I have a novel idea. Get a nice remotes holder - mine will hold about a dozen vertically on the end table.
Depending on what I am going to do, I take out the required OEM remotes & line them up on the coffee table - gives me a feeling of power, ha!. Turn on the subs with Velodyne's remote, turn on the Sony BD Player with its remote, turn on the Sony TV with its remote & finally turn on the Denon AVR with its remote. This sequence ensures no HDMI handshaking problems.
Watch the movie using mostly the Sony BD remote that works just like it is supposed to.
When finished, shut everything down in sequence & replace the remotes into their holder - unfortunately, the feeling of power diminishes dramatically.
This works flawlessly for me & doesn't cost anything extra except batteries (that really last forever)...