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The remote control for the Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB remains identical to last year's.This remote is very good in terms of functionality. Buttons are well organized, large buttons, with plenty of spacing. the backlight is orange, and reasonably bright.The remote shown on the right is technically for the 8500UB or other Home series. The Pro series, including the Pro Cinema 9500UB, comes with a black remote, but the buttons are all the same, as is the functionality.If I have one complaint, it is that the backlight button is at the very top right, I prefer it lower - in the middle, or towards the bottom, as that is where you'll be pressing most of the buttons on this remote. Most projector remotes do put it lower.From the top: On the left side is a large round power button, and to its right, a small button for turning on the backlight. Next comes three rows of two buttons, one for each of the six sources. Below them, are the menu controls the four arrow keys in a circular layout, with an Enter button in the center. Above to the left and right, are the Default and the Escape buttons. Directly below the arrow keys a large Menu button, all by itself.That takes you to the bottom four rows of two buttons provide direct access to popular menus including user Memory, color controls, Gamma, Color Mode, Aspect ratio, and Sharpness. There's also a test pattern button and one to blank the screen.I would have liked one of the buttons to provide direct access to the frame interpolation controls. Too bad, that would have been more useful than the test pattern button, which obviously is rarely used.