Advertisements The TV manufactures appear to disagree with your assessment of what people want. Apparently 100% of the TVs at CES were IPTV/Smart TVs and nearly 100% had some kind of 3D. The reality is for 2012 model TVs that unless someone is willing to take an off brand or entry level TV it is going to be a IPTV/Smart TV and if they want a higher end TV from a major manufacture it is also going to have some kind of 3D. I have no idea what all this stuff adds to the cost but the one thing that is for sure is that in 4 model years (2008 for my TV to 2012 for the TVs at CES) the price has dropped like a rock, many new features have been added, and the picture quality is even better. All in all I would say a very good trend.