I have a NAD C521 cd player + NAD C340 amp + mission m70s. I realize this is probably pretty c*** by the standards of most people here, but I enjoy listening to my cds on here. I have many mp3s on my pc and like the convenience of them, but they can't replace the cd. What I'm getting concerned about is these copy protection methods, especially ones which are embedded in the sound. If I do download mp3s i use them as a preview. If I like a song i'll go out and buy the album/single. Everyone seems to be copying nowadays and so I'm not surprised that copy-protection is taking place, but it annoys me that people like me who supports artists i like by buying their materials are being punished. I've been reading about the dvd players not playing cds as well e.g meridian - these are darn expensive. I doubt most people would buy such kit unless they cared about the music. I'm just worried that because of the endless copying, and i have nothing against legitimate copying, e.g. i have made compilations of my own albums and singles for myself, we will get more messed about cds.