Re: Not metadata....but an opportunity abounds
I can see a market for a gateway device for the home that actively filters out any such communications. Although you can just not connect the TV to the internet you may wish to use the catchup services (although there goes more data/metadata) and such a device would sanitise the comms. Perhaps if the companies choose to https the links then a gateway that sets these IoT parasites on their own VLAN where all internet traffic in https goes through TOR. Their attitude is clearly "fuck you customer, all TVs will have this and you don't even know whether off in settings is really off anyhow".