The Sony VPL-HW30ES menus have the same look and feel as the VPL-HW30ES's predecessors. Below, find most of the main menus, several sub-menus, and adjustment controls. Several have specific comments added for clarity. I'll point out some of the 3D menu features as well.
Sony VPL-HW30ES Remote Control
I like this Sony remote. It's another long narrow remote. It feels good in your hand, solid! The backlight - is just a tad dim for my taste, but probably not an issue for the majority of folks. You can get to a lot of the main controls without shifting your hand from the middle area, but, power on and off, and that backlight are at the top, where you'll probably use your other hand to control them.
Not far below those three, is a block of 3 rows by 3 buttons with your picture modes - nine total including the two User modes.
Further down is the navigation area of the Sony remote control. Three large buttons surround the four navigation arrows and center Enter button. Those three are Pattern - for test patterns, and Reset. The third one, at the bottom is the all important Menu button. (I never have understood why anyone would design RESET to be a large button the middle of things. Scary - although you have to confirm.)
The next block of nine buttons give you direct access to most of the major image controls. The first row has their aspect ratio, CFI (MotionFlow), and 3D. The next line offers color space, color temp and their RCP (Real Color Processing) color management. The last three: Gamma control, Black Level and the Iris control (two dynamic modes, and manual).
That only leaves three very more popular controls, and those are +/- controls at the bottom for Sharpness, Brightness, and Contrast.
Overall a very good remote, but move the Reset.