Though not as sleek and sexy as the Toshiba models or Sony Blu-ray players, RCA has come out with their own HD-DVD player, the HDV5000. The HDV5000 supports MPEG2, MPEG4/AVC and VC1 video formats and plays DVD/DVD-R/-RW/DVD-RAM discs and mp3 audio files from CD-R/CD-RW discs.
The RCA HDV5000 provides high-definition up-conversion of standard DVD discs and includes an HDMI output for digital audio and video. The HDV5000 will output copy-protected HD content through the HDMI interface in either 720p or 1080i – and standard definition DVD discs can be upconverted to 720p or 1080i. The the audio side the player will support Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD (2 channel), DTS and DTS-HD (5.1 channel) via S/PDIF or HDMI outputs.