I was able to get into the extended service menu using an IR blaster app on a phone with an IR. Using the info , factory, 3speed commands I got to the Local Set option and saw 4 options here : none, us, Canada, and Mexico.
( my set shows US, as expected).
Question: if I change the local set to None or Mexico will this enable the PVR on the TV ?
Risk for either option ?
Note : 2 years ago I was able to get an H series TV pvr option enabled using this process by changing the local set to Carribe as documented elsewhere. But the 2018 model only shows us,Canada,Mexico, and none as explained above.
Any advice is appreciated.
I changed the Local Set from US to SD_Mexico (under the service menu/options) and record and schedule to USB appear to be working OK.
(also, Extended PVR is on under MRT section) -
Note - once you get into the service menu...... Local Set is available under Options.
(H series required entering 3speed to get access to Local Set field - this does not appear to be the case with the N series)
Got into service menu using info->factory commands with IR blaster app.
Note : I do not have Samsung Smart Hub enabled - not sure if that would impact things . (never installed/ok'd smart hub)