Originally Posted by MrBobb
Am one of those people who question WHY BROWSE ON A TV? Sure looks cool for your newbies, has that BECAUSE I CAN DO IT quality, but really a wireless keyboard is mandatory IMO, otherwise u gonna control the thing via a 10-buttons keypad? U must posses a high-pain threshold. Keep your browsing activity with your laptop as God intended, until they have FLASH on TV, then MAYBE. Your call.
I have a 2 year old Samsung HDTV that I love, but it did not have internet connectivity.
Considered buying a new 'smart' model, adding one of the many boxes available in the $50 - $100 range or a new DVD player w/ smart TV features.
After considering all the pros and cons, I decided to buy another laptop and never looked back.
For $349, I found a Lenovo Win7 laptop with 15.6" display, dual core i3 processor, 4 G RAM, 320G HD, optical DVD, 3 x USB and HDMI (for connecting to the HDTV). A also added a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse for $29.
Much cheaper and capable than buying a smart TV, portability for the future, full/unrestricted internet access w/ any browser, simple navigation, storage and a game console.