...moving this info over from the "Official" P-Series thread, as this thread seems to be the proper one for this info.
First off...I noticed that even with identical SmartCast App versions, the Smart Interactivity switch is still present on my Android phone, but not on the tablet.
So, I took a closer look at the network traffic coming and going from these displays.
The display is in constant communication to several IP addresses which all resolve to 1e100.net
In 40 seconds of capture, there were over 50 messages/packets coming and going to 1e100.net,
most of which are encrypted, with multiple cypher updates.
Some of the unencrypted messages reference Chromecast and google-analytics and stats.g.doubleclick. net (redirect virus?!)
IP's resolve to MarkMonitor
IP resolves to Cloudflare
IP's resolve to Amazon
is MarkMonitor.com, a company whose taglines say "Great brands trust us to help them fight online counterfeiting and piracy" "
MarkMonitor Protects the World's Leading Brands" Google is one of their customers.
According to Wiki..."MarkMonitor was then purchased by Thomson Reuters
in 2012. In 2016, the IP division of Reuters, including MarkMonitor was sold to two venture capital companies (Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia) , under the new parent company "Clarivate Analytics"."
From Wiki "Onex is involved in the American health care industry, owning a number of firms there.They are also in the movie theatre
business, both in Canada with Cineplex Entertainment
, as well as in Mexico with Cinemex
, the latter in partnership with U.S.-based Carlyle Group"
There is data being sent continually back and forth by MarkMonitor while the display is active, and not just when using Smartcast apps or Youtube, Netflex etc, but with all sources...local files over UPnP, etc. . I ran my tests while streaming vacation videos from my HTPC server.
With the sudden removal of HEVC (H.265) codec support, one has to wonder.
There is definitely a lot more going on here than Vizio is disclosing.