Most web sites with video for example, HULU and others fail to play from Smart TV web browsers. This area is a minefield and if you expect the same web site you watch on your PC to work on the Smart TV web browser you are going into a minefield.
I don't want to write that these Smart TVs aren't a good idea, but the execution is flawed. And those that sell it rarely tell you the truth.
I will write that you should never pay a dime more for a TV and a TV with that Smart TV. It's not worth a dime given the current state of affairs.
We currently do not have a tv and want to get one. We are looking for 40" to 46" in size. And were thinking about a smart tv as we'd probably watch mainly from the internet.... which seems to mean also having 3D. Is a smart tv worth it? or is it better to get a cheaper tv and just use a laptop to connect to the internet? Also, I am most concerned about picture quality - the images in the shops tend to look overbright to me or orangy - or 'false' in some way - like the people are made of wax! Is this the way they are set up in the shop? or will they always look like this? So we went from thinking seriously about a LG or Samsung, to seriously considering a Sony, where the picture quality in the shop was a lot better (from my point of view). At least the Sony image was more realistic and less 'shiny' and orange.
Now I have learnt that plasma gives better picture quality. is this worth considering? I just read that panasonic plasma sets have the best picture quality- is it better to get a cheaper panasonic?
any help on this much appreciated - especially as I keep hearing how great picture quality is on current tvs, and I was pretty unimpressed! (have to say that 3d also didn't impress)