> Any TV should have a life span of about ten years. Therefore having built-in 'Smart' is very dumb.
Heck, I've used TVs for longer than that. We still have a perfectly functional Zenith from the mid 1980's which we use occasionally. As long as you can get coaxial (analog) or composite output from your source, it will continue to be usable. Sure, it only has 2 alternative inputs, and is darned heavy to move for it's screen size, etc, but entirely usable otherwise. I expect our 32" flat panel from 7 years ago will likely still be in use 7 years from now.