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RCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of RCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the RCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 62/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for RCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of RCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design, but there are some less positive comments about the usability and reliability.


price, reliability, usability

54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RCA DRC8040N DVD RecorderRCA DRC8040N DVD Recorder

Jun, 2018

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has great picture , records well also, i use memorex dvd+rw discs and they seem to work well . had it lock up once but just unpluged it to reset. i have had problems though , when recording you should be able to watch another channel, i cant , its very...

picture and records well

customer service none

Mar, 2008

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Don't waste your money


Has lots of nice features if it would just work.

Don't buy this one to record anything important. You'll undoubtedly miss it.

Nov, 2006

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Never worked right


Easy enough to figure out programming.

Everything else.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

RCA/Thompson DVD Recorder doesn't work at least half the time


Easy to use, when it works.

RCA insisted on warranty work when the unit was only 33 days old.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Coming of Age ... Tech Style!


Tivo was step one of my coming of tech age, and this was step two. Purchasing our recorder became necessary when, as the season finale of LOST came closer and closer, we realized we had used nearly all of our "30 recording hours” of Tivo time, and ...

GREAT DVD quality (friends are floored)! Smart menus. Awesome price.

Signal Delay (see review for fix)

Jun, 2005

Product Specifications

With this RCA DVD Recorder/DVD Player you can enjoy the latest technological innovations without sacrificing style! PRODUCT FEATURES: Digital Video Disc (DVD) Recorder; Progressive Scan (DVD Playback); Disc Library; Time Base Corrector with Digital Noise Reduction; SmartRecord; Up to 8 hours recording per 4.7 GB disc with 6 recording modes.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:SRS TruSurround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Manufacturer:Thomson SA
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:RCA

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty