Looking at the Powerlite S5 from the front. the recessed non-zoom lens is positioned near the right side of the projector. Epson has been using standard lenses without zoom for several years on the S series, to keep the cost of these entry level projectors down. As a tradeoff, though Epson provides digital zooming in and out, which I'll cover below. A sliding door can cover the entire lens as a video mute, or to protect it when moving the projector. Below the lens, even further to the right, is the front infra-red sensor for the remote. Below the lens to the left, but not quite in the center, is a button to release the drop down front foot, which can be controlled by the button, or by turning it for fine tuning the amount of adjustment. Moving to the top of the Epson Powerlite S5 projector, you will find an extensive control panel, and three indicator lights. Looking at the top from the back (so we can read the labels), on the left most side is the power button, it's power indicator light and the other two "idiot lights" one for Lamp, and one for Temperature. Different flashing patterns tell you different things, as the manual explains. Moving to the right, next comes the Source Search button. Now, the Epson S5, like most projectors gives you a choice in the menus, of auto search, where the S5 will look and lock on to the first active source it sees, or manual, where you select the source from this button, or the remote. Further to the right we get into the heart of the S5 control panel . A Menu button, four arrow buttons, with a center button for Enter, and an Escape button for moving backwards (upward) in the menus. Review continues below this advertisement.