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Faulty after 4 months
from San Jose, CA, USA
Comments about Samsung TV Evolution Kit and Upgraded One Connect Box:
The product stopped functioning after 4 months and apparently no warranty as it's considered an accessory.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Not delivering what was promised
from Zurich, Switzerland
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.
Works as expected
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.
As of Sept 14
from tucson az
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The 1st Upgrade
from Texas, USA
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.
SEK 2500U Performance
from North Royalton, OH, USA
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)
1 year warranty!!
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.
Doesn't work for intended purpose
from Houston, TX, USA
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.
uhd 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.
needs A MAJOR FIRMWARE UPDATE
from HOUSTON TEXAS
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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