Same problem here. Just received 2 evolution kits from John Lewis.
Tried both kits in succession on one TV (UE55ES8000) and no joy. Tried and the second TV (same model) and no joy either. Both TV's were upgraded to firmware 2009 using the online update method, prior to installing the EK.
Going to send both kits back to JL, but I've never had 2 DOA's before.....what gives Samsung???
Anyone got these things working?