The compact remote control of the Samsung SP-H710AE remote is very respectable, although layout could be somewhat improved. There are separate off and on buttons at the top of the remote, and directly below, is the Light button for the blue backlit lighting. I'm pleased to report that the remote's backlight is bright enough. Not one of the brightest around, but definitely brighter than those that I find most annoying as some are so dim that they are hard to read regardless of the backlight. The Samsung remote's backlight doesn't have much brightness to spare, but it is acceptable.
Next come two rows of buttons with discrete source selection.
Then a space and two more rows, this time control for aspect ratio, picture mode, and custom settings, along with a nice Still frame button, the (best avoided) keystone adjustment, and Install (image orientation).
Below those are four more buttons curving above and around the usual four arrows with center enter key.
The four buttons from left to right are Menu, Quick, Info, and the Exit button. The Quick button simply lets jump back to the last menu you were working with.
My minor complaint with the layout, is in part the location of the Light button. Since most button activity will be with the Menu, the presets and the arrow keys, your hand has to go to the top of the remote for the lighting, then slide it back down to easily access the buttons just mentioned. Better, if the Light button was placed lower, or on the side of the remote. Not a real big deal, it's just that I often found myself using my other hand to activate the Light. Other good remotes do a better job on placement of their backlight button.