The ViewSonic PJD6531w produced a lot of light and had good color performance—after it was calibrated.
Ergonomics & Durability
The remote that comes with the PJD6531w is small and thin, but it has decent sized buttons (26 in all) and fits into the hand well. An indentation on the back of the body makes for a firm hold.
Button Layout & Use
The remote fits well into either the left or right hand, with the thumb falling naturally over the directional controls and menu button. It is also easy for the thumb to reach the other important controls, though; the keystone, magnify and volume buttons are all in easy reach.
The on-screen menu is accessed by pressing the menu button, and a group of buttons at the bottom of the remote provide access to a number of other features, such as the color mode, blanking the projector and the mouse mode, where the directional buttons emulate a mouse.
One unusual (and useful) feature is the built-in laser pointer, which is activated by the orange button at the top of the remote. This could be useful if you are making a presentation and want to highlight an important point, or if you are watching a boring movie and want to amuse yourself by distracting the cat and sending it racing across the room in pursuit of the red dot.
Programming & Flexibility
This remote cannot be programmed to emulate other remotes and control other devices: it is purely for controlling this projector.
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