Wired has some of the dumbest writers who are completely out of touch with reality.
Smart TV is superior to other methods IMO, not that many people have the smarts to setup a media center computer. I know of a lot people who love them. Just bought a samsung myself and retired my old media center PC just because it is far easier to use than the media center and not as complicated.
That is the problem with the internet, any idiot can write nonsense. Maybe you are the clown Cutter.