I'm seeing these for 50 to 150 bucks and that's not much to get a keyboard and such in there. Let alone CPU+RAM plus sell enough to pay for the programming staff.
As to the question, yup, it's the money. Shop for the model you want. If it's not good enough, take it back.
I have a BD-C5500 Samsung Blue Ray Player that does not support a browser. I can upgrade by replacing it with a newer model that has web access, but there is no keyboard or mouse supplied. I
do not want to spend lots of bucks to either upgrade my player or buy a smart TV. I think it would be
very doable for Samsung to do a firmware update for my player to allow access to my PC. I now
have an ethernet cable running from my AT&T Router to the Blue Ray Player. I can stream things like Netflix, but I really want web access. I would be satisfied with a software simulated Qwerty
keyboard visible on the TV.
I think Samsung is holding back on this to force people to buy either one of their smart TV's or a
new Blu-Ray Player. It may be a marketing trick that could backfire on them.