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DisplaySearch forecasted that about 45 million units in 2010 had Internet connectivity, 63 million units will be sold in 2011, 87 million units in 2012, 104 million units in 2013, and 122 million units in 2014. Here's how DisplaySearch defines what constitutes a smart TV:
"The looming risk now is what happens if every connected TV gets used," Paul Gray, director of European TV research with DisplaySearch, said in a statement. "With Netflix accounting for 20 percent of peak internet traffic in the U.S., it's reasonable to ask if the infrastructure can cope. Set makers need to understand that broadband access does not scale endlessly like broadcast reception."
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