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RCA DTA800B1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews of RCA DTA800B1. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the RCA DTA800B1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for RCA DTA800B1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 user reviews of RCA DTA800B1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RCA DTA-800B1 Digital To Analog Pass-through TV Converter BoxRCA DTA-800B1 Digital To Analog Pass-through TV Converter Box

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

RCA DTA800B1 review

 

The DTV transition has been pushed back before, but the recent tests in Wilmington, N.C. , make it clear over-the-air analog TV signals really will be turned off on February 17, 2009. That means analog TV owners will need to pony up for a DTV converter...

Solid video quality and reception; excellent remote, especially for those with poor eyesight; easy-to-use basic electronic program guide; works with Smart Antennas, analog pass-through.

Composite video cable not included; doesn't work well with wide-screen TVs.

Good reception, respectable video quality, and a basic EPG make the RCA DTA800 an excellent DTV converter box, and its included remote is the best we've seen.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

RCA DTA800B1

 

The DTA800B1 is fine at converting digital signals for use with old analog TVs, but don't expect anything so luxurious as included cables.

Easy to set up. Simple remote works well. Good-looking user interface. Smart antenna input.

Doesn't come with cables for analog audio and composite video out. Guide shows only one program ahead.

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Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: chimichanga54 (walmart.com)

Rca Dta800b1 Digital-to-analog Converter Box

 

This is the second RCA converter I have bought, the first died about 6 months in. The second one I bought a month and a half ago and it now turns off on it's own without warning and also will, on it's own, switch from the channel you may have it on to...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Sinaihelp (walmart.com)

Great product for those who can not aford cable TV

 

This is a good product for those who cannot aford the high cost of cable TV and for those who want to economize in these hard finanical times.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: LWalden (walmart.com)

Rca Dta800b1 Digital-to-analog Converter Box

 

I purchased this box for my grandmother and because, she has an older TV we purchased an antenna as well. This box was everything she hoped for and more. One we connected it to TV it worked right away. The channels come in very clear also.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: melamb60 (walmart.com)

Exactly What I Needed

 

It works beautifully...no problems ... I'm getting more stations than I did in the past. I tried several other products and this works the best.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: txsister (walmart.com)

Rca Dta800b1 Digital-to-analog Converter Box

 

Given as a gift. Recipient pleased.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: GRD11 (walmart.com)

$50 a year cost for not replacing my TV

 

My second RCA converter, just suddenly stopped working. Both times the RCA product made it only about a year before just quiting. As someone else said, Walmart only carrys this model, so unfortunately, the built in obsolescence theory has won again and...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: LLJLJ (walmart.com)

Thank you RCA

 

My last converter only got 12 channels on a good day,1 my be 2 when the wind blew. I plug this one in and now have 36 channels, Thank you RCA I am so happy with this product.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: GlenJust (walmart.com)

OK tuner for analog TVs

 

The tuner does receive digital signals and convert them to analog. It does have an autoscan feature to tune in the available stations. However, it does not have a "add" channel feature. If you have an aerial rotator, this makes getting alll channels...

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Designed for consumers who have a favorite analog TV, or perhaps one built into a custom-made cabinet, RCA introduces a digital TV adapter that easily receives terrestrially broadcast digital TV signals and converts them for display on a conventional analog TV. Designed to easily receive over-the-air ATSC standard-definition and high-definition terrestrial broadcasts, the DTA800 will come equipped with a remote control unit and the ability to provide on-screen program information sent by local TV broadcasters to easily identify details about TV programming. The DTA800 is designed solely to receive digital TV signals with an over-the-air antenna and will convert those signals into analog for display through a TV set's analog connections.

Combined Device

Type:Digital TV tuner

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

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Manufacturer:Thomson SA
Model:DTA800B1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:RCA

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