$299 add-on and remote adds latest smart features to some Samsung models.
Samsung has been promising that several of its 2012 model TVs would be upgradable through their Smart Evolution slot, and now that upgrade path has been more solidified. With the 'Smart Evolution Kit,' 7500 and 8000 series of Samsung LED TVs and 7000 and 8000 models of Samsung plasma TVs, can be brought to a 2013 level of Smart TV capability.
While upgrading a TV for $299, and even getting a new remote has its appeal, the market for recent TVs looking for a Smart TV upgrade may not be immediately apparent. And yet, Samsung is also featuring the Smart Evolution slot on its 2013 models. Owners heavily focused on Smart TV features and desirous of a significant upgrade of those features every year or two may be another group of buyers drawn to Samsung TVs.
Samsung's Smart Evolution Kit is expected to release in May.
Source: The Verge