Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-08 20:33 (#2S5Y) This smells like another move to try and make TVs have a short lifespan. Is plugging another box into a HDMI port that difficult? Re: Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 2, Insightful) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-09-08 23:20 (#2S64) I've seen some people get extremely confused when given more than one box under their TV. Try to explain the following1 to a technophobe without pulling out your hair:First turn on the receiver with the power button on the receiver remote.Select the "Bluray" input button on the receiver remote.Next turn on the TV with the power button on the TV remote.Make sure the TV input source is set to "HDMI 1"Now turn on the Bluray player.Insert your Bluray disc that you want to play.Navigate the Bluray menu using the Bluray remote and find the "Play Movie" button.1 In my case, the HT setup was much more complex with 2 projectors (one for inside zone, one for outside zone), 2 receivers (one for inside zone, one for outside zone), 1 HDTV flat screen, 1 computer monitor (mirrored with the TV and inside projector), 2 cable boxes (!), 1 Bluray player, 1 iPhone dock, 1 HTPC (xubuntu), 1 NAS (thankfully headless now)After such a setup, I'm sure having a single "Android TV" with a single remote that does nearly all of the same functions, but all in one device, would be a welcome change indeed. Re: Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-09 02:44 (#2S67) I'm not quite sure how a smart TV would help here. From the materials I've seen it doesn't have a built in bluray player, so you still need that. And if you want to try and stream it, I think a technophobe would have just as much trouble typing a title with a remote. A receiver's functionality is also not really replaced by a smart TV.Really, if they stop making apps for the TV and have it be able to orchestrate all the connected devices, I would be much more on board. Re: Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-09-09 08:10 (#2S6K) You can make it simpler by cutting the cord and having absolutely everything go through XBMC or equivalent. I'm down to a DVD player and XBMC/Roku feeding content from the NAS. My wife has some trouble with it, but my six year old has figured it out. :) Re: Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-09-09 11:22 (#2S6P) Likewise, I'm down to a Linux box and a Blu-ray player, both of which run Netflix just fine. I set up a Roku for some friends of mine, and they love it. I almost bought one because I found the near unlimited free channels intriguing.