Just got a VG-KBD2000 keyboard to pair with my PN60F8500. Pairing was flawless, and it seems to make navigation somewhat easier than the smart remote.
One issue I'm having is with the Universal Remote Setup that I use to control my set top box. This works fine with the smart remote, but doesn't seem to work with the keyboard buttons (i.e. channel up/down). I did find, however, that if I use the smart remote and change the channel then click the channel change button on the keyboard the keyboard seems to work for a bit.
If I keep using the keyboard buttons for a while, it seems to keep working, but when I stop using it for a few minutes and try to use the STB buttons again.... No Luck!!
Then I more recently found that the smart remote has to have batteries in it for the keyboard to work for the STB at all. At the advice of Samsung support I attempted to remove the smart remote batteries once the keyboard started controlling the STB. The keyboard stopped working for the STB control altogether at that point as it the signal is still going through the smart remote.
Anyone experiencing this craziness? It's like I can trick it into working by first using the smart remote, but it's a bit useless to have to use the smart remote when I want to use the keyboard STB buttons.
Any input is appreciated!