Originally Posted by anitract
Anyway, hopefully the Chapter stutter of the Onkyo isn't a problem. I'll be awaiting Tulpa's post later.
Okay, I tested the player with both CDs and DVDs. I didn't really push it to its limits, but it seemed to be favorable. Mine's a refurb unit from Shoponkyo.com, for what it's worth.
It has two shuffle modes, random and "party mode." Both seem to work the same, but Party Mode only appears to work with CDs. Random has a couple of selections as well, like "disc" and "all." All lets it jump to random DVD chapters, which I believe is what you want.
I didn't notice any chapter stutter, but there will be a pause as it changes discs (but that will be true of all changers.) Also, some DVDs will probably have chapter arrangements that might not play, or cause other weird quirks (like one loaded, momentarily, then it moved to another disc. Who knows what it hit that made it move on), and those are probably the fault of the disc.
Hope this helps.
edit: Just to be clear, I'm running my video direct to the TV using HDMI, and audio goes direct to my receiver using TOSlink. Discs included factory pressed DVDs and CDs, as well as a few burned ones.