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alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of RCA DTA800. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the usability, but the reliability and image quality get negative opinions. Reviews about the design and price are different.


image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the RCA DTA800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for RCA DTA800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of RCA DTA800 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the usability. Some have doubts about the reliability and image quality, and reviews are divided on the design.


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42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

RCA DTA800 review


The DTV transition has been pushed back several times already, but it looks as if over-the-air analog TV signals will officially be turned off on February 17, 2009. That means owners of analog TV will need to pony up for a DTV converter box if they...

Solid video quality and reception; excellent remote, especially for those with poor eyesight; easy-to-use basic EPG; works with Smart Antennas.

No guided setup; initial setup can be a bit tricky; composite video cable not included.

Good reception, respectable video quality, and a basic EPG make the RCA DTA800 an excellent DTV converter box, despite some slightly tricky setup snags.

Apr, 2008

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Jun, 2015

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Not that good


I got best results using a cheap RCA TV top antenna over two more expensive ones I have.

This box changes channels rapidly. Sound levels are good

I have trouble pulling in digital stations. I've got two other boxes from different manufacturers. They both have less trouble tuning in

Dec, 2008

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Poor poor reception


I hope "Walnuts" lets me return this nearly useless "Plate Of Shrimp" in a day or two.

At "Walnuts," I got to use my almost ready to expire(Sept 30) $40 coupon for a pre-tax price of $47.95 - $40 = $7.94. Otherwise, there is nothing good to say

This DTV converter box does not receive hardly any channels at all! I get only two! In comparison, I have a new RCA el'cheapo TV that receives 7 digital channels off the air. I also have a one year old DVR that receives 5, but 2 pixelate and break-up....

Sep, 2008

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RCA DTA800 Digital Converter Box


by Jules Li TRUSTWORTHY I actually don't have much use for digital converter boxes because I have satellite service, but I stay in an area that's prone to storms, so I decided to purchase the RCA DTA800 to use as a backup. The most compelling aspect...

Oct, 2012

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