Excerpt: Built-in obsolescence. It's when that product you just bought last year (like, say, a TV) seems so out-dated when the new models come out. Built-in obsolescence (or "planned obsolescence") has been used in many industries to try to keep customers coming back for more. You can't fault a manufacturer for trying to advance the state of the art.
Pros: Upgrades older TV to new User Interface, Fairly Inexpensive, Plug and Play simplicity