"Do you like prizes?" asks Sony in its new Facebook ad.
"Sure, Howard Stringer, prizes are pretty neat... But, hang on, what's the catch?"
Sony is giving away for free a Google TV Blu-ray player every day to people who input their e-mail address on the company's Facebook prize page. Plus, the entries go into the draw for a 46-inch Sony NSX-46GT1.
Google TV has lived a checkered life since it debuted 12 months ago on this same hardware, with a particularly disastrous November consisting of a mixed reception to its Honeycomb "major update" and Logitech saying its involvement with Google TV was a "gigantic" mistake.
While Google assures us that more more Google TV hardware is on the way--including potential offerings from Samsung and LG, we can't help but wonder if holding a Facebook competition is a good way for Sony to get rid of slow-moving stock.