Zarathustra[H];1041655906 said:I just wish there were a version of these without speakers or any of that smart-TV nonsense.
I don't like paying for things I'll never use
You aren't - you're likely paying for something with much higher production numbers/economies of scale, letting you get MORE for your money than you would otherwise. Would rather pay $1000 for something that has what you want, plus more features, or $2000 for some other company's product that has what you want, but no extras? Even if both were $1000, getting more, but being able to turn the features off, still should have no drawbacks.