I liked the Sony's remote control, in general. It puts the backlight button on the top left, easy to find in the dark. Next to it, the Input (source select) and on the top right, the Power button. (One for on, twice for off).
The next row includes controls for Freeze frame (nice), Auto Picture (for computer images). This can be set to automatic in the menus, but the button here, easily allows you to have it redo the settings if less than perfect. Last is the PC muting.
Below that is the main control panel, with the four arrow key layout, and centered Enter button. I didn't like the Reset button being right there, however, where it is easy enough to hit by mistake. The large blue button is the Menu button.
Immediately below, are what Sony calls RCP - Real Color Processing. It consists of three buttons, from the left, the Wide mode (strangely named) controls the Aspect ratio of the image. the RCP in the center opens up Sony's sophisticated color control system, which, by the way, is not available on the less expensive AW10 projector.
The RCP allows you to fine tune the color balance of each of the primary and secondary colors (red, green, blue, and cyan, yellow and magenta.
On the right is the Adjust Pic button which allows you to toggle through all the menu items found on the Picture menu, such as brightness contrast, lamp, iris, etc. In each case, it brings up a small menu at the bottom of the screen.
OK, that takes us to the next two rows, which are discreet buttons for each color mode: Cinema, Dynamic, Standard, User 1,2, and 3.
After that there are only two more (larger) buttons one for brightness, and one for contrast.
The Sony remote control is not exceptionally large, but easy to navigate with one hand. Overall, a very good and functional remote.