The HC1200’s remote control is nicely designed, black with mostly black buttons that are well laid out. The power On and Off buttons are red and at the top of the remote. There are a host of buttons that are appropriately grouped and cover all the important functions without accessing them through the menu. In addition to the usual source button that scrolls through the inputs, there are individual buttons for each input source.
In the center of the remote is a duplicate of the buttons on the projector's control panel, all in white to stand out on the remote. These buttons include for the usual menu access and navigation, as well as buttons to auto sync the display, keystone adjustment, speaker volume control and blanking the displayed image. Below that are separate volume control buttons for the built-in speakers and the microphone input, digital zoom and paging through presentations. There are also buttons for freezing the image, changing the aspect ratio, mute, network setting, quick install and putting the projector in its Smart Eco mode.
One nice touch is the inclusion of a laser pointer. On the HC1200 remote, the laser pointer button is all by itself near the center of the remote. As usual, the remote’s buttons are not backlit or even glow-in-the-dark.