reven: personally I just think its the times we live it, it really doesnt bother me all that much. as long as there is some restrictions to what the collect. But showing me relevant ads compared to completely rubbish ones, im fine with that.
I'm not. If I pay for a TV I see no reason for it to start forcing ads on me, relevant or otherwise.
Unless it's explicitly part of the bargain I knowingly agree to when I get the TV, and I get something tangible in return that I feel is worth it (say like the Kindle where you explicitly get a lower price if you agree to the sponsored version, and are told why), then they have no business whatsoever doing this.
Bombarding me with unsolicited ads is annoying, and deserves the same blunt response telemarketers who interrupt my dinner get. Snooping on what you watch on your TV, without your knowledge, in a way that can be linked back to you is actually a bit creepy........
LG are off my TV buying list, and the lists of any family members I advise (most of them), unless they come back with a pretty good response on this one.