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Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs - SEK-1000/ZA

Abt Model: SEK1000 | UPC Code: 887276980676
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Upgrade Your 2012 LED Smart TV/ Quad-Core Processor/ Newer Apps/ More Accessible Layout/ Plug And Play/ Black Finish
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Samsung SEK-1000 Evolution Kit For 2012 Samsung Smart LED TVs, Model SEK1000

With the Evolution Kit, you are guaranteed better entertainment. Upgrading to Smart Hub 2013 and get access to more content than you can imagine. From newer apps to music and photos, you will enter a world of entertainment like never before. Plus with its newer and more accessible layout, the Evolution Kit is the way to go and will keep your Smart TV up-to-date.

Key Features:

  • Innovative Smart TV Made Simple
    Get ready to enjoy upgraded motion control capabilities, which will allow you to navigate and control your TV more intuitively with new hand gestures.
  • A TV That Knows What You Like To Watch
    Can't find anything to watch on your 2012 Smart TV? That won't be a problem when you upgrade your Samsung Smart TV with a 2013 Evolution Kit.
  • Boost The Processing Speed Of Your 2012 Smart TV With Samsung's Evolution Kit
    Get smoother, faster and more powerful performance from your Samsung 2012 Smart TV* with the Samsung Evolution Kit. 

  • Voice control available
  • Motion control available
  • Face recognition available
  • 13 Smart Hub available
  • AllShare (Content Sharing) available
  • Smart View (TV to Mobile) available
  • HEVC codec available
  • Web Content-Picture Enhancement available

Specifications:

Hardware

  • Quadcore processor
  • DDR3 memory (1.5GB) 4GB flash memory

Compatibility

  • LED ES7500, ES8000, ES9000; PDP E8000 series

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 3 lb
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Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First Evolution Kit a welcomed upgrade for current 2012 TV Owners

I purchased the evolution module for a PNE60E8000 to upgrade the CPU, Memory, Smart TV interface. The installation went well with two exceptions. It took some time to use a credit card to...Read complete review

I purchased the evolution module for a PNE60E8000 to upgrade the CPU, Memory, Smart TV interface. The installation went well with two exceptions. It took some time to use a credit card to remove the cover of the new universal remote. When installing the dongle cable for the Ethernet adapter it’s best to install the cable on the kit before installing the kit on the TV. The dongle is on the bottom side of the kit and it’s difficult to install after the kit is attached to the TV. The programming of the setup went smoothly without any issues. It did take some time to download the current Firmware/Updates to the kit. When you use a function for the first time it may download additional updates. I was surprised to see you can now control the cable box with the 2013 universal remote this is a nice feature. Also you can control the cable box from the original TV 2012 remote (not the 2012 universal one) and the optional Samsung external keyboard. The integration with the new keyboard is tighter and welcomed. The updated web browser is also welcomed. The white 2012 arrow was replaced with a blue arrow with the evolution kit. You can now see the arrow from a distance from the screen and using the optional external keyboard is now more useful and I will now use the TV for more surfing as a result of the evolution kit. The only issue I have is I cannot figure out how to log-in to the Pandora app. When I start the app I am never given a change to log-in and I receive the message invalid log-in and or password. The price should be lower if Samsung would wants to upgrade every time a new Evolution Kit comes out (yearly?).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Newer Is Not Always Better

I have the 2012 model UN55ES7500F and was excited to get the 2014 evolution kit to update my Smart Hub interface and add some extra processing power to the tv. The kit was easy...Read complete review

I have the 2012 model UN55ES7500F and was excited to get the 2014 evolution kit to update my Smart Hub interface and add some extra processing power to the tv. The kit was easy to install when the tv finally recognized it (took about 5 tries of inserting and removing). The new Smart Hub was nice and the remote that comes with it is really nice. However, I had several problems after installing. I reconnected the tv to my wireless network and was initially able to use Youtube with no problems. A couple of hours later, I tried watching content on the Explore 3D app (which I've done numerous times before the upgrade), and every time I hit Play, the app would say "format not supported." I thought this was odd as the initial start up page and content info were showing in 3D as they should. I then tried using Pandora and Youtube and was unable to connect to either, despite the tv saying I was indeed connected to the wireless network. The motion and voice control is supposed to be improved and more user friendly; however, mine seemed to be more sluggish and less responsive. Very disappointing. I finally decided to uninstall the kit and see what happened. After doing so, all the apps began working again; Pandora and Youtube connected right away and Explore 3D played its content without any problems. I did not buy the 2013 evolution kit because I wanted to wait for any kinks and bugs to be worked out (as there always are some with new technology). Sadly, it seems Samsung still has some work to do. Perhaps I received a bad unit, but at this point, I will be returning this product for a refund, and I will continue to enjoy my "old" tv.

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1.0

Out of Box Failure

By 

from Chicago, IL, USA

Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

    I was looking forward to enhanced performance by adding the SEK-1000 to my UN65ES8000 LED/LCD TV but was bitterly disappointed to find that the TV would not recognize the device. I tried reinstalling it a couple of times and gave up after the third try. The SEK-1000 is now being returned as dead on arrival for a full refund.

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    1.0

    This is the Year 2015

    By 

    from Indiana, USA

    Pros

    • Bright display
    • Built-In Speakers
    • Lightweight
    • Realistic color

    Cons

    • updates from samsung is so very slow on any device

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

      Where is the upgrade for the TV's SMART EVOLUTION Samsung is way behind in this product. I have the S 7500 and still no upgrade. This TV was supposed to keep up with newer TV's guess they didn't say that they keep up but only a year behind on everything..

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      2.0

      Newer Is Not Always Better

      By 

      from Mississippi, USA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

          I have the 2012 model UN55ES7500F and was excited to get the 2014 evolution kit to update my Smart Hub interface and add some extra processing power to the tv. The kit was easy to install when the tv finally recognized it (took about 5 tries of inserting and removing). The new Smart Hub was nice and the remote that comes with it is really nice. However, I had several problems after installing. I reconnected the tv to my wireless network and was initially able to use Youtube with no problems. A couple of hours later, I tried watching content on the Explore 3D app (which I've done numerous times before the upgrade), and every time I hit Play, the app would say "format not supported." I thought this was odd as the initial start up page and content info were showing in 3D as they should. I then tried using Pandora and Youtube and was unable to connect to either, despite the tv saying I was indeed connected to the wireless network. The motion and voice control is supposed to be improved and more user friendly; however, mine seemed to be more sluggish and less responsive. Very disappointing. I finally decided to uninstall the kit and see what happened. After doing so, all the apps began working again; Pandora and Youtube connected right away and Explore 3D played its content without any problems. I did not buy the 2013 evolution kit because I wanted to wait for any kinks and bugs to be worked out (as there always are some with new technology). Sadly, it seems Samsung still has some work to do. Perhaps I received a bad unit, but at this point, I will be returning this product for a refund, and I will continue to enjoy my "old" tv.

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          4.0

          Needs Netflix support

          By 

          from phoenix, az

          Pros

          • 2014 upgrades

          Cons

          • netfix not working

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

            So far I have many new features. The interface is awesome. Apps took a few trys to load...except Netflix. Nothing I try makes this app work. This is a must feature for many. Help with this and the rating goes up.

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            5.0

            SEK-2000 EVOLUTION

            By 

            from Santa Ana, CA

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

                Easy kit to install, overall no glitches when installing on my ES8000 65 inch tv. Remote will take a little getting use too, but pointing on screen with remote seems to be v era accurate and remote microphone also seems more sensitive.

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                5.0

                Evolution

                By 

                from Texas, USA

                Pros

                • software/hardware upgrade in a box

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

                  I will start by saying that the Evolution kits are not for everybody. For those that use a PS3/4 or Xbox360/One as their media hub, you will not gain much here unless you're using the smart tv for its smart hub. The major benefits you get when you install/upgrade an evolution kit is. 1. Updates your TV's smart platform to a 5-panel smart hub so you can enjoy enhancements to your existing smart TV features. (keyword here is features not improve picture/panel quality) 2. You get a new Smart Touch remote; if you have the old generic remote or don't like the remote from 2013 then you should upgrade to this new smart remote. 3. 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 1.5GB memory promotes optimal performance for apps and games on the smart hub. 4. HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support-Supports sharp high-definition. Now that the features have been clarified a bit, let me also specify some other models that may not show as being compatible on the website but are. Compatible With: LED ES7500/8000/9000, F7500/8000 PDP E7000/8000, F8500 SUPPORTED MODELS PN51F8500AF, PN60F8500AF, PN64F8500AF, UN46F7500AF, UN46F8000BF, UN55F7500AF, UN55F8000BF, UN60F7500AF, UN60F8000BF, UN65F8000BF, UN75F8000AF

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                  1.0

                  SEK 2000

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Did not meet expectations

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

                      nil firmware available. I cannot use this item with out it. When will you make it available?

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                      4.0

                      Easy to installed tricky to set up with my ES8000 tv.

                      By 

                      from Santa Ana, CA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to attach to TV

                      Cons

                      • tricky to actually setup

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

                        Evolution kit seemed easy enough to install, but once I did my tv would not connect via wifi. Luckily I have my router next to my tv and was able to hard wire via a ethernet cable. I tried reseting tv, unplugging power, restarting setup process, and none would allow the tv to connect via wifi. Overall the Smart tv functions work smoother and quicker. It also has a newer look to the Smart hub. Kit included a new remote that's a bit small for my big hands, I wish it was an inch or two longer and a bit wider.

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                        3.0

                        This product is not ready for public distribution

                        By 

                        from Bethesda, MD

                        Pros

                        • improved ventilation
                        • new remote

                        Cons

                        • No Netflix

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

                          The new remote control is a great advancement. The web browser works better than the 2012 or 2013 versions. There are air vents on the side of the module which allow the heat to disperse -- something that the SEK-1000 could have benefitted from. However there is currently no Netflix availability when using this upgrade evolution kit. This is a deal breaker for me and I have shelved my SEK-2000 until this is remedied. Additionally, I found the sound customizer to be a bit "buggy" and not as good as the SEK-1000/ZA version.

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                          5.0

                          Great way to update

                          By 

                          from Houston

                          Pros

                          • Bright display
                          • Speed
                          • Voice control

                          Cons

                          • Cost

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung Evolution Kit Samsung Smart TVs:

                            I bought the evolution kit for my 2012 TV and I was worried it was going to be a waste of money. I would say no to that answer after having it for 6 months. I noticed a better picture, the new remote is a ton better if you use the voice controls and its faster with the apps to. I think these kits are a great idea to keep the TV's fresh and last a little longer. If you don't use the internet features or voice/motion stuff then I would pass it up, otherwise go for it.

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