Sorry that I can't directly answer your question directly, but just a thought that universals like Logitech Harmony or the Monster units really help simplify these types of issues. I decided pretty early on that the only way our new HT setup would work (particularly given the complexity of the 3808) was to have a simple to use way to run normal operations. I got a Harmony 880 and while you do have to program it, it's fairly easy to learn and works very well. The Logitech database even had entries for my almost 20yr old Denon DCM-777 CD changer.
My wife loves it and I haven't had one complaint about how complex or difficult to use the system is. You might want to think about this approach.