UHD Evolution Kit (SEK-2500U): Samsung's SEK-2500U UHD Evolution Kit
helps to future-proof your Samsung 2013 UHD television by allowing you to
upgrade your TV's software & hardware to the latest version. The SEK-2500U upgrades
the TV's Smart Hub interface and updates television's hardware to the latest UHD
specification. You also get Samsung's Quad Core Plus processing. The Evolution Kit includes a replacement One Connect Box, 10'
proprietary cable, and a newly designed Smart Touch Remote Control. New features
- Compatible with the new UHD standards, including HDMI 2.0 & HEVC codec.
- Updates the Samsung Smart Hub menu interface with the latest smart
features from Samsung.
- New Smart Touch Remote Control with voice recognition.
TV Compatibility: The Samsung SEK-2500U UHD Evolution Kit is
compatible with the following 2013 Samsung Ultra-HD TVs after the latest
firmware/software update from Samsung (as of 5/28/2014).
- F9000 series
- S9 series
- S9C series
Note: This UHD Evolution Kit may not support some apps a previous
features that were available on your 2013 Samsung TV, such as the Smart Hub
social panel. Installing the SEK-2500U may reset some of your existing TV
HDMI 2.0 + HEVC: The Samsung SEK-2500U UHD Evolution Kit offers the latest
HDMI 2.0 connectivity for playback of current and future 4K/60Hz content. The
SEK-2500U also supports "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K
content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix). 4K network
streaming requires a network speed of 15Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet
connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better
performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit
wireless-N router for 4K streaming. Make sure the Samsung television has the
latest software/firmware updates installed.
One Connect Box: Samsung's SEK-2500U UHD Evolution Kit includes a new
One Connect Box which replaces the box that came with your 2013 Samsung Ultra-HD
TV. After disconnecting the old box, the new One Connect Box connects to your
compatible Samsung UHDTV
using the included 10' proprietary cable. The One Connect Box is fitted with all
of your TV's RF, video, audio, USB, LAN, and IR Out connectivity; plus a
built-in digital TV tuner.
- Video Inputs: The One Connect Box is fitted with
standard-definition, high-definition, and ultra-HD video inputs.
- HDTV Tuner w/ RF Coaxial Input: The One Connect Box
features a single RF-type coaxial input for connecting an external
indoor/outdoor antenna. The unit has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC)
tuner, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode
over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals (up to 1080i).
- 4 HDMI Inputs: The One Connect Box features four HDMI 2.0
inputs to connect to your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable receiver, or
AV receiver. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this
TV. The television's HDMI inputs will accept 3,840 x 2,160 (24/60Hz), 1080p
(24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
All HDMI inputs are 3D ready. The HDMI 4 input is MHL compatible, while the
HDMI 3 input support ARC (Audio Return Channel).
- Component Video: The Samsung LED-LCD TV also features a
proprietary component AV input and comes with a component AV adapter. The
television's component video input will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p,
480p and 480i video signals. This component video input can also be used as
a composite video input (480i only)
- Composite Video: In addition, there is a composite video
input (480i only). This inputs consists of a 3.5mm AV input with a 3.5mm
AV-to-composite video/stereo RCA adapter.
- Audio Outputs: The One Connect Box is fitted with analog and
digital audio outputs.
- Optical Digital Output: The optical digital output
terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel
PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in
Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a
digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports
on the One Connect Box. The optical digital audio output will only
output in 2ch stereo or a matrixed 5.1ch signal (DTS Neo 2:5) from
sources connected to the One Connect Box via HDMI or RCA.
- 3.5mm Analog Output: The One Connect Box features a
3.5mm (minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog
2-channel receiver (located on component video input harness). You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold
separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and
your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The One Connect Box's analog audio
output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the One Connect Box's
- Network Connection: There is RJ-45 Ethernet jack located on the
One Connect Box to connect to your home's network, so you can access
music/video/photo content stored on your computer and enjoy a variety of
on-line music and movie services from Samsung Apps.
- USB Ports (3.0/2.0): The One Connect Box is equipped with three
USB (type-A) ports. There are two USB 2.0 ports - one is used for connecting
a USB mass-storage-class device (5V/0.5A); the other is used to connect a TV
camera or keyboard/mouse from Samsung. There is also one USB 3.0 port which
can connect to a USB hard-disk-drive (5V/1A). The USB 2.0 (5V/0.5A) and USB
3.0 (5V/1A) ports let you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to
audio files saved on a compatible USB device.
Samsung's Quad Core Plus Processor: The Samsung's SEK-2500U UHD
Evolution Kit employs Samsung's Quad Core Plus processing technology. Quad Core Plus
processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as
using an app while downloading another one. It also enables extremely faster web
browsing and application access. Quad Core Plus eliminates lag to give you a
fluid browsing experience. It enables you to switch between apps, stream
content, and multi-task faster. This extra power also provides faster page
New Smart Hub Interface: The Samsung SEK-2500U Evolution Kit
features Samsung's latest Smart Hub interactive multi-purpose menu interface.
With Smart Hub, you can surf the web, download applications, and stay in touch
with family and friends through social networking services. In addition, you can
enjoy photo, video & music files stored on external storage devices.
- Five Convenient Panels: The new Smart Hub interface organizes
your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels.
- Games: You can view all game apps provided by Smart
Hub and download and play the games you select.
- Apps: Apps offers an extensive collection of free
and paid news, sports, weather, and entertainment content you can
directly download to and enjoy on your TV. The Apps menu has a number of
sub-menus including Most Popular, What's new, and Categories to narrow
down your search.
- On TV: Check a listing of TV programs that are
currently airing and are scheduled to be aired. The program you are
currently watching display in a small sub-window.
- Movies & TV Shows: Purchase and watch movies and TV
shows from an online service provider. You can browse content by
Favorites, Featured, Movies, TV Shows, Trailers, or Trending.
- Multimedia: Play back photo, video, and music files
from an external USB or network storage device.
- Content Discovery: The new Smart Hub interface offers
unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's
tuner and network apps.
- Recommendations: Receive personalized TV and movie
recommendations based on your own preferences and what's popular and
trending. You can display program recommendation for different times of
- Favorite Channels: You can designate frequently
watched channels as "Favorites". You can create up to 5 favorite channel
list for each member of your family. You can also rename and edit
favorite channel lists.
- Genre: It is possible to filter channels by genre,
if the channels contain proper genre information.
- Schedule Manager: Using this function, you can set
the TV to display a desired channel automatically on a day and at a time
of your choice. The Schedule Manager can be set to repeat only once,
everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun.
Smart Touch Remote w/ Voice Control: The new Samsung Smart Touch
Remote Control makes it even easier to navigate the television's entertainment
sources, menu settings, and Smart TV features. Improved user convenience has
been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just
your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. The built-in touchpad acts as a
pointer & mouse so you can navigate menu settings and search for content quickly
and easily. You can even activate a virtual on-screen remote controller (w/
numeric keypad, playback controls, and shortcut menu) on the TV which can be
operated through the remote's touchpad. It also has a built-in microphone that
you can use to give the Samsung TV voice commands. Because the Smart Touch
Remote communicates with the TV through wireless Bluetooth communication, it
will need to be initially paired with the TV. This means you don't have to point
the remote directly at the TV.
- Interactive Voice Control: Interactive voice
control lets you give "conversational" instructions to the TV. You can
execute various functions using common voice commands without having to
remember specific keywords.
- Imperative Voice Control: Imperative voice control
requires you to use pre-defined commands. "Trigger Words" can be
displayed on-screen to use during voice control to help you know what to
Add-On UHD Video Pack (sold separately): Add Samsung's UHD
Video Pack (305CYSUC10,
sold separately) to the SEK-2500U Evolution Kit and watch Ultra-HD content on
your compatible Samsung UHD TV. The UHD Video Pack includes 5 Ultra-HD movies
and 3 Ultra-HD documentaries.
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to
find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research
team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record
dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies
to help people make informed choices.