it doesn't. it got a different mainboard and tv-tuner chip.
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I don't often use the built in tuner either. Customizing the sound made a huge difference for me in watching content from the tivo as well as for netflix either through the tivo or through the smart hub. In my case the voices tended to get lost among the other sounds and I would have to dial up the sound in order to hear what was being spoken. That problem vanished for me after going through the sound customizer process.
yeah i wonder too what the changes will be in going from 2013 kit to 2014 kit.. ima get it anyways coz i have allready a buyer for my 2013 kit. but i like to know.. from the stuff in the media about the 2014 kit it seems it got only voice and gesture upgrade which isn't really working on 2013 kit, it messes up all the time and it doesn't look up network connected devices sometimes. it also crashes on mediahub sometimes as i have a 1200 movies and 6500 music cd collection attached via network from pc and the tv seems to have trouble with that large amount. this was fixed in 1006 fw upgrade but it would still crash on certain weird characters in the filename. putting new batteries in the remote fixed the continues lost of connection to the tv but it didnt solve the voice control not working correctly and crashing all the time. gesture works fine now with the latest 1007 fw upgrade.
also last days i find my tv restarting like every 5 minutes or so and it got annoying as hell. it starts up then the smarthub crashes and this would turn off the tv and on again. also it wouldn't go off unless pulled plug from mains. it turned out to be skype that was messing up due to a too large history in skype. somehow this crap isn't really tested with huge databases and historyfiles, after a year i have multiple phones and tablets and 3 pc's hooked up to the tv through network and the more i add the more it screws up the tv.. it was easily fixed by deleting the skype app and reinstall it again after tv reboot. it seems flacky network connection with certain asus and d-link routers also messes up a lot which makes me think that there's something bugging with the upnp stack.
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The European Evolution Kit got a firmware update today (v1009.4) and Smart Hub version is 5.274 now. I have my Smart Hub set to US and there is a new Netflix update available now, it's the new v4.005 with new UI, but it does not load. I get a black screen for a second and then it crashes back to TV source. I have seen posts about the same issue on many F series TV's on different forums. Netflix has even posted the issue on their support pages but there is no information on how to fix it.
My question is, is the new Netflix v4.005 available for US Evolution Kit and does it work?
mm thats about time they make a firmware update.. my es8000 crashes a lot on smarthub content and some apps like plex and skype that use some background tasks tend to stuck on loading screen a lot of times. the voice recognition is also crap most of the time as it uses the internet connection to do that stuff. it got worse since i updated my routers firmware, so this might cause this too. i also get with samsung link that it all of a sudden says that i made my account in another region and so i cant login to it and need make a new account. restarting the samsung link and it works and does login with the same account. samsung is messing up a lot lately mainly coz of their internetconnected services which in turn causes problems on the tv itself.