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Topic # 179298 3-Sep-2015 12:24
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As the topic says, is there a database or similar available that you can search by model number to see if a TV is Freeview Plus compatible?  If not, what is the best/easiest way for me to tell?  The model number is UA55H7000 bought last year.

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 1378998 3-Sep-2015 12:50
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  Reply # 1379011 3-Sep-2015 12:53
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if it supports HbbTV 1.5 it should work

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1379100 3-Sep-2015 14:23
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It's not.
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/freeview/2015-approved-freeviewplus-models/samsung-models/



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  Reply # 1379681 4-Sep-2015 12:26
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Thanks all.

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  Reply # 1382011 8-Sep-2015 20:11
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Hi, all 2015 Samsung models J5500 and higher are compatible.

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  Reply # 1385075 10-Sep-2015 15:56
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I purchased the Samsung TV that had the EVO box attached that was supposedly upgradeable for future specifications. Any idea what can be done with that to make a 2013 model FreeView Plus compatible?

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  Reply # 1385083 10-Sep-2015 16:13
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NastyNoble: I purchased the Samsung TV that had the EVO box attached that was supposedly upgradeable for future specifications. Any idea what can be done with that to make a 2013 model FreeView Plus compatible?

Nothing. You have to use a Freeview Plus approved unit.
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/support/

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  Reply # 1385085 10-Sep-2015 16:19
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No, this is not correct.

Upgrading your evolution kit compatible TV with a SEK-3500U will upgrade your 2013 F series TV to freeview plus.

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  Reply # 1385187 10-Sep-2015 19:13
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pyronical: No, this is not correct.

Upgrading your evolution kit compatible TV with a SEK-3500U will upgrade your 2013 F series TV to freeview plus.

But that involves purchasing another unit, not upgrading what the OP has already. I don't see it listed on the Freeview Plus site as compatible and it's expensive so therefor far cheaper to just buy a freeview Plus box.

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  Reply # 1385197 10-Sep-2015 19:57
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It definitely will work. Not only will it give you freeview plus, but it will upgrade the tv to an octa core processor and 2015 tizen operating system.

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  Reply # 1385328 11-Sep-2015 05:53
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Those Samsung evo kits are way way overpriced @399$







 


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  Reply # 1385339 11-Sep-2015 07:16
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The SEK-3500 at $450 (HN) is a great add on.  It is compatible with the following TV's All 2014 UHDs (HU6900 and above) and All 2013 UHDs (F9000 and S9).  Check you model before you buy.  It gives you Freeview Plus and I know for mine it was definitively a big improvement in Colour etc.  Mine is a HU9000 and is now equivalent to the JS9000 model with out spending $8,000. 

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  Reply # 1385526 11-Sep-2015 11:35
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Smithy47:

The SEK-3500 at $450 (HN) is a great add on.  It is compatible with the following TV's All 2014 UHDs (HU6900 and above) and All 2013 UHDs (F9000 and S9).  Check you model before you buy.  It gives you Freeview Plus and I know for mine it was definitively a big improvement in Colour etc.  Mine is a HU9000 and is now equivalent to the JS9000 model with out spending $8,000. 


I appreciate everyone responding to my question.

I have a 2013 UA65F8000AMXRD. I was told that if I got this I could change out the Evolution kit and upgrade it to the current model. I will be really upset if that isn't the case when they now have Freeview Plus.

I also have searched online and can't seem to find this listed anywhere for sale in New Zealand.

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  Reply # 1385555 11-Sep-2015 11:51
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Ah ok, sorry the SEK-3500U will only work with the F9000. The F8000 cannot be upgraded to tizen / freeview plus.

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  Reply # 1385648 11-Sep-2015 13:27
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pyronical: Ah ok, sorry the SEK-3500U will only work with the F9000. The F8000 cannot be upgraded to tizen / freeview plus.


It appears that you are correct from looking on other websites from searching the SEK-3500U. I just don't know why that I have an evolution box on my model and it is not upgradeable although it was sold under those pretenses. I wonder if there some kind of legal action I can take. I feel ripped off by Noel Leemings.

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