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post #1531 of 1802 Old 05-18-2014, 06:27 PM
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Skype isn't working for me with the SEK-2000. Either try to make a call or answer a call, the screen goes to connecting and never connects.

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Back to the SEK-1000/ZA untill they fix the Skype and Netflix apps

thnx for update. i had that too one time.. u could try and wait till u got everything updated on the sek-2000 and remove both apps then reset the smarthub and turn off and on the tv and re-install both apps after that. sometimes its a network error or app get screwed up due to smarthub update.

today i found myself without wireless connection on the tv and i had to plug in the network cable in the end. sometimes it finds wireless but won't connect and sometimes it will give hardware address of 00:00:00:00:00:00 , it misses 5ghz wifi ap's .. clearly something bugging in the firmware.


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So it is pure waist or should I hope for a firmware download for my US purchased EVO KIT that will make it work with my  European UE55ES8000S

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its not gonna work due to different hardware used . but you could try update tv to latest firmware then attach evokit (tv unplugged from mains if u do this) then in support menu update firmware online. skip the usb question and make sure it's online before turning on tv. case of wireless make sure it connected before. or go usb route, then u need the evokit euro firmware on usb.


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Available for pre-order on Amazon. Also Amazon seller says they have a few in Stock. I call bs.

I pre-ordered through Amazon, easy returns if I have issues.

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Sparco has four SEK-2500UZ/A's available as of May 15, 2014

 

http://www.sparco.com/cgi-bin/wfind2?spn=A8WT577#.U3UcN_ldWmc


Have you received it yet? I'm curious to some who has purchased this on the performance and feedback on it.

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Not yet,I should receive it Wednesday,I will post my results with it then

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Hi guys first post on here anyway I have been watching this thred for sometime and just found where to get the Kit in the UK I just got mine today from Currys Pc World

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/tv-accessories/smart-3d-tv-accessories/samsung-sek-2000-2014-evolution-kit-10004765-pdt.html

Orderd it yesterday arrived just now smile.gif

I have pics but dont know how to post them frown.gif
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Hey I wanted to know if anyone who now has the SEK-2000 has been able to download and use Netflix? I was going to buy one today but I won't if Netflix isn't available. I read here that someone installed it in their TV and then removed it because netflix wasn't available. I would rather wait to purchase mine when Netflix is available for download than have it sitting at home collecting dust and hoping for an update from Samsung to fix the issue. 

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Sorry NO netfix on mine . Well all was going great it found the kit it installed drivers then it updated them then updated TV drivers all took about 15 mins then it took me about 30 mins to set the tv up the way I like it so far so good . Then the problems started frown.gif while switching channels the tv froze then turned off and back on it then started the driver updates all again so far it have done this 2 times I also have had a black screen had to restart tv. Ok I am sure they will fix these things well lets hope they do have to say for the money I am a bit disappointed oh well lets see what the future brings
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Sorry NO netfix on mine . Well all was going great it found the kit it installed drivers then it updated them then updated TV drivers all took about 15 mins then it took me about 30 mins to set the tv up the way I like it so far so good . Then the problems started frown.gif while switching channels the tv froze then turned off and back on it then started the driver updates all again so far it have done this 2 times I also have had a black screen had to restart tv. Ok I am sure they will fix these things well lets hope they do have to say for the money I am a bit disappointed oh well lets see what the future brings

Is the skype working for you? I was able to download it, but it wouldn't complete an outgoing call (or even the free test call).
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skype was pre installed and works on the test call sorry but not tested it on outgoing calls yet

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At last I can post Pics :)

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Does anyone know when the new one connect box will be available in Canada for f9000? And where I could order it? Or even if anyone knows the model number so I can google it. 

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For the F9000 the model number for the one connect box is SEK2500UZ/A for Canada the "UZ/A" may be different. Check with Sparco, their phone number is 800-840-8400


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same as the sek1000 kit, just put 2500 instead of 1000 to google it


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Thanks for the quick replies you guys are the best!! I'll check it out.

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Does anyone know when the new one connect box will be available in Canada for f9000? And where I could order it? Or even if anyone knows the model number so I can google it. 

A Canadian e-tailer:

http://www.ncix.com/detail/samsung-sek-2500u-za-evolution-kit-one-1c-95600-1540.htm
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For those living in Norway, the ZG model will be available in around 2 weeks time. See for http://www.prisguide.no/produkt/samsung-evolution-kit-sek-2500u-205473 for retailers.
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Nice pictures. How about getting a scan of the manual and specs? Everyone here seems to be in such a rush to buy something "sight unseen". With no specs on any of the global Samsung sites, and nothing much listed on the e-retailers sites, I would find it hard to lay the money down not knowing what this new Evo-Kit improves upon.

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Hi Frank

 

Sorry to say but there is not much information in the kit and the writing is so small anyway have a look for yourself hope this helps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for that.

So just an install manual, no real info on what systems and services update, and which ones do not?

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That's the biggest problem I see with these Evo kit updates. It's a great idea to keep your purchase at the current technologies but they need to explain what they exactly are offering. Especially with the new HDMI 2.0 specs. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors that some of the mfrs are playing with in regards to HDMI 2.0 and it would be nice to see exactly what your $400 or what ever is really getting.
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That's the biggest problem I see with these Evo kit updates. It's a great idea to keep your purchase at the current technologies but they need to explain what they exactly are offering. Especially with the new HDMI 2.0 specs. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors that some of the mfrs are playing with in regards to HDMI 2.0 and it would be nice to see exactly what your $400 or what ever is really getting.
Now to be fair, for the SEK-1000 there was a lot of information on what was updated, and what would not carry over from the 2013 SH to the 2012+EK. All of this was on the Samsung site, but for the SEK-2000, it seems that have allowed some companies to sell it before the specs were released. I get that some distributors have gotten a special deal to sell before it hits the rest of the stores, but they could of at least still published the info.

But I suppose, why bother... it seems a lot of people are willing to buy sight unseen.



Me, however... I need to know what it will do, before I buy. I wasn't too impressed with what the SEK-1000 would do for me, so I figured I would wait. Looks like I will have to wait a bit longer. It is only a 2012 TV, after all. Hell I may just wait till the 2016 EK gets released.

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Well my SEK2500UZ/A is DOA. When connected the tv image shows a flat screen tv in the center of screen and the one connect box to the right center with the one connect cable between the two with the connector plugs motioning to connect to the tv and box. 


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Well my SEK2500UZ/A is DOA. When connected the tv image shows a flat screen tv in the center of screen and the one connect box to the right center with the one connect cable between the two with the connector plugs motioning to connect to the tv and box. 


Sorry to hear this. That sucks! Do you think it's because it needs a firmware update? Keep us posted. what a bummer

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I should get my sek-2000 from Amazon on the 28th. I'll be sure to report success(or failure) with my 65f8000.



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There's no way to do a firmware update because the TV screen only shows the image of the cable trying to connect. Nothing on my remote works except on/off. BTW the latest firmware with the original one connect box is 2007.3 and was told by the Samsung "Experts" that that's the latest version.


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Here's a photo of what I get. When connected to my SEK2500UZ/A


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they finally list the sek-2000XC/2500UXC here in netherlands.. unknown deliverydate though 

sek-2000 249 €

sek-2500U 338,39 €

 

EAN Code : 8806086096515

2000:

  • Update to 2014 Smart HUB
  • New Smart TV posibilities (voice and gesture improved)
  • Quad Core Plus processor
  • 4 years of software updates

 

EAN Code : 8806086112741

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  • HDMI 2.0
  • Update to 2014 Smart Hub
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There's no way to do a firmware update because the TV screen only shows the image of the cable trying to connect. Nothing on my remote works except on/off. BTW the latest firmware with the original one connect box is 2007.3 and was told by the Samsung "Experts" that that's the latest version.

You need to do the update with the old box plugged in first.

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