Topic: Smart TVs, smart devices, and TV apps
By Jameshah
I don't think they are. SMART TV is a marketing gimmick. A new LED LCD TV should last for years, easily a decade or more. The software in it will probably be out of date within a few years.

Buy a TV for the picture quality and then add your SMART features with a Roku or similar device. You can upgrade that little box when something better comes along, not to mention it's probably going to be better supported. Basically, turn your TV into a monitor and then you can attach whatever you want to it.