Pros None. This is a poorly designed unit even though it carries a name brand. How could RCA put their name on this product?
Cons Universal remote did not work, we tried it on 2 different TV's. Therefore it couldn't control the sound level or turn the TV on/off. Don't waste your money/rebate on this useless piece of junk!
Summary The unit has a weak tuner. We live less than 18 miles away from the stations and the signals are less than 50% even though it was connected to a roof top antenna. A 50% signal is not strong enough to deliver a constant picture. It would drop in and out. We tried the Dish Network TR-40 on the same antenna and this box is tremendous got over 80% signal with the same antenna. We had sent an inquiry to RCA tech service, so far no response. Going to return the unit but I'll be out the rebate.
Pros easy to set up, channels are very clear, remote works TV
Cons no previous button, no info onscreen about shows being viewed
Summary Have not had the box too long, let's see how it does! So far, so good.
Pros Gets rid of that pesky $70 that's been clogging up your wallet.
Cons Everything else.
Summary Got it at Walmart with the government coupon. Worked fine for a few months. Now it won't go out of standby, or it will just turn off and not come back on unless you unplug it for several minutes. Before 7:00 AM even unplugging it for a half hour won't help at all, after 7:00 AM it works a little better. The remote doesn't work unless you hold it upside down and are standing right in front of the box, even with fresh batteries. The signal strength is poor, the channels cut out often (especially during the summer). Apparently the word "warranty" appears as a typo on the paperwork.
The only good points are the big remote buttons so my grandparents can use it more easily, and that it gets more channels than analog alone. These features are so useful while sitting and staring at the white noise on my TV screen.
Googled all over the internet and no one has an explanation for these problems. RCA wants more money to repair it than it would cost to get a new one. In short, buy a different brand next time.
Pros no pros at all.
Cons Unit dies within 6 months
Summary I have had 4 of these units and all of them have gone out in about 6 months. I sent 2 back for warranty and those two have also gone out. This unit is not woth the monty. Buy something besides RCA
Pros Very easy to set up. Very easy to use. inexspensive.
Cons limited output options to TV. but if you need the box you probubly can't use better output options anyway.
Summary Was free with goverment program and very inexspencive without the goverment coupon so if you need one its a good choice!