My oldest HDTV died on Saturday night. It lived a long life, over 12 years (ok, stop laughing) but it simply turned itself off and stayed off forever. It was a Philips tube HDTV. So off I went to the store to buy a simple 4K/UHD TV. I do not intend to watch 4K but small sets are reasonably cheap. I ended up buying a Samsung Smart TV ... unfortunately the first one I brought home had some software bug and after working with online chat tech support I decided to return it instead of waiting for in home service. The replacement works better. Following the installation instructions (connect everything THEN plug in the TV and set it up) it was very intuitive. HDMI to my DISH Network Hopper, HDMI to my BluRay. An Ethernet cable to a nearby router. The Smart Things app on my cell phone. Power on the set and let the "Smart TV" prove how smart it was. Connected via HDMI the TV identified the Hopper. It went through a pairing routine that set up IP control of the Hopper from the TV. Which means I can use the TV remote to do nearly everything I'd do with the DISH remote (including guide and recorded programs). But the thing that caught me off guard was how DISH was integrated with the menus. The Home screen on the TV interfaced with programs currently airing via DISH ... as well as showing some DVRd content that was ready to watch. The old set had one HDMI connection ... the new one has three. With everything OFF when I turn on the Hopper the TV comes on showing DISH content. When I turn on the BluRay the TV comes on showing BluRay content. That is cool. (The TV still needs to be turned off independently.) The DISH receiver knows the difference between a user pressing the power button and an "autotune" timer, so my normal routine of having the receiver turn on at the beginning of the evening news each night doesn't turn on the TV. My other HDTVs are not "smart" ... good picture but limited integration. It is nice when something works better than expected. The best part is that I have "wife approval". She told me that she thought my screen was blurry a couple of hours before the old TV died. She was right ... and she likes the new picture.