First off, I have to give thanks to John Kotches and Michael_T for helpful tips on playing DVD-Audio discs without a TV. Without them, none of this would have been possible. I'd also like to thank the Academy... Seriously, for those who find it a pain to play DVD-Audio discs via the on-screen menus on your TV, well, you don't have to. I suppose the ease of playing discs without the TV could depend on what player you have, but with my Technics DVD-A10, it is very easy, and I love it. I was able to toggle between the surround-sound and stereo tracks very easily with no TV on Eagles Hotel California, Foreigner Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac Rumours, The Doors L.A. Woman, and Steely Dan Two Against Nature using the following procedure: 1) Place the disc on the tray, and with the tray open, press "Play" (not "Open/Close"). Pressing Play allows you to operate the DVD-Audio player like a CD player. Hence, you don't need a menu to select tracks. 2) The surround-sound track will start playing by default. There is no waiting for the splash screen or top menu. The tray closes, and the disc starts playing. 3) The surround-sound track is Group 1 on these discs. If you press the "Audio" button on the remote, "96 kHz 24-bit 6 Ch" will scroll across the display. The only exception is The Doors L.A. Woman disc. When you press the Audio button with the surround-sound track playing, "Cannot Downmix" scrolls across the display. In any event, selecting Group 1 plays the surround-sound tracks. 4) The stereo track is Group 2 on these discs. With the surround-sound track playing, if you press the "Group" button once, the group number will flash. With the '1' flashing for the surround-sound track, press the Group button again. This will cause a '2' to flash. Now press Play. This will switch the disc to Group 2, the stereo track. On the 'A10, the switching time between Groups is only a few seconds. 5) With the stereo track playing, press the Audio button, and "XXX kHz 24-bit 2 Ch" scrolls across the display. Of course, with stereo tracks, the sampling frequency is not always the same (e.g., 192 kHz for the Eagles disc, 96 kHz for Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, and Foreigner, and 88.2 kHz for The Doors). The appropriate sampling frequency is displayed for each disc. That's it! This is great! On a side note, after playing the stereo program, the player automatically plays the surround-sound track, which sounds quite odd on my stereo system. It's sort of like those "Music Minus One" recordings they used to make for musicians since the vocals are usually missing when the surround-sound track is played through the stereo system. Weird. In some ways, it's cool. Right now, I am listening to the L.A. Woman surround-sound track through the stereo system. It sounds like a jam session between Manzarek, Densmore, and Krieger (the "Other Voices"). Occasionally, Morrison's voice is heard off in the distance. There have been many times in the past when I didn't feel like firing up the DVD-Audio player because I didn't want to deal with the TV. Now, I don't have to worry about it. Me so happy.