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ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Projector Review – Hardware 2

ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Projector Review – Hardware 2: Control Panel, Remote Control, Menus

The Control Panel

The control panel on the ViewSonic PS750W is located on the right side of the projector when facing the ViewSonic logo on the front. You’ve got your typical nine-button formation, with a single button underneath and to the left. Starting with the upper left, there is a Menu/Exit button for opening and closing the menus. Directly opposite, on the top right, is the My Button, which is equivalent to the User button on other remotes, allowing the user to choose what function the button executes. In the lower right corner is the button to toggle between Color Modes, and its opposite, on the bottom left, is the Source button for moving between source options.

In between all of that are the obligatory directional arrow keys surrounding an Enter button, with all the arrow keys serving the dual function of geometric correction. The PS750W has both vertical and horizontal keystone correction, which can be quite helpful during installation. Below the Source button is the Power button, which you hit once for On, twice for Off, as is typical of most projectors.

The Remote Control

ViewSonic PS750W Remote Control
The ViewSonic PS750W's remote control is compact and nicely laid out, but does not have a backlight - a desirable feature for some teachers.

The remote control has a total of 31 buttons. The top two are complementary colors, which I appreciate, with the Power button on the left being Red and the My Button being green. The section below houses source related buttons, such as Comp 1, Comp 2, HDMI, Auto Sync for automatically choosing the best picture timings for the projected image, and Source, which does exactly as you would expect. Below that is the section with those four directional arrows keys surrounding the Enter button, with those arrow keys serving that dual function of geometric correction. Just underneath are three buttons: Menu, Laser, and Exit.

The lower section of the remote has some of the more interesting buttons, including buttons for the mouse function. The top left two are the Left and Right Click buttons, with the Mouse button living just underneath. Next to the two Click buttons are your Page Up and Page Down buttons. Below those two, and next to the Mouse button, is the Pattern button to display a test pattern for installation purposes, and the Blank button, which mutes the A/V.

Within the lower section is a sub-section that has a button with a lock on it for locking the panel. To its right is the Mute button, with the Help button next to that. On the second row, to the left, is the Timer button. The middle button brings up the Volume Adjust bar, and the magnifying glass button punches into the image, which is essentially your Zoom, as the ultra short throw lens has no zooming capabilities itself. Below that are three buttons to control ECO Mode, Audio Mode (SonicMode) and Color Mode.

The Menus

That does it for our Hardware Tour! Let’s move onto the good stuff – Picture and Sound Quality and Performance! Click on the right arrow button below to navigate to the next page.