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How to Rotate my Sony Projector’s Screen?

How to Rotate my Sony Projector’s Screen?

Don’t you hate it when your Sony projector screen displays inverted images? Don’t panic. It’s pretty common for projectors to do this, especially if someone has tampered with the settings. 

So yes, an inverted screen can be frustrating, but it’s not an issue you can’t fix. 

First off, someone might have set the projector to ceiling mount projection to rotate the images displayed. It’s also possible that someone had used your projector and left it on down screen mode: hence it’s not malfunctioned. 

Read through the guide to look into ways you can fix this issue, so it portrays the image upright.

What Causes an Introverted Sony Projector Screen?

Many projectors are designed to be ceiling mountable: meaning it is possible to mount them upside down. You may accidentally set your display to be inverted since Sony video projectors have the screen rotated upside down to ease the operation of the device. 

introverted Sony projector screen

If you share the projector with someone else or buy a second-hand device, the previous user or initial owner might have set the default projection to front projection.

In simpler terms: the projector thinks it’s hanging from the ceiling, and it’s your job to fix that. 

What is a front projection? A front projection entails placing a projector in a central position away from the screen. It’s preferred by many because of its better view, yet it’s not without its limits. 

And the good news? It costs nothing to fix this drawback. Ok, maybe a few seconds and some little discipline to follow the instructions you are about to read. 

How Can You Fix a Rotated Sony Projector Screen?

Below are the possible ways to fix your upside down projector screen.

Fixing Your Projector Screen Using a Projector Menu

projector menu

This hack is fast and pretty convenient for all users. So how do you go about it? 

  1. First, boot your projector and display any image. 
  2. Look for the “Extended menu” using the down arrows, then select it.
  3. Select “Projection,” where you’ll get the top/front ceiling to give you the projection you want. It gives an upside projection from behind as well as the ceiling.
  4. After making these modifications, exit the menu through the Esc button. Use the same button to leave the Extended Menu as well. Ensure to save the changes before doing so. 

Fixing Your Projector Screen with a Remote

fixing your projector screen with a remote

The remote way is also easy-peasy.

  1. Boot the device and project any image. Let it warm up for some seconds.
  2. Find the mute option on your remote and hold it down for a few seconds till the image recedes.
  3. Reboot your projector: the display should have a right-side-up projection. However, you do not necessarily have to reboot the projector. 
  4. You can also use this hack to reinstate the display to the bottom-up function.

Fixing Your Projector Screen without a Remote

to reset your projector display without a remote

It’s also possible to reset your projector display without a remote if you choose to or find it difficult to use the remote in flipping the screen. 

Nonetheless, this should be the last option since it involves factory resetting your Sony projector. Here’s the thing: if you are having a hard time reverting your inverted screen, then it’s much easier to change the settings back to their initial state. 

So how do you get to the factory settings without your remote?

  1. Using the buttons on the menu panel, open the menu option.
  2. Navigate it to find the reset function and select the “Reset All” option.
  3. Exit the menu option, and the screen will be right-side-up. That’s how ridiculously easy it is. 

If you need a vivid demonstration of how to fix your projector, feel free to check out a free video tutorial on fixing an upside-down projector below:

How To Fix Upside Down Projection | Any Projector

How to Correct a Sony Trapezoidal Screen?

Sony trapezoidal screen

Another common display hurdle is the trapezoidal screen which happens if a device is not mounted correctly. A trapezoidal display surfaces when the horizontal and vertical plane of the screen isn’t parallel with the horizontal and vertical lens.

So what can you do about it?

  1. Press the “Keystone” key on te rehmote twice to open the adjustment menu. 
  2. Use the left, right, up, and down arrows to navigate the settings. 
  3. The goal is to make the screen smaller to place it in good proportion. The positive direction should decrease the right side of the screen, whereas the negative direction adjusts the left side. 

Alternately you can fix the hitch by factory resetting the device. 

How to Correct Sony Screen Distortion?

screen distortion

Aside from the trapezoidal shape, images easily get distorted if the projector isn’t centered appropriately. This guide should help you fix any distortion on your screen:

  1. Press on the “Keystone” option three times
  2. Use the direction keys to help you adjust the distorted sides. 
  3. Once you select a corner, you will see a cursor display that is adjustable in all directions. 
  4. Adjust the corners using the direction keys, and the cursor will disappear once the adjustment has finished. 
  5. If you wish to undo the changes, you can do so by pressing the reset key. 

If you still have issues with your screen display, check out the Sony Projector Manual for corrective measures. 


An inverted screen is quite normal and should not be a cause to worry. 

With the tips you have learned from our guide, you can easily solve any Sony Projector screen-related issues. 

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