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Mine worked great

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Don't buy an EK, they are just trouble.

It's buggy as hell with my 55ES8000.

Bluetooth problems, 3D, problems, netflix sound problems, netflix starting problems, wifi/ethernet problems.

I need to restart my TV to fix these bugs, but it doesn't completely fix them.
Mine worked great, ES8000 65". Make sure your firmware is the latest on the tv. Pins on the E-Kit are delicate be careful, update 2 latest firmware after.
I'm buying the SEK2000 and installing this week. Understand I need to remove the 1000 upgrade FW on tv then install the 2000 can anyone confirm. Any gotchas on the 1000 removal I need to know about?
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Time Limit on Evolution Upgrades

I own a 2012 UN65ES8000F and decided to wait until the next upgrade to finally purchase the evolution kit. I just purchased the SEK3500U One Connect Evolution Kit. It is supposed to arrive on Thursday, so I called Samsung with a question only to find out it was not compatible with my TV. I did not understand as I thought they were all backward compatible (outside certain functionality not working e.g. if you don't have a 4k tv, etc). They told me the upgrades only were guaranteed for 1 year after the model year. That there was not going to be another upgrade of the evolution kit that would work on my TV past the SEK-2000

Does anybody know this if this really true? Evolution kits are only valid for 1-2 years past your model year and then your TV evolution experience is expired?
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I own a 2012 UN65ES8000F and decided to wait until the next upgrade to finally purchase the evolution kit. I just purchased the SEK3500U One Connect Evolution Kit. It is supposed to arrive on Thursday, so I called Samsung with a question only to find out it was not compatible with my TV. I did not understand as I thought they were all backward compatible (outside certain functionality not working e.g. if you don't have a 4k tv, etc). They told me the upgrades only were guaranteed for 1 year after the model year. That there was not going to be another upgrade of the evolution kit that would work on my TV past the SEK-2000

Does anybody know this if this really true? Evolution kits are only valid for 1-2 years past your model year and then your TV evolution experience is expired?
There is reportedly also a SEK-3000 Evo Kit soon to be released. And supposedly the Evo Kits were to be designed to upgrade a TV for several years to come, not just one year. Unless that has changed, perhaps due to the new Tizen system. Still awaiting word on the SEK-3000 and what models it will be compatible with, including the F8500 plasma.
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This was my understanding. Thank you for the insight. I will hold off to see what this will offer.
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will this allow playback of HDR
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will this allow playback of HDR
Not the 3000 evolution kit only the one connect evolution kit sek 3500u allows HDR playback

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Not the 3000 evolution kit only the one connect evolution kit sek 3500u allows HDR playback
does that mean that if its added to a non HDR 4K pannel set it will play back HDR content
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does that mean that if its added to a non HDR 4K pannel set it will play back HDR content
only the 2014 sets and 2013 S9,F9000 are compatible. So far units have displayed HDR S9 has not been reported yet for HDR .

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Removing Evo Kit

Just wondering if anyone with experience removing an Evo kit from their tv can help me with removing mine. Wanted to compare if it effected my picture quality because i think it did. Picture is not quite as nice, and when i use the smart hub apps (100% of my watching) it takes a long time for it to buffer and clear up the image and never really clears up to the level that it used to (before Evo kit install). Before the Evo kit install there was never any buffering required. I live in california and i have Comcast blast internet with a dl speed of a minimum of 85 Mbits/sec.

Also, since I put the Evo kit in the Tithe motion judder settings/feature makes the Jutter worse if turned on. I know I'm a wierdo but I love the Soap Opera effect and hate the way the 24P looks. In fact I rarely go to the movies anymore because of the way the movies motion looks.

I also no longer have any WiFi on the TV but I not butt hurt about it because I have everything hardwired using apple routers.

Love everything else about the Evo kit though. It is an SEK-2000 Z/A on a PN60F8500
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Hi poppagene,
I just to get the sek-2000/za and I did what you told me and it is not working.
I'm already tired of so many trials . The kit is a crap
Thanks for your help anyway
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I have a UN40ES7500 and can install both of these with firmware 1057. Try this: unplug the TV power cord at the wall and let it sit for a 5 minutes. Insert the evolution kit and make sure that it is properly connected to the port on the back of the TV. If you are using a wired connection, remove the Ethernet cable from the TV and use the adapter that came with either evolution kit to connect the cable directly to the evolution kit. Reconnect the power cord and after 30 seconds or so try turning on the TV
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Hi poppagene,
I just to get the sek-2000/za and I did what you told me and it is not working.
I'm already tired of so many trials . The kit is a crap
Thanks for your help anyway
Regards
Alejandro
I was having trouble recently with the SEK-2000 installed and thought the problem was the kit. Went back to the SEK-1000 for a while. Eventually, my tv wouldn't turn on at all for more than 15 seconds. It turns out that the main board that had caused problems I had attributed to the SEK-2000. I hope your issues with the SEK-2000 don't mirror mine and turn out to be a problem with the tv main board.

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I was having trouble recently with the SEK-2000 installed and thought the problem was the kit. Went back to the SEK-1000 for a while. Eventually, my tv wouldn't turn on at all for more than 15 seconds. It turns out that the main board that had caused problems I had attributed to the SEK-2000. I hope your issues with the SEK-2000 don't mirror mine and turn out to be a problem with the tv main board.

Hi poppagene,
Thanks for your answer.
On the other hand, I cannot know if the problem is the main board but I am having another problem with the wireless Wifi connection and I spoke with the Samsung service and they told me that wifi module is fine and the problem could be the modem but I think that maybe can be the firmware because I have not any problem with the wireless wifi and after I update the firmware I had this wifi problems and I guess that the sek-2000 problem can be for the firmware too.
Finally , Could you fix the TV main board? Did you have to change the Evo kit slot part only or the tv main board?
Thanks for your help
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Hi poppagene,
Thanks for your answer.
On the other hand, I cannot know if the problem is the main board but I am having another problem with the wireless Wifi connection and I spoke with the Samsung service and they told me that wifi module is fine and the problem could be the modem but I think that maybe can be the firmware because I have not any problem with the wireless wifi and after I update the firmware I had this wifi problems and I guess that the sek-2000 problem can be for the firmware too.
Finally , Could you fix the TV main board? Did you have to change the Evo kit slot part only or the tv main board?
Thanks for your help
Alejandro
For the wifi, the part is WIDT20R which has a samsung part #BN-01148C . If you are lucky, try manually setting the DNS to 8.8.8.8. This has worked for some to fix the wifi problems.

The evolution kit connection is part of the main board. If your main board does go bad, replacement part number BN94-05566A or BN94-05584P will fix things. Main boards are not cheap, but are cheaper than a new tv and relatively easy to replace. The wifi module is a little tougher to replace as you must take the whole back off the TV and the wifi module is screwed in to the inside of the plastic frame near the bottom of the set.

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what version is my evolution kit?

Can anyone tell me how to determine what evolution kit I have? I checked on the back of the current kit and see nothing. It is on a UN75F8000 purchased last August/September of 2014.


Thanks!!
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Can anyone tell me how to determine what evolution kit I have? I checked on the back of the current kit and see nothing. It is on a UN75F8000 purchased last August/September of 2014.


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It would be an SEK-2000.

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F9000 has 10 bit panel
BN95-01153A
DUCT

$2,320.00
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CY-KF650FSLV1V,10 BIT,
PRODUCT LCD-AMLCD
http://www.samsungparts.com/Products...UN65F9000AFXZA
Please note that the 55 inch model does not indicate 10 bit?
http://www.samsungparts.com/Products...el=UN55F9000AF

And the 55" has this 8 bit OPERATIONAL PANEL? What is that?
http://www.samsungparts.com/Products...el=UN55F9000AF

Also the 65" has an unspecified DUCT (8bit??):

http://www.samsungparts.com/Products...UN65F9000AFXZA


Not convinced that F9000 has only 10 bit panels.

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Hi,

many thanks for this, it was very helpful!
It looks that Samsung does use different region codes even within Europe, therefore the different TV and SEK-2000 did collide,
resulting in no wifi and always interrupted bluetooth connection, that also prohibited the remote control to operate.

I removed the SEK-2000, than managed to enter with info - menu - mute - power in the factory mode, I reset the region as per the description, did the setup on the TV first without
SEK-2000, than added the SEK-2000 on it, that did the configuration and all was and since than is working as expected! I had a minor issue in Smart Hub, but in Menu -> Support part
chosen to reset it and now that is working perfectly too... :-)

Samsung service line was telling me, that it is not possible to make work as the SEK-2000 is from different region than my TV... and insisted not to change the TV's region...

I also suggest to use this solution for anyone, having problems with the bluetooth (that for me was loosing connection to smart control after about 90 sec after power on) or WiFi after the installation of the SEK-2000, as the issue is with the different regional setting of SEK-2000 and the TV...

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Hi,

I am unable to get my Samsung UE55ES8000 to work with the Samsung SEK-1000 / XC Evolution Kit. The upgrade process seems to perform well but when setting up the TV with the module installed it constantly hangs and resets.

I documented the entire process from Factory Reset before the module was installed at the YouTube link:
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If anyone has any idea of what I could do please let me know.

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Hi,

I am unable to get my Samsung UE55ES8000 to work with the Samsung SEK-1000 / XC Evolution Kit. The upgrade process seems to perform well but when setting up the TV with the module installed it constantly hangs and resets.

If anyone has any idea of what I could do please let me know.

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Does the problem continue after removing the evo kit? If not then try unplugging TV and removing the kit. Let the tv update and make sure that all the smart hub and firmware updates are completed before trying to install the kit. I never tried a factory reset before installation. If you still have problems, there's likely something wrong with either the tv or the evo kit. Good luck.

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Does the problem continue after removing the evo kit? If not then try unplugging TV and removing the kit. Let the tv update and make sure that all the smart hub and firmware updates are completed before trying to install the kit. I never tried a factory reset before installation. If you still have problems, there's likely something wrong with either the tv or the evo kit. Good luck.
The TV works fine without the EVO kit.

I updated the TV before plugging in the kit (the part of the video before the 4 minute hop shows that). In fact I performed a factory reset beforehand just to be doubly sure.

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The TV works fine without the EVO kit.

I updated the TV before plugging in the kit (the part of the video before the 4 minute hop shows that). In fact I performed a factory reset beforehand just to be doubly sure.

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My point was that the firmware update for your camera was likely due to the factory reset, rather than from the evo kit installation. It might be better to let the tv finish updating firmware and smart hub before attempting the evo kit installation. I don;t know that it makes a difference, it seemed like that was where things hung up in your video.

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My point was that the firmware update for your camera was likely due to the factory reset, rather than from the evo kit installation. It might be better to let the tv finish updating firmware and smart hub before attempting the evo kit installation. I don;t know that it makes a difference, it seemed like that was where things hung up in your video.
Thank you for your help - appreciated.

Is there a place a can upgrade the camera before the evo kit? I was under the impression that the camera was being updated as part of the evo kit installation and was being interrupted because the unit goes into reset.
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I've never seen the camera firmware update as a result of installing either the SEK-1000 or SEK-2000 which is why I thought it odd. I think if you wait a few hours after the factory reset and make sure that everything is working before installing the evo kit. Check out your samsung account, the smart hub, the camera and microphone, the wifi and the bluetooth for the remote. Just something to try.

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