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alaScore 59

95 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of RCA DRC8335. The average rating for this product is 1.5/5, 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 DRC8335 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 59/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of RCA DRC8335 from The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

14% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: RCA DRC8335 DVD Recorder & VCR Combo With Built-In Tuner

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: CLChubb (

Just collecting dust


Like just about everyone else I have read in this forum, when I first got it we had problems recording with the DVR. Then one day it said hello and wouldn't let us do anything else. Powered down and got back in, worked for a while. Now it's just a...

The power cord is, um, pretty? heh

Won't read a disk. Won't open the DVR. Won't eject VHS. Won't anything

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Lee Wilkerson (

Too late, I already bought one.


The first one died (power supply) in about 3 months. The one with which they replaced the bad PS won't load a tape cartridge. I gave up after that. The only thing on it that still is usable to me is the ATSC tuner.

Has the features I like

Broke-A** piece of camel dung

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Basa0996 (



This is the worst VCR/DVD player we have ever owned....and we have purchased MANY over the years. We had problems with it within a couple months of purchase - VCR & DVD did not work properly. It would not play tapes and would auto reject them. DVD...


Player did not work correctly from the time we bought it. It freezes up, tapes auto eject and wont play, dvd player can't "read" dvd's and record feature is difficult and doesn't work. So basically nothing on this product works at all

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Raymond Day (

Use a DVD-RW and it locks up after a little time copy.


If only could put on a DVD-RW then edit it on a real computer but it errors every time and it says it works with DVD+RW and -RW.

If it worked good it would be good

To hard to edit

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: kjb412 (

Piece of junk!


The vhs doesn't work at all. I bought it to transfer from vhs to dvd. Wires aren't even connected on the vhs side. The timer on the dvd doesn't work at all, I have to be home to start the recording which defeats the purpose. It freezes up all the time...

Can watch dvds only

VHS doesn't work at all. dvd timer doesn't work at all. have to be home to record anything. freezes up all the time

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: agsb (

Piece of junk-lemon RCA warranty not paper


Bypass this unit and opt for another unit it is a lemon. It will bring you nothing but trouble and sleepless nights.

warrantry is 1 year.Worked perfertly for 11 mos until warranty ran out

Button on remote are real heavy. Decided to go south on me 1 month before warranty ran out. RCA delayed action on my complaint until my warranty ran out-then said "sorry out of warranty. Programming it means 1 minute is AWOL

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: gouletnature (

I hope you read this


please, just anything but this. It was a nightmare. Huge waste of money.

It worked for 4 months (not bad)

The menus are annoying. The digital channel switching is slow ; No HDMI ; After 4 months it turned into a huge black box that accomplishes nothing except saying "hello" without responding to anything

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: JJALAN (

Belongs in a Hefty bag - one useless piece of trash!


RCA should be ashamed of putting this product in the market. If you call them for help chances are you will know more than the scripted person on the other end of the phone. Due to the fact that I threw away $240 on this unit I will never consider...

Looks Good and works well as a boat anchor

Unstable - crashes constantly - you'll need to reboot the system every two days. rarely reads a store bought dvd. They only give me 250 characters here and thats not enough

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: jc7222 (

I wish i could give it no stars instead!


This should not have made it to the market. In fact there should be a class action lawsuit for this even being sold. DO NOT buy this. I have one, my brother had one and my cousin had one. No of us consulted the other before purchasing. All of us have...

You can watch digital tv through it ; Love having TV Guardian

VHS does not play well ; DVD gets stuck and you'll have to unplug (happens 1 out 5 times)

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: MasPupusas (

Buy somethign else


Either buy individual units or buy a dual unit that works. Or get a good video in/out card for your PC and store everything on an external harddrive.

Has VHS and DVD Can also record

VHS has never once worked. Recording function doesnt work, total piece of junk

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Model DRC8335 features both analog and digital TV tuners for over-the-air reception, providing a crystal clear picture and more channels than DVD recorders that only record analog TV programming or don't have the ability to tune any channels. The DRC8335 is a full-function VCR and DVD recorder. It can record standard analog cable TV, analog broadcast TV, and digital broadcast TV with its built-in twin-tuner NTSC/ATSC design. The combo unit also works easily with set-top boxes that bring digital cable and satellite signals into a home, allowing for easy time shifting and enjoyment of favorite programs after they are broadcast. The RCA DRC8335 is truly a full recording solution.

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1


Type:DVD recorder


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

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS