the remote i have has buttons for everything. input will get you switching between inputs, and the menu button will let you adjust the picture. i dont use any of the other buttons since i only use mine as a computer monitor. as far as i can tell though, i can use my remote for everything. the only thing it wont do is when you unplug the power cord, you have to choose your geographic region with the monitor buttons, cant do it with the remote. if you break the buttons like i did, you just have to wait like half an hour until the monitor goes to sleep and when you wake it up the geographic location menu will be gone. is your remote not working for the menu items or something?Can the Remote do everything that the Menu bottons did / do? For some wierd reason I can only control the volume at this point. Is there a way to check / make the remote do all the controlling?