If you just bought a new ViewSonic projector and would like to mount it to the ceiling, you must change the projector’s image projection orientation.
You will find the projection mode of your ViewSonic projector set to Front; thus, the settings allow for the proper display of an image when the device has been mounted on a table. So once the projector’s orientation changes, thus it is mounted upside down, you have to change the projection mode to view the image properly.
How to flip images upside down on ViewSonic projector. Suppose you have a ViewSonic projector and are having difficulty flipping the device’s image upside down. In that case, all you have to do is access the device’s Projection Position to change the orientation of the image from the Front table to the Front Ceiling. You will be able to change the orientation with the remote or without it.
Changing the projection orientation on your projector is no big deal. It does not require some extra technical know-how. By following this guide, you know of the different ways you can flip your image upside down on a ViewSonic projector.
How to Flip Image Upside Down on ViewSonic
If you have your ViewSonic projector’s remote, there are two ways of changing the projection position. Follow these steps to change the image position:
Shortcut with Remote
Look for a “My Button” button on the projector remote and press it to change the image orientation on the screen. Though this button’s default setting is to change the image’s orientation, it can be modified.
This can be a very quick way of changing the projection position but note that not all ViewSonic brands have that button on their remote controls.
Accessing the Projector Position Menu
You can use your remote for this or the buttons on your projector:
- Access the projector menu by pressing the “Menu” key on the remote or projector
- The arrow keys will assist you in navigation. Select the “System” option.
- Select “Basic.”
- Select “Projector position.” On some brands, you can advance directly to the Projector position from the system settings.
- Choose Front Ceiling from the drop-down menu.
- Press “Exit” to exit the menu and save the settings
How to Change the ViewSonic Resolution
Most of the time, when you connect your TV or computer to the projector, your device will adjust automatically to the ideal resolution. However, sometimes the video resolution won’t automatically adapt, giving you an image that has poor video quality.
The ViewSonic projector’s resolution needs to be changed manually at that point. To change the resolution, follow this guide:
- Plug in your ViewSonic projector and turn it on.
- Connect your ViewSonic projector to your laptop using the proper video cable. I will recommend an HDMI cable because it can transmit both audio and video. If it does not support HDMI, you can use a VGA cable and a different audio cable.
- Navigate to the Display Properties menu on your laptop. You should then be able to see which displays are attached to your laptop.
- You should be able to extend your display using your ViewSonic projector or mirror it on your laptop. For Windows, you can prompt the projector options by pressing Windows + P.
- You must first check the native maximum resolution on your ViewSonic projector. You can check with the user manual, on ViewSonic’s website, and from your projector’s menu under “Information.
- Check the resolution settings of your computer.
- Right-click any space on your desktop.
- Choose Display settings from the pop-up menu.
- The resolution of your computer is visible on the Display settings page.
- Adjust Your Laptop’s Resolution to Match That of the Projector. To adjust the resolution of your laptop to that of the projector:
- Activate your Display Settings page.
- Toggle to Display resolution.
- Select a resolution that corresponds to the projector’s native resolution.
How to Fix a Reverse Projection
Your projector will show a reverse projection when the projection method is set to “Rear.” Here, your image will appear to be flipped from left to right or vice versa.
To fix this, access your projector’s main menu, then select Extended or System settings, depending on the projector brand you are using. From Extended, you should see the Projection menu. With the System setting, you will find the Projection menu in the “Basic” tab.
Change the projection mode from Rear to Front.
How Do I Change My Projector’s Display Settings?
To change your projector’s display settings, it should be connected to a laptop. Press the Windows key while holding the P key button as well. The display menu will appear with four options to choose from:
- PC Screen only: this will display the projected image on only your computer’s screen, leaving your projector screen blank.
- Duplicate: this will display the projected image both on your computer’s screen and on your projector screen.
- Extend: here, one of the two screens (projector screen or computer screen) acts as a second screen while the other acts as a primary screen.
- The screen only: this will display the projected image on only your projector screen and leave your computer’s screen blank.
Can I Project onto the Back of a Screen?
Yes, all you have to do is access your projector’s projection mode menu and change the settings to “Rear.” This will enable you to view your displayed image properly when you place your projector behind your projector screen.
You should have been able to flip your ViewSonic projector’s image upside down now. When you want to change the position of the projector, you must go back to the Projector Position menu to change it to suit your preference. There are four options to choose from, including the Front Ceiling; Front table, Rear table, Front Ceiling, and Rear Ceiling.
Each projection mode is suitable for a particular position you place your projector. The front table is for a straight projection. You can use this if you have placed your projector on a table or a tripod stand for projection.
The Front Ceiling projection, as discussed, will turn the image upside down; hence to view the image upright, you will have to mount the projector to the ceiling.
The rear projection position is for backward projection. Here, instead of mounting the projector in front of the screen, you rather place the projector behind the screen. The viewing position will be in front of the screen. You will need a specialized translucent screen for this mode.
A rear Ceiling is used if you want to mount the projector to the ceiling behind the screen.
Just choose the option that will suit your needs, and you are good to go…