Re: Hmm, isn't that trivial to obtain?
Regarding the "smart tax": Nowadays the cost of the "smart" hardware is ridiculously small. Think of SoCs. I doubt that this adds more than €30 to the final cost of a smart tv.
The issue here is that TV makers basically don't update their software, except to improve
cyberstalkicustomer's data collection. Security was thrown overboard at the beginning of the process, and usually you can count the # of security updates with the fingers of head.
Using a safe external device(e.g. a Raspberry Pi+ Linux + reproduction software) is a big improvement, not only in security but also in usability.
I wonder if the EU will do something about this, as the above said TV makers are clearly wiping their backsides with GDPR laws.