi task by using my laptop on the road with me for personal entertainment or for research work for school and I use my desktop for typing up papers for school. I am planning to go to Savannah State University for Marine Science and I am planning to obtain a PhD. for Marine Biology. I am a real tech geek and I always like to test new technology products when I can obtain them.#sonyinternettv

  29. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:15am

    stream movies from my computer, netflix, and youtube.

  30. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:19am

    @SonyElectronics when I watch TV i have to text my friends and go on facebook and this is how i multitask with media #SonyInternetTV

  31. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:20am

    I want this TV so I can switch to HD!

  32. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:20am

    I would use it to for music, photos, and videos all in one.

  33. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:26am

    with flow

  34. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 11:28am

    i multitask my tv for video games,watching shows,my computer for surfing the internet,playing games,watching movies,nothing fancy really

  35. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:01pm

    i go on the internet view my email while hearing my music and updating my facebook page

  36. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:03pm

    I’m a fan of Sony, i have all version of Playstation. Just love the consoles, but one thing disappointed me it is this competition that is restrict to US only. I were very glad when i heard that Sony had make a competition.

    But i still love your products. I’m looking forward to 4 version of Playstation if you are making one.

    By the way i’m from Sweden just in case you were wondering.

    Best regards
    Zakaria Mohamed

  37. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:03pm

    I can multitask by watching the news tweeting and doing the chicken dance all at once

  38. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:07pm

    Lol. My multitasking involves putting my clothes one giant pile while ironing them. 800 watt iron FTW ^^
    ow. And the PS3 also helps out alot. let that play m,usic while i am photoshopping on one PC screen and youtubing on the other. (A)

  39. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:08pm

    I like to eat while I watch TV. Simple enough?

  40. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:10pm

    I multi task a lot like I play video games talk on the phone and text at the same time then you got your myspace, facebook, youtube, bungie, and blippy I do all that. thanks.

  41. Mike Green wrote: October 8, 2010 12:10pm

    I have my homework and my facebook pulled up in separate windows stacked side-by-side, while my e-mail and youtube are pulled up in another window behind them, all of this while talking on the phone via my ear-piece, texting, and watching family guy on tv.

  42. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:18pm

    Pick me!!

  43. Kristoffer Stokkerud wrote: October 8, 2010 12:22pm

    I multi-task with media by using multiple tabs and multiple monitors. I have set up an additional monitor to my PC to watch movies with. So now I can surf while I watch my latest video subscriptions, streams and pod-casts. I saw a movie the other day when I came to think about that more than 70% of all film and video I look at I watch on my PC in the form of streams or downloaded shows. My TV is standing there all alone in the dark and is nearly used. And that’s why I would like to win a # sonyinternettv . because then it will always be something on which I want to watch.

  44. Cornelius Godfrey wrote: October 8, 2010 12:28pm

    When I’m watching DVR’d episodes of the Office, I update my ‘lol’ moments on facebook. During commercials, I catch up on my Youtube subscriptions from guys like Jon4lakers and soldierknowsbest: they keep me up to date on the latest and greatest in the tech world. Including but not limited to Sony Internet TV and GoogleTv.

  45. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:34pm

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  47. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:35pm

    Rite now I am using a “Sling Catcher” on one TV and a “Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player” on my other TV for all my media watching needs. I would LOVE to try this new TV set up. THANKS!!! : )

  48. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:37pm

    i multitask by using my ipod when i am on my phone. i use my computer as a dvr.

  49. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:41pm

    I multi-task using media by using my android powered device where I can check the weather, listen to music and get turn by turn directions all at the same time!

  50. Anonymous wrote: October 8, 2010 12:41pm

    I eat meat patties while eating ketchup while eating a bun while eating lettuce while eating bacon while eating another bun. Wait what? That’s just a hamburger? Back to the drawing board.


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