SamsungUK: Hey, Ross. Congratulations on your new TV. You wouldn't be able to disable the ads we're afraid. ^HA
@rsmck: The “HA” really rubs salt in the wound.
We sign our messages off with our initals, we can assure you we were not laughing at the situation. ^BS
The picture is great And the ROKU stick works well but the ads are very frustrating (we should never have done the internet thing, though my partner does like the YouTube app.. these suggestions might be worth a try)
With ads there is also the idea that the rates you can charge for ads are much lower if you let people pay to opt out, because basically you've pre-segmented for the cheapskates, when advertisers would like to advertise to those with money.
Bottom line, we're screwed
We know this because "contains large ads and spies on the user, and this cannot be disabled" is advertised as prominently as the price, right?
More specifically, it is misinformation.