Re: Not impressed with so called smart TVs full stop.
I had a lovely Samsung that developed a fault. Extended warranty job with the shop - no problem. Since it was 1080 they couldn't source a replacement panel and let me go to town in the shop with a budget to blow. I picked a Sony Bravia with Android that was pretty high up the range.
I can't use half of the catch-up features without plugging in an aerial. I don't even have an aerial point here because I have TVHeadend running in the garage. The menus are slow and clunky. I wouldn't give much of a shit, running everything through Kodi (including broadcast telly), but it doesn't pass half the buttons through on HDMI CEC either. Numbers? Channel up/down? Nah mate.
A friend of mine has a very similar Sony, and has a whole world of problems with it. He actually uses the TV to do TV stuff rather than just as a display, and he regaled me with his litany of woes which ran for the best part of an hour without repeating. (We were driving somewhere, so we had time to burn on a good moan!)
When Sony get it right, they can produce something fantastic. I had a beautiful Sony DVP-NS900 DVD player hooked up to an STR-VA555ES amp, and my PS2 plugged in. Each one of these devices was brilliant in its day. And the Trinitron tubes gave great colour (although I had a Panasonic plasma screen to go with that kit). But aside from these examples, Sony have been pretty universally disappointing.
As for my TV? Two stars out of five. "Fucking mediocre"
Don't think I'll get a job in What Hifi with that though.
Also, my old Humax kicked ass :)