Currently running Cat5 to my first ever Smart TV I purchased yesterday. As far as the streaming services, I actually use, it will be my fourth Pandora device, my third Netflix device and my second internet browser. Alas I am running cable for no other reason than for the wife's benefit and providing her with a more seamless experience. Now maybe its from a home theater enthusiast's perspective but until they start including an HDD with DVR functions and an optical drive for blu ray (both TV features with a very dubious history) I see smart features merely increasing convenience but little in the way of increased functionality. Like video processing in an AVR these smart features will remain woefully redundant and nothing more than a marketing feature that allows for only a slightly more seamless experience over a disk player and DVR. I dont see smart TVs affecting cord-cutting any more than smart blu ray players have.
I'd have gushed over the "convenience" of Smart-TV's years ago, if I hadn't already gotten a PS3 at the dawn of Blu-ray.
(Only this week, with all the discussions, I've begun exploring the wild, woolly, occasionally bottom-feeding and Tower-of-Babel foreign wilderness that are my Panasonic Viera apps--Up till now, only used the YouTube app, Netflix in case of emergencies, and the AccuWeather screen, but now I've discovered a Crunchyroll streaming-anime app, and I've just spend the last few days having fun with the TuneIn Internet-radio surfer. )
As it is, smart-TV's now being "standard" will make streaming-TV considered standard, and not a techie luxury--People will just naturally get used to having freedom-of-choice Netflix and Hulu in the house as they once got used to watching cable programming because it was "on".
It's not revolutionary cord-cutting, it's just following the basic path of evolution: Networks stopped showing local-station old movies and reruns, so we watched cable. Cable networks stopped showing old movies and reruns, so we all discovered Instant Netflix. Now Netflix and Hulu want to create original series, where will we ever go from there??