~1 year on my UN65F8000BFZA = SMART is SMARTER
Except for the remote, I was pretty pleased with my TV - including the Smart capability which was slow (vs my computer) but "acceptably slow" - very short pauses. After reading the glowing reviews about the remote that comes with the Evolution Kit, I shopped around until I found a decent deal for a new Ev Kit at an on line auction site. Following the VERY clear and VERY SIMPLE instructions , I installed the brand new kit about a year ago. I don't think it took an hour to install. I am EXTREMELY pleased with this upgrade.
The remote is soooooo much better, that the old thing that came with the TV should not even be called a "remote." Rather than a mouse pad on the remote, a light appears on screen showing you exactly where you are pointing the remote. Spelling words on the projected keyboard is about 10 times faster this way and MUCH less likely to accidentally hit a wrong key. Frequent frustration has disappeared. This is a powerful smart remote that is so easy to use, that you will use it to control basic functions on your other components - cable box and AV volume. Set up is VERY easy with clear GUI menus.
Processor speed improved so much, that I didn't fully realize how slow the original SMART function was. Still not as fast as my computer, but ok.
No idea why others have complained about NETFLIX on this. I've had no problems with NF, Hulu+, Acorn TV, YouTube, the browser, or anything else. All run perfectly.
I also bought the Samsung VG KBD2000 /ZA key board. It works fine with the browser but is useless within NF, Hulu, etc. Logical and understandable, but irritating. Not sure if I'd get it again because I have my computer plugged into the A/V and it is so much faster and consistent with my habits. This is why 4 stars on performance - do not expect to use this to replace your laptop/tablet. Not as fast as a keyboard for input and the browser is not quite as easy to use as a PC. Maybe taking a star off for this is unfair, but wanted to point this out.
Originally posted on Samsung.com
Yes, I recommend this product