The Case for Set-Top Boxes in an Age of Smart Televisions

I know that there are lots of people who are still eager for Apple, for example, to make their own smart television. But discrete components allow for more flexibility and, overall, probably reduce the environmental impact of replacing old components. In my case, the TV is fine and it doesn’t need replacing any time soon, but my fourth-generation Apple TV will be upgraded whenever Apple feels like releasing a new version.