Just my .02 regarding the EvoKit that I purchased over a year ago for my Samsung ES8000: I haven't had any of the problems mentioned in this thread, it works fine. The new remote quit working and I opted for a Harmony which seems to control everyting except I can't get to the Smarthub. But I think I can fix that. But the bottom line is this: THE TV DOESN'T LOOK ANY BETTER AND DOESN'T WORK ANY BETTER. The menus for the Apps look snazzier, but they work exactly the same. If I had it to do over I wouldn't have spent the $180 or whatever it was. If it ain't broke don't fix it. It's the same panel.
Samsung ES8000 65", Evo Kit installed, Yamaha AVR with Paradigm speakers, iMac, iPad, Apple TV and HTC One phone.