I think both my TVs are ‘smart’, but I have never connected them to my network - I just don’t trust the manufacturers to get basic security right in a TV. Instead, we have a Chromecast.
And so we turn to the Phoebus cartel.
They reduced the life of light bulbs! I seem to recall something similar occurring with stockings that could be made to last practically forever.
What a surprise - you want to access content lawfully, and the content owner makes it more difficult?
You have obviously forgotten Sony’s music CD with rootkit that installed on your computer should you ever dare try to play the music you bought there. I will never buy Sony hardware, and seek to avoid its content where possible.