Samsung SEK-4500 Evolution Kit

Samsung SEK-4500 Evolution Kit

Samsung SEK-4500 Evolution Kit

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  • For Select 2012 to 2015 Samsung TVs
  • Updates TV User Interface
  • Includes OneRemote with Bixby Voice
  • Universal Browse
  • Provides Auto Input Detection
  • 3 x HDMI / 2 x USB Inputs
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Samsung SEK-4500 Overview

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Upgrade your compatible Samsung TV with the Smart Hub built into the Samsung SEK-4500 Evolution Kit. It is designed to improve the functionality of your current Samsung TV by adding the Smart Hub interface, Auto Input Detection, and Universal Browse features. The Evolution Kit also includes the Samsung OneRemote with support for Bixby Voice.

Upgrade Your Compatible Smart TV
The Evolution Kit is designed to help you find and watch what you want faster and easier with the Smart Hub. Bixby Voice lets you search for what you want with just the remote control and your voice.
OneRemote Control
Control your content and connected devices with the included OneRemote. It also has an auto detection feature, which automatically connects and labels connected devices.
Universal Browse
Find streaming and live TV shows with this universal guide.
Connect & Share
Sync your TV to your compatible smartphone to access and control your content on the big screen.
UPC: 887276285313
In the Box
Samsung SEK-4500 Evolution Kit
  • OneRemote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • HDMI Adapter Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Samsung SEK-4500 Specs

    Compatible Models UN85S9VFXZA
    UN110S9VFXZA
    UN55F9000AFXZA
    UN65F9000AFXZA
    UN105S9WAFXZA
    UN55HU9000FXZA
    UN65HU9000FXZA
    UN78HU9000FXZA
    UN55HU8700FXZA
    UN65HU8700FXZA
    UN50HU8550FXZA
    UN55HU8550FXZA
    UN60HU8550FXZA
    UN65HU8550FXZA
    UN75HU8550FXZA
    UN85HU8550FXZA
    UN55HU8500FXZA
    UN60HU8500FXZA
    UN65HU8500FXZA
    UN75HU8500FXZA
    UN55HU7250FXZA
    UN65HU7250FXZA
    UN55HU7200FXZA
    UN65HU7200FXZA
    UN40HU7000FXZA
    UN50HU7000FXZA
    UN55HU7000FXZA
    UN40HU6950FXZA
    UN50HU6950FXZA
    UN55HU6950FXZA
    UN55HU6830FXZA
    UN55HU6840FXZA
    UN82S9WAFXZA
    UN88JS9500FXZA
    UN78JS9500FXZA
    UN65JS9500FXZA
    UN65JS9000FXZA
    UN55JS9000FXZA
    UN48JS9000FXZA
    UN78JS9100FXZA
    UN46ES8000FXZA
    UN55ES8000FXZA
    UN60ES8000FXZA
    UN65ES8000FXZA
    UN46ES7500FXZA
    UN55ES7500FXZA
    UN60ES7500FXZA
    UN46ES7100FXZA
    UN55ES7100FXZA
    UN55ES7150FXZA
    UN60ES7100FXZA
    UN60ES7150FXZA
    UN55ES7550FXZA
    UN46F8000BFXZA
    UN55F8000AFXZA
    UN60F8000BFXZA
    UN65F8000BFXZA
    UN75F8000AFXZA
    PN51F8500FXZA
    PN60F8500FXZA
    PN64F8500FXZA
    UN48H8000AFXZA
    UN55H8000AFXZA
    UN65H8000AFXZA
    Tuner Digital
    Inputs 3 x HDMI
    1 x RF Antenna
    2 x USB Type-A
    1 x RJ45 Ethernet LAN
    Output 1 x EVK Port to TV
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 14.3 x 1.3 x 4.5" / 36.3 x 3.3 x 11.4 cm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 816 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 7.0 x 5.0"

    Samsung SEK-4500 Reviews

    SEK-4500 Evolution Kit is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Think Addon, not Evolution... This device is just a media player (think Apple TV or Roku). It's shaped like a One Connect box, but doesn't actually function like one. If you have a set like the HU9000 or similar it does not connect directly to the TV (unlike the SEK-3500, which was a true evolution kit). You will have to daisy-chain the SEK-4500 to the existing One Connect Box via a HDMI port, leaving both boxes connected. It leaves redundant interfaces - it doesn't replace the inbuilt one, just adds an additional interface layer on top of it - and removes features like ARC, MHL, and 3D (if your TV supported it). It really is just an Apple TV, Roku, or other media player, but with fewer apps and a crappier OS. Don't bother with it!
    Date published: 2019-04-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a true evolution kit... Think Fire Stick pro.. I bought my F8500 because Samsung sold it that the hardware would always be kept up to date with the evolution kit.
    Date published: 2019-02-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a disappointment Stick w the 3500 or original TV. This acts more like a Roku then an evolution kit
    Date published: 2019-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from USA SEK-4500 version. For those interested. The US version of the SEK-4500 being released in Feb 2019 does not connect to the 3500. Unlike the UK version. The US version 4500 replaces the need for the 3500. It has all the same upgrades as the 3500. The US version of the 4500 connects via HDMI on TV. Yes you still get all Previous upgrades that the 3500 had including HDR, So when purchasing make sure your getting the US version of the SEK-4500 released in Feb 2019. All previous releases were Models designed for UK Market as no US version has been released before Feb 2019. So no need to purchase 3500. In US they are obsolete if going to upgrade to SEK-4500. The US version 4500 wont even connect or function thru SEK-3500. The updated specs and install manuals are now available for viewing at Samsung or any authorized Samsung distributer. Crutchfield has the manuals and available for download as well as taking pre-orders for Feb 2019 release of the US version of the SEK-4500.
    Date published: 2019-02-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Provides a refreshing update to a newer TV OS Some of the information about the product that I have found online is misleading. It is not simply a ROKU. The SEK-4500 is absolutely processing video from the external devices that you have connected and I have noticed an increase in picture quality among the sources that I use. The OS on the evolution kit makes the TV feel modern again and the universal remote is fantastic. 4K content is being passed to my HU8550 despite the recommendation to not use the one MHL HDCP 2.2 port. Using developer tools, I was able to see that the quality of the stream is not denigrated at the source and is coming through as a 4K high bitrate stream (before installing the EVO Kit this only occurred if I connected the device to the one HDCP 2.2. MHL port available on my TV).   The device is lacking firmware updates as the built in apps have a preference to stream with HDR enabled despite not changing the backlight and contrast of the TV. If HDR is not possible with the TV, it should be disabled for TVs that dont support it. If it is possible, it should automatically modify the backlight. Even better, allow the user to disable HDR as some of the older displays supported by this EVO kit do not have the display brightness to make using it worthwhile. Also, devices connected do support 3D for older TVs that used to support this, however, a firmware update should be provided to switch to 3D automatically (currently you need to manually enable 3D with the old remote on the TV). Finally, although ARC is not supported on the SEK, the instruction manual (that is only provided on the European website for some reason) says to connect your receiver to the ARC port on original TV.
    Date published: 2019-05-17
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    I have the HU8550 Samsung 4K TV, and when I ...

    I have the HU8550 Samsung 4K TV, and when I bought the SEK-3500 it upgraded my TV to support HDR. I no longer have the SEK-3500, so if I bought the SEK-4500 will that give me HDR support like the SEK-3500 allowed, or do I have to have both?
    Asked by: Nicholas
    The SEK-4500 unit must be connected to the SEK-3500 unit.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-01-28

    Will this Evolution kit work for model ...

    Will this Evolution kit work for model UN78HU9000. I’m currently running the SEK-3500 Evolution Kit.
    Asked by: John
    Compatible Models UN85S9VFXZA, UN110S9VFXZA UN55F9000AFXZA, UN65F9000AFXZA, UN105S9WAFXZA, UN55HU9000FXZA, UN65HU9000FXZA, UN78HU9000FXZA, UN55HU8700FXZA, UN65HU8700FXZA, UN50HU8550FXZA, UN55HU8550FXZA, UN60HU8550FXZA, UN65HU8550FXZA, UN75HU8550FXZA, UN85HU8550FXZA, UN55HU8500FXZA, UN60HU8500FXZA, UN65HU8500FXZA, UN75HU8500FXZA, UN55HU7250FXZA, UN65HU7250FXZA, UN55HU7200FXZA, UN65HU7200FXZA, UN40HU7000FXZA, UN50HU7000FXZA, UN55HU7000FXZA, UN40HU6950FXZA, UN50HU6950FXZA, UN55HU6950FXZA, UN55HU6830FXZA, UN55HU6840FXZA, UN82S9WAFXZA, UN88JS9500FXZA, UN78JS9500FXZA, UN65JS9500FXZA, UN65JS9000FXZA, UN55JS9000FXZA, UN48JS9000FXZA, UN78JS9100FXZA, UN46ES8000FXZA, UN55ES8000FXZA, UN60ES8000FXZA, UN65ES8000FXZA, UN46ES7500FXZA, UN55ES7500FXZA, UN60ES7500FXZA, UN46ES7100FXZA, UN55ES7100FXZA, UN55ES7150FXZA, UN60ES7100FXZA, UN60ES7150FXZA, UN55ES7550FXZA, UN46F8000BFXZA, UN55F8000AFXZA, UN60F8000BFXZA, UN65F8000BFXZA, UN75F8000AFXZA, PN51F8500FXZA, PN60F8500FXZA, PN64F8500FXZA, UN48H8000AFXZA, UN55H8000AFXZA, UN65H8000AFXZA
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2018-12-26

    will the sek-4500 allow my un65js8500 2015 model ...

    will the sek-4500 allow my un65js8500 2015 model Samsung tv the ability to be Controlled by google home
    Asked by: Randall
    This device will not add Google Home control.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-01-26

    per the spec sheet for the Samsung SEK-4500/ZA ...

    per the spec sheet for the Samsung SEK-4500/ZA 2018 Evolution kit my tv (UN55HU8550FXZA) is compatible but I never purchased prior versions of the Evolution Kit or the One Connect Box so can I connect the SEK-4500 directly to my tv without having those other devices ??
    Asked by: bruno
    Correct!
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-01-26

    So does this plug into the same port as the one ...

    So does this plug into the same port as the one connect box? After reading these question and answers it looks like it doesnt. Also does it do hdr and 4k completely?
    Asked by: anthony
    This product must be plugged into the 3500 via an HDMI cable.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-02-20

    Whats the Difference between sek 3500 and 4500 ...

    Whats the Difference between sek 3500 and 4500 evolution kit ? I have the sek 3500 now. You probided no information about this in description of it. Is it worth the upgrade?
    Asked by: Roger
    Stick with what you have. I can find no compelling reasons to purchase the SEK-4500. In fact, the 4500 must be plugged into the 3500 via an HDMI cable. More boxes - uugh! 2018 Evolution Kit In the wake of the many customer complaints, Samsung has decided to launch a 2018 version of the Evolution Kit. No upgrade kits were offered in 2016 and 2017. The new kit is called SEK-4500 and includes the ‘2018 Smart Hub’, meaning Samsung’s latest version of its Tizen operating system and user interface, as seen below. The box is compatible with the company’s SmartThings platform and comes bundled with the new ‘One Remote’. It has a quad-core processor and also supports mirroring from/to a smartphone. Further details are available samsung.com/es/ (in Spanish) and other regional sites. Samsung says that SEK-4500 is compatible with Full HD models from 2012-2014 as well as UHD models from 2013-2015. A full list of compatible models can be found below. Is this enough to satisfy Samsung TV owners and put an end to the flurry of customer complaints? Time will tell. Samsung confirms that SEK-4500 will be available soon. It will cost 299 Euro. SEK-4500 – compatible Samsung Smart TVs 2012: LED LCD: ES7000 ES7500 ES8000 ES9000 Plasma E8000 E7000 2013: LED LCD: F7000 F8000 F8500 F9000 85S9 Plasma: F8500 2014: LED LCD: H8000 HU6900 HU7100 HU7200 HU7500 HU8200 HU8500 2015: LED LCD: JS9000 JS9500
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2018-12-31

    Can you please answer this for me, Will this ...

    Can you please answer this for me, Will this Evolution Kit work for Model UN78HU9000? If so, I’m buying.
    Asked by: John
    Compatible Models UN85S9VFXZA, UN110S9VFXZA UN55F9000AFXZA, UN65F9000AFXZA, UN105S9WAFXZA, UN55HU9000FXZA, UN65HU9000FXZA, UN78HU9000FXZA, UN55HU8700FXZA, UN65HU8700FXZA, UN50HU8550FXZA, UN55HU8550FXZA, UN60HU8550FXZA, UN65HU8550FXZA, UN75HU8550FXZA, UN85HU8550FXZA, UN55HU8500FXZA, UN60HU8500FXZA, UN65HU8500FXZA, UN75HU8500FXZA, UN55HU7250FXZA, UN65HU7250FXZA, UN55HU7200FXZA, UN65HU7200FXZA, UN40HU7000FXZA, UN50HU7000FXZA, UN55HU7000FXZA, UN40HU6950FXZA, UN50HU6950FXZA, UN55HU6950FXZA, UN55HU6830FXZA, UN55HU6840FXZA, UN82S9WAFXZA, UN88JS9500FXZA, UN78JS9500FXZA, UN65JS9500FXZA, UN65JS9000FXZA, UN55JS9000FXZA, UN48JS9000FXZA, UN78JS9100FXZA, UN46ES8000FXZA, UN55ES8000FXZA, UN60ES8000FXZA, UN65ES8000FXZA, UN46ES7500FXZA, UN55ES7500FXZA, UN60ES7500FXZA, UN46ES7100FXZA, UN55ES7100FXZA, UN55ES7150FXZA, UN60ES7100FXZA, UN60ES7150FXZA, UN55ES7550FXZA, UN46F8000BFXZA, UN55F8000AFXZA, UN60F8000BFXZA, UN65F8000BFXZA, UN75F8000AFXZA, PN51F8500FXZA, PN60F8500FXZA, PN64F8500FXZA, UN48H8000AFXZA, UN55H8000AFXZA, UN65H8000AFXZA
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2018-12-26

    I no longer have the SEK-3500 Evolution Kit, and ...

    I no longer have the SEK-3500 Evolution Kit, and from my understanding the new SEK-4500 plugs into the HDMI port of the TV. I have the HU8550 Samsung 4K TV, and the SEK-3500 allowed the TV to accept HDR. Will the SEK-4500 do the same as the SEK-3500 and allow HDR to display on the TV, or will I need to get both the SEK-3500 and the 4500 in order to get HDR and the latest upgrade from Samsung?
    Asked by: Nicholas
    This kit must be connected to the SEK-3500 kit to operate properly.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-01-28
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