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LG RC797T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of LG RC797T. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas there are some critical views about the design and image quality.

usability

reliability, price, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the LG RC797T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for LG RC797T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of LG RC797T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People really like the usability. Some have doubts about the design and image quality, while reviews are divided on the price.

usability

reliability, image quality, design

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG RC797T Tunerless 1080i Upconverting DVD Recorder VCR ComboLG RC797T Tunerless 1080i Upconverting DVD Recorder VCR Combo

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

LG RC797T review: LG RC797T

 

You've probably noticed that DVD/VHS recorders haven't dropped in price as much as you'd expect for technology that's been around for several years. One of the major reasons for the relatively high price this year is that all DVD/VHS recorders that...

Records video to DVD or VHS; HDMI output up to 1080i; digital and analog tuner for over-the-air TV reception; IR blaster for cable/satellite box control; FireWire input for camcorder dubbing; USB port for digital media playback.

No S-Video input; ATSC tuner cannot deliver full HDTV resolution; lack of EPG makes timer recordings a hassle; LP mode doesn't compare to Panasonic's; no flexible custom recording speed.

The LG RC797T is a competent DVD/VHS recorder with some attractive extra features, but it doesn't quite stack up to the competition.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: rtalati (epinions.com)

Faulty Design that LG does not wants to admit

 

I bought this DVD recorder and VCR Combo with the intention of someday transferring my old tapes to DVDs. I was not in any hurry to do that so i did not connect it right away... waited long enough to run out of warranty period or and return. once i ...

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Class action lawsuit candidate 

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: april54 (epinions.com)

A solid combo dvd recorder/vcr

 

A compact combo that does +DL recording exceptionally well.

No flexible record mode and limited support for +rw media.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: april54 (epinions.com)

A solid combo dvd recorder/vcr

 

This unit has a ATSC tuner for high definition TV, a NTSC tuner for standard broadcast, and a QAM tuner for receiving unencrypted, high definition TV from basic analog cable. Cable companies must provide free local HD channels on basic analog cable by ...

A compact combo that does +DL recording exceptionally well.

No flexible record mode and limited support for +rw media.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

LG's RC797T Digital Tuner Super Multi DVD Recorder & VCR is a convenient combination unit incorporating an ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM tuner, which utilizes LG's powerful fifth-generation "VSB" technology. The Super Multi DVD recorder and VCR give consumers the power to record a wide variety of sources onto any of the major blank DVD disc formats available in the market. The RC797T addresses the digital TV transition by providing both digital and analog tuning, as well as output connections suitable for both standard-definition and high-definition TVs.

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV / QAM
Tuner Qty:1

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:RC797T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1
Type:Standard

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS