- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm ; 259 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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- Item model number: SEK-1000/XC
- ASIN: B00BT5UJ42
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Mar. 2013
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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SAMSUNG VG-SEK1000 Evolution Kit for ES7000 and ES8000 Series TVs
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- For ES7090 and ES8090 series (2012)
- Quad core processor
- Extended RAM
- Box contents: Samsung SEK-1000/XC Evolution Kit
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Step 1: Once you receive it, ensure it is a Samsung SEK-1000/XC model (repeat: XC). Amazon UK will sell you the UK specific XC model but third party sellers might be selling the cheaper US model which DOES NOT work here.
Step 2: Make sure your Samsung TV has the latest firmware installed Do it either online (if your TV supports it) or download into a clean USB. All steps are provided in the UK Samsung support section ([...]). Or call them at 01932 454358, tell them your TV model and confirm the latest firmware. Also download the Evo Kit installation guidelines.
Step 3: Once the TV has the latest firmware, switch off completely and detach power plug.
Step 4: Slot in the Evo kit into the rear of the TV. Loads of rubbish has been written about this, but the process takes all of 5 seconds. Slot in the two legs FIRST and then firmly press in on the other end i.e where the connectors are. It will slot into the place with a faint click. Have a fiddle to contercheck there is no lateral movement i.e it is loosely connected.
Step 5: There is a new remote in the box - put the batteries inside. It will not work since it needs to be paired with the Eco Kit. Keep it ready but do not cover the batteries with the back flap since there is a small button for pairing which will need to be used.
Step 6: Use your old remote to switch on the TV. Automatically it detects the Evo kit and follow the on-screen instructions. The first would be to pair the remote which takes upto 20 seconds. Thereafter use the remote for scrolling.Read more ›
Installing this Evolution kit has transformed the experience.. Its made the TV respond like lightening, web pages appear in an instant, S Voice understand you and bring backs results within moments. The new interface is very intuitive and looks ace..
The new remote (arguably if you had the ES8000 - they you wouldn't need this new device) is small and is much more user friendly than the older remotes. Entering text is easy using this or better still using voice commands..
The TV finally recognised the upgrade and then did a lengthy (55 minute) series of software updates and installation procedures. I think this is partly to make you feel as though you have bought a piece of kit worth £200 . So, what do you get at the end of all this? There is no doubt that the Smart interface is greatly improved, with more screens and a more compact layout. Apps definitely load faster, and browsing the Web, which was so slow as to be useless is now pretty impressive. The installation also makes subtle changes to the TV's onboard menu layout, which takes a bit of getting used to. As far as the voice and motion control aspect of this goes, I have no idea, because I have always found them both useless gimmicks although they are supposed to be improved by this upgrade.
Other reviewers have said that it has improved their picture quality. I have noticed no difference whatsoever in ours, so maybe a bit of wishful thinking on their part? About a week after fitting the kit we noticed "splodges" of blue appearing all over the picture.Read more ›
But once installed - fantastic. My TV is faster (much faster) and feels like the TV is ready for another year. There's a new user interface which looks cleaner and is more intuitive; the on-screen keyboard responds much faster to the inputs made on the new and more comfortable to operate remote control. There were no hang-ups when streaming from iPlayer etc like before. If I'm honest I can't really detect an improvement in the image quality but it was always perfectly good as it was.
I was taking a bit of a risk on what could have been a proper gimmick but in fact, this purchase makes perfect sense... why replace a perfectly good HD screen (that won't change from one year to the next) when all that is needed are some updated circuits (which will date as features - such voice and gesture recognition - need more processing power). I read that there will be upgrades for the 2012 machines until 2016.
Yes, a LOT of money but it feels like I've part-ex'd my last year TV for this year's model for under 200 quid - seen that way, this is a bargain.
If I've been of any help to you, my 5 days weren't entirely wasted!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
dose not work on my 7000 series so ends up i paid over £200 for a remote controlPublished 2 months ago by john harman
Hi has anyone fitted one of these,to a wall mounted tv.be interested to know if it protrudes .Published 2 months ago by mr d m baker
Easy to fit, a bit awkward to install the software and took a couple of hours to update. The internet is much faster and most of the menus have changed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dudley
Update is great latest apps and now it's quad core much faster Internet speed .....Published 14 months ago by ray smith
I bought this for a 65 inch TV, I was a bit wary because of some reviews by tech experts !!! . According to them it was very tricky to fix it properly into the slot at the back of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by utopian9
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