Volksbox Essential

HD+ Hybrid Satellite Receiver

IDL 6640N essential

Item: 4103

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The Volksbox Essential is an optimized hybrid HD+ satellite receiver with embedded Nagravision CAS. It can connect to the internet over a built-in Ethernet connection and lets consumers access to Inverto web portal and enjoy internet-based content and attractive services such as YouTube, internet radio stations, weather forecasts, sports and news magazines and many more. The Volksbox Essential also supports the new HbbTV standard allowing consumers in Germany to benefit from advanced interactive features and new content made available online or over the air by leading German broadcasters. The Volksbox Essential is a PVR-ready device allowing users to record their TV programs on external storage over USB or home PCs. Its built-in Media Player can decode and playback a wide range of audio and video formats. Thanks to its Full HD and intuitive User Interface the operation is simple and provides an ultimate user experience.


The Volksbox series is designed to meet Europe's strict regulations on low power consumption and incorporates deep-standby circuitry that reduces power consumption to less than 1 Watt during deep-standby mode. Software updates are routinely released over the internet, satellite (ASTRA 19.2° E) or on our website www.inverto.tv for update through the USB port.

The Volksbox series targets the German-speaking markets where the HD+ service is available and is supplied with a HD+ smart card valid for 12 months.


iPhone / iPad app

Use your iPhone or iPad to control the Volksbox and browse the web in the most convenient and intuitive way possible


Key features:

  • HD+ compliant, Full HD video resolution (max. resolution 1920x1080p)
  • Internet connection over Ethernet* with access to Inverto web portal
  • HbbTV support for interactive TV programs and services 
  • HD+ Card - 12 Months free subscription
  • Media library, TV recording and playback over network and USB storage devices (software update required)
  • Supporting MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, XViD, MKV, AVI, JPEG, MP3, Dolby™.
  • 7 days TV Guide (EPG), Favorite TV and Radio channel lists
  • DVB subtitles and Teletext • Multifeed - DiSEqC and Unicable™ capable
  • Innovative multilingual User Interface in Full HD resolution
  • Stylish design with large alphanumeric display (8 characters)


* Not all media formats are supported. Web content and Internet-based services are provided by third parties and can be terminated at any time without prior notice.  







Product Specifications


General information Power requirements
- F- Full HD+ compliant with embedded Nagravision - Mains input voltage: 230V~
- Internet connection over Ethernet to the Inverto Web Portal - Mains input frequency: 50 / 60 Hz
- High Definition (Full HD) and Standard Definition compatible - Power consumption: typ. < 11W, Max. 30W
- Deep standby low power mode - Standby modes: Standard < 4W, Economic standby mode < 1 W
- Nagravision CAS embedded Physical Specification
- Number of channels: 6000 - Size (W × H  × D): 260 mm × 53 mm × 225 mm
- Number of favourite list: 8 - Operating temperature: +5°C to +35°C
- EPG: up to 7-days based on SI information - Storage temperature: -20°C to +60°C
- Decoding MPEG2, MPEG4, MKV, AVI, XViD, JPEG and MP3  
Satellite Front-End - 1 x USB2.0 High Speed Host port
- Modulation: DVB-S/S2 - 1 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, RJ45
- Input connector: F-connector (with Loop-through)  
- Frequency range: 950-2150 MHz Rear panel Interfaces
- Symbol rate range: 1-45 MSym/s - Front-End:
- Input level: - 25 to - 65 dBm Input connector: IEC169-2, Socket (F-connector for
- LNB voltage: 400 mA Max. @ 13 ~ 18 V Satellite front end)
- Tone control: 22 kHz Loop Through Output connector: IEC169-2, Plug
- DiSEqC, mini-DiSEqC, Unicable -TV SCART connector:
                                     CVBS/RGB (output)
Video decoding                                    L&R Audio (output)
- MPEG2 MP@HL, MP@ML, MPEG4 AVC high profile level 4.1                                    Fast Blanking,Slow Blanking
- Max resolution 1920 × 1080p - Digital Audio SPDIF: 1 × Optical
- Supported resolutions: - HDMI
576i over CVBS video and SCART connectors - USB 2.0 host socket (Type A)
576i/p,720i, 720p,1080i,1080p over HDMI interface  
- Standard PAL Front panel
- Aspect ratio: 4:3 and 16:9, Automatic adjustment for 16:9 TV sets, Letter Box supported - Standby, Channel Up/Down keys
  - 4 Character LED display 
Audio decoding - 1 Standby LED Indicator
- Mono, Dual channel, Stereo, Joint Stereo, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP3, AC3 Dolby Digital Plus - 1 IR Sensor
- Digital Audio - via S/PDIF interface - 1 Smart card reader
Dolby Digital pass through PCM data output  
Regulatory compliance - User manual: English, German
- Compliant to CE: 89/336/EEC (EMC) 73/23/EEC (low voltage directive) - Remote Control unit with 2 batteries
- ROHS Compliant - HD+ smart card
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the advantage of HD+:

HD+ offers attractive new HD content, which has not been available so far and would not have been available in the foreseeable future without HD+. HD+ is a pure complement to the existing Free To Air services over satellite, which will continue to exist.

What the cost of the HD+ service?

You can use the HD+ content for one year without additional cost, by buying a HD+ receiver, a CI-Plus Module or a CI Module. After the first year you can decide, whether you want to continue to use HD+. In this case there is a service fee of 50 Euro for one year. No contract obligation, registration or subscription is necessary.

What do I need in order to receive HD+? Requirements for HD+

Requirements are: a satellite receiver (+ satellite dish), an HD enabled TV (HD ready / Full HD) and a HD+ receiver or a HD+ capable device. In order to receive the HD+ channels, you will need an HD+ smart card. The transmission is carried out over ASTRA satellite only. The HD+ services are 12 Months free without commitment.

Are new HD+ channels coming soon?

HD+ is working to add more stations. We are currently under discussions in order to further expand our attractive offer to you.

What is the format in which HD+ channels are broadcasted?

HD+ Stations are broadcasted in 1080i. The high resolution of 1080i offers high value content, such as Movies and quality TV series.