Originally Posted by sassafras
Or trying to protect the life of the player. It's hard turning an amp up all the way from a powered off state. The moment right after running current through a device is the hardest, that's why lightbulbs only burn out right when you turn them on (sort of).
I can't imagine that being a logical reason to omit the feature. I know for a fact my little Samsung YP-55 had the option, and that thing's like 5yrs old. This better be fixed in another firmware, it's just silly.