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alaScore 63

70 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of LG RC199H. The average rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback. Views are divided on the price, while many are negative about the size and reliability.

usability, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the LG RC199H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of LG RC199H from The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good reviews. There are some mixed views about the price, and there are some critical reviews about the size and reliability.

usability, design

reliability, size

18% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SUPER-MULTI DVD RECORDER AND VCRLG RC199H - DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: dryden3 (

LG RC199H VCR/DVD Combo Review after 2 years of use.


I bought my LG RC199H in November of 2006 for $300 from Best Buy. I had done some research before buying it, and found that it had the most features for its price out of all of the VCR/DVD Combo units that I'd looked at. In fact, it had ...

Upscales TV/VCR/DVD to 1080i, flash card and firewire inputs in front, copies VHS to DVD

POOR quality: DVD drive won't last for more than a year...even after replacing.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: deacondavid (

Which is worse: the model or the service?


A tantalizing mix of features and prior good experience with computer parts and peripherals (monitors, DVD burners, etc.) led my wife and I to purchase this as an anniversary gift for each other. Initially, the unit worked flawlessly, though it was ...

When it worked, it was able to play a wide variety of video formats.

It was rarely 100% functional and eventually was unable to even play a commercial DVD.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: nypdsgt (

Run don't walk


While this unit was great while the warranty lasted, it has messed up worse since. After the warranty it would could me around $150.- to send it back to them, pay for labor, parts and shipping, and who knows, if it will work correctly then. For a ...

When it worked, it was fine.

Broke down nearly completely after warranty expired.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: ndakian (




stopped working after 3 months-I'd say that's a pretty good con.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: shbfam (

Not worth the price or the trouble!


I purchased this model in July 2006. Playback of Hi-Fi video cassettes produced garbled sound and only the left channel was working, so I returned it for a replacement unit. That unit seemed to work well. After studying the manual, I was able to ...

Combination VCR & DVD player/recorderCan record home movies to disc from camera and edit

Too many to list here

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

LG's Supermulti DVD Recorder + VCR (RC199H) is an easy-to-use compact unit that not only promotes the super-multi recording (DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM) for the guarantee of media's compatibility but the HDMI enhances 1080i HD level's high-definition images and easy installation. On top of this, the Fun & Easy GUI encourages users to deal with DVD recorders in a much comfortable manner rather than assuming it to be a complicated electronic product. LG's RC199H offers users the most optimum for easy recording to DVDs with high-definition recording & comprehensive playback features.

Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

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Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG

MD System

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Device Type: None


Television Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None