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By now, you’ve probably worked your way through your holiday shopping list, but I have one question: what are you getting yourself this year? Sure, budgets are tight but wouldn’t you like to have a 46″ Sony Internet HDTV that runs on Google TV? How would you like to get one for free?

Google is running a promotion called “I Want My Google TV!” that runs through December 22, and they’re not just giving away one Sony HDTV; they’re giving away 100 of these suckers! Do I have your attention yet?

Okay, here’s what you have to do. All you have to do is create a video explaining why you’re excited about Google TV. (Hint: it’s probably a good idea to be excited in your video.) Then post it on YouTube with the tag “YTGTV” in the title. According to the YouTube blog entry, entries will be judged based on “originality, creativity, entertainment factor, technical execution, and how well you explain why you are excited “. (The blog entry also includes a link to the official rules.)

I figure that most drawings have one grand prize and millions of entries. (Yeah, I collect those little game pieces off the McDonalds cups, but I’ve never won anything but more food.) In this case, however, how many entries can you expect there will be? A few thousand maybe? Maybe low tens of thousands on the outside? And there are 100 grand prizes, not just one. Wow, I like those odds. And if you’ve got a digital camera, it probably can record video just fine. So put on your thinking cap and your excited face, and see if you can’t get a piece of that Google wealth for your very own. Wouldn’t that make for some happy holidays?

Posted by Alfred Poor, December 16, 2010 5:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.