The S5201M’s remote control is gloss black, with mostly black buttons and white text. Buttons are appropriately grouped and have decent separation for easy access. There are buttons to control almost anything on the projector.
In addition to the usual Power, Menu and menu navigation buttons, there are also buttons for volume control, paging through presentations, aspect ratio, source, video “hide” (which blanks the display), image re-sync and freeze. It also has buttons to control mouse functions, media playback and a laser pointer. Additionally, there is a full set of number keys (which also provide individual source access) and a button to access the Acer Empowering menu feature. As is the standard for multimedia projectors, the buttons are not backlit or glow-in-the-dark.