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First off Netflix HDR is not available on the SEK 3500 yet rumor has it that it will become available in September.

I own the Harmony Elite and their is no direct way to access input 4 as Samsung has no direct input for input four.

If you tell the elite that you own a 65JS9500 the special micro will get downloaded


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Thanks a lot. Appreciate the help.


One correction to get Amazon HDR you will need to hack the SEK3500 to make it think that it is a UN6500JS9500. You can do a search on this tread to find out how to do it. For the few HDR program on Amazon it to is not worth it in my opinion

Another way to get Amazon HDR is through Samsung K8500 UHD player.


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One correction to get Amazon HDR you will need to hack the SEK3500 to make it think that it is a UN6500JS9500. You can do a search on this tread to find out how to do it. For the few HDR program on Amazon it to is not worth it in my opinion

Another way to get Amazon HDR is through Samsung K8500 UHD player.


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Got it. Yeah I am pretty unimpressed with the Amazon app as well as content selection.
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Got it. Yeah I am pretty unimpressed with the Amazon app as well as content selection.
you need to scroll down to find the UHD selections. There are lots.

UN48JS8500 UN55HU6950 w/SEK-3500U UN40HU6950 w/SEK-3500U UBD-K8500 UN37C5000
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I found this retailer online. Contact them to see if they have stock, and pay with PayPal so if there's a problem with the transaction you're protected. You can't purchase that specific unit from the USA or Canada.
Hi Rudy and thanks for the reply.I had been looking into that website and is in my consider list,due to the fact they do PayPal.Thank you again.
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SEK-3500U availability in Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-SEK350..._cd_al_qh_dp_t

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Two problems with my UK HU7500+3500U;

1. The 'new' remote control will occasionally stop working (or certain buttons will). Have to power off everything, then re-connect. Am running the latest SEK firmware. Anyone know about this?
2. Pre-3500, I could use the original (many button) remote, or the old lozenge remote to manage the volume to my LG soundbar from ANY input on the TV (connected over optical, setup in Universal Remote). With the 3500 connected, I go through the same setup, yet the volume control on the SEK remote and the original TV remote now only work when on the TV input. If I switch to any HDMI input, I see the 'Audio Out' overlay appear when pressing the volume buttons, but the soundbar does nothing. Tried with and without the IR blaster - no difference.

If I could fix these two issues, I think everything would be perfect.
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Jump to 16:00

They discuss the new hdr+ setting on 2016 samsungs, followed by a discussion of if tv manufacturers should bring new features to old tvs and if consumers should or shouldn't expect updates. and about samsung not bringing hdr+ to legacy sets. It's a good listen.




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Got it. Yeah I am pretty unimpressed with the Amazon app as well as content selection.
You can watch Netflix's HDR shows if you have Nvidea Shield connected to the Sek 3500.


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Avforums podcast.

Jump to 16:00

They discuss the new hdr+ setting on 2016 samsungs, followed by a discussion of if tv manufacturers should bring new features to old tvs and if consumers should or shouldn't expect updates. and about samsung not bringing hdr+ to legacy sets. It's a good listen.




https://www.avforums.com/podcast/avf...ust-2016.12845
And it's a good reason to buy middle, as opposed to top, of the line; or as they suggest, not at all unless you need a TV right now, due to the shakeout of so many changes in technology. 2019 sounds about right.

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And it's a good reason to buy middle, as opposed to top, of the line; or as they suggest, not at all unless you need a TV right now, due to the shakeout of so many changes in technology. 2019 sounds about right.
2019, and the introduction of 8K TV before the Tokyo Olympics
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SEK-3500 on Hong Kong bought HU8500.

Wondered if someone somewhere could help point me in the right direction.
I have read everything across a few forums on the SEk-3500, but I can't find a version that is confirmed to work on my television the UA55HU8500JXZK.

Samsung HK dont have any mention of the SEK3500 and their customer service are no help at all.

Does anyone know which box I need to buy that will work? So far i've read of the following box options:
  • SEK-3500U/ZG (Euro version)
  • SEK-3500U/XC (UK version)
  • SEK-3500U/ZA (US version)
  • SEK-3500U/XS (NZ version)

Any help/advice/direction would be more than appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
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Wondered if someone somewhere could help point me in the right direction.
I have read everything across a few forums on the SEk-3500, but I can't find a version that is confirmed to work on my television the UA55HU8500JXZK.

Samsung HK dont have any mention of the SEK3500 and their customer service are no help at all.

Does anyone know which box I need to buy that will work? So far i've read of the following box options:
  • SEK-3500U/ZG (Euro version)
  • SEK-3500U/XC (UK version)
  • SEK-3500U/ZA (US version)
  • SEK-3500U/XS (NZ version)

Any help/advice/direction would be more than appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
CORRECTION - The TV type is UA55HU9800J.
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CORRECTION - The TV type is UA55HU9800J.
I'll contact them to see if I can get this info for you.
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Hi
Currently have the UN65HU8550. Thinking about getting this unit. Can you tell me if I can just use it for my XBOX ONE S? Or do I have to plug everything into it?
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Currently have the UN65HU8550. Thinking about getting this unit. Can you tell me if I can just use it for my XBOX ONE S? Or do I have to plug everything into it?
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Yes will work with Xbox one S. I am using Sek and xbox one S no problems.. I think that Xbox one S actually give better IQ than the K8500 Samsung bluray player.
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Currently have the UN65HU8550. Thinking about getting this unit. Can you tell me if I can just use it for my XBOX ONE S? Or do I have to plug everything into it?
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If you get the SEK-3500 and enable UHD color on the HDMI port that the XBox One S is connected to (assuming you use an 18Gbs HDMI cable), you will be able to view UHD HDR from UHD blu-rays played on the Xbox and also UHD HDR from the netflix app on the Xbox (assuming you are subscribed to the appropriate level).

I don't know what you mean by do I have to plug everything into it? The XBox plugs into the SEK-3500 and the SEK-3500 plugs into your TV.
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If you get the SEK-3500 and enable UHD color on the HDMI port that the XBox One S is connected to (assuming you use an 18Gbs HDMI cable), you will be able to view UHD HDR from UHD blu-rays played on the Xbox and also UHD HDR from the netflix app on the Xbox (assuming you are subscribed to the appropriate level).

I don't know what you mean by do I have to plug everything into it? The XBox plugs into the SEK-3500 and the SEK-3500 plugs into your TV.
I think @plouie10 means can he continue to have some of his other equipment hooked up to his A/V Receiver in which case the answer is yes.

Owners of the SEK-3509 may be interested in the following post of mine that demonstrates how I have some of my devices going to the SEK-3500 directly, some going to my A/V Receiver, and even one of my devices split between the two!

Samsung UN78HU9000 & SEK-3500U/ZA - Firmware 1540.3
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Advantages to Connecting Devices to the One Connect Box

I have been asked on many occasions why I choose to hook up my main devices directly to Samsung's One Connect Box which I have since upgraded to the Evolution Kit available for some models. This is a personal decision that offers some advantages to the traditional method of hooking up all your devices directly to the Receiver.

Let's talk about that first...

Receiver

In cases where folks like me don't own a Receiver that provides HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 4K passthrough it can save us a lot of money avoiding an upgrade.

For example, using Method 2 to hook up my UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player using dual HDMI outputs allows me to connect the Video to the TV which is HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 compliant and hook up the Audio to my Receiver which is only HDMI 1.4 so I can still enjoy lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

Another reason might be because you don't have enough HDMI inputs on the Receiver to handle all your devices so this allows for more!

In my case I have my Security Camera (TV coax), all my Ultra High Definition video devices including my Arris 4K PVR Set Top Box, my Samsung UHD Blu-Ray Player (Video to TV; Audio to Receiver), and my Chromecast Ultra 4K device as well as my Marantz Receiver plugged into the One Connect Box. The Receiver has some older HD devices plugged into it that don't require HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 ports such as my Computer and my Apple TV as shown in my wiring document attached to the bottom of this post.

Graphical User Interface

For owners of Samsung Smart TVs another advantage is that it allows you to take advantage of the graphical interface on the TV in conjunction with the Samsung TV's Universal Remote to control all your devices hooked up directly to the One Connect Box (or SEK-3500 Evolution Kit).

Samsung Remote

Once everything is configured into the Universal Remote Settings then all the devices hooked up to the OCB can be controlled with the Samsung remote as follows:

Pressing the SOURCE button will bring up a row of icons allowing you to choose the given device as shown below.



Once you have selected a device, a press of the MENU/123 button provides a different group of buttons displayed on the top row depending on what functions apply to that particular device based on the brand and model number you input when setting up the Universal Remote.

For example, in my case when I choose the SOURCE that my UBD-K8500's video HDMI is plugged into and then press the MENU/123 button on the TV's remote it will provide a bunch of options specific to the device including Power, Disc Menu, Sub Titles, Popup, Home and Eject along with all the transport controls which you can see in the following picture.



Likewise, when I select my Set Top Box and press the MENU/123 button on the TV's remote it will provide a different set of options specific to that device such as Power, Menu, Guide, DVR, and On-Demand as well as any applicable keys on the OCB remote including the channel buttons and the pause and play buttons allowing me to control it without picking up the remote that came with my 4K Arris PVR.

Note, that even if you go this route you can still use the remote(s) that came with your devices so you can keep other members of the family happy knowing that they can still use the backlit remote that came with the Cable Box to control the TV.

BD Wise

The Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player upscales all content to 2160p when the player's Resolution is set to Auto or 2160p. However a little trick I discovered is that when you hook up the player using Method 2 with dual HDMI cables and set the Resolution setting in the player to BD Wise it will in effect output anything less than 4K in it's native resolution allowing your Samsung TV do the upscaling of Blu-rays and DVD's.

Note that this does not mean you have to turn on BD Wise in the TV settings and as a matter of fact I don't recommend it.

For complete details, please see this post: BD Wise Guy

Game Mode

Like Picture Settings, connecting a game console to it's own input allows you to enable the the Game Mode on that input once and forget it. Now each time you switch to and from that input you don't have to remember to turn it on and off.

3D Settings

Something not everyone is aware of is the fact that for each input you can maintain two sets of settings -- one for 2D and one for 3D. To set up the 3D picture settings access the Menu >> Picture >> 3D and turn 3D Mode On while you establish your Picture Settings.

Chromecast Ultra

If you have a Chromecast Ultra, plugging this directly into the One Connect Box will allow it to automatically switch to the HDMI it is plugged into when you cast to it. It will even turn the TV on for you if it isn't already on!

Picture Settings

And perhaps one of the major reasons why some Samsung TV owners take the approach of running some (or all) of their devices through the TV is because this allow them to maintain different Picture Settings for each input.

For example, the recommended setting for viewing HDR material is setting the Color Space to Auto and making sure that HDMI UHD Color is turned On in the TV settings. Many of us also prefer to set Dynamic Contrast to Medium, increase the Gamma setting to +1 and setting Smart LED to High on the HDMI input that our Ultra HD Blu-ray Players are plugged into.

In addition separate settings can be established while viewing content from the Smart Hub apps and connected USB devices as well as separate settings for those of us who have set up a Network for sharing files from their Computers.

If this is something Samsung TV owners want to explore, make sure that under Menu/123 >> Picture >> Apply Picture Mode you set it to Current Source instead of All Sources.

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Arris VIP5662W UHD Whole Home DVR; Chromecast Ultra
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If you get the SEK-3500 and enable UHD color on the HDMI port that the XBox One S is connected to (assuming you use an 18Gbs HDMI cable), you will be able to view UHD HDR from UHD blu-rays played on the Xbox and also UHD HDR from the netflix app on the Xbox (assuming you are subscribed to the appropriate level).

I don't know what you mean by do I have to plug everything into it? The XBox plugs into the SEK-3500 and the SEK-3500 plugs into your TV.
Sorry should have been more specific. Currently I run everything in to my Anthem AVR amp. I currently have hooked up
Dune player
Cable Box
Oppo Blu ray
Apple TV
XBOX ONE S

So I wasn't sure if I need to plug all the devices into the SEK-3500 first. I don't even know how the unit hooks up to the TV? It's difficult to find a manual for it. If somebody who has an 8550 could explain I would appreciate it. I really only want to use if for the XBOX ONE S as this has the UHD player.

Thanks
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Rudy, that would be incredible. Thank you!!!!
I now know that one definitely exists as they were running a promotion on it here a few months back:
samsung.com/hk/clubs/ekit/

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Advantages to Connecting Devices to the One Connect Box

I have been asked on many occasions why I choose to hook up my main devices directly to the SEK-3500. This is a personal decision that offers some advantages to the traditional method of hooking up all your devices directly to the Receiver.

Let's talk about that first...

Receiver

In cases where folks like me don't own a Receiver that provides HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 4K passthrough which may be required by one or more of their devices now or in the future it can save us a lot of money avoiding an upgrade.

For example, using Method 2 to hook up my UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player using dual HDMI outputs allows me to connect the Video to the TV which is HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 compliant and hook up the Audio to my Receiver which is only HDMI 1.4 so I can still enjoy lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

Graphical User Interface

For owners of Samsung Smart TVs another advantage is it it allows you to take advantage of the graphical interface on the TV in conjunction with the Samsung TV's Universal Remote to control all your devices hooked up directly to the SEK-3500 Evo Kit.

Samsung Remote

In my case I have my Security Cameras (TV coax), Shaw Cable Box, UHD Blu-Ray Player (Video), Apple TV and my Receiver plugged into the SEK-3500.

Once everything is programmed into the Universal Remote Settings then all the devices hooked up to the OCB can be controlled with the Samsung remote as follows:

Pressing the SOURCE button will bring up a row of icons allowing you to choose the given device as shown below.



Once you have selected a device, a press of the MENU/123 button provides a different group of buttons displayed on the top row depending on what functions apply to that particular device based on the brand and model number you input when setting up the Universal Remote as shown above.

In my case when I choose the SOURCE that my K8500's video HDMI is plugged into and then press the MENU/123 button on the TV's remote it will provide a bunch of options specific to the device including Power, Disc Menu, Sub Titles, Popup, Home and Eject along with all the transport controls which you can see in the example above.

Likewise, when I select my Set Top Box and press the MENU/123 button on the TV's remote it will provide a different set of options specific to that device such as Power, Menu, Guide, DVR, and On-Demand.

Note, that even if you go this route you can still use the remote(s) that came with your devices so you can keep other members of the family happy knowing that they can still use the backlit remote that came with the Cable Box to control the TV.

BD Wise

The Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player upscales all content to 2160p when the player's Resolution is set to Auto or 2160p. However a little trick I discovered is that when you hook up the player using Method 2 with dual HDMI cables and set the Resolution setting in the player to BD Wise it will in effect output anything less than 4K in it's native resolution allowing your Samsung TV do the upscaling.

Note that this does not mean you have to turn on BD Wise in the TV settings and as a matter of fact I don't recommend it.

For complete details see this post...

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Picture Settings

In addition to the above, a major advantage why some Samsung TV owners take the approach of running some (or all) of their devices through the TV is this allow us to maintain different Picture Settings for each input.

For example, the recommended setting for viewing HDR material is setting the Color Space to Native, turning HDMI UHD Color On in the TV settings and many of us prefer to increase the Gamma setting to +2 and Smart LED to High.

In addition seperate settings can be established while viewing content from the Smart Hub apps and connected USB devices as well as seperate settings for those of us who have set up a DLNA Network for sharing files from their Computers.

See the attached thumbnails to view an example of my wiring diagram.

If this is something Samsung TV owners want to explore, make sure that under Menu/123 >> Picture >> Apply Picture Mode you set it to Current Source instead of All Sources.

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Sorry should have been more specific. Currently I run everything in to my Anthem AVR amp. I currently have hooked up
Dune player
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Oppo Blu ray
Apple TV
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So I wasn't sure if I need to plug all the devices into the SEK-3500 first. I don't even know how the unit hooks up to the TV? It's difficult to find a manual for it. If somebody who has an 8550 could explain I would appreciate it. I really only want to use if for the XBOX ONE S as this has the UHD player.

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This unit replaces your old OCB (or did the 8550 not have a OCB, or perhaps it has a OCB mini?), so you will now connect your AVR to input HDMI 4 on the SEK-3500 (if you were using ARC, otherwise, it doesn't really matter) and the XBOX ONE S to another input so that you can have separate "HDR" Picture settings from the rest of your equipment that goes through your AVR (most importantly Menu>Picture>Picture Options>HDMI UHD Color=ON).

Also, like I posted a few days ago, for HDR you'll also want Menu>Picture>Advanced Settings>Gamma at +2 from what you normally use (for me, its +1 since I'm usually at -1), and while you're there, Dynamic Contrast at Low-Medium (preference), and Picture>Picture Options>Smart LED=High).

Of course, if your AVR supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2, you could still route everything through your AVR, however, it isn't recommended.
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This unit replaces your old OCB (or did the 8550 not have a OCB, or perhaps it has a OCB mini?), so you will now connect your AVR to input HDMI 4 on the SEK-3500 (if you were using ARC, otherwise, it doesn't really matter) and the XBOX ONE S to another input so that you can have separate "HDR" Picture settings from the rest of your equipment that goes through your AVR (most importantly Menu>Picture>Picture Options>HDMI UHD Color=ON).

Also, like I posted a few days ago, for HDR you'll also want Menu>Picture>Advanced Settings>Gamma at +2 from what you normally use (for me, its +1 since I'm usually at -1), and while you're there, Dynamic Contrast at Low-Medium (preference), and Picture>Picture Options>Smart LED=High).

Of course, if your AVR supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2, you could still route everything through your AVR, however, it isn't recommended.
Thanks for your answers! I really appreciate it. But I'm confused now. My amp does support the protocol. If I don't connect it through the amp how will I get HD audio from the movies? Sorry, I'm technical but not too technical. Does the SEK-3500 just connect to another HDMI input on the TV? Currently I have everything connected to the amp and the amp output the HDMI4. I don't use ARC as I ran an optical cable from the TV to the amp for Netflix. ARC doesn't play well with Harmony Remote. So for me, it doesn't matter which HDMI the amp is connected to if there is a HDMI input that the SEK-3500 needs to specifically be hooked to. I'm trying to find a manual, but can't seem to find one. Again appreciate all the help.
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Thanks for your answers! I really appreciate it. But I'm confused now. My amp does support the protocol. If I don't connect it through the amp how will I get HD audio from the movies? Sorry, I'm technical but not too technical. Does the SEK-3500 just connect to another HDMI input on the TV? Currently I have everything connected to the amp and the amp output the HDMI4. I don't use ARC as I ran an optical cable from the TV to the amp for Netflix. ARC doesn't play well with Harmony Remote. So for me, it doesn't matter which HDMI the amp is connected to if there is a HDMI input that the SEK-3500 needs to specifically be hooked to. I'm trying to find a manual, but can't seem to find one. Again appreciate all the help.
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The SEK-3500 will connect to your TV via a proprietary, included cable (you'll need to reference your TV manual on how to do so, plus follow the procedure of adding the device to your TV; if you search this thread, it has been posted here quite a bit).

It sounds like you will need to connect the XBOX1S through the AVR if you would like "HD audio" (side note, the XBOX ONE S does not support the latest immersive audio formats, i.e Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and will output said "HD audio" as PCM). Doing so will require you to change your TV settings depending on whether you are watching HDR content or not. In order to avoid this, most here have purchased a standalone UHD Blu-ray player, which has a separate HDMI audio-out so that you can send the video signal direct to the TV (and have those separate picture settings in the TV), and audio to the AVR.
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The SEK-3500 will connect to your TV via a proprietary, included cable (you'll need to reference your TV manual on how to do so, plus follow the procedure of adding the device to your TV; if you search this thread, it has been posted here quite a bit).

It sounds like you will need to connect the XBOX1S through the AVR if you would like "HD audio" (side note, the XBOX ONE S does not support the latest immersive audio formats, i.e Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and will output said "HD audio" as PCM). Doing so will require you to change your TV settings depending on whether you are watching HDR content or not. In order to avoid this, most here have purchased a standalone UHD Blu-ray player, which has a separate HDMI audio-out so that you can send the video signal direct to the TV (and have those separate picture settings in the TV), and audio to the AVR.
Thanks, almost sounds like maybe too much work. I don't have enough speakers for Atmos so not worried about that. Maybe a HDMI splitter would work?
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Thanks, almost sounds like maybe too much work. I don't have enough speakers for Atmos so not worried about that. Maybe a HDMI splitter would work?
Most likely not, as some have even had issues if their (supposedly) compliant HDMI cable isn't adequate, let alone sending the signal through a splitter.

Some here have mitigated the "work" of changing Picture settings by just living with the "incorrect" SDR settings, and only leaving one or two settings to change (usually SmartLED back down to Standard for SDR content).

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Hello all again,I've asked a similar question here the other day.I did get one reply(I appreciated),but I'm still having no luck here in Ireland.
I'm just asking out of despair now But can anyone here help me source a Samsung SEK-3500U/XC that will deliver to Ireland.

I'm in contact with BestAV UK,Samsung sent me there and they don't have it currently and don't ship to Ireland,I've also tried the one quoted here from another user
hardware.eu.But they have not replied to my mails or live chat posts.
I'd be delighted if anyone had any more hopeful suggestions,but I am prepared for no luck Thanks
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Rudy, that would be incredible. Thank you!!!!
I now know that one definitely exists as they were running a promotion on it here a few months back:
samsung.com/hk/clubs/ekit/

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