Originally Posted by ClemyNX
Schadenfreude? Their TV OS is still terrible, especially now compared to what LG has just introduced.
LG is going to use WebOS in their new SmartTV's, abandoning the Laggy Garbage SmartTV 2013 models based on GoogleTV with no App store, they already suckered people into buying. If I wanted the experience of using the internet on a 386, I'd dig out my 386.
Sorry kids, but until Apple releases a TV for Samsung to copy, pretty much all "SmartTV"'s we are going to see are going to be a horrible mess that Sammy and LG continue to trot out and nobody ever will use as anything other than something to connect their home theater to. There is no unified "app" store for SmartTV's, and you're not going to convince average Joe Consumer to replace all their home entertainment gear with the same brand (be it Apple, LG, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Panasonic, Viewsonic, Acer, Asus etc) because not all of these companies produce every kind of part needed, and much less of them even produce good parts, let alone interoperable parts. Who is their right mind is going to early-adopt a UHD, when the TV manufacturers can't even standardize on a video codec and container format to stream over WiFi using DLNA?
Where the TV companies have dropped the ball is this:
Yes, this is a nice idea, but what they(all TV manufacturers) should have done is standardized on a "SmartTV Evolution box" that can be plugged into any manufacturer's TV. For 350$ the Smart Evolution Kit is a underpowered joke. Who wants to replace this box every year at 350$ a pop just so they can get the latest GoogleTV experience?
I think we will see another two years of bad starts on "SmartTV" and then Apple will come out with something that people actually want.