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RCA DRC8000N Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player

RCA DRC8000N Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player
alaScore 63

60 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of RCA DRC8000N Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the RCA DRC8000N Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of RCA DRC8000N Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

RCA DRC8000N review


To qualify as VCR killers, DVD recorders need to fall in price and make TV recording easy. RCA's DRC8000N is relatively affordable; the company's $50 holiday rebate puts the deck in the same price league as other entry-level models, such as the...

Guide Plus electronic programming guide; Disc Library feature; six recording modes; easy-to-use design.

No FireWire input; Guide Plus works with no satellite systems and not all cable systems; cramped remote.

With its built-in programming guide, the DRC8000N is a fine value for basic recording--as long as it works with your cable system.

Nov, 2003

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RCA DVD Player/Recorder DRC8000N


This unit is an excellent buy. It does everything they say

The cooling fan is noisy and runs 24/7. Unexceptable.

Nov, 2003

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Panasonic DVD LA85


With its built-in LCD screen, the DVD-LA85 is also ideal for watching DVD-Video discs "on the go." Imagine enjoying your favorite movies wherever and whenever you want without sacrificing any of the video and audio quality that only DVD can deliver....



Jan, 2009

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Panasonic DVD LA85


I got this for my birthday about a year ago and I am very pleased with it. I fly to Europe every now and than and let me just say this really helps me from losing my mind flying for that long. The DVD player is very stylish and the way it sits makes it...



Nov, 2008

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Dec, 2005

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I'll never buy another RCA product...


Makes an excellent media center heater.

Pretty much everything

Dec, 2005

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Although this was a Christmas gift, I've seen enough to know I will never buy an RCA product in my life. Even if someone gives me another one, I'll accept it and give it to charity. The manual is terrible. The troubleshooting guide is useless. ...

Nice menu screen, fancy colors, nice recording options, features would be awesome if they worked

Incompatible with lots of things, guide system didn't work, manual is garbage,

Feb, 2005

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Great features


I read quite a bit of material on this unit before deciding to purchase one. I have a 27" RCA TV that I have been using for about 6 years, and have become accustomed to the "Guide Plus" that was an included feature. I was happy to see that RCA is ...

Guide Plus, USB slot for viewing photos, nice menus. SmartRecord feature is super.

Crappy manual, no coax out.

Jan, 2005

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Can't Get A Straight Answer


I've had my DRC8000N for about a year now. I do video shooting and editing for other people and the recorder has done a good job when recording a single video from beginning to end. When I try to put multiple titles onto a disc, however, is where I ...

Records and plays with very good resolution.

Occasional lockups, dreadful manual and technical support.

Dec, 2004

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This recorder meets all my requirements


I've always wanted a DVD recorder to convert my family VHS videos. But the lowest price we've seen (in Canada) was close to $800. When I saw this recorder going for under $150US on ebay, I did alot of research & decided this recorder was good enough...

The price, the simplicity of use,

takes a long time between functions (push button then wait & wait)

Oct, 2004

Product Specifications

With this RCA DVD Recorder/DVD Player you can enjoy the latest technological innovations without sacrificing style! Using DVD/+R or DVD/+RW discs, recording from your TV, camcorder or other video device is a snap. This unit boasts up to 8 hours recording per 4.7 GB disc with 6 recording modes. Experience easy recording of television programming with the no subscription fee interactive electronic program guide included in this great package. Smart record automatically adjusts the recording mode (quality) to fit recorded contents on the available disc space. In addition to the great recording features, you can also enjoy Progressive Scan DVD Playback - which provides a sharper picture than the standard interlaced process. All of these great technological advances are packaged in a slim, stylish design that will accent any decor. Start enjoying the ease of DVD recording today with this innovative DVD Recorder/DVD Player.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:SRS TruSurround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty