Originally Posted by RRF
Still, it makes me wonder if this only applies to US customers, and whether they have just stopped selling, but still collect the info.The Smart Interactivity button is functional but greyed out on Canadian sets... but that means nothing.
Think I will perform some port mirroring and hook up Wireshark to see what is going out and to where.
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 (virus?!)
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.
A conspiracy minded person might think this is how/why HEVC casting support was suddenly removed recently.
There is definitely a lot more going on here than Vizio is disclosing.