So after using this tv for a few days I have come to the realization that it is pretty weak concept. It is a pita to navigate, and functionality wise it is a joke. Gaming Lag is a letdown as well. Chrome is on lock down by content providers and there are minimal apps available if would be considered a reason to buy into this. The browser is only a partial install with minimal features available. A computer hooked to a regular TV offers 100x what this thing can do and view HD content too. I think that a "Windows 7 TV" hooked up with HDMI, wireless keyboard & mouse, chrome browser syncing all your favorites and plugins and extensions on to your main pc would be the perfect setup. No blocking, Full functionality and nothing new to learn. I will keep the tv for it's ability to change inputs and for its speakers. The software is pretty worthless. Even if this was rooted, I can't see it ever beating the functionality that a normal pc offers in terms of the ability to stream content and flexibility to install whatever you want. Cheers!