The release date for Sony's Internet Video Link was just set in July. And while it started as a peculiarity, the pricing at $300 makes it a stinker.

The TV net streaming box that only works with a few newer Bravias seemed to bring the mega corp's bad taste in launching media formats to a formatless media — net video. It has strange partners, like AOL, Yahoo! and Grouper(?). And Sony's own picture company is donating Spiderman 2 in HD, which is reminiscent of how the UMD got its start. But without a billing system in place, like the PS3's store, and at half the price of the console at $300, why would you get this streaming piece of crap instead of a PS3? And we thought the AppleTV was overpriced for a streamer.