Moving to the top of the projector, in addition to the door for the projection mirror, there’s a control panel for the main functions. These include a Power button, Input button and Menu access and navigation buttons, which also act as focusing controls. Just to the right of these controls is a cover for accessing the lamp. Also on top at the point where the top starts to slope down to the rear is an IR receiving window. On the bottom of the projector are two height adjustable feet, one in front on the left side and another in the middle at the rear. There is also a cover to access the clock battery and the built-in speaker is at the rear edge of the projector.
The CP-AW250N features a fairly complete a collection of inputs and outputs. Starting on the top row, from left to right, there is a USB Type A jack for PC-free presentations, an RJ-45 jack for a network connection, a USB Type B jack for using the remote as a wireless mouse, an HDMI input and two VGA computer inputs. Below that are an RS-232 serial control port, a computer monitor output, a microphone input, two audio inputs and a stereo audio input, stereo audio outputs, S-video and composite video input jacks. Below all that is a Kensington key lick slot. To the left of the input panel are an AC power connector and a security bar. All of these connections can be covered up by an included cable cover that covers the entire right side of the projector for a clean appearance.