My take on "Random"
So I put about 60 mp3 format songs or so on a cd and put that cd into my base level single cd stereo. It takes a long time for the system to read the cd before starting music, it also seems to always miss the very beginning of each song, standard, store bought music cd or computer burned mp3 cd. Then I press RND on the radio to get random play. Very often it gets stuck with the same 6 to 8 songs and pressing the forward seek button for the next song repeatedly will just cycle through the same songs in the same order! Out of the 60+ songs, all in the root folder on the disk - no subdirectories or folders on it at all, there are many that never get played at all while in RND mode. Pretty cheezy software for 2007 considering that most aftermarket suppliers addressed those issues in even their lowest cost models a decade or two ago!