Please ask your FAQs here or add questions and answers as well. 1. What is the difference between the two Toshiba models? Answer (credit to Pete TC): The HD-A1 ($499) is the same as the more expensive HD-XA1 except: * The XA1 has a double chassis for even less vibration * The XA1 has an RS232 port for super expensive home automation devices * The XA1 has a backlit remote * Cosmetic differences The RCA HDV5000 is basically a cosmetically different rebadged HD-A1 with an RS232 port and better remote (though still not backlit). One disadvantage to the RCA is that it has taken longer for RCA to post firmware upgrades for their player so may have to wait a bit to get the latest and greatest firmware for RCA.