The NP-ME331W’s remote control is a small, white remote with mostly dark gray buttons. The Menu, Exit and navigation buttons are blue. This makes for easier to access these often used buttons in minimal lighting, but the remote has no backlight. This is a somewhat generic NEC projector remote where certain buttons (i.e., DisplayPort input, Computer 2 Input, and Focus/Zoom) do not work with this specific projector model.
Buttons are appropriately grouped and allow access of many of the important functions without resorting to the projector's on-screen menus. For example, while many projector remotes allow for scrolling through the various inputs, the NP-ME331W’s remote allows the user to individually select each video input. Scrolling through Picture modes and switching aspect ratios can be performed on the remote with the on-screen menu. There are also buttons for image freezing, audio volume, digital zoom, help, and keystone correction.
Buttons are also provided for making presentations, either from presentation slides stored on a USB memory drive or for controlling a connected computer being used for the presentation.
Overall, the level of access and control available with the NP-ME331W's remote is very good.