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Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit - SEK-2500U/ZA

Abt Model: SEK2500U | UPC Code: 887276040417
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Compatible With A Range Of UHD Standards Including HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 And The HEVC Codec/ New 5 Panel Smart Hub/ Smart Interaction/ Smart Remote Control/ One Box Connect/ Compatible With 2013 - S9 And F9000 Series UHD TV's/ Silver Finish
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Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit - SEK-2500U/ZA

Features:

  • UHD Evolution Kit
    The UHD Evolution Kit will upgrade your Samsung UHD TV to give you amazing Ultra HD viewing. The H/W chip is compatible with a range of UHD standards including HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and the HEVC codec. It’s also prepared for tomorrow’s UHD connectivity thanks to One Connect, which allows you to use all the connections you need including MHL 3.0, so you can stay up-to-date without having to buy another TV
  • New Smart Hub
    Enjoy everything you love in one place. The Smart Hub organizes your entertainment into 5 panels. Effortlessly navigate through live TV, movies, streaming content, social networks, apps plus games and more
  • Smart Interaction
    Intuitively control your TV using hand motions. Use them to browse the Smart Hub, play games and more with the built in pop-up camera. Voice Command also lets you talk to the TV to search what’s on or to perform basic commands such as “last channel,” “record” or “turn off.”
  • Smart Remote Control
    The Smart Remote Control gives you ultimate control of your Smart TV. Select TV functions by talking into the built-in microphone. You can also use the touchpad to navigate quickly, or use the remote like a mouse and simply point and click
  • Quad Core Plus
    This powerful processor speeds up your Smart Hub experience. It gives you a fluid browsing experience and enables you to switch between apps, stream content and multi-task faster
  • One Box Connect
    The One Connect Box allows you to update your TV with the newest software and features. It also prepares you for the future of UHD 4K standards, making your TV ready for all possible UHD 4K formats the next generation of definition has to offer. The box provides clean integration of all your external devices as well so there's less clutter

Specifications:

Performance

  • Smart Hub: ’14 Smart Hub
  • Multilink Screen: Yes (Quad)
  • UHD Dimming: Yes

SMART Interaction

  • Motion Control: Yes
  • Face Recognition: Yes
  • Voice Control w/ Speech Commands: Yes

Compatibility

  • Compatible Models: 2013 - S9 and F9000 Series

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5"
  • Width: 14.33"
  • Depth: 1.26"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2.82 lbs
  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit
 
2.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (7)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SEK 2500U Performance

The 2014 UHD kit did not work properly on 1080P and below resolutions (e.g., very poor/gray blacks and overall lack of contrast) until the new firmware 1140.3 was released the last week...Read complete review

The 2014 UHD kit did not work properly on 1080P and below resolutions (e.g., very poor/gray blacks and overall lack of contrast) until the new firmware 1140.3 was released the last week of June. Now that upconversion is working properly, the picture is far superior to what the original F9000 one connect provided. The new processor (Quad Core +) almost doubles the processing power of the original one connect. As well as speeding up the Smart Hub apps, it obviously has a major impact on upconversion. HD Television and Blu Rays are upconverted with significantly more detail, depth, and contrast. Amazing results. I personally would have paid the price of the SEK 2500 for this benefit alone; and it was mainly advertised for providing HDMI 2.0, hev.265, usb 3.0, etc. (which I obviously appreciate for streamed 4k content and hopefully/eventually a 4k player via HDMI 2.0). Netflix and YouTube 4k videos look good; but their quality obviously isn't the same as what Samsung provided on the free demo drive last year. Unfortunately, despite what the manual says that came with the SEK 2500U; there is nothing available during the "change out" or after that allows the files on the demo drive to be converted to something that will play on the new one connect. Only other con is that the current Netflix app does not do 5.1 audio correctly (I'm sure Netflix will "fix" this problem)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Firmware has major bugs

The added features of this box are very welcome and the new remote with the pointer is very cool. The big issue is that the firmware needs to be updated. Right now it has...Read complete review

The added features of this box are very welcome and the new remote with the pointer is very cool. The big issue is that the firmware needs to be updated. Right now it has numerous problems, the major one being you don't get good blacks anymore. Black screens when credits are playing look streaky dark gray for example. The edge lighting and backlighting is too strong now making the picture look more washed out then it did before. When many programs on playing that have medium to dark lighting on the edges on whole screen, I can visibly see the edge lighting on all sides and the boosted corner lighting. The original one connect box did not suffer these image degradation issues. I hope this is fixed soon. I would recommend not upgrading your one connect box until Samsung fixes the problems.

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1.0

Faulty after 4 months

By 

from San Jose, CA, USA

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

      The product stopped functioning after 4 months and apparently no warranty as it's considered an accessory.

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Not delivering what was promised

      By 

      from Zurich, Switzerland

      Pros

      • 4k ability

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

        I am disappointed! Price/value poor. Some functions just don't work anymore. Not really fast. Most of the features are weaker then before. Picture quality enhanced a bit. But not really worth to buy.

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        5.0

        Works as expected

        By 

        from Denmark

        Pros

        • 4k
        • uhd

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

          The Samsung F9000 is not an UHD TV - at least not until you add the SEK2500U. This new one connect box provides 4K in Netflix, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 and better performance. It also adds two CI slot in the box.

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          5.0

          As of Sept 14

          By 

          from tucson az

          Pros

          • picture quality is the best.

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

            Got this despite many bad reviews and all I can say is wow. A couple of things to help you decide. Price is high for this but I wanted to be able to stream 4k as there is still not much content. The uhd video pack 1 does not work with this. The only thing I can gripe about is how to set it up. The quick set up guide they give you is blurry and hard to read. Once it is done update to latest firmware and you should be good to go. The tv seems much faster and more responsive. The hand gestures have been hard to get used to and arnt as sensitive as the older version.

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            The 1st Upgrade

            By 

            from Texas, USA

            Pros

            • Convenience
            • Future Proof
            • Lightweight
            • neccesary

            Cons

            • might not meet expectations
            • problem with portable hard drive

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

              I was exited to get this update for my UN55F9000A UHD. After I installed it I found that my portable hard drive wasn't functioning. I'm waiting for this to be corrected as I'm writing this. I'm happy with the new Smart Hub. It seems to be more user friendly. The new smart remote is also very good, but I wish it was of the same material as the original. This review is only a 1st draft and will be amended as I enjoy my UHD in the coming months. I am not happy about one thing. The up-conversion of content to 4K is not as good as I had hoped with this upgrade. I haven't compared it to the 2014 model, but I don't notice much improvement from the 2013. This needs to be addressed as the competitors do a much better job, at this time at least. I will add more in the future as my portable hard drive issue is corrected and I use more of the features of this wonderful UHD.

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              5.0

              SEK 2500U Performance

              By 

              from North Royalton, OH, USA

              Pros

              • future connectivity for 4k players
              • great improvement in upconversion
              • Inexpensive
              • provides capability to receive streamed 4k video

              Cons

              • netflix app doesn't do 5.1 audio correctly
              • won't convert files on old free samsung 4k drive

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

                The 2014 UHD kit did not work properly on 1080P and below resolutions (e.g., very poor/gray blacks and overall lack of contrast) until the new firmware 1140.3 was released the last week of June. Now that upconversion is working properly, the picture is far superior to what the original F9000 one connect provided. The new processor (Quad Core +) almost doubles the processing power of the original one connect. As well as speeding up the Smart Hub apps, it obviously has a major impact on upconversion. HD Television and Blu Rays are upconverted with significantly more detail, depth, and contrast. Amazing results. I personally would have paid the price of the SEK 2500 for this benefit alone; and it was mainly advertised for providing HDMI 2.0, hev.265, usb 3.0, etc. (which I obviously appreciate for streamed 4k content and hopefully/eventually a 4k player via HDMI 2.0). Netflix and YouTube 4k videos look good; but their quality obviously isn't the same as what Samsung provided on the free demo drive last year. Unfortunately, despite what the manual says that came with the SEK 2500U; there is nothing available during the "change out" or after that allows the files on the demo drive to be converted to something that will play on the new one connect. Only other con is that the current Netflix app does not do 5.1 audio correctly (I'm sure Netflix will "fix" this problem)

                Comment on this review

                 
                1.0

                1 year warranty!!

                By 

                from London

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • 1 year warranty

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

                    Went to buy the SEK-2500U at a Samsung Experience store in London to use with my UE65F9000, but they only offer 1 year warranty. I have a 5 year warranty on the TV that I bought 6 months ago, so I end up reducing the functional warranty by 3.5 years. If the new box packed up in July 2015 then I end up with a very expensive white elephant in my lounge. I would recommend it if Samsung can get a decent warranty on the new unit.

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                    1.0

                    Doesn't work for intended purpose

                    By 

                    from Houston, TX, USA

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Did not meet expectations
                      • Not high def
                      • Poor quality
                      • Too Big

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

                        I bought this so that I could watch Netflix in 4K, but after setup there is no Netflix app. I wasted several hours on support "troubleshooting," but finally they said this is a known issue and need to fix it via software update. They said it would be released "soon" a week ago. Still waiting. The performance of the smart app environment is poor and seems laggy. Picture seem poor as well with the defaults. This box is bright silver, which doesn't match the original. The remote is insubstantial. Not sure how this thing was released without any apparent testing and still not working properly, yet very expensive. Why can't my 6 month old 4K TV stream 4K without this box anyway? Don't waste your money.

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                        2.0

                        uhd evolution kit

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Did not meet expectations
                          • faded blacks
                          • No Netflix

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

                            The blacks are washed and aren't deep, the Netflix app isn't available with this upgrade and the screen flickers a lot.

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            1.0

                            needs A MAJOR FIRMWARE UPDATE

                            By 

                            from HOUSTON TEXAS

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Did not meet expectations
                            • Not high def

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung One Connect Evolution Kit:

                              the UN65F9000 was a great tv, till this kit was introduce, the kit washes out the picture quality, blacks look grey..NETFLIX IS NOW MISSING,,,........SAMSUNG PLEASE UPDATE THIS PRODUCT, THEN IT GETS 5 STARS

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