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Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit

  • Model: SEK100
  • MPN: SEK-1000/ZA
Description
Samsung Smart Evolution Kit - Never get left behind with a Samsung Evolution Kit. Snap in the Evolution Kit to experience breakthrough TV transformations, new interface with more features, more gestures and voice capabilities and Quad Core Processor. COMPATIBILITY : - 2012 LED ES7500 and ES8000 - 2012 PDP E7000 (no SI) and E8000
Shipping Weight
2 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

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Features

  • Samsung Evolution Kit

    The Samsung Evolution Kit1 allows you to upgrade select 2012 Smart TVs without having to buy a new model. Simply plug it in to the back of your Smart TV to experience the latest 2013 features.
  • New Smart Hub with 5 Panels of Content

    Select Smart TV models from last year can be easily upgraded to the 2013 Smart Hub with 5 panels of content. Our new interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps, and a panel for your Photos, Videos, and Music.
  • Quad Core Processor

    Experience faster access to Smart Hub and enhanced multi-tasking capabilities with the Evolution Kit which will boost the processing speed of your Smart TV.
  • S Recommendation

    Discover what you want to watch without surfing channels just by asking your TV. It will respond to your voice and find a selection of customized content options based on your preferences. Ask the TV for recommendations while you’re watching TV, for example “what football games are on?” Or visit the full S-Recommendation hub to find new things to watch.
  • Full Web Browser

    All the benefits of full web browsing, right on your TV. From social sites like Facebook and Twitter to news, weather, entertainment, blogs and more. Discover even more content possibilities with your Smart TV.
  • Improved Performance & Increased Memory

    Boost the performance of your Smart TV with the Evolution Kit and with a GPU and Memory upgrade.
  • Experience an Easier Way to Use Your Smart TV

    The Evolution Kit includes the latest Smart Touch Remote Control which allows you to take advantage of your Smart TV’s new capabilities. Easily navigate the new Smart Hub with 5 panels of content and ask your TV to search and suggest programs for you to enjoy with S Recommendation.
  • Innovative, Plug and Play Design

    The Evolution Kit easily plugs right in to the back of your Smart TV.

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Specifications

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Performance Features

  • CPU: Quad Core (1.3GHz)
  • GPU: 500 MHz
  • Memory: 1.5 GB DDR
  • Smart Hub: 5 Panel 2013 Smart Hub with S Recommendation

Smart Interaction Features

  • Two-hands Motion Control: Yes (except PDP E7000)
  • Face Recognition: Yes (except PDP E7000)
  • Voice Control w/Speech Commands: Yes (except PDP E7000)

Multimedia Picture Quality

  • HEVC Codec: Yes
  • Web Content Picture Enhancement: Yes

Compatibility

  • 2012 LED TV (ES models): ES7500 and above
  • 2012 Plasma TV (E models): E7000 (no SI) and above

Dimensions

  • Accessory Size (W x H x D): 5.0" x 3.6" x 0.6"
  • Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.4" x 6.3" x 2.5"

Weight

  • Product Weight: 0.6 lb.
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 lb.

Accessory

  • Smart Touch Remote Control (TM1360) Included
  • Remote Control Batteries Included
  • Slim Gender Cable Included
  • User Manual Included

Docs

  1. 1 The Samsung Evolution Kit may not support some previously installed apps and functions on your original SMART TV platform. Please check the product disclaimer for more details regarding app compatibility before installing the Evolution Kit by visiting this link: http://www.samsung.com/us/legal/disclaimer/sek-1000za/. Specifications and product information are subject to change. Voice and gesture interaction performance may vary. Smart Evolution Kit sold separately. Not available for all TV models. F Series Kit available in 2014. Performance and specifications may vary subject to hardware limitations.
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Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (3)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (3)

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1.0

Out of Box Failure

By Britboy145

from Chicago, IL, USA

Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

    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.

     
    1.0

    This is the Year 2015

    By GaleD

    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 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

      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..

       
      2.0

      Newer Is Not Always Better

      By craigc82

      from Mississippi, USA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

          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.

           
          4.0

          Needs Netflix support

          By dragonfly991

          from phoenix, az

          Pros

          • 2014 upgrades

          Cons

          • netfix not working

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

            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.

             
            5.0

            SEK-2000 EVOLUTION

            By aztecaman

            from Santa Ana, CA

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

                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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Evolution

                By USAFCrewChief

                from Texas, USA

                Pros

                • software/hardware upgrade in a box

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

                  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

                   
                  1.0

                  SEK 2000

                  By strop1234

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Did not meet expectations

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

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

                       
                      4.0

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

                      By aztecaman

                      from Santa Ana, CA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to attach to TV

                      Cons

                      • tricky to actually setup

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

                        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.

                         
                        3.0

                        This product is not ready for public distribution

                        By poppagene

                        from Bethesda, MD

                        Pros

                        • improved ventilation
                        • new remote

                        Cons

                        • No Netflix

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

                          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.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great way to update

                          By Moonb007

                          from Houston

                          Pros

                          • Bright display
                          • Speed
                          • Voice control

                          Cons

                          • Cost

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 2013 Smart Evolution Kit:

                            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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