have you tried put 12v on the remote in wire? you don't need it when you use ainet but do without.
yes unfortunately, I think it has to do with volume control.So your suggesting is I will lose the ability to switch to optical input completely once connected to a ai-net hu? That does not seem reasonable. I am glad you took the time to confirm the loss of controller function though. It does not seem hard to switch inputs when in aux mode. Obviously it is!