The option to invert pictures is a function that most projectors provide. It allows users to mount projectors upside-down from the ceiling, so the projector can be out of the way without concealing the top-panel buttons.
Since most projectors need to be manually adjusted to accommodate ceiling mounts, images may appear upside-down in the beginning. To solve this issue, we take a look at how to fix upside-down images on the BenQ projector, plus other customer FAQs.
Let’s dive right into it!
- How to fix upside-down images on the BenQ projector?
- Final thoughts
How to fix upside-down images on the BenQ projector?
So, you’ve installed your ceiling mount and adjusted its height and dimensions to get the best picture. However, after turning your device on, you discover that the pictures are all upside-down.
The solution to this problem is quite simple. We’ll walk you through every step of it in this section:
Step 1: On our BenQ projector, go to “Menu/Exit.” using your projector’s remote control or native control panel you can navigate to this page.
Step 2: Look for the “System Setup: Basic” submenu.
Step 3: Navigate to “Projector Position” on the submenu.
Step 4: Using the “Left” and “Right” arrow keys, select “Front Ceiling” if you’ve mounted your projector in front of your screen and “Rear Ceiling” if you’ve mounted it behind your screen.
Step 5: The images should be right-side-up. Press the “Menu/Exit” key to save your changes.
My BenQ projector is on a shelf but images are still upside-down — what do I do?
This means your BenQ projector “Projector Position” is still on the “Front Ceiling” or “Rear Ceiling” options. To change this, you need to:
Step 1: Go to “Projector Position” on the “System Setup: Basic” submenu.
Step 2: Use the “Left” and “Right” arrow keys to select “Front Table” (if your projector is in front of your screen) or “Rear Table” (if your projector is behind your screen).
This should fix inverted pictures on your BenQ projector.
Is it better to mount your BenQ projector on the ceiling?
Many users prefer mounting their projectors on the ceiling. Not only does it take up less space than a shelf, but it also allows you to put your BenQ projector much closer to your projection screen.
However, there are also a couple of downsides to ceiling mounts. For instance, if you’re not savvy with tools and other DIY equipment, you might make a mistake while drilling holes in your ceiling.
Furthermore, ceiling mounts also have more setup requirements, e.g., cables, wirings, and wireless transmitters. Luckily, BenQ also sells a Ceiling Mount Kit for their projectors. It’s height-adjustable, comes with a 3-year warranty, and is affordable.
How to mount the BenQ projector to the ceiling?
BenQ typically includes an installation manual with all of its products. If you can’t find your copy anywhere, the following instructions should help you.
First off, we should remind you not to modify any of the instructions or switch out any parts that have been mentioned in this section. Furthermore, if you’re not confident with your DIY skills, we recommend getting a professional to do the job for you.
User errors aren’t covered by the BenQ warranty. It’s best to be cautious so you don’t lose your machine.
Here are the steps to perform:
Step 1: Check to see that all parts are present and accounted for. BenQ includes a parts list with all their products. Refer to this while checking your equipment.
Step 2: Measure the throw distance. You can refer to this chart from BenQ for more accurate measurements.
Step 3: Take the U-Plate and fasten it inside the Ceiling Adapter using two (2) M4 screws. Once done, take four (4) ceiling mount screws (not included) and attach this part to the ceiling.
Step 4: Take the Tube and insert it into the U-Plate. Fasten this part using two (2) Tube Bolts.
Step 5: Grab the Pipe and attach it to the Tube. Take two (2) L-Adjust bolts to secure the Pipe.
Step 6: Get the H-Adjust Adapter and secure it to the Pipe-Base using two (2) M4 screws.
Step 7: Using one V-Adjust Bolt, combine the Projector Adapter and the V-Adjust Adapter. Once done, fasten two (2) M4 screws on both sides of the Projector Adapter. (This is your Bass Assembly.)
Step 8: With four (4) M4 screws, attach the projector to the Bass Assembly.
Step 9: Now, you’re ready to mount your BenQ projector to the ceiling.
Get a friend to help you with the attachment, to avoid accidentally dropping your projector. Height adjustments are also possible, so check out this guide for more details.
Is the rear ceiling better than the front ceiling?
That depends on your situation and preferences.
Front ceiling projection offers the best visual experience, so it’s a highly-recommended projector position most of the time. It’s also a great option for people working with smaller spaces than most. However, there are drawbacks to this arrangement i.e, needing more equipment, requiring professional help.
It’s a great option for those who don’t mind all the extra steps you need to take to achieve the best results.
Meanwhile, rear ceiling projection allows users to install their projectors closer to the screen. Meaning, it requires fewer lumens to power. Furthermore, it places the projector outside of the viewer’s field of vision.
Fixing upside-down images on the BenQ projector is quite easy and doesn’t require you to get professional assistance. Installation instructions should be included in your product’s user manual. However, if it isn’t, our guide on fixing upside-down images on the BenQ projector should help you solve your problem.
Keep in mind that altering any of the steps in this guide may result in unexpected accidents or damages that may cost you your product warranty. We recommend that you stick to the steps or get a professional to do the job.
We hope this article improves your overall viewing experience with the BenQ projector!
Vance is a dad, former software engineer, and tech lover. Knowing how a computer works becomes handy when he builds Pointer Clicker. His quest is to make tech more accessible for non-techie users. When not working with his team, you can find him caring for his son and gaming.
Thursday 16th of February 2023
Don’t see any menu selection for front screen and can’t flip the acreen