Quick Take: The RCA HDV5000 appears to be a clone of the Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD player. The specs and features are essentially identical, with only a minor change to the player's cosmetics: the front panel of the RCA HDV5000 reverses the black and silver color scheme of the Toshiba, and it utilizes rectangular rather than circular buttons. We expect the RCA HDV5000, which debuts in late May 2006, to perform exactly like the Toshiba HD-A1. Both retail for $500.
May 1, 2006 6:13 PM PDT