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JVC has a new remote control for this year's models. Outstanding! Not that it's new (but Outstanding!), in that I really disliked the one that came with my RS-20. Layout was fine. Buttons were decent (not the very best "feel" but fine), but the range was abysmal.
I could rarely get a bounce off of my screen with the remote. Even turning around and pointing to the projector up on its rear shelf about 12 feet away wasn't bulletproof.
By comparison the RS35 has tons of range. I had just set the RS35 up on the table in my large theater (with my own RS20 up on a shelf), and I grabbed the remote, and pointed toward the front screen, barely paying attention, and bingo. Both projectors fired up. So I grabbed the old remote, and decided I'd see what it took to turn the two projectors off from the same spot, with the old remote. 10 minutes later, they were both on. So I picked up the new remote, pressed Off twice, and they both shut down.
Outstanding - great range. The layout is just fine, although it is re-arranged from last year's remote control. The backlight does a nice job - not too bright, not too dark.
JVC's decision to replace the old remote may be the biggest single improvement that everyone can appreciate.