I am writting due to this problem (skip BIG text below, read message only):
I mean Samsung's widget manager service error last days. Service not supported. Maybe they will repair this soon but it is a good time to start a project that will prevent us from such accidents. I want you to think about "Widgets on LAN" project.
The main goal is to run widgets or other HTML pages directly from LAN (or other private server), without need for internet connection. As you probably know, after pressing Internet@TV button, your TV connects to Samsung's domain servers (such as infolink.pavv.co.kr) and downloads some XML files to show Infolink contents. We could set up our own webserver (on Apache or IIS, or even inside the TV's internal memory) and upload wanted widgets there. It will be totally out of Samsung's control.
Some time ago, I noticed that widget manager (main menu) is started from this internal HTML page:
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But when Samsung service was disabled (I hope not for ever), my local HTML page also couldn't be displayed. So I was forced to redirect infolink.pavv.co.kr address in /etc/hosts file. Almost OK, but you must wait several seconds until the webpage appears on the screen.