You are looking for an answer that doesn't exist. All 4k TVs in your price target are smart capable.My 42 inch Panasonic Plasma is starting to fail so I'm in the market for a new TV. Damn I wish plasma's were still made.......anyway looking at my options it seems that I cannot buy a panel without "smart" features. I don't want any of that Alexa crap or even connect to the internet. I know some will answer "just don't connect it" but that is not an option. All I want it to connect my devices to the panel and use them. There had to be a panel out there like this. I'm looking for a good NON-SMART 4k HDR panel for $1000 or under.
The answer you don't want to hear is the only answer anyone has to offer. Just don't connect it to the internet. You can still connect your media devices to it.
I fail to see a valid issue.