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RCA DRC8300N

RCA DRC8300N
alaScore 55

51 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for RCA DRC8300N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of RCA DRC8300N from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

19% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: RCA DRC8300N DVD Player/Recorder and VCR Combo

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RCA DRC8300N

 

Review: Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

One-touch VHS-to-DVD dubbing button on front panel; comfortable remote with nice key layout; S-Video inputs in front and back; reasonably priced

Belabored menu navigation; no IR blaster or VCR Plus support; so-so recording quality

RCA's combo VCR/DVD recorder does a good job of archiving old VHS tapes to disc.

Consumer review by:

Does it all, Does it well.

 

copies vhs to dvd seamlessly. Great for recording television programs to dvd. Disc library makes it easy to find the programs you have recorded

Remote a little slow when used in conjunction with rca satellite receiver

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Who wrote the manual?

 

It's amazing how the opinions very! I'm not sure about my overall rating yet, as I just got this. So far, the hardest part has been figuring out the instructions and connecting the machine to my TV, which is an older TV, and it is not stereo; it ......

great TV resolution on an older TV

manual instructions not specific or detailed in easy terms

Consumer review by:

Who wrote the manual?

 

It's amazing how the opinions very! I'm not sure about my overall rating yet, as I just got this. So far, the hardest part has been figuring out the instructions and connecting the machine to my TV, which is an older TV, and it is not stereo; it took...

great TV resolution on an older TV

manual instructions not specific or detailed in easy terms

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A good idea but....

 

Menu is easy to use and one touch video tape transfer is a great idea

You have to be a gambler to like this recorder. After burning a disk it needs to be finalized before it can be played on another dvd player. Here is where the big problem arises. The more important the disk the less likely it will finalize. On some of

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does a great job of copying vhs tapes

 

This product is easy to use and does what i want for copying vhs tapes

Menu is hard to use

Consumer review by:

Difficult to use!

 

makes good cds sometimes

Hard to find discs it likes...difficult to do everything correctly.

Consumer review by:

not too happy

 

1. The first disc I recorded came out just fine.

1. After a successful recording and "finalizing", the DVD player no longer recognized discs.

Product Specifications

With a couple of button presses on the DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (model DRC8300N), consumers can easily transfer home videos from a VHS tape directly onto a DVD. More sophisticated editing is also a snap with programmable tape playback, allowing users to select only those scenes they want to copy before recording to disc. You can even split titles or hide unwanted chapters after recording the content to a DVD+RW disc. Incorporating progressive scan DVD playback capability and a 4-head HiFi VCR, the DRC8300N offers numerous features to enhance the viewing and recording experience. Scene Again instant replay accesses previously viewed DVD or tape segments in 10-second increments, and a 30-second "Advance" function allows viewers to skip ahead to preferred scenes on DVDs or tape. An on-screen DVD disc library stores up to 400 titles, allowing users to easily sort and locate any title they have recorded using the DRC8300N. You can even find the discs with the most available blank space for new recordings. The on-screen keyboard makes it easy for consumers to create and edit program names for all of their personal recordings. Six recording modes are available - ranging from one to eight hours and SmartRecord automatically adjusts the quality of the recording to fit the available disc space. Other features include S-Video inputs, for simple recording and playback from camcorders, an mp3 decoder for playing mp3 discs and Digital PhotoView for displaying JPEG files. The player also includes a time base corrector and digital noise reduction circuitry that eliminates picture jitters and reduces noise from videotape playback to significantly improve the quality of recordings from videocassette recorders or camcorders. Easily integrated into an existing home theatre system, the DRC8300N includes Dolby Digital and DTS compatible digital optical output, two composite video inputs, one composite video output, analog audio inputs and outputs, RF coaxial input/output and a component video output.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Thomson SA
Model:8300N
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:RCA DRC

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS
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