We'll, hold on there bud. I agree that most of the Smart TV's apps/features are poorly implemented and useless, but there are some that are worth the extra money. I like the fact that my Toshiba has a nice little red Netflix button that my wife and kids can easily find and use. I have a Roku hooked up to the same TV for my Plex and other content, but I'm the only one that knows how to use it. What you call "stupid" people are actually the majority of people. Most people are not technically savvy. That's why you can sell billions of overpriced iphones. Anywho. You CAN add the features with a Blu Ray, PS3, etc. but then you have to run extra wires, find a place for the secondary device, and teach the rest of the people on your house how to switch the input on the TV and operate the secondary device.
Of course, you can spend $100 for an advanced remote that you can program to do all that but that kindda erases the savings, right?
Good god, these TVs are getting cheap. My roommate is moving out and I haven't been in the market for a TV in a few years. But after he leaves, I'll need to pick something up. I went from a 42" to a 46" and not I think I'm ready for something in the 55" range. Did not think I would be able to afford a 3D TV from a major manufacturer like LG. I like the idea that this TV uses passive 3D tech. I haven't done ample research, but if I don't have to spend $50 for a set of glasses, that makes it easier to stomach. If anyone has a good link to compare the battery powered 3D vs. this cinema 3D, I'm all ears.
Thank you YPayRetail for the post. I agree with you. I can't imagine trying to walk my mom or my father in law through turning on an xbox or ps3 and navigate to an app. They're like the govt. technology just moves too fast for them to keep up! Even my buddy's wife who is young and very book smart thinks that a tv should just turn on and what she want to watch should just work! "Input" doesn't mean anything to her. Just on/off.
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