A dvd player is lot simpler to use than a record player any day, and I am not young either.
The perfect Mp3 player for Granny is the one that resambles the old
Lp & 45's functions,
just put that stylus tip on the record and play.
I know from experience, i am not afraid of new technology however some family members are,
they are over there 50's and they still playing songs from there old record players.
they do not like mp3 players because most of them are NOT old folks friendly.
Too many functions and they get lost.
some company NEEDS to build an mp3 player that shows the face of an L.P.record
and then with the tip of your fingernail play the track,
by pressing the face of the LP record.
it probably be the size of a pda but what the heck,
what matter is the old folks can enjoy music Too.
no need to add all the whistles like fm radio/recorder/calendar e.t.c.
leave that stuff for the new generations or for people like me i'm old Too,
but for old folks like my family they need to build something that imitates the old record player functions.
easy to load just drop & play.