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RCA HD DVD player due 18 May

So says Wal-Mart

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The US' second HD DVD player looks set to be a machine from RCA. According to Wal-Mart's website, RCA's HDV500 machine will ship on 18 May, almost a month after Toshiba's HD-A1 and HD-XA1 players launched in the States.

RCA demo'd the HDV5000 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but the machine appears to have undergone a redesign in the intervening months. Gone is the slimline device seen at the RCA product launch event, replaced by a bulkier product more like Toshiba's offerings.

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Little is known about the player's exact specification, but it's expected to provide the usual 720p and 1080i output via HDMI. It will play DVDs and CDs, both pre-recorded and recordable/rewriteable media. DVDs can be scaled from standard resolution to HD, but only via the HDMI link. The player has 5.1-channel audio.

According to Wal-Mar, the price will be $498. Amazon.com wants $500. Both are essentially the same as Toshiba's HD-A1 is going for and come in at around half the price of the cheapest Blu-ray Disc player, which isn't expected until June. ®

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