elanglois, Dec 17, 2018 : Just a note for everyone who favors a "modular" approach. What you are basically saying is that you don't want a OnePlus TV, but a OnePlus set-top box running Android. Oneplus would never be able to compete in the TV world by producing a plain monitor with zero value-added features and just picture quality to compete in. Those looking for cheaper brands will find them, those looking for better picture will pay more, and no one is looking for a no-name, middle-priced, medicore TV. So the monitor is out, and the set-top box is all you get. Electronics have cheap parts. Everyone is always quoting how cheap a part is. What costs is engineering and manufacturing. You have to factor current draw, signal interference and all sorts of stuff, and those factors become incredibly difficult when you factor in multiple boards. Multiple boards also means physical connectors, which are more expensive because of the difficulty of installing them. The cheapest solutions are to put everything on a single board with the fewest number of chips (to ease engineering costs) and the fewest physical connectors as possible. So, do you want OnePlus's lower price point with reduced features (Oneplus phones have fewer extras and ports than a Samsung ... they don't even include an LED or headphone jack anymore) or do you want an expensive modular arrangement that costs more and takes up way more space? Oneplus competes by putting high end CPUs and more RAM into phones because those contribute a lot to customer's perceived value while contributing very little to the manufacturing and engineering costs.