Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
1. Correct. PIP feature was dropped on 2014 models.
3. Remotes are almost exactly the same with exception of X4000 (PIP) --> X5200W (ECO) and X4000 (Favorites) --> X5200W (Quick Select)
Oy, it's an adventure keeping track of which does or doesn't do what...
The Instavue PIP feature seemed clever but honestly it was too small to be of any practical value. Certainly not when you're going to use a universal or other custom remote. I'd very much like to have either left/right splits or a quarter-screen overlay. Alas, PIP never really gets implemented effectively by ANY consumer electronics makers, so the disappointment is nothing new. Still, some have/some don't is tedious to have to track...
The dance with remotes and quick selects is brain-dead eff'ing stupid on Denon's part. What better kind of wife-friendly feature could you ask for? Just press 1 and get your modes all nicely configured for you. Without doing a dance with a string of commands from a custom remote. But playing hide-and-seek with them on the remotes just smacks of false economy and/or marketing idiocy.
Meanwhile I can share that, yes, Quick Select commands sent from an RC-1192 to an X3000. So I'd have reason to think any of the other recent series of remotes with the buttons should likewise work. Obviously buttons for features not preset on the AVR don't work, or not as expected. Not a problem for me, but I did notice the lack of a PIP button (thus it caught my attention to the quoted post above).
The quick selects work nicely (and should have been on the X3000's remote from the start). A press on it powers up the AVR with the memorized input, volume and other settings choices. Very nice. Now I've got 1 for regular Tivo watching, 2 for regular Xbox and 3 for no-volume Xbox. Perfect for my needs.