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put the smarts where they belong
First, I should say that I haven't researched the current capabilities of any smart TVs but here's something to consider. Advances in computer technology come BLAZINGLY fast. I don't know about you, but when I buy a TV I expect it to last years, a lot of years. I can't imagne that a smart TV is in the least bit "upgradeable", except for maybe a firmware upgrade. I'd guess that for the price difference, you could just buy a cheap PC and hook it up to your "dumb" TV. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'll bet that one of those cheap, old refurbs you see on buy.com, etc., for around $100 will outperform the smart TV by 200% to 1000%. Depending on your desires, you might also consider getting some kind of networked media player from Seagate, Western DIgital, etc. A year from now, you won't be kicking yourself over what the "new" smart TVs can do. You can always upgrade or replace your media center PC every so often as needed.
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