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alaScore 55

70 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of LG RC199H. The average rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. Many are critical about the size and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the LG RC199H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 55/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of LG RC199H from The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the size and reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design

reliability, size

18% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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LG RC199H VCR/DVD Combo Review after 2 years of use.


I bought my LG RC199H in November of 2006 for $300 from Best Buy. I had done some research before buying it, and found that it had the most features for its price out of all of the VCR/DVD Combo units that I'd looked at. In fact, it had ...

Upscales TV/VCR/DVD to 1080i, flash card and firewire inputs in front, copies VHS to DVD

POOR quality: DVD drive won't last for more than a year...even after replacing.

Dec, 2008

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Which is worse: the model or the service?


A tantalizing mix of features and prior good experience with computer parts and peripherals (monitors, DVD burners, etc.) led my wife and I to purchase this as an anniversary gift for each other. Initially, the unit worked flawlessly, though it was ...

When it worked, it was able to play a wide variety of video formats.

It was rarely 100% functional and eventually was unable to even play a commercial DVD.

Aug, 2008

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Run don't walk


While this unit was great while the warranty lasted, it has messed up worse since. After the warranty it would could me around $150.- to send it back to them, pay for labor, parts and shipping, and who knows, if it will work correctly then. For a ...

When it worked, it was fine.

Broke down nearly completely after warranty expired.

Jun, 2007

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stopped working after 3 months-I'd say that's a pretty good con.

Apr, 2007

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Not worth the price or the trouble!


I purchased this model in July 2006. Playback of Hi-Fi video cassettes produced garbled sound and only the left channel was working, so I returned it for a replacement unit. That unit seemed to work well. After studying the manual, I was able to ...

Combination VCR & DVD player/recorderCan record home movies to disc from camera and edit

Too many to list here

Mar, 2007

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