Reply to post: "I think that there will never, ever be a network connection allowed to any of my TV's"

Data retention: It seems BORING ... until your TV SPIES ON YOU

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"I think that there will never, ever be a network connection allowed to any of my TV's"

* The day may come when its not in your hands. TV makers will ship TV's deliberately or 'accidentally' with rushed firmware requiring regular upgrades or crash screens if disallowed. Why?....

* LG and Samsung want to build platforms that are direct conduits to advertisers. They intend to leverage the onboard gesture recognition, microphone and camera so that they can 'Ad-Spy' on entire families, feeding buckets of data to advertisers in real-time (usurping Google and Facebook).

* Right now, they cant get away with this on basic LED's or Plasma's. So they are doing away with these non-Smart's (see Samsung CEO's CES remarks)...

* Unless more of us (the market) demand basic non-Smart models, 'always on - always connected' TV's will be forced upon us passively.

* We need an Xbox '180' style rebellion to fight this momentum....

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