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We can also see that many TVs manufacturers, particularly higher end (Samsung and LG) are going with their own solution. The engagement on those systems (viewing hours) pales. Will they continue to invest in the platform for minimal return? Starting out miles behind and never progressing in engagement.

To be clear, it's not that I think Roku's competitors have a high likelihood of displacing them. Rather, I think Roku's current revenue, at the rate of $21/user and rising, is too good to be true. And I think it's plausible that other stakeholders (the TV makers that imbed Roku, Netflix and YouTube, etc) would want a piece. Do you have any thoughts on that? Does $21/user seem like a lot to anyone else or is it just me?

That's the key to my skepticism. It's almost too lucrative. I get that they put in a lot of work and years to get to this point, but if there is so much to be gained (and growing), it seems like it might attract more competition. That said, competition risk is the side car. The main problem I have is not understanding how they can be worth what advertisers are currently paying them.

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