I'm not fond of this remote control The older one that came with my JVC RS1. That remote felt better, in that the buttons had better action. I find myself pressing, not hard enough, or down at the wrong angle, requiring me having to press again. The range is a bit limited, or at least if you are bouncing the signal off of your screen, you'll have to have the angle about right on.
The backlight is good, with a a brownish yellow color(which doesn't sound inviting, but does look good), with the black labels on the buttons, making it easy to read.
Quicktip: Watch out! The IR sensors on the front and back of the RS10 are covered by some almost clear plastic. It's almost impossible to notice the plastic. If you don't remember to remove it, it definitely harms the range of the remote control. Even once removed, the range and angle could be better, but it's a near disaster with them covered.
Overall, the buttons are well organized and fairly well spaced. The buttons are of decent size. At the top are two power buttons. On the right is Power On, and on the left, is Standby (power off). You press Standby twice to power down.
The next pair are Lens (brings up the Lens focus, zoom, and shift controls), and Input.
Below those two are the Info button, Lens AP (aperture) for the manual iris, and on the right, Aspect ratio selection.
Next come eight image controls, including: Gamma, Color Temp, Color saturation, Tint, N.R. (noise reduction), Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness.
Right above the four arrow keys in a round arrangement, are a Test button (toggles between test patterns) and a Hide button to black out the image.
In the center of the four arrow keys is a very large enter button. Below the arrow keys are the Menu button on the left, and Back button on the right.
There are 8 buttons for the modes, toward the bottom, Cinema 1, 2, Dynamic, etc. Three of the buttons are for your user defined modes User 1,2,3.
In the JVC RS20 review I was perplexed as to why the remote control didn't have a mode button for THX, a mode not found on the RS10. Well, I've figured it out: One remote for both projectors, so, since the RS10 lacks that mode, JVC decided to skip it on the remote.
No loss for RS10 owners, but an inconvenience for RS20 users.
Finally! the last button, a wide thin one is the backlight button. It's in a good place. Since the remote itself is very dark, it's nice that the Light button glows slightly in the dark.
JVC's remote control has a very good layout, but overall, it's not bad, but not great, either!