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Installing the Evo Kit Behind the TV

I have been asked by an owner of a HU series TV how some of us have our Evo Kits installed. He is especially interested in pictures from those of you who have your sets wall mounted but thought I would throw in my two cents worth of how I have incorporated mine behind my TV which sits on top of an entertainment unit.

Please click the attached thumbnails showing how mine is hooked up behind the TV but as you can see I have a ton of room as my 78" HU9000 is placed on top of an entertainment unit.

The first thumbnail shows the entertainment unit pushed in, while the second thumbnail shows it pulled out from the wall to reveal my SEK-3500 sitting on an 8 inch shelf built behind the TV that also holds my somewhat large curved center speaker.

Although I never had any issues housing my original One Connect Box inside my entertainment unit, the primary reasons I made the decision to move the SEK-3500 to a more ventalated space behind my TV is after receiving the following message:



Some owners continue to place their SEK inside semi-enclosed entertainment units without issue but have cooling fans mounted at the rear of their cabinets to cool all their equipment.

Other Suggestions

Some owners have found putting at least 1" of cooling area below the SEK helps, and make sure not to block the vent port on one end.

Also recommended, USB extender cables if this is going to be located in a hard to get at place for future or current USB requirements. For example:

  • USB Extender on one of USB 2.0 Ports for a wireless mouse dongle, brought to the front.
  • USB Extender on the USB 3.0 Port brought to the front, to plug in the Samsung UHD Video Pack, or other USB Flashsticks, that get attached off and on occasionally.
To see how one member has gone about Installing the Evo Kit Behind a Wall Mounted TV, check out this post below...

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lc...l#post46294081

Note: There is a cooling fan inside the SEK-3500 which pulls in air from the bottom and as a result the top can get quite hot so you definitely want a little room around it to "breathe". Also the proprietary cable that attaches your TV to the SEK-3500 is exactly 9 feet 9 and 1/2 inches and does not come in a longer size. In addition you will see, depending on how you hook it up, you will need some clearance room behind the unit to allow room for your cabling as shown in the third thumbnail.
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Have found putting at least 1" of cooling area BELOW the SEK helps, AND make sure not to block the vent port on one end.
Also recommended, USB extender cables if this is going to be located in a hard to get at place for future or current USB requirements.
#1 - USB Extender on one of USB 2.0 Ports for a wireless mouse dongle, brought to the front.
#2 - USB Extender on the USB 3.0 Port brought to the front, to plug in the Samsung UHD Video Pack, or other USB Flashsticks, that get attached off and on occasionally.
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Have found putting at least 1" of cooling area BELOW the SEK helps, AND make sure not to block the vent port on one end.
Also recommended, USB extender cables if this is going to be located in a hard to get at place for future or current USB requirements.
#1 - USB Extender on one of USB 2.0 Ports for a wireless mouse dongle, brought to the front.
#2 - USB Extender on the USB 3.0 Port brought to the front, to plug in the Samsung UHD Video Pack, or other USB Flashsticks, that get attached off and on occasionally.
Great suggestions! I have incorporated those into my post above along with a picture of the screen showing a warning message indicating the TV will shut down if the SEK gets too hot.
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I'm about to pull trigger on the KS-8500 UHD BR Player for my HU9000 since Sam's and Costco have it for 299.00. My only hesitation is the reported red push on regular BR DVD's. I have quit a few good BR Movies and get 2 rentals a month through Netflix. I have CalMan Basic. Is there a way to calibrate the SEK3500 to get the red push out of the KS-8500.

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[QUOTE=Musician;46281233]Installing Evo Kit Behind the TV

I have been asked by an owner of a HU series TV how some of us have our Evo Kits installed. He is especially interested in pictures from those of you who have your sets wall mounted but thought I would throw in my two cents worth of how I have incorporated mine behind my TV.

I took a couple of S shaped mounting hooks from a garage storage system and mounted the SEK box at an angle so it gets air on all sides. Pics are a little cluttered with all the cables but you can get the idea.
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Installing the Evo Kit Behind a Wall Mounted TV

I took a couple of S shaped mounting hooks from a garage storage system and mounted the SEK box at an angle so it gets air on all sides. Pics are a little cluttered with all the cables but you can get the idea.




What a great idea @CPTuell . I have added a link to this post from my post above.

A couple of MacGyver's aren't we!
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Wow, thank you so much Musician and CPTuell for your helpful photos. I now know I can totally fit this behind my TV. Thank you and I just ordered it!
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I purchased the 3500U/XC UK Evolution Kit in July as I wanted to see if the picture on my 55UH7500 TV (Version 01) could be improved. I already had a fancy remote that I never use, and, thanks to software updates, I had Tizen already, so I was primarily looking for better motion handling as HDR enablement doesn’t interest me. After connecting the kit to the TV I thought the picture had a little more pop, but when I disconnected it a month later, to return to Samsung for a refund, the picture did look exactly the same. After updating to the latest firmware I still sent the 3500U kit back because any ‘perceived’ picture improvements were offset by some serious shortcomings that I’ll summarise here:-

3500U - GOOD POINTS
1. The external inputs can be custom-labelled to your liking.

3500U - BAD POINTS
1. The Menus are sluggish, and flicker as you go through them. Everything takes longer to adjust.

2. The ‘Auto Volume’ setting (Menu>Sound>Additional Settings) no longer works on any HDMI or USB source, so the Normal, Night and Off modes now all sound the same. This function has been deactivated for some reason. TV channels and input sources will no longer be of an equal volume and jump out at you, or are too quiet to hear.

3. SmartView 1 and SmartView 2 have been removed from the Tools>Picture Size menu. These were helpful in making the picture smaller when you watch a poor quality source.

4. The USB3 socket does not unmount an external drive even though the TV says that this drive is now unmounted and safe to remove. Consequently, on two occasions I removed my external drives from the USB3 socket - after the TV told me it had safely unmounted them - only to find that both drives now had “damaged mount sectors” and would no longer mount on any TV or computer. In a second I’d lost 2 TB of my video files! The only safe method of watching video files from a USB3 drive is, after unmounting the drive by holding down on it’s external input icon, turn the TV OFF and wait for the blue light to go off on the front. Then you can remove any external USB drive and turn the TV back on again.

I was very disappointed in this Evolution Kit, and intend to put the £400 saved towards some other tech.
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I purchased the 3500U/XC UK Evolution Kit in July as I wanted to see if the picture on my 55UH7500 TV (Version 01) could be improved. I already had a fancy remote that I never use, and, thanks to software updates, I had Tizen already, so I was primarily looking for better motion handling as HDR enablement doesn’t interest me. After connecting the kit to the TV I thought the picture had a little more pop, but when I disconnected it a month later, to return to Samsung for a refund, the picture did look exactly the same. After updating to the latest firmware I still sent the 3500U kit back because any ‘perceived’ picture improvements were offset by some serious shortcomings that I’ll summarise here:-

Spoiler!
Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Auto Motion Plus

Interesting that the primary reason you purchased the SEK-3500 according to this post of yours was to correct issues you were having where you stated "The only reason I'd buy this box would be to fix once and for all the motion hiccups on my UK 55" HU7500T".

According to this post of yours that was achieved where you stated "on the 'Clear' motion setting I'm getting smoother, more robust motion with no judder or stuttering on soaps, news or sports".

Improvements, Enhancements and Benefits

There are certainly many more Improvements, Enhancements and Benefits other than the one you list in your Good Points. For example, many of us are enjoying 4K YouTube through the Smart Hub app or have hooked up Ultra HD Blu-ray Players which wouldn't be possible without the SEK-3500.

Just so others reading your post don't get the impression that the SEK-3500 only offers input labelling I have attached a list showing some of the improvements. As a matter of fact I didn't bother putting the input labelling on the list since it has always been available if you took the time to configure your devices using the Samsung Universal Setup option.

Tizen

As for your claim that you "had Tizen already" that is not accurate. I have 2 Samsung HU series, one with an SEK hooked up and one without. Although Samsung did update the old operating system to have the Graphical User Interface look like Tizen only the SEK-3500 with it's Octa-core processors was updated to give you the real thing.

Menus

As for your claim that "the Menus are sluggish" I do recall hearing some complaints about this when the SEK-3500 was first released but understand that the guys experiencing these issues found the problem resolved itself with firmware updates. In my particular case I can't perceive any difference between my HU7000 without SEK or my HU9000 with SEK.

Auto Volume

I have never used this so have no idea but I do see it is greyed out on my HU9000 with SEK but still available on my HU7000 without SEK.

After some experimentation I have determined that the reason Auto Volume was greyed out on my HU9000 with SEK is because I have that TV feeding though a Receiver which has it's own options for dealing with adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) etal.

Changing the Menu >> Sound >> Speaker List setting to TV Speaker enables the Auto Volume setting and provides Off, Normal, and Night settings which all work as expected.

Picture Size

To bad you didn't post about this and I could have walked you through how to access the Picture Size option as I helped this guy on this post a few weeks ago.

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USB Socket

This is the first time I have heard this complaint.
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I purchased the 3500U/XC UK Evolution Kit in July as I wanted to see if the picture on my 55UH7500 TV (Version 01) could be improved. I already had a fancy remote that I never use, and, thanks to software updates, I had Tizen already, so I was primarily looking for better motion handling as HDR enablement doesn’t interest me. After connecting the kit to the TV I thought the picture had a little more pop, but when I disconnected it a month later, to return to Samsung for a refund, the picture did look exactly the same. After updating to the latest firmware I still sent the 3500U kit back because any ‘perceived’ picture improvements were offset by some serious shortcomings that I’ll summarise here:-

3500U - GOOD POINTS
1. The external inputs can be custom-labelled to your liking.

3500U - BAD POINTS
1. The Menus are sluggish, and flicker as you go through them. Everything takes longer to adjust.

2. The ‘Auto Volume’ setting (Menu>Sound>Additional Settings) no longer works on any HDMI or USB source, so the Normal, Night and Off modes now all sound the same. This function has been deactivated for some reason. TV channels and input sources will no longer be of an equal volume and jump out at you, or are too quiet to hear.

3. SmartView 1 and SmartView 2 have been removed from the Tools>Picture Size menu. These were helpful in making the picture smaller when you watch a poor quality source.

4. The USB3 socket does not unmount an external drive even though the TV says that this drive is now unmounted and safe to remove. Consequently, on two occasions I removed my external drives from the USB3 socket - after the TV told me it had safely unmounted them - only to find that both drives now had “damaged mount sectors” and would no longer mount on any TV or computer. In a second I’d lost 2 TB of my video files! The only safe method of watching video files from a USB3 drive is, after unmounting the drive by holding down on it’s external input icon, turn the TV OFF and wait for the blue light to go off on the front. Then you can remove any external USB drive and turn the TV back on again.

I was very disappointed in this Evolution Kit, and intend to put the £400 saved towards some other tech.
Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the SEK-3500U, but as thousands of owners world wide can attest, the SEK has made major improvements, allowed connections of 4K devices, and made our sets more up to date. The SEK is much cheaper in North America, versus what we've seen others paying for it. Many more people are still trying to find one to buy, so someone was probably happy that you sent yours back that they were able to purchase it.

I have NEVER had unmounting issues with USB devices.
Between the Samsung UHD Video Pack, and various USB Flashsticks with Demos, calibrating patterns, etc, nary a problem with in and out.
The SEK goes through a sort of a learning curve after purchasing, and Members found as it got used, it got faster.
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Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the SEK-3500U, but as thousands of owners world wide can attest, the SEK has made major improvements, allowed connections of 4K devices, and made our sets more up to date. The SEK is much cheaper in North America, versus what we've seen others paying for it. Many more people are still trying to find one to buy, so someone was probably happy that you sent yours back that they were able to purchase it.

I have NEVER had unmounting issues with USB devices.
Between the Samsung UHD Video Pack, and various USB Flashsticks with Demos, calibrating patterns, etc, nary a problem with in and out.
The SEK goes through a sort of a learning curve after purchasing, and Members found as it got used, it got faster.
Thank you for your comments, I was only posting my own experiences with the UK model, which I consider a poor investment hence its return to Samsung.

The Custom Picture Size setting did not give me the option of SmartView 1 and SmartView2 whereby I could make the picture smaller (push it back). it only allowed me to stretch the picture horizontally or vertically, not shrink it to watch low resolution content. The TV works fine in this respect so removing this feature is a backwards step, as is disabling the Auto Volume feature. Features should be added or improved, not taken away.

Here in the UK the 55HU7500 TV stutters on motion whenever a live PAL video or soaps programme is shown whenever anything but CLEAR is selected. The STANDARD setting is good for filmed content but judders on 50Hz video content, as does SMOOTH and CUSTOM on anything but +10 +0. This is commonly acknowledged in UK forums but maybe on US 60Hz TVs it doesn't occur. Lucky you - but I wanted the SEK-3500 to fix this and it didn't.

Maybe the US model doesn't fry USB3 drives by saying it had disconnected them when it hadn't - I'd like to know if this is the case with the US 3500 if anyone cares to risk it.
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I have never used this so have no idea but I do see it is now greyed out on my HU9000 with SEK but still available on my HU7000 without SEK so perhaps this will be fixed in a future firmware update.
@Crunchie ,

I was wrong regarding the Auto Volume setting... but in a good way.

I have experimented and determined that the reason Auto Volume was greyed out on my HU9000 with SEK is because I have that TV feeding though a Receiver which has it's own options for dealing with adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) etal.

Changing the Menu >> Sound >> Speaker List setting to TV Speaker enables the Auto Volume setting and provides Off, Normal, and Night and work as expected.

I will be editing my post above accordingly.

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Thank you for your comments, I was only posting my own experiences with the UK model, which I consider a poor investment hence its return to Samsung.

The Custom Picture Size setting did not give me the option of SmartView 1 and SmartView2 whereby I could make the picture smaller (push it back). it only allowed me to stretch the picture horizontally or vertically, not shrink it to watch low resolution content. The TV works fine in this respect so removing this feature is a backwards step, as is disabling the Auto Volume feature. Features should be added or improved, not taken away.

Here in the UK the 55HU7500 TV stutters on motion whenever a live PAL video or soaps programme is shown whenever anything but CLEAR is selected. The STANDARD setting is good for filmed content but judders on 50Hz video content, as does SMOOTH and CUSTOM on anything but +10 +0. This is commonly acknowledged in UK forums but maybe on US 60Hz TVs it doesn't occur. Lucky you - but I wanted the SEK-3500 to fix this and it didn't.

Maybe the US model doesn't fry USB3 drives by saying it had disconnected them when it hadn't - I'd like to know if this is the case with the US 3500 if anyone cares to risk it.
USB3

With regards to your comments regarding the USB3 drive I think you meant to say the UK 3500 since @p5browne (who lives in North America) uses the identical model used in the US.

There are many members who post on this board who have been using drives hooked up to the SEK-3500 from around the world including the UK and, like I said, you are the first that I can recall to report a failure disconnecting a drive or USB stick after being told it is safe to do so.

Picture Size - Smart View

Like you don't care about HDR, I have never found a need to shrink my picture nor am I a fan of stretching a picture to get rid of black bars like the director intended on 2:35 aspect ratio movies for example but to each there own.

Since I have a HU without an SEK-3500 hooked up to it I was curious to see what these Smart View options do. The attached thumbnail shows the picture on my 40" TV in the bedroom using Smart View 1. In essence it shifts the resized picture into the center of the screen turning my 40" diagonal picture into a 20" diagonal picture or in other words only 1/4 of the screen is used.

But I do agree with you. Since the option existed before I see no reason why it had to be removed.

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Thank you for your comments, I was only posting my own experiences with the UK model, which I consider a poor investment hence its return to Samsung.

Maybe the US model doesn't fry USB3 drives by saying it had disconnected them when it hadn't - I'd like to know if this is the case with the US 3500 if anyone cares to risk it.
Does the UK model have the PVR from USB option? Maybe the US models mount/unmount more safely, since the TV isn't looking to set up a USB drive for recording purposes?

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Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the SEK-3500U, but as thousands of owners world wide can attest, the SEK has made major improvements, allowed connections of 4K devices, and made our sets more up to date. The SEK is much cheaper in North America, versus what we've seen others paying for it. Many more people are still trying to find one to buy, so someone was probably happy that you sent yours back that they were able to purchase it.

I have NEVER had unmounting issues with USB devices.
Between the Samsung UHD Video Pack, and various USB Flashsticks with Demos, calibrating patterns, etc, nary a problem with in and out.
The SEK goes through a sort of a learning curve after purchasing, and Members found as it got used, it got faster.
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Curiously, I saw your post soon after experiencing problems (for the first time) with my WD "My Passport Cinema Drive" and the FandangoNow app. For some reason, I'm able to access every menu in the app except "Library," which goes into a strange reset loop until I exit and re-enter the app. I can still play VIDITY (HDR) movies from it, but only from the "Home" menu. Weird thing is I rarely disconnect it because I don't need to—adding/deleting/purchasing movies are all done within the app with the drive connected. Waiting for a firmware update in hopes of a fix, but that's the only USB problem I've ever had with the SEK.

Not sure if you use or are familiar with the service, however, but any advice from you or other members reading this is very welcome!
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Does the UK model have the PVR from USB option? Maybe the US models mount/unmount more safely, since the TV isn't looking to set up a USB drive for recording purposes?
It does and works well with flash drives or HDD's, i use my 500gb Samsung drive that came with 3 movies as a PVR which works pretty well, and no, never had a corrupted drive, didn't realise there was an option to safely remove them.
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It does and works well with flash drives or HDD's, i use my 500gb Samsung drive that came with 3 movies as a PVR which works pretty well, and no, never had a corrupted drive, didn't realise there was an option to safely remove them.
Source > Highlight the Flashdrive > Hold the Select button down until the Menu comes up to remove drive > select the Remove USB Device option > click on the OK > then remove USB drive.
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Hey guys just wanted to know if any apps on the hu8550 with sek3500 are 4k besides netflix and youtube? Vudu, amazon?
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Hey guys just wanted to know if any apps on the hu8550 with sek3500 are 4k besides netflix and youtube? Vudu, amazon?
Amazon, UltraFlix (which is down at the moment), and FandangoNow (which used to be MGo). If you have Comcast Xfinity, there is an Xfinity app that has a sampler of UHD material as well. There may be others, but those are the ones I'm familiar with.

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Amazon, UltraFlix (which is down at the moment), and FandangoNow (which used to be MGo). If you have Comcast Xfinity, there is an Xfinity app that has a sampler of UHD material as well. There may be others, but those are the ones I'm familiar with.


I did recently try amazon but i could not get it to show 4k.
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I did recently try amazon but i could not get it to show 4k.
You need to scroll down pretty far in the listings to find the Ultra HD TV and eventually the Ultra HD Movie listings. It's not like Netflix where a show will automatically launch in UHD on a UHD TV set. With Amazon you have to select the UHD version of a video before streaming.
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You need to scroll down pretty far in the listings to find the Ultra HD TV and eventually the Ultra HD Movie listings. It's not like Netflix where a show will automatically launch in UHD on a UHD TV set. With Amazon you have to select the UHD version of a video before streaming.


Ahhhh that makes sense! Thanks for the info!
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Bitstream is basically the raw "undecoded" data being sent from the TV or Blu-ray Player or Cable/Satellite Receiver or Gaming Console to the Audio Receiver or Sound Bar for it to decode.

PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) means that the TV or Blu-ray Player or Cable/Satellite Receiver or Gaming Console is performing the audio decoding and sending the decoded signal to the Audio Receiver or Sound Bar.

Let's use a Blu-ray Player connected with an HDMI connection to a Home Theater Receiver as an example.

If you set the Blu-ray Player to output audio as PCM, the player will perform the audio decoding of all Dolby and DTS related soundtracks internally and send the decoded audio signal in uncompressed form to your Home Theater Receiver. As a result, your Audio Receiver will not have to perform any additional audio decoding before the audio is sent through the amplifier section and the speakers. With this option, the Receiver will display the term "PCM" on its front panel display.

If you select Bitstream as the HDMI audio output setting of your Blu-ray Player, it will bypass its own internal Dolby and DTS audio decoders and send the undecoded signal to your HDMI-connected Home Theater Receiver. With this setting, the Audio Receiver will do all the audio decoding of the incoming signal. In this case, the Receiver will display Dolby, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc... on its front panel display depending on which type of Bitstream signal is being decoded.

EDIT: As pointed out by @DaMacFunkin below (post 17951), Dolby Atmos and DTS:X “object-based” surround sound formats require the Blu-ray Player to be in "Bitstream" mode not PCM. For instance, Dolby wraps up the Atmos "objects" (metadata) into a Dolby TrueHD wrapper. When you send that Dolby TrueHD soundtrack out over HDMI to a Dolby Atmos-capable Receiver in Bitstream mode, the Receiver detects that it is actually a Dolby Atmos track and processes the sound accordingly.

In terms of actual audio quality, whether you have your Blu-ray disc player's HDMI audio output set to PCM or Bitstream doesn't matter. If the decoder in one of these devices is significantly better than the other, there might be a difference in sound quality. But these days, the quality of audio decoding in consumer devices is quite good in general, so that difference is likely to be very small and probably indiscernible.

However, there is another factor to take into consideration as to which setting that might be best for your to use. This involves access to secondary soundtracks, such as audio commentaries, descriptive audio, the sounds that onscreen buttons make when you click on them, or other supplementary audio tracks. If access to these audio features is important to you, then keeping the Blu-ray player set for the PCM audio output option might be the best option. On the other hand, you can always make the switch from Bitstream to PCM anytime you wish by going into the appropriate menu settings.



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Why do I hear a click(pop noise) sometimes with bitstream and nothing when I have it set to PCM with my HW-K450 Samsung sound bar? I do feel the xbox one and PS4 sound better with bitstream dolby and louder than when set to PCM at the same volume level.
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Re-visiting the Samsung UHD Video Pack

After getting the HDR10 Patterns downloaded from an AVS Member's HDR Pattern download, I calibrated my HU9000 + SEK-3500U combo.to give the best I was able to get from my system. Which amounted 2 whole patterns for Gains and Offsets for the 2 Point. (100 and 30%) in the HDR settings Mode.
CMS, we have to take what Samsung gives us in the Color Space Native setting. Seemed to improve the HDR experience a little more.
Tonight, lets try hooking up the Samsung UHD Video Pack and try one of the Movies.
Once started, checked the Menu, the Movies kicked the Menu into the HDR10 calibrated settings Mode. So not only was there the BL, Contrast, and Color Space to Native changes, but also now the HDR settings 2 Point settings.
Hey, we'll take any improvements we can get!

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Is it time to start softening up the missus for 8K?

OTA Members, there's also a message in it for you as well!

https://www.avsforum.com/sony-panason...8k-consortium/

My missus says `NO MORE TVs!'
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New to the forum but i have been following this thread for quite a while. Like some of said i am also very disappointed in my UK spec SEK-3500....Its been used with a 2014 spec 55" HU7200 .... Since upgrading to it the standby button only ever switches the tv off and not back on again, and also if you scan for channels on freesat or terrestrial it will store the channels it finds for a few days then it will decide to lose the lot and then to inform me that there are no channels stored!

I am running the latest firmware on the tv and also the sek-3500....non of the versions of software have ever fixed these problems. I also find the unit generally slow and every now and again the smart remote doesn't seem to have much effect either!
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New to the forum but i have been following this thread for quite a while. Like some of said i am also very disappointed in my UK spec SEK-3500....Its been used with a 2014 spec 55" HU7200 .... Since upgrading to it the standby button only ever switches the tv off and not back on again, and also if you scan for channels on freesat or terrestrial it will store the channels it finds for a few days then it will decide to lose the lot and then to inform me that there are no channels stored!

I am running the latest firmware on the tv and also the sek-3500....non of the versions of software have ever fixed these problems. I also find the unit generally slow and every now and again the smart remote doesn't seem to have much effect either!
If you haven't previously tried, I would write down all my settings and then try resetting to factory defaults (menu/support/self diagnosis/reset). This frequently resolves issues on any one specific set that are not a problem on others.

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Pro cal here no changes in pq setttings intact.
Brilliant, that is great to hear.
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