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BWare HK490 Full HD 1080p MultiCAS LAN PVR Ready

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The BWare HK-490 is a superb full featured full HD 1080p high definition digital satellite receiver from established manufacturer BWare part of Digiquest Electronics and comes highly recommended. Tiny in size this budget priced high definition digital set top box is packed full of features including a super fast hardware blind scan function, built-in multi-CAS card reader slot, massive channel memory, DiSEqC1.2 positioner (USALS), LAN for web browsing and DLNA media playback, USB for software uprade and PVR recording.

As mentioned above the BWare HK-490 has an integrated ethernet (LAN) socket which is compatible with the DLNA protocol making playback of your network stored media a breeze. Just connect the HK-490 to your home network and you DLNA enabled NAS drive will be automatically detected.

Key features:

  • Full HD 1080p High Definition
  • USB PVR Ready (with external HDD)
  • LAN network ready with DLNA
  • Lets you record 2 channels at once whilst watching a 3rd on the same TP
  • Multi-CAS smartcard reader
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Multi-language menus

The multi-CAS embedded card reader is compatible with the majority of encryption systems out there, including Viaccess and Irdeto, making it a good contender for use with most of the viewing cards found on our site.

Available Discounted Options: SAVE!!! To order one of the discounted options just check the appropriate box above before clicking 'Add To Cart'

  1. Add a high quality 1.8m HDMI Lead to your purchase for just £3.95
  2. Add 500GB (approx 300 hours) of recordable PVR storage and a FREE HDMI Lead for just £59.95
  3. Add 1TB (approx 600 hours) of recordable PVR storage and a FREE HDMI Lead for just £69.95

When ordering the above you will receive a matching hard drive enclosure specially prepared to work with this and other satellite receivers. Fast AV hard drive ideal for SD and HD recordings and fully formatted and tested.

HK490 Specification:

  • Digital Satellite Receiver Full HD
  • Video Resolution up to 1080p (Full HD)
  • Compatible with DVB-S/S2 HD Standards (MPEG-2/MPEG-4/H.264)
  • Television Systems PAL/NTSC/AUTO
  • Video Formats Full Screen 16:9, 16:9PS, 4:3LB, 16:9PB, 4:3
  • Web Browsing (Google, YouTube etc)
  • DLNA Function (access your networked stored media instantly)
  • Smartcard Slot
  • Ethernet Port: 1xLAN (10/100MBps)
  • Support WiFi Connection through USB (dongle required)
  • Quick and Easy Setup
  • Multi-language Menus
  • 4000 TV & Radio Channels
  • Various Channel Functions
  • Favourite Channel Lists
  • Parental Control
  • Subtitles (when available)
  • Last Viewed Channel Function
  • Audio/Video Playback (from external HDD or Pen Drive)
  • Video Playback (AVI, MKV, TS, TP, MPG, MP4)
  • Audio Playback (MP3)
  • Image (JPG, BMP)
  • Satellite Distribution System SCR
  • Automatic & Manual Search inc Blind Scan
  • DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 (USALS)
  • Timer Function
  • Games
  • Dolby Digital Compatible
  • Multi Audio Subcarrier (if available)
  • Autostandby: Automatic switch off after 3 hours of inactivity
  • Software update: USB, OTA


  • HD Video Output: 1xHDMI
  • SD Video Output: 1xScart
  • Coaxial Audio Out: x1
  • USB Port: x2 (1xFront/1xRear)
  • Ethernet Port: 1xLAN (10/100MBps)
  • Antenna Satellite In: x1
  • Antenna Satellite Out: x1
  • Smartcard Slot: x1
  • Switch On/Off

Included Items:

  • BWare HK490 Set Top Box
  • Full Featured Remote Control Unit
  • User Manual (English / Italian)
  • 2xAAA Battery

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