I mostly like this remote control. The W1500 remote is finished in white, has a pretty good layout, and a very nice, red backlight (well, there's a bit of orange in that red).
Let's run though the organization of the remote and the various buttons, starting with the Power button at the top left. Press once to power on. Unlike most projectors, the W1500 has a second button for powering down, which, in this case is located just to the right of the Power On button. A single press turns the projector off. On the far right at the top is the backlight button. Pressing it will turn on the back light, which will stay on for almost 15 seconds. Pressing other keys also turns on, or keeps the backlight on.
The next two rows are the source choices. You'll find two HDMI inputs, and also a button for the Wireless HDMI (labeled "Wireless"). The other sources are Video, PC, and Component. As there are two component video inputs, pressing the Component button a second time will toggle you from Component Video 1, to Component Video 2.
Next comes 9 buttons organized into three rows. This section is for navigation, and is laid out exactly like the Control Panel, which means Menu/Exit is in the upper right. Arrow keys occupy the top and bottom center buttons and the middle row left and right. The up and down arrows double as keystone correction controls when you aren't in the menus, while the left and right arrows take on the job of volume down and up.
Auto for a PC signal is upper right, while a button to blank the screen, called Eco Blank is lower left, and a Source select button is in the lower right. Hitting Source brings up a menu with the full list of sources (you can see this in our Menus section). That leaves just 18 more buttons to run though, in six rows of 3.
The first of these rows has Aspect Ratio, PIP (Picture-In-Picture), and SRS (surround sound) On/Off.
Next row has one button for each of the three User modes.
Next comes two rows of direct access to image features, including: Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color (saturation), Color Temp, and Sharpness.
On the left side of the next row is "Fine Tune" which takes you directly to the Color Temp controls for Gain and Offset (bias). 3D Mode comes next, and also invert for reversing the glasses left and right images. Finally, on the last row, there's a Mute button (mutes sound only), a Freeze (frame) button, and Test for two test patterns you can bring up. (unfortunately, no color test patterns, just a simple white grid.