Sanyo's remote control, is OK, not great. The only real problem with it, is that it is small, and as a result, the buttons are very close together, making finding buttons without using the backlight or looking at the remote, difficult.
There is certainly no shortage of buttons, as most of the key menu items can be selected directly, like brightness, lamp mode, color, etc.
From the top. On the left, is the backlight button. The backlight itself, is not one of the brighter ones out there, but is bright enough to easily read the buttons. Across from it is the Power On/Off, with the usual press once for On, twice for Off.
The next row left to right - Lamp mode, a video mute to black out the screen, labeled No Show, and a Freeze frame button.
Next comes the Menu button, and a Reset, and under them, the four arrow key buttons for navigation, and the Enter button in the middle (labeled "OK").
Further down, Screen, for selecting aspect ratio, and Image, which lets you adjust, and scroll through the major image controls, such as Brightness, Contrast, and all the other items on the Image Adjust menus.
That takes us to the lower half, with four rows of 3 buttons.
First row, provides direct access to: Brightness, Contrast and Color (saturation), next row, Iris control, Presets (Brilliant Cinema, Dynamic, etc.), and User Memory settings (4).
Below that are five source select buttons. Those inputs that have more than one option, allow you to toggle through them, like HDMI1 and HDMI2, Component Video 1 and 2, etc.
And the last button (lower right) brings up the Info menu, shown above, in the Menu section.
So, functionality is very good, but the small remote and tightly spaced buttons limit the ease of finding things without looking at the remote.
Lastly, range. I had no problem at all with the usable range of the remote, easily bouncing it off of the screen to the projector, and since I have a very large screen, most users will have a shorter distance to deal with.