Bay City, MI
In my case, I bought a connected TV in 2009 and it has the apps and whatnot and I used them once to see what they were all about. That was in 2009. I haven't used them since and it's because the TV is too damn slow responding to inputs and loading things. It isn't worth it when I can fire up my PS3 or 360 or Roku is a matter of seconds. The idea was good but I agree with the Karl when he says there are too many other option for watching things from the internet and much faster.
Simba7I Void Warranties
TV's and processors have also gotten faster. The other option is allowing third party firmware if they can't keep it updated. The 42" TV on the main floor (Panasonic Plasma) runs FreeBSD, so I wonder what other things I can make it do.
Give it time. One option I'd like is a scratch-proof touchscreen. That way I have full control at the TV instead of looking for that damn remote.