The Oppo's look like nice players. It looks like I'd have to go up to the 980 or 981, as I think the 970 was discontinued. I'll be using the player in a new "music only room" we're adding on, and since I won't be able to use any of the video & upconverting features, I was hoping to find a lower cost unit to accomplish my goal. I've heard the Apex AD-1100W plays mp3 from DVD, but in random mode? I've heard the Cyberhome CH-DVD 300's do it - but random? Can anyone verify this? Other's I've heard do it are the Panasonic DVD-F87, the Yamaha DVX-6700, Sony NC-655P, Toshiba SD-2800 & the Samsung 841...but which truely offer a ramdom mode? I've also heard the Onkyo does it, and is a 6 disk changer to boot! Anyone have this unit? It would be ideal as a "digital jukebox". Obviously I'm doing much to much research on this...I just want a DVD-mp3 player with a random or shuffle feature accessible without a video display..with quality sound & preferably low cost. The Oppo was a great suggestion, and I may have to go with it if I can't find a lower cost unit or DVD changer that has the same mp3-DVD ramdom playback capability. So, anyone have a DVD player that will do what I want - besides the feature rich Oppo? Thanks again for any help, and Merry Christmas to all!