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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of RCA DRC 8312N. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality. The price also gets good opinions, but many are negative about the design and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the RCA DRC 8312N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 56/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of RCA DRC 8312N from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the price. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. The design and size get critical reviews.

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35% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

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Problem, probably one in a 1000


This doesn't happen to everyone all the time, of course. But, having a dead-on-arrival $230 VCR-DVD recorder has convinced me to review products more thoroughly, from say Consumer Reports. I'm not happy, and it's not simply about time loss, it's the...

Easy to understand manual, good design, very good price

Very poor customer service with RCA; the unit was D.O.A. out of the box: was unable to reset it; have been in contact with Newegg since day one; they are working to resolve the issue. RCA product warranty/support and quality control needs help. I'm not...

Apr, 2006

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Love RCA


For people who want to have nice things but dont have a huge wallet, RCA is the way to go. Currenlty I have this hooked up to my RCA tv & RCA 500 watt surround sound and I have NO Complaints. When recording TV shows in normal format, the picture looks...

Oct, 2005

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Plays everything well - DVD recording does not work


Plays with good quality, Easy menu

Reacts slow to commands, hard to use remote. Does not record to DVDs at all.

Apr, 2007

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RCA DRC8312N is a Piece of Crap


RCA DRC8312N is a Piece of Crap

RCA DRC8312N is a Piece of Crap

Dec, 2006

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Very Finicky Unit


Good Menu. Excellent Price. Works well when on the right DVD Diet.

Lousy Manual. Only records with Memorex Disks.

Nov, 2006

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Surprised that RCA put their name on it


Price was good

Everything but price was bad

Jul, 2006

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playback is great and machine is easy to use

will not record current shows

Mar, 2006

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Stay away


Only the price, I guess

It just doesn't work

Feb, 2006

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Same experience



Won't stop copying

Dec, 2005

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It worked as intended...once--period.


The price was right--if it had worked well.

Burned one DVD in a VHS transfer...and that was all she wrote.

Dec, 2005

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